infertility

There’s a Reason Infertility Won’t Go Away

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Full disclosure: my genetics background doesn't extend far beyond knowledge of Punnentt Squares and Gregor Mendel (the pea plant-growing friar? Remember him? Just me?), but that's all you really need to know to understand why infertility hasn't been weeded out of existence yet. It seems logical enough: when infertility issues are the result of... read more

Scientists Are Working on Ways to Help IVF Couples Cope With Infertility

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A brand new study led by Helen Rockliff analyzed more than 23 previous studies in order to identify  what types of coping strategies, personality traits and social circumstances are available to help couples going through IVF treatments. Turns out, all you really need is a friend. By taking a look at 23 previous... read more

Why Women Who Are Struggling to Conceive Should Never Hide It

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When you’re giving yourself a shot of estrogen in a Starbucks restroom or couch-bound for two days straight after being put under anesthesia to have 20 eggs harvested, it's hard not to feel like you are the only woman alive living through the pain of infertility. To make it worse, sometimes it feels like each... read more

Khloe Kardashian-Odom Opens Up About Her Infertility Struggle

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In a teaser for the coming episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, it's little sister Khloe Kardashian-Odom who steals the show (and as usual, our hearts). The always outspoken, spunky and 100 percent daring Kardashian lets the light shine on her personal life and her struggle to conceive. While talking with her stepbrother, Brandon... read more

When Trying to Conceive Feels Like a Battle You Just Can’t Win

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There comes a point in most women's trying to conceive (TTC) journey where she starts to feel betrayed by her body. At least, I imagine that's true for most women. I know that many women get pregnant quite easily (I was that way with my first (and so far only) child) and so... read more

Trying to Conceive? Why You Should Share Your Story — and How to Do It

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I’m a firm believer in sharing your story with others. For my husband and I, it has been the recent struggle of trying to conceive (TTC) for a year and a half. Now I’m nine months pregnant and anxiously waiting the day I get to meet my little girl. But I don’t want to forget... read more

Getting Through the Two-Week Wait While Trying to Conceive

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Live for today. If I could go back and give myself advice two years ago, that would be it. It took my husband and me about a year and a half to conceive. After a few months of “let’s just see what happens,” the reality that this would take longer than we anticipated set in.... read more

Fertility Clinics Raffle Off IVF Treatments

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To try to get pregnant, couples dealing with infertility may try to increase their odds for conception by changing their lifestyle or taking extra vitamins. Some, however, have started turning to lady luck hoping to win a free IVF treatment. Recently, fertility clinics across that country have held contests that offer one major... read more

Scientists Discover New Fertility Treatment

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Infertility is an issue that, according to the CDC, affects 10 percent of  American women. A new Japanese study, however, may clue researchers in on a new way to reduce that number. In the study, scientists used blood and stem cells from mouse eggs to create eggs -- and the eggs produced healthy mouse... read more

I’m Starting IVF — Wish Me Luck

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Hello, Bumpies! Thank you so much for reading this and joining in on my infertility journey. Let's catch you up, shall we? First of all, I'm Melanie. I've been married to Brad for just over a year and while our first year was challenging at times, we faced those challenges together. The largest challenge... read more