As anyone who has undergone fertility treatment knows, the journey to parenthood has the potential to be daunting. There’s a lot on your mind (and on your schedule), and staying optimistic can feel like its own challenge – when you’re already feeling rather challenged. This is why it is so important to take a proactive approach to remain optimistic during … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Stay Optimistic During Fertility Treatment
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During discussions between couples about whether a fertility issue exists, more often than not, testing and treatment begin down a singular route — the female partner. Of course, for some, they may already be aware of a fertility or medical issue with either partner, so bypassing one partner is a logical choice. However, for those who are new to the struggle to conceive … [Read more...] about Are Men Forgotten During the Fertility Treatment Process?
Spending days, weeks, months and even years to reach a goal is often physically and emotionally exhausting. Fertility testing and treatment can hold any number of ups and downs, but a positive pregnancy test is a symbolic graduation for fertility patients. You and your partner can move on from your fertility clinic, transitioning to an obstetrician for the … [Read more...] about Life after Fertility Treatment: What Happens Now?
Whether you’re a member of the fertility community or an ally, there are many opportunities to help strengthen and support the fertility community. 1. Host a fertility support groupThere are many types of fertility support groups for couples facing infertility and/or working through fertility treatment can join, including in-person, online, female-only, male-only, and … [Read more...] about How Can I Support the Fertility Community?
The journey to parenthood can be surprising. For individuals and couples, the decision to build your family may require the help of an egg donor, sperm donor and/or gestational surrogate. For couples or individuals who require fertility treatments to have a baby, the process can seem downright overwhelming at times, involving questions like, “Is this the right … [Read more...] about 10 Inspirational Quotes to Help Guide Your Fertility Journey
For those that undergo fertility treatment on their journey to parenthood, there are a number of stressors that can potentially impact your outlook. As you’ve already experienced difficultly conceiving, you have a medical condition preventing natural conception or you’re LGBT, you and your partner are already all too aware of how infertility can cause stress. Now … [Read more...] about How to Cope with Stress during Fertility Treatment
Regardless of where you are on your journey to becoming a parent, a fertility support group can go a long way toward making this process easier and less stressful. A large part of the difficulty in having an infertility issue is facing everyday experiences that were once easy but are now emotionally difficult. Whether or not to respond to a friend’s baby shower invitation, … [Read more...] about Should I Join a Fertility Support Group?