Early this week, a couple in Ohio announced a lawsuit claiming a stranger’s sperm was used to create an embryo as opposed to the husbands when the couple underwent in vitro fertilization. This heartbreaking incident is the second time in the last month embryo mix-ups have made national headlines. The incident in July involved embryos […]
If you are struggling with infertility, you have probably asked your fertility specialist about many different types of fertility treatments. You might have even done research on them. But you may not be aware of minimal stimulation IVF, which is more commonly referred to as mini IVF.
If you are at all familiar with fertility treatments, whether from personal experience, knowing someone who used one, or just hearing about them in the media, you have probably heard of in vitro fertilization (IVF). In vitro fertilization is one of the most commonly used assisted reproductive treatments.
Are you a younger woman who is sure she wants children but can’t imagine having them now? Or are you facing an illness that may render you unable to have biological children but would like to preserve that chance? Then you might want to look into freezing your eggs. In recent years this has become […]
Any time the decision is made to add a member to the family, it is more than reasonable to expect that a few (or maybe more) lifestyle changes will need to occur. What often gets overlooked is the lifestyle changes that need to occur while trying to conceive in the first place.
When most people hear the term infertility, they assume it means difficulty or the inability to bear children. What many don’t realize is that those who may have already birthed a child are not necessarily immune from fertility challenges.
Not every couple has a partner that is able to carry a pregnancy. Women in some heterosexual relationships can’t physically carry a pregnancy because of illness, injury, or for unexplained reasons. Couples with two male partners that wish to have a genetically related child need to use a surrogate to achieve their goals. There are […]
If you are trying to conceive, social media can be a double-edged sword. Pregnancy announcements, weekly bump updates and newborn photos can trigger a variety of emotions. While course you are happy for your friends and family members who are realizing their dreams of starting a family, it doesn’t make it any less difficult to […]
From understanding the causes and undergoing treatment to navigating loss, many couples grapple with the roller coaster of emotions that come along with infertility. While in the early stages this can take quite a toll and even be pretty scary, it doesn’t have to be faced alone and there are options in place.
Having a child is an exciting, beautiful, and sometimes scary experience. Whether it’s your first, second, third, or even your seventh, the excitement and nervousness never really seems to fade.