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Category: Pre-Pregnancy Planning

What Resources Are Available to Me in Considering Surrogacy?

Finding out you’re unable to become pregnant and bear a child is a difficult place to be. Especially if you’ve yearned for the experience and hoped to become a mother one day. Once you wrap your head around the news the oft-used phrase “new normal” begins its echo and you look into other options for […]

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How much is too much: Exercise and Fertility

Everyone knows being active and having a regular, healthy way to blow off steam is beneficial in many ways. Working out not only improves your physical health but aids in maintaining a positive attitude. Consistent exercise makes you stronger, more resilient and less likely to succumb to chronic conditions later in life. Exercise and a […]

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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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Will Taking Birth Control Make it Harder to Get Pregnant?

Birth control

It’s certainly one of life’s great ironies; when you’re at your most fertile you take steps to prevent pregnancy and when you are ready to start a family your fertility is beginning to wane. If you’re over 30 and it seems to be taking longer than you’d anticipated to conceive, you’re probably wondering if something […]

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Interested in Genetic testing? Learn What is Involved In The Process

For mothers-to-be, even the most textbook pregnancy is fraught with worry. When you add infertility into the mix, it becomes a real rollercoaster of emotions. Will my age cause a concern? Will the baby be ok? Will they experience any health issues? And on and on. The unknown can cause plenty of sleepless nights and […]

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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 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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