Infertility Studies

UnmaskingIVF

Have a Story to Tell? #UnmaskingIVF

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One story will forever mark a turning point for me: Facing Life With Children When It Isn’t By Choice. Since it ran June 10, 2008 that June date now has special significance, too. It’s the&hellip

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post traumatic growth

An Unexpected Life

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Something remarkable happened last Friday. During a deeply personal conversation revolving around making sense of infertility losses — and other equally light topics (NOT!) — I didn’t shed a tear. This was a first. There&hellip

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Womanly In More Ways Than One

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FYI: I’m updating this post with a poll since the Newsweek story (mentioned below) has had me wondering what you (infertile and fertile alike) really think. Since anonymous polls net more participation, here’s your chance&hellip

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Getting Comfortable in My Barren Skin

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Exercise-induced endorphins aside I think it’s safe to say that I’m getting much more comfortable in my barren skin, glowing now thanks to the Lifecyle 9100 recumbent bike. I’ve had more than a few “infertility&hellip

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looking back

Looking Back At How I Got Here

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15-44. That’s a category I just left in the dust. Normally I don’t pay much attention to age-related categories but this is a biggie. It’s the standard measure of child-bearing age. The U.S. Census bureau&hellip

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Infertility Quiz Time

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Infertility is an intensely personal experience but the more I’ve learned about its reach the more surprised I am by how little mainstream visibility the condition actually receives. There are a host of health issues&hellip

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In the Grass is Always Greener Category

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Usually I get a little hot under the collar when I hear parents muse longingly about whether their life would have been happier without kids. Oh, to even have kids to imagine away. Such parental&hellip

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Overcoming Stress: First Acknowledge It, Then Paddle Your Own Canoe

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Trying to fully understand the emotional dimensions of infertility has become something of a hobby of mine. Some people cook, knit or exercise in their spare time. Me? I’m a research hound. I’ve warned readers&hellip

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How Long Do I Have to Grin and Bear It?

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We’ve given each other some hard lessons lately But we ain’t learnin’ We’re the same sad story that’s a fact One step up and two steps back Those of you Bruce Springsteen fans will remember&hellip

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Promises, Promises

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Hardly a week goes by when there isn’t some new study talking about a promising new fertility discovery or nefarious contributor to infertility. Take this study not long ago about the 350 genes involved in&hellip

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