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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Stress and IVF: How to Combat It

Anxiety and stress are common emotions during any pregnancy. It seems as though you and your partner are in constant “worry mode.” Will the baby be ok? Will you be able to handle childbirth? Are you financially and emotionally ready to raise your child? These and many other concerns go round and round in your […]

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Low Sperm Count and Treatment Options

Low Sperm Count Treatment

Infertility is the condition whereby a man and woman are unable to conceive naturally. In the US infertility affects 13% of couples with one third attributed to male factor infertility. Without the intervention of a fertility specialist, there is a very low likelihood of conception. Male factor infertility means a man is unable to impregnate […]

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How to Prepare For Egg Retrieval

One of the more exciting times for those on a fertility journey is the egg retrieval. But it isn’t without some trepidation. If you don’t know what to expect you are likely more anxious and a bit unsettled as the procedure approaches. Knowing what to expect is the best way to calm your fears and […]

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I’m Vaccinated and Starting IVF-Should I Get the Covid-19 Booster?

There’s so much information (and misinformation) surrounding Covid-19, the vaccines and boosters and the average person is easily confused. For people considering or already undergoing, treatment for infertility, who obtained the vaccine but not the booster shot, avoiding the booster shot may seem prudent right now. Of course it is ultimately up to you to […]

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