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A blog by Jessi Wallace, August 26, 2016
It was my 23rd day of Follistim. I had just finished my 5th ultrasound of the cycle, and was still waiting on my 6th estrogen lab results. Things weren’t looking good. My three leading follicles were gone, and my lining decreased from 10mm to 4mm. The long walk from the ultrasound room, to the elevator, to the parking lot, to my car… was sad. I think I held my breath the whole way to my car, and I could feel my heart beat hard with every step I took on the cold, wet pavement. I felt like my lungs were about to burst. I could feel the tears welling up inside, and if they weren’t going to come out of my eyes as I held them back, they were definitely going to come out of every pore on my body. I got into the car, put my head on the steering wheel, and wept.

a blog by Grey Fox

If you are newly pregnant and hearing the word "ectopic" uttered from your doctor's lips, you are most likely pretty scared, or even terrified. That's normal. Ectopic pregnancies are very scary. Here are some facts and helpful information to help get you through it.

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Strengthen your uterine lining with diet - Are there foods you can eat to strengthen and build the uterine lining, which would in turn aid with implantation and ongoing pregnancy?

Some Sperm Banks offer Donor Audio Interviews that provide insightful information into the donor's childhood, aspirations, accomplishments, values, family life, and personal interests in his own words.

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a blog by Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D., Fertility Centers of Illinois, August 1, 2016
Many times, IVF or IUI fails because the endometrium is not receptive for embryo implantation. There is a technique that I have been using in my practice for years in order to help women with this problem

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a blog by Jane Frederick, M.D., HRC Fertility, July 26, 2016

For people struggling with infertility, summer can be a particularly challenging time. Baby reminders are everywhere—at the beach, cookouts, on vacation, family parties, etc. Often there are summer family reunions where relatives often announce new pregnancies and make inquiries into your baby plans.

a blog by Kim Griffiths, July 14, 2016

If you are having trouble trying to conceive or suspect you have infertility, you might be wondering which doctor is right for you: OB-GYN or Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility doctor). As a former fertility patient myself and huge fan of my OB-GYN, I went through a wavering thought process before I made the call to my fertility doctor: “Why can’t I just work with my OB-GYN and take Clomid?”... “Ok, I know we can do this!”... “The thought of a fertility clinic is intimidating!”... “Does this mean I need to do IVF?”... “The fertility doctor will know how to treat us!”

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a blog by Eric Levens, M.D., July 11, 2016

Welcome to my blog, The Fertile Future! I'm Eric Levens and I’m a board-certified infertility physician practicing at Shady Grove Fertility in the Washington, D.C. area. This blog will address many of the common questions and concerns that couples and individuals have when they consider whether to pursue fertility evaluation and treatment.

So let’s get started at the beginning! Many people are surprised to learn that infertility is a medical disease, defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse (after 6 months for women ≥35 years of age).

For many having difficulties conceiving, one of the greatest hurdles is making the first step: Scheduling an appointment to see an infertility specialist. This is understandable, given so few other events in life are so deeply personal and, no-doubt, fundamental to our sense of self as our ability to reproduce.

As a result, making that first appointment to see an infertility doctor often seems like a gigantic leap. If you’re contemplating taking this step, it might be comforting to know the things that would likely occur at your first visit.

a blog by Genna Banafato, July 1, 2016

I always liked the Fourth of July. Warm summer nights, sitting on the grass with friends and family, maybe with a cold beer, the unmistakable sounds of the 1812 Overture and lots of fireworks.

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