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New Hope for Older Moms

Today’s parents have more options than ever available to them thanks to advances in assisted reproductive technology. Women in their 40s and 50s realistically entertain the notion of growing their families. Although your fertility changes as you age that no longer mans the door to having a child is permanently shut. Here are some of […]

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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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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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The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Eating While Going Through IVF

Eating healthy foods is one of the best forms of self-care around. Feeding your body wholesome and nourishing foods helps ward off obesity, certain diseases and chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. What’s more you just feel better when your body is well-nourished by the right foods. There’s no more important time to adhere […]

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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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I Have Low Egg Reserve. What Should I Do?

A woman is born carrying all of the eggs she will ever have, approximately one-two million. As she matures and enters puberty about one-third of the eggs remain. Unfertilized eggs collapse in the pelvis or the fallopian tubes each month and two weeks before the menstrual period begins. A fertilized egg implants 7 days after […]

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How Strength Training Affects Fertility

Strength training is a healthy fitness trend that’s really taken off in recent years. This form of exercise uses resistance to tone muscles and improve strength and endurance. You can incorporate the use of resistance bands, use isometrics and even plyometrics (jump training) but most people associate strength training with lifting weights. If you incorporate […]

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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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