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A blog by Jessi Wallace, September 8, 2016

September is PCOS Awareness Month, and women everywhere are speaking out and sharing their experience with PCOS on blogs, Facebook, Instagram, and in support groups. Spreading awareness is important because PCOS is something that is relatively misunderstood in the medical field. From what causes it, to why some women have symptoms that others don’t... it’s a disease that strikes 1 in 10 women, and sometimes they have no genetic tie to it (like myself), while many women do. With it being PCOS Awareness Month, I’ve come to realize that there is a lot that we don’t know about PCOS. However, there is one important thing that we do know and it’s very important for doctors to understand: PCOS does not look the same for everyone.

Infertile people often have difficulty getting through holidays. We all know that.

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.

A blog by Megan Swanek, July 31, 2016

When we flew into Zurich, we had about an hour to make our connecting flight to Prague. We made it to the gate with plenty of time, baby, luggage and stroller in tow and boarded last to minimize her time on the plane. We were belted in and ready to go when it was announced that the plane had been leaking oil and could not be flown until inspected and we would have to deboard. But not just yet, we would have to wait on the plane for 30 minutes until they were "ready" for us. Oh, and there were no other flights for the night. If my life were a movie, this would have been an overt case of foreshadowing.

Womb Scratching

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 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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