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Tips to Help Break the Cycle of Stress and Sadness

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Undergoing fertility treatment can result in a painful monthly roller coaster ride of stress and sadness.  It is important to develop specific ways to cope with these feelings as studies have shown that stress may make it even more difficult to conceive. Learning how to cope better with stress will help you regain some control in […]

Breaking the Cycle of Stress and Sadness

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Infertility can be one of the most distressing life crises for a couple to face. The cycle of rising hopefulness and sinking despair that can accompany each month of trying to conceive can create enormous sadness and stress. The sadness that you may feel when you find you are not pregnant can be profound and […]

Tips for Managing Stress During Fertility Treatment

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While most experts say there is little evidence that stress causes infertility, nearly all agree that there is a relationship.  For example, stress may affect a woman’s production of estrogen and progesterone – hormones essential for reproduction. Although it is healthy and normal for you and your partner to express your emotions, during fertility treatment […]

Real Life Stories: Dreams do come true!

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Wondering if the dream of conceiving, pregnancy and birth of a baby will really ever happen? Maybe Donna’s story will help you believe. During her drawn-out battle with infertility, Donna held tight to a dream. It helped her through surgeries and a miscarriage.  It comforted her as treatments failed, and failed again. Donna’s Story For four […]

Handling the Holidays during Fertility Treatment

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The holiday season is a time to rejoice and celebrate life with family and friends. But for six million American couples facing fertility issues, the holidays can be particularly difficult. “Although holidays are a wonderful time for families to be together, those times also can be a stark reminder to those without children about the […]

Anxiety is normal during fertility treatment

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Fertility treatments require making major lifestyle changes. So it may come as no surprise that many couples experience various levels of anxiety during fertility treatment.  Some couples may find that the treatment regimen, which dramatically alters a couple’s day-to-day lifestyle, can cause tensions to mount, and small incidents may cause heated arguments, taking a toll on […]

Cope With Infertility

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Many couples experiencing fertility problems feel unduly stressed. Certainly infertility can be one of the most distressing life crises for a couple to face. However, stress can be a factor in infertility and may make it even more difficult for a couple to conceive. This section provides articles and tips for coping with infertility and […]

What Tests To Expect From Your RE

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Now that you’ve found a reproductive endocrinologist (RE), you will want to prepare yourself for your first visit. You may feel excited and a bit anxious. These feelings are normal.  You are embarking on the first steps to starting your family and realizing your dream of having a child. When you meet with your fertility […]

Plan for Fertility Treatment

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Deciding to undergo treatment for infertility requires a substantial time commitment. Treating infertility is a process and there will be various doctor’s appointments, phone calls, blood work appointments, and ultrasound exams to schedule. Some procedures may even require you to be at the doctor’s office several mornings a week for monitoring. Although it may seem […]

IVF and Recombinant Medicines

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If you’ve exhausted low-tech therapies and you’re still not pregnant, it may be time to turn to assisted reproductive technologies, or other high-tech therapies and new medicines. In Vitro Fertilization: First Choice For Many When a couple has trouble conceiving with low-tech therapies, doctors may recommend that some patients move directly to in vitro fertilization(IVF).  Usually, if you […]