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Female Infertility

I Don't Know How To Make Peace With My Infertility

Wendy Litner | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Wendy Litner

The agony of infertility runs so deep that I feel irrevocably changed by the experience -- so much so that having a baby now almost feels beside the point.

Childlessness on the High Holy Days

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 09.18.2015 | Religion
Constance Scharff, Phd

I sat deeply in my chair as the reader chanted the blessing before the Haftarah portion for the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

6 Natural Ways to Help Boost Your Fertility (And Why They Can Work)

Heather Huhman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Huhman

With all of the doctor appointments, instructions, medications, invasive procedures, and countless failures, it's no wonder so many women feel like th...

5 Common Misconceptions About PGS and PGD You Need to Know

Heather Huhman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Huhman

To help clear the air surrounding these preventative measures, here are five common misconceptions (and little-known facts) about PGS and PGD testing:

6 Important Things Your Infertile Partner Needs You to Know

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Heather Huhman

Relationships are tough enough as it is -- throw infertility into the mix and they can become even more complicated. When struggling with infertility, a couple's time, thoughts, and finances tend to all revolve around one goal: taking home a healthy baby.

4 Frustrating Facts About PCOS... and What They Mean for You

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Huhman

These are some of the most notable symptoms of one of the most common hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorders found in women: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). So, what is PCOS exactly?

5 Frustrating Facts About Endometriosis... and How to Deal

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Heather Huhman

Endometriosis can be described in one word: painful. There's the obvious physical pain that accompanies the disorder, ranging from pelvic pain to awful periods (dysmenorrhea) to less-than-pleasant intercourse. Then there's the emotional pain.

5 Frustrating Facts About Unexplained Infertility... and How to Cope

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Heather Huhman

Dr. Allison Rodgers of the Fertility Centers of Illinois explains in an interview that an unexplained diagnosis is actually a good prognosis. It's better to find nothing than to find something seriously wrong -- even if that means extra guesswork for you and your doctor.

11 Awesome Ways to Relieve Infertility Stress

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Heather Huhman

While we can't always change our circumstances, we can change how we deal with them. Here are 11 ways you (and those with infertile loved ones) can relieve some of the stress of infertility.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Fertility Clinic... and Knowing When to Get a Second Opinion

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Heather Huhman

After a year of trying to get pregnant on our own and experiencing two early miscarriages, my husband and I decided it was time for a medical opinion of our situation. But in our grief and haste, we did the wrong thing: made an appointment at the first clinic we found on Google that was closest to our house.

11 Ways to Support Your Infertile Friends During World Infertility Awareness Month (and Always)

Heather Huhman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Heather Huhman

I know that your ability to have a baby (or many babies) is not what keeps me from having one of my own. I also know you are confused about how to approach me -- afraid your abundant fertility will send me into a deep pit of despair. This isn't a me problem or a you problem; it's an us problem.

After Failed IVF And A Cancer Diagnosis, This Couple Hasn't Lost Hope

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents

David and Alicia Petrucci have been together since they were just 19 years old, but they've faced a number of roadblocks on their path to creating a f...

11 Things to Know Before Walking Into a Fertility Center

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you think you might have a problem with infertility, where do you start? It can all be very overwhelming. There is a wealth of information available, but distinguishing fact from positive rhetoric can be confusing.

World's First At Home Male Fertility Test To Hit Stores In April

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.27.2012 | Women

For couples struggling to conceive, tackling fertility issues often falls to the woman. But now there's a new way to pinpoint fertility problems wi...

What Are You, Barren?

Holly Finn | Posted 09.12.2011 | Women
Holly Finn

Sausalito comes from the Spanish and means "small willow grove." It's a touristy little town on San Francisco Bay, but still beautiful. My favorite ce...