If you are currently in treatment for infertility, you may find yourself at a crossroads, wondering what is the best next step toward building your family. Perhaps your partner has an extremely low sperm count, and you’ve been advised that intercourse and even intrauterine insemination (IUI) probably won’t get you…Continue
Added by MyleneYao on May 16, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments
By Lindsey Elling
For many women attempting to get pregnant, the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome, better known as PCOS, is devastating. PCOS is the most common type of infertility issue in women,…Continue
Added by Key To Conceive on May 13, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments
While scientific research can be a helpful way of assessing a treatment course, ultimately every woman and every couple trying to conceive are unique in terms of their challenges and their lifestyle so what works for some may not work for others and vice versa. The real test of any treatment is: does it work for the individual?
This is also important to remember as many Western doctors are educated and very supportive of Chinese medicine while others don’t have a lot…Continue
Added by Bridge To Baby on May 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
(Sale Has Expired) Don't miss out! $450 worth of fertility health and lifestyle information for the insanely low price of $34.95! Start your fertility on the right foot by educating yourself and learning how to set the best stage for baby-to-be. Along with the ebooks you'll get 12 recipe ebooks, 2 ebooks that speak to the heart of infertility, and 6 ebooks on pregnancy and birth. This is something not to miss and this amazing sale ends May…Continue
If you have infertility, you may be asking yourself, “Should I move on to a first (or second) cycle of IVF treatment” or “How likely will IVF work for me with my own eggs?”
How likely you are to get pregnant with IVF depends on your personal fertility factors, some of which may hurt your chances and others which may increase your chances for IVF success. Infertility doctors have long understood that your age is important when predicting how likely you are to get…Continue
Added by MyleneYao on May 8, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
(Sale Closed) Our friend Donielle over at Naturally Knocked Up graciously us to participate in this exciting Natural Fertility eBook bundle. What is an ebook you ask? Well it's basically an electronic book you read through any electronic device. You don't need an iPad or Kindle for this one. As long as you have Acrobat to read a PDF you can easily view tons of amazing ebooks filled with information related to a natural approach to fertility.
Bridge To Baby's ebook…Continue
So last I left you, I was vacuuming my living room, wondering how I would ever become a mother. It was a time without Internet, so I couldn't just find people like you online, people who had already been through this or who were going through this right now. It was just me and my husband. At least, it felt that way.
We started really talking that afternoon about what we wanted. We knew we would not remain child-free, which is, of course, a perfectly good choice…Continue
Added by Judy on May 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Hormones account for the many, and often unpleasant, changes a woman goes through each month during her menstrual cycle and every day of her life. Besides being blamed for stereotypical crazy symptoms, hormones play an important role in the bodies of women and can affect mood, weight, even cravings.
Added by Key To Conceive on April 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Hi everyone! Prepare yourself for a LOT of reading :)
Part one – Getting pregnant!
So its been a while and boy have I been busy :) So when I posted my story I had joined a trial for women with PCOS trying to get pregnant and I was only my last round.
Well miracle of miracles, despite the clomid having thinned my lining to 5.4mm I got pregnant! I however lost the pregnancy to Trisomy 16 @ 6 weeks.
My doctor performed…Continue
Thanks to modern day technology and huge advancements in medicine, a woman dealing with infertility issues does not have to give up on the dream of having a baby of her own. Methods such as ovulation drugs, artificial insemination and assisted reproductive technologies allow women to realize the dream of becoming…Continue
Added by Key To Conceive on April 24, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments
It was a sultry July day in 1993 that we found out we would have to go to extraordinary means to have our family. It was eight in the morning, and we had both dressed for work, ready to leave after our exam. But I was so shocked by the doctor's pronouncement -- even though, really, I shouldn't have been shocked, if you think about it --that I insisted we call out of work and go home to digest the news. My husband thought I was nuts. He wanted to go to work, like usual. But he called his…Continue
Added by Judy on April 22, 2013 at 8:40pm — No Comments
Kick Off National Infertility Awareness Week with A TWEET CHAT on Sunday, April 21st – 9:00 – 10:30 PM ET on Twitter. Join Lisa Drouillard, Founder of My Hopeful Journey and the Infertility Survival Kit, Fran Meadows, Author and Infertility Advocate, Renee Waggener of Xtraordinary Fertility and Marni…Continue
Added by Bridge To Baby on April 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Last I left you, my husband and I had to decide how we were going to build our family: through donor sperm, through adoption (either domestic or foreign) or through ICSI.
I need to back up now for a moment. (Sorry.) About six months into trying to conceive on our own, my husband and I had already sorta/kinda had this conversation. By then, I was pretty sure there was a problem, and I calculated it must be male factor, given my age and obvious ovulation, and given…Continue
When a couple deals with infertility, many people wrongly assume something is wrong with the woman. However, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in nearly 40 percent of couples experiencing fertility issues, male infertility is the main or contributing issue.
The types of male infertility comprise an alphabet soup of unpronounceable medical conditions and terms, including…Continue
Added by Key To Conceive on April 5, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments
For some women, it only takes a few months before the seeds of doubt start filling their heads. The questions haunt them day after day, “Will I ever get pregnant? Will I ever be a mommy?” Failing a pregnancy test month after month takes an emotional toll on millions of women and their partners each year, especially when the experts do not have any clear answers as to why they cannot get pregnant.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, for women of all ages…Continue
Added by Key To Conceive on April 4, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Twenty years ago, I was twenty five years old and eager to start a family. My husband and I had gone from throwing away birth control and waiting for what we assumed would be the inevitable -- a healthy baby in a year's time -- to watching the dates -- to shock -- as a long year went on without a pregnancy.
That year, I alternated between panic and denial. Maybe next month would bring the positive pregnancy test. Or the next month. Or the next. Maybe we'd try x or…Continue
Added by Judy on March 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Each month she holds her breath for three minutes, waiting for a clear indication in the form of a pink plus sign. Every month the sign does not show. For the nearly 6.1 million women who deal with fertility issues, going month in and month out without conceiving becomes an emotional and physical roller coaster. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 10 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44 have fertility issues. Experts typically define…Continue
Added by Key To Conceive on March 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
You've waited an eternity to see those two red lines. Or get that positive HcG result. You are pregnant! Anxiously, you get through the first trimester, unsure of where this part of the journey will lead you. You arrive at 12 weeks, and the first-trimester screen (known as the nuchal-fold translucency). Things seem good.
There's a sigh of relief, and you start to share your exciting news! Your pregnancy progresses. There's another screen around 16 weeks, a blood…Continue
Added by Dr Julie on March 8, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Last week, CNN posted a very inflammatory article on its website: it's title: "Surrogate Offered $10,000 to Abort Baby." There are so many things that I want to clear up about this article, but I'll stick to one aspect that was lacking in it’s reporting: where was the mental health professional in this case?
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (…Continue
Added by Dr Julie on March 8, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Most of us are at least a little insecure about how much we weigh. So it can be hard to speak frankly when issues about BMI come up in the surrogate application process. But it's a conversation that needs to take place, for good reasons.
BMI stands for “body mass index” and it's one of the things…Continue
Added by Stacie C. Getgood on March 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments