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a blog by Maya Moskin, December 17, 2014

The holidays can be a rough time for anyone stuck living with infertility. I know because I was sequestered to IF Island for four years, and for two of those years, the holidays came just after the heartbreak of unsuccessful IVF cycles.

A blog by Neway Fertility, December 16, 2014
While a multiple birth can ultimately be a blessing, there are undoubtedly many risks associated with carrying more than a single baby. These risks include a higher rate of delivery by cesarean section, preeclampsia, and miscarriage, among others.

A blog by Megan Swanek, December 12, 2014

As I write this update, I am 15 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. We heard her heartbeat for the very first time the day before my Mom died. It is simultaneously the best and worst time of my life, but having this baby is helping balance the void left by losing my very best friend. I take comfort in the fact that this new life growing inside me is 25% my Mom, and I am thankful every day that she was able to hear the news that we were pregnant.

a blog by April Alvarado, Senior Case Manager – Northwest Region, Fertility SOURCE Companies, December 12, 2014

Do I NEED to contact my surrogatw after delivery? Do you think she wants to stay in touch? What if I never hear from my Intended Parents after the baby is born? As a Case Manager, I get asked lots of different questions by Intended Parents and surrogates throughout every stage of the surrogacy process. One of the topics discussed more than most others is the expectations and preferences for communication after delivery. This is a very personal topic with no right or wrong feelings, but there are guidelines for maintaining or minimizing relationships and avoiding hurt feelings after the "big day". After being a surrogate myself and seeing these relationships from both sides as a Case Manager, here are some of my thoughts on how to handle this very personal decision.

A blog by Anne Belden, MS, PCC, December 12, 2014

This holiday season, set some fertility resolutions for yourself. It’s easy to get pulled off center by relatives tugging at us to do or not to do things, that we know, in our hearts are best for us to do or not to do. Sometimes that looks like: “Oh, just come to this family gathering, everyone wants you to meet Baby X.” Or maybe it’s: “ Take a break from all that IVF stuff, it’ll be good for you.”

a blog by Dr. Mark Payson, Dominion Fertility, December 11, 2014
Many times fertility testing reveals a clear cause of infertility and we can tailor therapy to the diagnosis. However, there are a significant number of patients for whom there is not a clear cause and are diagnosed with “unexplained infertility.”

A blog by Jane Newman, December 10, 2014

Of course it makes sense that because it takes two people to have a baby, both parties are tested. Our main problems were relating to my secondary infertility. Ironically, when the first hospital conducted tests, problems were found on the male side.

A blog by Sarah Clark, December 9, 2014

If you are going through infertility it can be absolutely overwhelming and exhausting. There can be a complete loss of control. I know first hand how this feels. The endless visits to doctors and specialists. The fertility drugs that leave you feeling irritable, nauseous and like a crazy version of yourself. To add to the insanity everyone around you seems to be getting pregnant. You find yourself on a downward spiral of jealously, anger and despair.

A blog by Neway Fertility, December 9, 2014

One common hormonal disorder in women is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also called polycystic ovary syndrome. The condition takes its name from the appearance of the ovaries in many of the patients who develop it.

A blog by Chelsea Ritchie, December 3, 2014

My name is Chelsea and I’m just like you. I’m not a doctor, I am not a nurse. I have no medical training, although perhaps I could teach a shot injection class or two. I never saw infertility coming. When my husband Josh and I decided it was time to start a family over 5 years ago, we had no idea we would become the 1 in 8 couples who struggle.