Unexplained Infertility. What Can Be Done?
So, you and your partner are trying to conceive, and it’s taking much longer than you thought. After a year of trying to grow your family without success (6 months if you’re over 35) it’s time for some answers. But those answers may not be as clear cut as you want. Unexplained Infertility According […]
How to Talk to Family About Your IVF Journey: 5 Tips
When you embark on your IVF journey emotions may overwhelm you. Your wellbeing is of the utmost importance, especially now. But between your anxiety and the medication to ramp up your hormones you feel out of sorts and probably in need of a friend, a cupcake and a box of tissues. Understandably, going through your […]
The Best 9 Foods to Have While Going Through IVF
We’ve all heard the credo “you are what you eat” and there’s a lot of truth to that. What we eat, along with the way we live, has a huge impact on health and wellness. A steady diet that’s high in processed foods, trans fats and sugar may spell trouble for your heart health, diabetes […]
New Hope for Older Moms
Today’s parents have more options than ever available to them thanks to advances in assisted reproductive technology. Women in their 40s and 50s realistically entertain the notion of growing their families. Although your fertility changes as you age that no longer mans the door to having a child is permanently shut. Here are some of […]
How Can Your Loved Ones Support Your IVF Journey?
Family, friends, acquaintances and work colleagues are constant reminders of your fertility struggle. It’s a much clichéd joke that people begin asking “when are you having a baby?” at your wedding reception. And most couples field that inquiry at each and every family, social and work gathering. It’s never easy to manage others’ expectations, especially […]
What OTC Medications Should I Avoid During IVF?
Most individuals can’t really afford to let a cold, the flu, illness, or infection sideline them for any length of time. It’s commonplace, therefore, to pop a decongestant or cough suppressant, pain-reliever or whatever over-the-counter medication you need and keep going. But all of that changes when you’re trying to conceive. Especially if you’re undergoing […]
8 Ways to Keep Active Throughout IVF
Going through fertility treatment is a wild ride of emotions. One day you’re upbeat and filled with hope and the next you feel as though a dark cloud looms over your head. These are normal feelings and you should expect them all along your journey. 8 Healthy Activities For Body and Mind Keeping your […]
7 Signs It Might Be Time to Talk to A Doctor About IVF
When you’re trying to conceive and are unsuccessful after months of intercourse without birth control, it’s time to talk to your doctor. After some basic assessments your doctor will likely refer you to a fertility doctor who specializes in Advanced Reproductive Technology, such as IVF. For many couples it’s a little surreal and disheartening to […]
5 Ways to Manage Your Mind During IVF
Your fertility journey is just that-an expedition into the unknown that results in something you’ve always dreamed of-growing your family. When you pursue IVF you and your partner may find yourselves fraught with emotions. The roller coaster of emotions is only enhanced by your fertility medications. One minute your outlook is positive and focused on […]
The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Eating While Going Through IVF
Eating healthy foods is one of the best forms of self-care around. Feeding your body wholesome and nourishing foods helps ward off obesity, certain diseases and chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. What’s more you just feel better when your body is well-nourished by the right foods. There’s no more important time to adhere […]