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
Maybe you’ve been trying to conceive for six months to a year with no success, or you’ve experienced two or more consecutive miscarriages (recurrent) and are unsure about trying again, or you’ve been told by your gynecologist to consult with a fertility specialist but have yet to make an appointment in any of these cases. For those who are aware of the need to seek a … [Read more...] about Is Something Holding You Back from Pursuing Fertility Care?
Talking about family planning is a life event you don’t want to treat lightly. This means it’s probably not a good idea to bring up the topic when you’re rushing out the door or anytime you’re feeling particularly emotional. Instead, discussing your goals, wishes and concerns about building your family should come from thoughtful, educated thinking. With the prospect … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Make Talking to Your Partner about Family Planning Easier
Bill Watterson — cartoonist and the creator of “Calvin and Hobbes” — famously said, “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” Fertility treatment can be an exciting and, yes, sometimes intimidating prospect. While partners are often a wonderful source of support and comfort, those having fertility treatment need support from friends … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Be a Good Friend to Someone Having Fertility Treatment
If you’re in the middle of fertility treatment or working toward family planning goals during the holiday season, you might be feeling some added pressure. Not only are you spending time and energy trying to build your family, but the holidays can bring high expectations for spending even more time and energy on gifts, parties, travel and other holiday-related … [Read more...] about Fertility and Family Planning During the Holiday Season
Undergoing fertility treatment can be stressful. You’re committing your time and finances to something you really want — building your family — but you may not be sure how things will turn out. On the bright side, fertility treatments are more successful than ever before. In fact, our IVF success rates are as high as 50%, and our frozen embryo transfer success … [Read more...] about How to Support Your Partner During Fertility Treatment
The holiday season can be fun, exciting and full of events with family members and friends. However, for a lot of people, even though they are looking forward to the holidays, this time of year brings mixed feelings – will they have to talk about their relationship status at the dinner table in front of their family? Will their friends ask for details about their … [Read more...] about Infertility and the Holiday Season
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?
Everyone’s path to parenthood can differ, and those undergoing fertility treatment to build their families can face additional logistical hurdles in the process. Doctor’s appointments, injection schedules, research, questions for your fertility specialist, testing, procedure dates, ultrasounds and more can quickly fill up a calendar. We understand exactly how … [Read more...] about How to Stay Organized During Fertility Treatment
Are you considering seeking a second opinion for an infertility diagnosis? When you’ve recently been diagnosed with a fertility concern, you’re faced with emotional and logistical questions as to what’s next – will you pursue the recommended course of treatment at your current clinic or practice, or will you seek a second opinion? Patients who decide to seek a second … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Second Opinion about My Infertility Diagnosis?