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A blog by Megan Swanek, August 31, 2014

Remember as a child just how excited you were on Christmas morning, hoping that one of those presents under the tree was the one you really wanted? And how disappointed you knew you would be if you didn’t get what you had been hoping and wishing for over the last few months? That feeling pales in comparison to just how nervous and excited I was the other day waiting on the results of my blood test and estradiol level.

A blog by Dania Sander, August 25, 2014

This morning I am thinking about possibilities on the path to parenthood. There are times where we feel that we maxed all our options and there for we loose hope.

I wanted to take some time to share from my own experience and give some insight into a subject that isn’t often talked about and might seem very overwhelming: Having a baby via gestational carrier.

A blog by Regine Lim, August 22, 2014

Note: This is a three part blog series on screening and diagnostic testing for Down Syndrome. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

Finally, we’ve reached diagnostic testing – the only way to know for sure if a pregnancy is affected with Down syndrome or countless other genetic conditions. Do not forget that the choice to complete a diagnostic test is entirely yours.

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.

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