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I Put Off IVF Because of COVID – Is It Safer Now to Try Again?

While the world waits in hopeful anticipation of the vaccine against COVID-19, you may be wondering if it’s safe to try to conceive. The answer is yes! Right now it appears that the vaccines will be made available in phases, with the most vulnerable, including healthcare and frontline workers being the first to receive, as […]

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The Thrill isn’t Gone: How to Feel Sexy When Going Through Fertility Treatment

Making a baby should be fun for you and your partner, but dealing with a diagnosis of compromised fertility can stress out even the most loving of couples. Scheduling sex robs the spark of spontaneity and putting romance on the calendar just seems wrong. Yet, that’s your reality right now. When sex begins to feel […]

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Should You Avoid Sports When You Begin 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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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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Navigating Your IVF Journey – Your Checklist Part 1

A diagnosis of compromised fertility can be overwhelming for most couples. First you need to come to grips with the notion of not conceiving a child naturally, then you need to determine next steps. For many couples, and individuals pursuing pregnancy, the most successful method is in vitro fertilization. IVF has been around since the […]

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Immune Problems in Infertility

Dysfunction of the immune system can wreak havoc on your body’s finely tuned system of checks and balances. In the case of autoimmune diseases the immune system goes into overtime, and your body begins to attack, and destroy, its own healthy tissue. When your immune system is deficient your body’s natural defenses are compromised, and […]

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