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The Decision to End Treatment

One of the most difficult aspects of infertility treatment may be examining the question of when to stop medical therapy. You may find yourselves asking, "When should we stop? When wil... [more]

Making IVF Affordable

IVF and related assisted reproductive technologies (ART) offer great hope to infertile couples the world over. Because these techniques are so expensive, however, they are out of the reach ... [more]

Optimizing Reproductive Health for Conception

Most people are aware of the impact of maternal lifestyle on a developing embryo and fetus during pregnancy. Gradually, more are becoming aware of the importance of lifestyle issues for bot... [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]