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Fathers-To-Be Speak Their Minds

It's a common fact that men simply don't use support groups or services in the same way or frequency as women. When situations in their lives warrant assistance from others, many men choose... [more]

Semen Analysis (SA)

Microscopic examination and testing of ejaculate (semen liquid) and sperm cells for reproductive quantity and quality. Inability to conceive When a couple or single male is trying to conc... [more]

When Is An HSG Necessary?

Question - When Is An HSG Necessary? : "I've had two day-surgeries to remove scar tissue from my tubes; now they want to do a dye test on me. I've had it done before -- it's very... [more]

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Nov 22nd, 2013 11:45:33 AM

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It Takes a Village " Donor Metaphor

Nov 5th, 2013 10:29:02 AM

I have had the privilege of seeing first hand “where babies come from”. Our first two frozen embryo transfers with adopted embryos, albeit unsuccessful, allowed me to see what these embryos looked like under the microscope. I watched them slowly rotate and float in their little petri dish before they were taken into the catheter ... [more]

What's Your Goal?

Oct 25th, 2013 12:32:53 PM

When you first start to suspect a problem after unsuccessfully trying to conceive for a time, it may be easy to jump to conclusions. Don't. There are many different reasons why a couple may not have been able to conceive, some more serious than others, and some unidentifiable. You simply don't know where your situation ... [more]

Grieving Loss of Intimacy

Oct 22nd, 2013 12:56:53 PM

One of the losses of infertility that doesn't get a lot of attention is the loss of intimacy. One way this happens is when sexual intimacy becomes so focused on conception, that it loses its unitive function. Rather than something to look forward to as a shared expression of love for each other, it becomes ... [more]

Time Doesn't Stop

Oct 11th, 2013 11:39:26 AM

It’s been 3,650 days, 120 months, and 10 years from the day that I found out that we suffered with infertility. You tend to think to yourself that if you just give it time and relax that it will happen. You will just wake up one day nauseated and pee on a stick and you’re pregnant; ... [more]