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Sleep and Fertility: Why Getting Those ZZZZ’s Are So Important

As you likely know, certain lifestyle factors can weigh on your ability to conceive. If you’re underweight or overweight, follow a poor diet, smoke, drink, abstain from physical activity and generally are in poor health you could be impacting your fertility in a negative way. But what about something as simple as sleep? Can sleep […]

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8 Tips For Caring For Yourself Right After Embryo Transfer

Transfer day is an exciting time in the IVF process. It’s the day of the big game, and everything you’ve done leading up to this day has been focused on preparing for the embryo transfer. You’ve taken your meds, followed your doctor’s instructions to the letter, and maintained an ultra-healthy lifestyle. You’re ready and your […]

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Should You Avoid Sports During Fertility Treatment

People participate in sports for many different reasons. Competition can be a fun way to challenge yourself to do better, athletic endeavors offer a great way to stay fit, and slamming a tennis ball over the net or making that perfect drive onto the green just feels good. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or weekend […]

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Don’t forget about Self Care for Body, Mind, and Soul During Fertility Treatment

Taking care of yourself, mind, body, and soul is always essential to a healthy life. This type of holistic self-care is never more important to your personal well being than when you are going through treatment for infertility. It’s widely known that stressors of all kinds-emotional, physical, spiritual-take a toll on health. There’s a direct […]

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Getting Through Family Functions While Undergoing Treatment for Infertility

When you’re going through treatment for infertility it seems as though every encounter is fraught with emotion. Feelings of vulnerability and a looming sense of “what if?” make even a trip to the grocery store feel like you’re navigating a minefield of feelings. Family gatherings are nearly impossible to endure without needing a moment to […]

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Should We Take a Break From Trying To Conceive

When you’re actively trying to conceive, whether you’ve been diagnosed with infertility and are going through treatment, or you’re months into trying to conceive naturally, lack of success can take a serious toll. Each negative pregnancy test, each time your period begins, every time you open social media to see a pregnancy announcement, you dissolve […]

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What Foods Help in Your IVF Treatment

For those couples embarking on the journey through IVF, diet is as important as ever. The foods you eat create a nutritional foundation upon which all your bodily functions are built. Your diet factors in hormone production, semen production, your egg count, egg quality, the quality of your uterine lining, and a whole slew of […]

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9 Things You Need to Do Before Starting IVF

A diagnosis of infertility can easily make you feel powerless. As your body is manipulated and probed, through tests and treatment, your focus becomes the end result; a healthy and successful pregnancy. The power is suddenly, seemingly, in the hands of advanced reproductive science. The truth is, even though fertility treatment is dependent, partially, on […]

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Navigating Your IVF Journey – Your Checklist Part 2

At this point in your IVF journey the appropriate tests have been performed and you and your fertility specialist have set a course for your IVF cycle. Your ovulation has been charted and recorded on your individual calendar and you will be prescribed medication that will aid your ovaries in producing several mature eggs at […]

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The Low Down on Using Acupuncture for IVF

Acupuncture is not a new idea in medicine, by any means. In fact, traditional Chinese medicine has incorporated the use of acupuncture to stimulate the body to self-heal for more than 3000 years. Today, acupuncture is used to treat chronic pain, the pain and stiffness of arthritis, and is a proven method to calm anxiety. […]

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