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Why Easter Is The Worst Time For Menopause

Rachael Stark | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

It's spring and everything's blooming except me. To make matters worse, wherever I look, I see eggs: Easter eggs, chocolate eggs, bunnies in baskets atop Cadbury eggs. It's a conspiracy. I wouldn't be so paranoid if the holidays didn't remind me of my own eggs, the ones in my fallopian tubes. Unlike Mother Nature who is working overtime, my reproductive system is on strike.

What's Changed (and What Hasn't Changed) for People With Infertility in the Past 25 Years (Part 1)

Barbara Collura | Posted 04.18.2014 | Women
Barbara Collura

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), RESOLVE reached out to experts in the field to get their opinions about what has, and hasn't, changed for people with infertility in the past 25 years.

'It's Complicated': How I Learned to Fend off That Question

Amy Lossie | Posted 04.18.2014 | Women
Amy Lossie

I will always remember the first time I shored up the courage to give the nosey person a steely look and replied, "It's complicated."

It's Uter-US: We're All in it Together

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

On May 7th, many people like myself will be volunteering their personal time in order to ask Congress to support legislation that will allow more people to afford IVF treatments.

16 Ways My Dog Has Made Me A Better Parent

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

People roll their eyes at comparisons of dogs to children, and I support this exasperation -- in theory. At the same time, in my heart of hearts, I know that our dog has profoundly influenced my experience as a mother.

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

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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?"

Oh Baby! Biologists Solve Long-Standing Mystery

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you...

The Most and Least Fertile States in the U.S.

Napala Pratini | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

Which states are the most fertile -- and how might the expense of having children and changes in health policy affect women's decision to have children?

Sawubona: We See You

Lauren Book | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

True surviving doesn't really begin until the abuse is over, when you're left to pick up the pieces. To heal. To look at what has happened and to decide for yourself: What's next?

The Harsh Reality About Fertility And Age

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.02.2014 | 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.

How My Fifth-Grade Self Helped Me on My Fertility Quest

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

I've always imagined having kids. And I always thought that when I was ready to be a mother, it would happen in a snap. A decade into our marriage, we felt ready. We excitedly began trying and nothing happened. Well, something happened: I couldn't get pregnant.

Mom Confidential: Elisabeth Rohm on Kid Negotiations, Fertility Truths and the Power of High Heels

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Parenting is complicated; we all know how painful and difficult it can be at times. We all measure ourselves by comparing our situation with what others are doing -- we might tell ourselves, "I'm choosing this job, so it's OK, I am a good mom."

What Is Egg Freezing and Why Have You Been Hearing So Much About It?

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

It seems as if more and more women in their 20s to mid-30s are talking more openly about their desire to have children with one caveat: not now.

Eve's Daughters, or, Go With the Flow

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

While having children has been the most life-altering experience and process I have lived through, I have to say that the blessing that I walked out of those years of (finally) diagnosis and treatment with -- the blessing I think of only now with distance from the moment -- is that I learned the importance of listening to my body's messages.

It Took A Tragedy To Make This Woman Re-Evaluate Her Life

Posted 03.13.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Blogger Mary Dell Harrington wanted to give her son a sibling, but three miscarriages had her feeling defeated. As a result, she and her husband go...

Egg Freezing: The Key to Motherhood at Any Age?

Kathryn Knight | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Kathryn Knight

Between the ages of 36 and 38, Sarah underwent eight separate procedures to freeze her eggs, and she now has 70 stashed away. The eggs, she believes, are her key to motherhood, whatever her age.

Surprising Factor Could Lead To Fertility Issues

Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 03/10/2014 06:43 PM EDT on LiveScience Girls born with a low birth weight may be at increased r...

Catherine Pearson

The Age Your Fertility Really Begins To Decline -- And Why You Shouldn't Freak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Women

The nation's obstetricians and gynecologists have once again publicly underscored the role that age plays in women's fertility. In a revised opini...

Kelly Haramis's "Double Happiness"

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
R. Clifton Spargo

What happens when you gather the many parts of one woman's life, staging them for all to see in a single one-hour performance?

Shifting Borders, Shifting Dreams

Jason Howe | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Jason Howe

If parenthood in general isn't for the faint of heart, surrogacy can be harrowing. When we began our journey, few resources existed to help or inform.

6 Fertility Myths and Misconceptions Revealed

Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Stephanie Beall, MD, PhD

These are many preconceived notions passed around about fertility. It's normal to have questions, even if you aren't actively starting to grow your family. Here is a list of some of the most widespread myths about fertility.

Birthday Party Themes for 30-Somethings

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

But just because you're an "adult" now doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthday with the same pizazz and excitement as you did when you were a kid.

Catherine Pearson

The Fertility Basics A Surprising Number Of Women Don't Know

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

A new survey of women in the United States suggests there are significant gaps in women's knowledge about their own reproductive health, as well as wi...

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.

Why Fewer Women Are Seeking Help For Infertility

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 01/22/2014 07:29 AM EST on LiveScience Among women who are having trouble becoming pregnant, a s...