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Coping with Secondary Infertility

Well Rounded NY | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

By Angela Le We often think of infertility as an issue for first-time parents, but for some, the fertility challenges don't begin until they're tryin...

Where To Start When Diagnosed With Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

One of the first choices that all patients have to make is where to seek infertility care. It's a critical decision as practice patterns, treatment strategies, and technology used can vary greatly from one practice to another.

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Infertility

Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Dr. Richard T. Scott, Jr.

Getting or staying pregnant is not easy for everyone -- for some, it can take time and money. While you might not be thinking of having kids right now, having a conversation with a physician about fertility while still in your early 30s could provide benefit later on.

Journey to Motherhood: 5 Things I Learned About Infertility

Morgan V. Matkovic | Posted 05.20.2016 | Parents
Morgan V. Matkovic

Whether you're in the thick of it, or it's in the rear view mirror; whether you struggle for months or years -- infertility is nothing if not a learning experience.

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.

'I Didn't Know I Wanted Another Baby -- Until the Doctor Told Me it Might Not Be an Option'

Michelle Underwood | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Michelle Underwood

I cried for the baby I didn't know I wanted, for the baby I might not be able to have. I cried for my only child and my sick husband and myself. I cried because it wasn't fair and I didn't understand.

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.

The Art of Making a Baby (Infertility Style)

Rachel Brehm | Posted 03.18.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

/ärt/ noun something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. Some people ma...

How to Mindfully Support Yourself Through Your First IVF

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 12.02.2016 | 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 ...

Why I Chose Not to Be a Victim of Infertility

Heather Simpson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Women
Heather Simpson

I suddenly realized that I could be a mother right now if I wanted to. There are a countless number of motherless babies out there that desperately need a motherly touch and love. I had simply been choosing not be a mother right now, and I started to realize that it was a choice that I had all along.

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

Wendy Litner | Posted 11.13.2016 | 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.

The Pain of a Negative Pregnancy Test

Heather Simpson | Posted 11.12.2016 | Parents
Heather Simpson

You have just as much of a right to proclaim your infertility and ask for prayer as if you had any other disease. So stop questioning your worth like I did. Be strong, because your motherly and beautiful heart does not deserve anything less.

Why I Won't Give Up Trying to Conceive a Baby

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 09.30.2016 | Women
Nika C. Beamon

The devastation of that day still haunts me. I frequently think about how old my son or daughter would be now. Every time that thought crosses my mind, I sink into a depression and wonder: why can't I do something so basic as have a child?

A Comical Take On What It's Actually Like To Try To Conceive A Baby

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents

For many hopeful parents, getting pregnant can take serious -- and often silly -- effort. This all-too-real video from BuzzFeed, aptly titled "Wei...

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...

Putting the 'I' in Infertility

Wendy Litner | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Wendy Litner

Infertility is all I want to talk about. The mailman stops to give my dog a cookie when out for our walk and when he asks, "How are you?" I want to stop, take his hands in mine and say, "My husband and I are struggling to have a baby!"

How the Top 3 New Year's Resolutions Can Help You Have a Baby in 2015

Dr. Angeline Beltsos | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Angeline Beltsos

If you'd like to eat healthy and eat for fertility at the same time, there are fertility nutrition counselors that can prescribe a custom diet that can work for you. They can also help with diet accountability and answer questions you may have as you work towards your goal.

The Roller Coaster of the Infamous Two-Week Wait

Ana Mayer | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women
Ana Mayer

We all take our own approach for surviving the two-week wait when we are trying to get pregnant. Mine changed from one month to another but these simple rules were pretty consistent and helped me cope with it.

9 Ways To Make The Two-Week Wait A Little More Bearable

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents

To the uninitiated, the two-week wait (2WW) -- the stretch between ovulation and the moment when a home pregnancy test might provide reliable feedback...

A Lesson From My Grandma In The Miracle Of Life

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

Sometime during that first week of the new year, as I thought very deeply about my grandmother's influence on my life, knowing her light was fading, I began to feel sick and very, very tired.

The Question That Gives You A 1 In 8 Chance Of Being An Insensitive Jerk

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Maybe I'm naïve or maybe it's because I went through years of infertility treatment but I'm continually stunned at how many people ask the question, "When are you going to have kids?"

The Harsh Reality About Fertility And Age

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Knowledge, as they say, is power, and even if you're not seeing anyone special, staying on top of your fertility can only serve you in the long run.

Craigslist Pregnancy Test Sellers Insult TTC Community, Mock Joyous Moment

Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Yvonne Bohn, Dr. Allison Hill & Dr. Alane Park

This disturbing new trend is not only outrageous and crude; it's an abuse of one of the most poignant moments in a woman's life. It is an insult to all those women who so dearly want to become pregnant. And it's an injustice to those who would be presented these false positive tests.

What Men Aren't Saying About Infertility

Nate Pyle | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Nate Pyle

Men don't talk often about infertility. My guess is that, if we started the conversations, a lot of guys would feel helpless.

Parenting Trends To Look Out For In 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

From showcasing kids' hilarious personalities on Vine to bringing toy dinosaurs to life, 2013 gave us a host of fun and cool parenting ideas that we h...