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A blog by Kara Nguyen, MD, MPH, RMA of Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth, July 29, 2015

As an infertile patient myself, I often rely on my own experiences to empathize with patients. Making the decision to seek a consultation with an infertility specialist is brave because it is entrusting your personal goals of becoming a parent to someone who does not know you – your dreams, your hopes, your values. However the qualities of compassion and warmth are a prerequisite in your doctor especially when you need help with infertility. You know your fertility specialist understands you if he/she demonstrates the following eight attributes.

A blog by Stephanie Levich, Family Match Consulting, July 24, 2015

Finding an egg donor that has all the characteristics you hope to find can be a challenge. Finding an egg donor that has all the characteristics you hope to find AND who happens to live down the street from your fertility doctor's office, can be nearly impossible! Will egg donors travel? Should I wait to find someone who is local? Should I just choose a doctor located near the donor? How much does travel even cost? All very good questions to think about before embarking on your search for an egg donor.

A blog by Embryo Adoption Awareness Center, July 14, 2015
Embryo adoption agencies have chosen to use the open adoption model for successful matches between donor and adopting families.

A blog by Amira Posner, Healing Infertility, July 8, 2015
Some couples are able to embrace the idea of using donor eggs and move more quickly through the process, while others are not quite ready to entertain the thought, feeling more resistance. In my role as a fertility counsellor, I help these couples to recognize and focus on their ultimate overall goal: to have a child. It is often the journey of moving through different, unsuccessful treatments that leads to the donor egg option. Understanding the implications associated with donor conception is imperative. Getting connected to others who have gone through it themselves can also be helpful.

A blog by Dr. Alan B. Copperman, RMA of New York, July 8, 2015

Asherman’s Syndrome is a condition that describes scarring in the uterine cavity. Asherman’s can result from nearly any uterine procedure. Commonly, the scar tissue or “intrauterine synechiae” results from a dilatation and curettage (D&C) to remove the contents of a miscarriage or following a delivery, it can also follow a postpartum infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, radiation treatment of the pelvis, and uterine surgery for the removal of fibroids. While Asherman’s syndrome classically presents with light or absent menses, some patients may experience monthly pain and/or infertility.

A blog by Embryo Adoption Awareness Center, July 7, 2015

At prices ranging from $10,000 to $15,000, embryo adoption is one of the most affordable alternative methods for building your family. We know what you’re thinking – that’s still a nice chunk of change that you may not have laying around. So how do you pay for it?

A blog by Jessi Wallace, July 7, 2015
It’s now halfway through 2015, and we have yet to get pregnant again. Over the last three years, we tried natural remedies to get me to ovulate, we tried Femara/Letrozole a few times with no ovarian response, and we went back to my trusty old friend: Clomid. However, Clomid apparently forgot that we used to be best friends. We tried to tango several times, but as each month passed and my response continued to decline, we were left with nothing but my polycystic ovaries, a thin uterine lining, and a broken heart.

A blog by Embryo Adoption Awareness Center, June 30, 2015
Embryo adoption is a low-cost option to IVF and rather than making more embryos, you give life to embryos that another family is offering to you as a gift. This is a great choice, especially if your doctor is suggesting egg donation to create embryos for your IVF.

A blog by Embryo Adoption Awareness Center, June 25, 2015
By the time most couples discover embryo adoption, they’ve spent years trying to conceive a baby naturally or through infertility treatments like in vitro fertilization. Many have even tried to have a baby through egg and sperm donation. Some embryo adoption programs have embryos waiting and are frequently able match an adopting family with a donor family within weeks rather than months or even years!

A blog by Amira Posner, Healing Infertility, June 8, 2015
"Letting go coping" is an alternative way of addressing the worries, anxieties and stress responses that go hand in hand with infertility. The technique is associated with successful IVF treatment outcomes.