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.
Maybe you’re a young woman hoping to get pregnant, or, perhaps, already a parent hoping to have another amazing child running around the house filling it with laughter. No matter what the situation is, wanting to have a child is a magical thing and it takes dedication and passion to make happen. But, what if […]
In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, nearly 73,000 babies were born in the United States with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART). In vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF, is one of the oldest and most frequently used ART procedures.