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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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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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Can Exercise Help Me on My Fertility Journey

Exercise is as much a part of your health and wellness as diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A brisk walk or bike ride, cardio kickboxing, yoga and strength-training are all great ways to get in shape and manage stress. But what about exercise during your fertility journey? Can it help? Will it interfere with […]

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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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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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Egg Freezing and IVF in California: What’s Covered by Insurance

Egg Freezing and IVF in California: What’s Covered by Insurance

There are roughly one in ten women in the US undergoing fertility treatment today. Couples seek treatment for their fertility struggles after trying to conceive for 12 consecutive months with no success (6 months for those women over 35). Common treatments range from hormonal stimulation to encourage egg development to intrauterine insemination and assisted reproductive […]

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How to Cope with the 2-Week Wait Period After IVF

Yes, it happened! After weeks, months, or years of trying, you are waiting to see the second line on your pregnancy test, or to hear from your doctor that you are pregnant. During this time, you might find yourself anxious, nervous, excited, or tired. Finding coping strategies to relax your body and calm your mind […]

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Tubal Reversal – Are You a Candidate?

Tubal ligation, or “having your tubes tied”, is one of the most popular forms of sterilization in the United States. Slightly greater than 25 percent of women who are of childbearing age opt for this method to prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation is a relatively simple procedure in which a small incision is made into the […]

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