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Genna Banafato is a 37 year old Registered Nurse and mother of two beautiful girls conceived over the course of three cycles of IVF with ICSI. She and her husband battled multiple diagnoses (including Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Low AMH, homozygous MTHFR C667T and Male Factor Infertility) on their journey to becoming parents.

After being told my her OBGyn to "relax and enjoy being a newlywed", she started a search for a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) who would take their concerns seriously. They had a difficult time finding the best RE, meeting with multiple doctors before finding a clinic that was a great fit for them.

Genna would like to help other fertility patients understand their diagnosis and connect with a specialist in less time, knowing that a good relationship with the right RE can really help de-stress an infertility diagnosis and the ART process. She is also willing to do a little hand holding along the way because if she understands anything, it's how much infertility just sucks.

You can reach her at


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.

byline:  a blog by Genna Banafato, July 28, 2013

I am fortunate. Although I have the alphabet soup of infertility in my medical records (low AMH, DOR, AMA, MTHFR and MFI), thanks to in-vitro fertilization, ICSI and a great reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. William Ziegler, I have two beautiful daughters. Cycling for my younger daughter with a toddler in tow definitely had it's challenges. One thing we decided during that time was that it just wouldn't be feasible to do another fresh cycle, would this one work. It was hard enough to do IVF with ONE child at home. We couldn't imagine making our schedules work for another fresh cycle with two. Not to mention how horrible and run down the meds make me feel. No, another fresh cycle wasn't going to be in the cards. If we didn't get any frozen embryos from that cycle, then we were going to have to be done.

a blog by Genna Banafato, July 20, 2013

To some women, preparing for an IVF cycle involves doctor's visits, medication training, injections, waiting and sometimes praying. To others, especially those who spend any time on the fertility forums, the traditional ways to deal with your cycle aren't always enough. And if the internet is good for anything, it's providing an old wives tale when you need one.

a blog by Genna Banafato, July 18, 2013

If you're anything like me, you had the same OB/Gyn for a long time. Even through college and living in another state, I kept the same doctor. It was only once a year that i had to come back and see them. I knew them. Was comfortable with them. No reason to switch. Then I decided it was going to be time to TTC. I saw them for my preconception appointment and got a little plan in place. Then the trouble started. I wasn't getting pregnant.

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a blog by Genna Banafato, July 17, 2013

Uterine fibroids are a benign time of uterine tumor that is usually completely asymptomatic. The majority of women who have them will never know they are there. However, out of the 20-25% of women who have fibroids, 10% of them will develop some sort of fertility related issue, whether it is difficulty conceiving or miscarriage as a result of the fibroid.


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