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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month; October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Whether you know someone who has openly suffered loss or not, the truth is 1 in 4 women will suffer a loss via miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at some point in their lives. It is difficult to find just the right words to help comfort the victim of loss, but the team here at Fertility Authority has compiled a list along with some suggestions from the I AM THE FACE campaign for helping your friends and loved ones observe the day:

Spring treatment

a blog by Claire, March 28, 2016

Is the season of chicks and bunnies better than the other three for in vitro fertilization? The study "Seasonal variability in the fertilization rate of women undergoing assisted reproduction treatments," which is published in the July 2012 issue of Gynecological Endocrinology found that for couples undergoing IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), the fertilization — the joining of egg and sperm to form an embryo — rate was higher in the spring. Note: the season had no effect on pregnancy rates.

a blog by Claire, September 16, 2013

Aisha Tyler, of The Talk, revealed she has struggled with infertility on air Tuesday.

Tyler, 42, discussed her long journey of trying to conceive with husband of 21 years, Jeff Tietjens. She became emotional as she described her journey from stopping birth control pills through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and ultimately being told by her fertility doctor that she has very little chance of conceiving. “After 40, your chances of getting pregnant are between 2 and 8 percent, and in my particular case they were less than 5 percent,” Tyler told viewers.

a blog by Claire, June 1, 2013

LeAnn Rimes may love life as a stepmother to husband Eddie Cibrian’s two sons, but the singer admits she is hoping to expand the family any day and in any way--not shying away from the idea of fertility treatment or adoption.