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Mom Celebrates Rainbow Baby With IVF-Themed Pregnancy Announcement

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents

When Macy Rodeffer learned that she was pregnant, she decided to announce the news with a photo that acknowledged her long journey with IVF. The mom-t...

Creative Ways Couples Pay for In Vitro Fertilization

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Jill L. Ferguson

According to RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, one in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has troubles conceiving or sustaining a preg...

Mother's Day -- the Double Edged Sword

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Veronica Montgomery

Across the US, mother's will be celebrated on Sunday, May 8. For many this is a wonderful day, where you feel treasured for all your years of hard work raising children, but for some women this is a really hard day to get through if you are suffering with infertility.

The Silence and Stigma of Male Infertility

James D'Souza | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
James D'Souza

Eventually, after talking with friends and family -- and consciously letting go -- I've gotten to the point where I've started to stop taking everything so personally. I've realized it's not that good things happen to good people. And it's not that bad things happen to bad people.

National Infertility Awareness Week: Changing the Dialogue

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

It's my hope that this year, instead of just writing a post on my own infertility blog, I can sincerely educate the public and ask if we can all compromise. That way, NIAW wouldn't be just one week - it would be yearlong... maybe even lifelong.

What To Expect When You're... Still Not Expecting

Monica Fike | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Monica Fike

IVF is a serious commitment. You don't hop on and off the bus. With each setback along this grueling and at times never-ending journey, I would begin the story over and over again in my head, but I never got around to completing it. Until now.

12 Mind-Blowing Stats Everyone Should Know About Infertility

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Getting pregnant, if at all possible, is a lot harder than most people think. While about 60 percent of couples will conceive without medical assistan...

5 Things Infertility Taught Me

Jessica Melcher | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Jessica Melcher

When faced with infertility, you have two choices: You can dwell on the heartbreak, the unfairness, the frustration, the anger, or you can take what's happening to you and choose to learn from it. You can choose to grow into a better person than you were when your journey began.

4 Major Things We Still Don't Know About Infertility

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living

About 12 percent of American women of childbearing age have trouble getting and staying pregnant, and about 7.5 percent of sexually experienced men un...

Olivia Munn ‘Froze A Bunch Of Eggs’ And She’s Super Stoked About It

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women

Olivia Munn thinks every woman should consider freezing her eggs. The actress stopped by fellow funny woman Anna Faris's podcast, "Anna Faris is Unqu...

The Business of Delayed Child-Bearing in the Career Woman

Shannon M. Clark, MD | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Shannon M. Clark, MD

"Delayed child-bearing" is a term used to refer to women who wait until much later in life to have their first child. Unfortunately, for many career women who delay child-bearing, it is a hard slap in the face when receiving a diagnosis of infertility after they cannot conceive naturally later in life; I was one of those women.

Infertility Diagnosis: Now What?

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Melody Pourmoradi

You've been diagnosed with infertility. You're scared, anxious and confused. I get it. You feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you. Who wouldn't? Take a deep breath, buckle up and remember that you are in the driver's seat, even though it may not always feel that way.

4 Advances That Make In Vitro Fertilization More Successful Than Ever

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

For them, dealing with the challenges of infertility can be as stressful as having cancer. Fortunately, the latest advances in in vitro fertilization (IVF) are giving them a better chance than ever of achieving their dreams.

Being the Bigger Person

Liz Cleland | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Liz Cleland

Do not let, whatever ails you, beat you. Being the bigger person is not the easy road but it is the road you should take. I promise you that, my stories, are proof life is NOT absolute.

An Open Letter to Chrissy Teigen's IVF Critics

Angie Scheie | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Angie Scheie

I have so many things that I want to say to you, more than I can address in this post. While I haven't personally sat down and talked to Chrissy I'm currently walking in her shoes, (minus the whole supermodel thing) and have a few choice opinions on this subject.

10 Life Experiences More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding

Bitchless Bride | Posted 03.01.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, I know that planning a wedding is stressful, and oftentimes, painstakingly brutal. So, today I thought I would open your eyes to ten life expe...

Checking Embryo Viability? Give It A Good Squeeze

Live Scinece | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living

Much like a piece of ripe fruit, a human embryo has a certain squishiness that could provide fertility clinic staff with clues about its viability, a ...

The Astonishing New World Of Medical Tourism

Columbia Global Reports | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

This is an excerpt from OUTPATIENTS: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism. Read our Q&A with author Sasha Issenberg here. The Tokushukai Medic...

IVF Linked To Birth Defects And Childhood Leukemia

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Women who use in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other reproductive technologies may be more likely to have children with certain can...

I Took Control Of My Biological Clock At Age 30

Aidan Madigan-Curtis | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Aidan Madigan-Curtis

Having the freedom to kick the proverbial can down the road is a freedom Nature doesn't afford women. If I'm the right age to cryopreserve and so many people I know say they want it, why am I the only woman I know with a box full of drugs in her living room?

Infertility: The Important Missing Piece in Health Education Classes

Mirah Riben | Posted 12.31.2015 | Education
Mirah Riben

Why would adolescents need to be concerned with infertility, one might wonder? The answer is that, since fertility is precarious, decreases with age, and is negatively impacted by common adolescent behaviors, it is important to be cognizant of these risk factors to avoid than anguish of infertility.

Bridey, Five Ways Not to be a Nightmare Disguised as a Daydream

Bitchless Bride | Posted 12.29.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Yup, I totally just stole a line from Taylor Swift, but why come up with another awesome line when one already exists? Right? Anyway, the point is, right now, so many of you are recently engaged (ahem... Christmas), and while I truly believe that you don't think you're a nightmare, inevitably, the majority of you?

Misinformation and Missing Information: Couples' Counseling for Infertility

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

The last thing that you need is for the stress of infertility to elicit behaviors in you or your partner that trigger each other, yet even couples who recover easily from the many disappointments along the way are at the mercy of this likelihood. What are some of these triggers and what do you need to know in order to deal with them more effectively?

The Gift of Genetic Testing

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Many couples will make life's most exciting resolution this year -- the decision to start a family. While the choice to become a parent can be filled with excitement and exhilaration, some individuals face apprehension and anxiety -- knowing that they could pass along genetic diseases to their children. This is where the gift of genetic testing comes in.

How to Mindfully Support Yourself Through Your First IVF

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Melody Pourmoradi

Learning that your conception story is going to be completely different than the way that you had always imagined it can be a complete shock to your ...