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National Infertility Awareness Week

Let Us Be Seen and Heard

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

We cannot expect better insurance coverage if we do not share our story. We cannot expect our friends and family to say and do supportive things when we do not share our story. We cannot ask our society for acknowledgement if we do not share our story.

What You Shouldn't Say To A Mom Who Is Struggling To Get Pregnant Again

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents

Lee Rubin Collins had her first baby in the mid 1990s, and the whole experience was such a joy, she says, she and her husband immediately said, "Let's...

40 Isn't the New 30 When It Comes to Your Ovaries

Shannon M. Clark, MD | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Shannon M. Clark, MD

Forty isn't the new 30 when it comes to your ovaries, but that doesn't mean you need to have a baby before you are ready, with someone who isn't "the one", or while you are pursuing your career or life goals. It does mean, however, that you need to keep your ovaries in mind along the way.

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...

10 Dos and Don'ts If You Have A Girl Friend Struggling With Infertility

Nicole O'Dell | Posted 04.26.2016 | Parents
Nicole O'Dell

In honor of this week being Infertility awareness week I wanted to write a little something for those of you who may know a good friend or family member struggling with infertility.

We are #MoreThan1in8

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I've been attacked for my infertility journey. I've been misunderstood. I've been judged. I've been pitied. I've been ignored. I've also been lov...

Coming Out of the Infertility Closet to HAVEABABY

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 11.23.2016 | Entertainment
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

The fertile public at large may not know it, but there's something called "The Infertility Closet." It's where one in eight people choose to either hi...

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

Heather Huhman | Posted 07.10.2016 | 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 07.06.2016 | 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 06.21.2016 | 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 06.16.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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 06.02.2016 | 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.

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Melissa Miles McCarter

Women like me face Mother's Day with shades of shame, despair and silence. So, I would like to take this opportunity to speak up and share with those who know someone who has infertility or are experiencing it themselves. Here is what I wish someone had told me about about the disease.

Infertility From The Other Side of the Desk

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Veronica Montgomery

As with any battle, you sometimes have to change tactics while on the battlefield. We have seen patients through the years have to redefine their description of success when it comes to infertility treatment.

An Infertility Advocate Rears Her Brave Heart

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Just maybe my story will reach the person who needs it most in that moment and they will know they are not alone.

Denny's Infertility Story and the Importance of Hearing From the Male Perspective

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Barbara Collura

During the infertility process, men don't know their role and feel they don't know how to participate. It's a very odd and surreal experience.

Single and Barren: Don't Label Me!

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Constance Scharff, Phd

The sight of pregnant women and small children was too much for me; I left their presence in tears. But it was when my mother refused to allow me to visit because she "needed to build a relationship with the one who could still give her grandchildren" that I felt truly broken.

27 Things People Struggling With Infertility Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents

It's National Infertility Awareness Week, and the theme this year is "You Are Not Alone." It's an apt message -- infertility is still somewhat of a ta...

Why I Did 7 Rounds of IVF

Tina Donvito | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

Why would any sane person go to such extremes to have a baby? And if the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result, does that mean I was nuts?

Imagine You Are Infertile

Lauren Casper | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Lauren Casper

Imagine finally seeing a little plus sign after so many negatives. Imagine the dreams and plans you make. Imagine beginning to put together a nursery and picking out names. Then imagine leaving the maternity ward of the hospital with empty arms and an empty womb.


Barbara Collura | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Barbara Collura

Three years prior to going public about our journey, my husband and I did not open our door to anyone. I felt ashamed, broken and like less of a woman.

25 Ways to Support the Infertility Movement

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Barbara Collura

Having infertility can feel embarrassing and isolating, but you can help your friends feel less misunderstood and alone by resolving to know more about infertility this week, April 20-26, during National Infertility Awareness Week.

25 Ways You Can Raise Awareness

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Barbara Collura

One in 8 couples struggle to have children and build their families due to the disease of infertility. This statistic represents a colleague, a friend in your book club, a couple at your Thanksgiving dinner table.

25 Things to Say (and Not to Say) to Someone Living With Infertility

Barbara Collura | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Barbara Collura

Did you know that 1 in 8 couples struggle to have children and build their families due to the disease of infertility? This statistic represents a colleague, a friend in your book club, a couple at your Thanksgiving dinner table.