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
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(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
(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
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
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
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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
Bridge To Baby's My Fertile Food app for iPhone and iPad has gone through a few upgrades recently. We've had a lot of great feedback about how useful the app is but that there were a few features missing. I've been working hard these last few months to create these features and release a new updated version of that app. Those of you who already have it don't have to worry about paying for it again. Just be sure to…Continue
Added by Marni (BTB Creator) on March 4, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments
The Clomiphene Citrate Challege Test or CCCT is a test done on a fertility patient to see how their ovaries respond to stimulation. By testing Estradiol and FSH levels it will give information about how the ovaries are responding and help determine if a fertility patient has diminished ovarian reserve, or a decrease in the overall pool of eggs and a reason for infertility.
Here is how the CCCT is done:
Added by Rafat Abbasi on February 10, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
There's only a few days left until the Fertility Focus Telesummit 2013 starts on Monday!
If you’re trying for a baby and it’s taking longer than you hoped, I highly recommend you attend this free event. Never before have so many fertility experts from around the world come together to share so much vital information within an online event.…
Added by Bridge To Baby on February 6, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I had the pleasure of doing a video interview with Dr. Abbasi of Columbia Fertility Associates a couple weeks ago. As an Expert Bridger on Bridge To Baby she has been providing great content in her blog. She expressed interest in discussing DOR in more detail so a video interview seemed appropriate.
She feels that many women come into her clinic at an older age and are surprised that their chances of having…Continue
It's been a remarkably stressful few months, personally and professionally. This year is finally coming to a close, and for me, that's a really good thing. It's been a year of tragedy with the preterm loss of our daughter and tragedy of trying to find the answers as to why it went down this horrible path. But out of this tragedy came a lot of amazing perspective and hope, drive and validation that I want to continue to help others dealing with infertility and loss and raise…Continue
Added by Marni (BTB Creator) on December 20, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments
I've been working hard on upgrades to my iPhone/iPad app, My Fertile Food. Call it what you want but it's been a great distraction from a heartbreaking summer losing our daughter via surrogacy to preclampsia and preterm birth. It has almost a year since my IVF cycle. Somewhat hard to fathom. I have been feeling stronger and even more motivated to make a difference in the infertility community. Since day one I have always wanted to help others going through what I have and I will continue to…Continue
Added by Marni (BTB Creator) on November 30, 2012 at 9:36pm — No Comments
I was notified of a Bridge To Baby member that had a question about thin uterine lining and it's effects on infertility and pregnancy. I happy to provide some information about how a thin uterine lining as well too thick of a lining, can cause issues with a woman trying to conceive.
The endometrium, or uterine lining, responds to the hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are produced by the ovary or taken exogenously, orally, vaginally or by skin…Continue
Added by Rafat Abbasi on November 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I do know that walnuts have some serious fertility powers; I made surprisingly delicious walnut, spinach, apple juice and banana smoothies for breakfast every morning during my second IVF treatment. 80,000 pounds of walnuts were very recently stolen in two installments, from Northern California. It's a crazy story, read it…Continue
Added by Bridge To Baby on November 3, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Since the first in vitro fertilization baby was born, over 30 years ago, there have been very significant advances in the field of reproductive technology. Improved drugs, stimulation protocols, culture media to name a few. However, pregnancy rates, although much higher are still not optimum.
Several factors are responsible for this. The most significant is the egg and embryo quality. However, attention has recently focused on the receptivity of the uterus and its impact on…Continue
Added by Lisa Drouillard on October 1, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Integrative Medicine is the treatment of mind, body and spirit at the same time. Many practitioners claim to practice this, however when asked what specific treatments they employ to treat the spirit they say listening and advising.
Unfortunately, those two things are a given in the practice of medicine not a specific "treatment" per se. (this does not apply to talk therapies). Finding a practitioner who truly encompasses Integrative Medicine is difficult at best. …Continue
Added by Kerri Westhauser, L.Ac.,Dipl.Ac. on September 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Recent blog posts by sociologist and Huffpost blogger Christine Carter inspired me to think about willpower and its role in trying to conceive.
For those who have struggled with infertility, including…
Foods typically eaten as part of the Mediterranean diet may triple the chances of success for women having the fertility treatment.…
Added by Bridge To Baby on July 5, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Reflexology is an ancient technique used to access the whole body through the nerve endings on the hands, feet, and ears. Around the world and throughout history, reflexology has been rediscovered time and time again. Archeological found evidence that points to ancient reflexology medical practices in Egypt (2330 BCE), China (2704 BCE) and Japan (690 CE). Research has shown that specific…Continue
Added by Mommy 2 Be Reflexology:Rebecca S on April 29, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments