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A blog by Rosanne Austin, August 21, 2014

Whether or not we have specifically taken vows to be by each other’s side “no matter what,” it’s safe to say that we have an expectation that our partners will be by our sides when things get crazy. With the serious body blows that can come along with the fertility journey, it’s likely that we have never had to call upon our partners to be there for us as frequently, or intensely.

A blog by Megan Swanek, August 20, 2014

I have officially started my second round of IVF and already, things are much different. When I went for my first round of IVF, I had no idea that there were so many different medication options. Or, that the protocol would be different not just from woman to woman, but also from clinic to clinic for the same woman. You can read more about different protocol options here.

A blog by Caroline Phillips, August 18, 2014

More and more IVF clinics are offering time-lapse imaging of IVF embryos to couples going through treatment. Embryo monitoring, as it is known, can provide a wealth of information about your embryo that previously was unavailable. The equipment takes thousands of images of your embryos as they develop in vitro. This provides the embryologists with so much more information about how your embryos are developing.

A blog by Rosanne Austin, August 14, 2014

“Us” Time in the TTC Free Zone is about creating a time and space where you and your partner are free from thinking and talking about your fertility treatment. You are both dealing with the stress of your journey in your own terms when you are apart, and undoubtedly when you are together. Give your “We” permission to just take a deep breath. Take a break from fear spirals and just kick back!

a blog by Maya Moskin, August 13, 2014

We are all well aware that nothing in life is certain, but most of us have found a way to create order and some predictability. We have jobs and routines and schedules that help us wake up in the morning with a decent sense of how the day is going to play out. But all of this dramatically changes once you enter the world of infertility.

A blog by Mary Claire Kenworthy, Prenate, August 13, 2014

The benefits of Vitamin D are well-known. It helps the body absorb calcium, promotes healthy bones and strengthens the immune system. And recent studies have highlighted the benefits of adequate Vitamin D levels in women who are trying to conceive or are pregnant.

A blog by Dr. Sonya Kashyap, Genesis Fertility Centre, August 12, 2014

Ask these eight questions and make these three observations to find a fertility clinic that is the right fit for you.

A blog by Megan Swanek, August 12, 2014

The total out of pocket cost for my first IVF was a whopping $17,000, a portion of which we financed. The disappointment of my negative pregnancy test was amplified by the fact that we did not have any embryos left to freeze. I was crushed knowing that it would be at least six months before we could afford to do it again.

a blog by Jane Frederick, M.D., HRC Fertility, August 8, 2014

A hysteroscopy is the best way to see if the uterus is healthy and ready to carry a baby. During the hysteroscopy procedure, a small fiber-optic telescope is used to examine the uterus for abnormalities such as scarring and adhesions. The device allows physicians to record images of the uterus and corrects certain abnormalities.

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