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Group Guidelines

In order to provide the highest quality, most helpful community experience for all of our members, please keep the following guidelines in mind as you tool around here and we’ll all benefit from your valuable contributions:

Fly Boldly (Post!) or Under the Radar (Lurk!)

Different strokes for different folks! Some of you will want to be low-key and read all the messages here while remaining undercover and that’s O.K. We created our site for you to absorb the best information possible in one place. Feel free to remain a lurker and soak it all in.

If you are, however, the-life-of-the-party, have-lots-to-say-and-love-to-share sort, we’re happy you’re here! Nothing makes a good board like an active, insightful poster! Please feel encouraged to speak out and share your wisdom.

Take Advice at Face Value

Though we are an information site that aspires to give you the best information possible and to help you in your informed decision making, please realize that we are not delving out medical advice here in the boards. A treatment that did (or didn’t) work for one person may (or may not) work for you.

All information you access from our boards is general information, lay advice, if you will. NEVER rely on information or opinions exchanged here in the boards without personal consultation(s) with qualified health or medical professionals to meet your individual health or medical needs.

Remember You Can Never (be too rich) Have Too Many Friends

Remember how tough it was being the “new girl” in 7th grade?
Please be kind to new board members and encourage their participation. Say “hi,” respond to their posts with helpful suggestions, make them feel welcome. Thanks!

Don’t Go It Alone: Ask for Help

Remember, help is only a post away. Women struggling with the same issues you are are here to help. If you need help, reach out for support. You’d be surprised at what a big sisterhood we all are. You are not alone and we are here to help.

Make Emily Post’s Day: Mind Your Manners

Please keep these rules of common courtesy in mind as you make your way here:

-- No Shouting (take off the CAPS LOCK before you type!)!
-- Respect Each Other’s Differences (there is always room for more than one opinion)
-- No Personal Attacks (feel free to disagree with someone, just don’t make it personal)
-- Keep It Legal: No Drug Dealing (federal regulations strictly forbid the sale or donation of meds online so those posts are prohibited)
-- Keep it Clean (though it’s sometimes therapeutic, please don’t swear like a sailor)

Keep It Private

Think twice – no, three times -- before posting your name and contact info (or someone else’s) here. These boards are public and your info is private.

No Commercial Messages

No commercial messages or solicitations are permitted in our boards . Posts containing commercial or product/service promotional messages -- included but not limited to references to internet sites, URLS, or links to internet or Web sites -- will be removed, as will – potentially – the poster who published them.

Remember, We’re the “Deciders”

-- We reserve the right to prohibit or delete messages that are thought to violate applicable law or that may be harmful to others, to the extent they are brought to our attention.

-- Repeated failure to follow the rules of our site and these Guidelines here may result in the revocation of your Fertility Authority membership. We don’t have to give you warning.

-- All messages posted here become the exclusive property of

It’s great to have you here! We hope you’ll become an active member and help us grow this important Community!