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The Infertility Sisterhood

March 30th, 2016
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  Finding the Infertility Sisterhood   There’s a reason for everything, right? At least, that is what I was thinking as I began my infertility journey. Before I started with my first IVF cycle, I was sure that it would be a success. When that cycle failed, I told myself over and over again that……Read More

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Things I learned From Infertility

March 24th, 2016
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  “Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles nobody knows about.”   It was a beautiful morning as I traveled down I-45 to an appointment I had been looking forward to for years. Traffic was crawling along the freeway, but my mind…Read More

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

February 22nd, 2016
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While reproductive medicine is primarily focused on helping a woman conceive, much of the care that is provided is centered around ensuring that the pregnancy goes full-term. The goal, of course, is to deliver a healthy baby. Statistics show that approximately 15% of confirmed pregnancies and close to 50% of all pregnancies end with a…Read More

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AMH Fertility Screening

February 8th, 2016
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Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone secreted by the cells of immature (primordial) follicles in the ovaries. These follicles usually hold one egg that can be ovulated during a future menstrual cycle. When a woman is born, she already has all the eggs she will ever have. As she ages, the number of immature follicles…Read More

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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

January 25th, 2016
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The New Year is under way and many folks have already contemplated their New Year’s resolutions and set goals for 2016. If you and your partner are in the midst of a challenging infertility journey and have not yet made any resolutions for the coming year, it is not too late…   WHEN TO BEGIN…Read More

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Keeping an Infertility Journal

January 11th, 2016
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Many young girls have used a diary to capture their innermost thoughts and dreams. Perhaps you had your own secret diary with gold or silver edges and a tiny lock and key. Today, many years later, we remember our diaries or journals fondly. Most of us have not taken the time to document our thoughts…Read More

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New Year Fertility Resolutions

December 28th, 2015
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As the holiday stress subsides and New Year’s Eve approaches, those struggling with infertility begin to ponder their resolutions for a more hopeful year ahead. How can I make next year better than the last?  Will 2016 be the year that I can finally have the family that I have been hoping for? How can I make…Read More

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How to Talk About Miscarriage

December 7th, 2015
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Miscarriage is not uncommon and many women miscarry at least once during their childbearing years. In fact, according to the American Pregnancy Association, between 10-25% of all pregnancies end with a miscarriage. While many women are aware of their miscarriage, some women will never know that they were pregnant and experienced a pregnancy loss. It…Read More

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The Heartache of Miscarriage

November 23rd, 2015
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Only someone who has had a miscarriage can truly understand the profound grief that comes with that experience. When a woman realizes that she is pregnant, often there are many emotions that come with the realization that a new life has begun. Many women and their partners feel extreme joy and excitement along with so…Read More

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Surviving the Holidays with Infertility

November 9th, 2015
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Year-end holidays are right around the corner and the TV ads, magazines, and store displays are all about gift giving, parties, visits, and meal planning. These holidays are meant to be joyous and full of gratitude for all of our many blessings, but for those coping with infertility they can often bring feelings of stress,…Read More