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Bust a Myth for National Infertility Awareness Week!


It’s National Infertility Awareness Week this week (April 24 - May 1). NIAW is a movement spearheaded by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to raise awareness of a disease which affects 7.3 million people.

Here at FertilityAuthority we’re all about educating and empowering women about the disease of infertility. (Around here, it’s Infertility Awareness Year!) But it’s important and exciting that so many others are speaking out about infertility. Just think where it could lead: better treatment, less stigma, MAYBE EVEN MORE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE!

Bust a Myth!

In honor of NIAW, we’re busting myths about fertility. Each day, a fertility doctor will crack open a big one and tell you the truth about a fertility fallacy.

What myths have you heard about infertility?
What have YOU lived and learned?
What do you wish someone had told you the truth about?

Post the myth you busted below! Not only will you be raising awareness about infertility, but TWO MYTH BUSTERS will receive GREAT PRIZES.

About Our Prizes


    The Fertile Kitchen™ Cookbook includes a variety of simple-to-make tasty dishes that make the diet easy to follow. In this cookbook, the authors share these flavorful recipes, along with the dietary guidelines that helped them succeed in getting pregnant. Additional tips and even a section on cooking basics, are included. You will learn:

    • The importance of diet in conception and pregnancy
    • What foods you can and cannot eat to enhance fertility
    • How to identify and shop for healthy ingredients and food items
    • How to prepare and cook the nutritious and fertility-enhancing recipes

    IVF COMPANION: A Personal Organizer for Your IVF Cycle

    Created by a patient, the IVF Companion is a guided personal organizer with over 50 pages of calendars, charts, logs and worksheets specially designed to help you prepare for, track and organize all the details of your IVF Cycle. It is designed for use before, during, after and in between cycles and will help to reduce stress for a more positive experience. It tracks responses, results, and progress and helps you prepare emotionally, physically, financially and logistically. It offers journaling space, covers support resources and complementary therapies all while organizing and storing cycle details in one place. The exterior binder is a discreet, durable and stylish and covered in a rich Chestnut Linen Book Cloth made from durable, coated material that resists stains and wear.

How to Raise Awareness & Win a Prize!

You can enter as many times as you'd like. You just need to post a fertility myth, and either REGISTER or include your email address in your post. And let us know whether you want the cookbook or the organizer.

So what’s your fertility myth? BUST IT BELOW to aid AWARENESS and to win!

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Comments (44)

The whole of you relax you will conceive or even the right time comes you will. When is the right time exactly? It's been 8 years lol I'd love either but I like the IVF Companion. Oh here's another of you're having menstrual cycles you are ovulating.

Hi there, have you tried charting your basal body temperature or using ovulation prediction kits? Sometimes having that solid proof to show your doctor is enough to convince him/her to run more tests. You could also consult a fertility doctor. Give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) and we will help you find a doctor in your area.


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Ok, so this isn't exactly a myth, but it is one of those stupid things that someone has said to my husband and I, "You do know how to have sex don't you?" Because obviously we don't since we haven't had kids after six years. Some people...

Anyway...I myself have heard many of the myths above. I have to cringe when I wonder about how many insenstive things I said because I didn't know any better. I wish more people would be open about fertility issues because I didn't know just how wide-spread it is.

Thanks for your great blog!

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That insurance coverage for infertility would make premiums go up. Infertile women are babycrazed and selfish.

Truth: if fertility treatments were covered there would be less multpile births(and the medical risks that go with that) as women would be
Transferring back fewer embroys. 80% of IVF result in a live birth by the 6th try. I saw "babycrazed" as a title for a talk show topic. How are we babycrazed?? Isn't society babycrazed?? The Bump, celebraty babies, and all the baby gear everwhere?? Its rational to think you'd be pregnant within a few months of trying. Its rational to assume u will get a live baby in the end. Its rational to think you can easily have many children. Its what we are taught. We are not taught otherwise. So What about infertility is rational?? The disease of Infertility is irrational. Not the carrier. Wanting to have a family badly is the most rational thought a person can have. Wanting to be pregnant is rational. Wanting to see my husband's features in my baby is rational. In no way does that make me selfish. It makes us human!!!! Only those who have faced it know its real, they know the pain, the cruel remarks, the eyeroll of a family member who thinks you should "just get over it and adopt." I don't know of any other disease where others feel like they have a "right" to tell me how I should treat it. Someone elses capability to have children does not make them an expert on my lack of.

I know I said a lot, but after 7 years I've heard cruel words and lost many friends due to this disease. They go on with their lives. They get pregnant for free while I will have to pay a small fortune to even try.

Id like the organizer.

Myth: That after IUI treatment fails you just need IVF and everything will be fine. The reality is the first IVF cycle doesn't always work but your chances increase the more rounds of IVF you do.

Organizer please!

Myth: As soon as you adopt, you'll get pregnant. Adoption cures childlessness, not infertility!

I would love the cookbook.

Thanks for the amazing myth busting. Just a reminder, if you're interested in one of the prizes, you need to add "cookbook" or "organizer" to your post.

The more we bust myths here, the more we raise awareness about infertility.

Who's up?

Unexplained Infertility just means nothing is wrong; you either haven't tried hard enough, waited long enough, or should take a vacation - If it isn't broken don't fix it...

Myth #1: My risk of miscarriage is high even if I use donor eggs. This isn’t true. Your risk of miscarriage is related to the age of the donor egg.

Myth #2: If my eggs are “old” this means my uterus is “old” too. I can’t carry a pregnancy since my eggs are “old.” This isn’t true. Your ability to carry a pregnancy using donor eggs is related to your health and the health of your uterus.

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I wish someone would have told me how although egg donation is a wonderful thing, but as a recipient I have felt an incredible amount of pain. An intense feeling that I am a failure and a sense of betrayal by my husband. I know it is a beautiful thing, but it does not come without excruciating pain.

"Maybe infertility is God's way of telling you that you were not meant to be parents"
~ This is the most hurtful thing you can tell someone who is facing infertility... I wish people would think before speaking!

MYTH: The Recipient’s costs for using donated embryos are the same as costs for undergoing one IVF treatment cycle.

TRUTH: Costs for embryo donation may range from $2,500-$4,000. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lists the average price of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle in the U.S. to be $12,400.

These are ALL great! Thanks for sharing your myths!

Keep 'em coming! Who else has a myth to bust?

POST it and BUST it!

That bad sperm morphology means you absolutely need IVF. We got pregnant on our own only 2 months after being told my partner had only 3% "normal" sperm. And I'm 42. Had our insurance covered IVF, I would've already been injecting myself with expensive, mood altering, bloat causing meds. A friend with similar diagnosis at age 44 got pregnant quickly on their own. Medical diagnoses and statistics are NOT always the final word in infertility.

You and your husband are a young, healthy couple. It will happen. Those aren't the only two requirements to getting pregnant. It takes more than being young and healthy... obviously.

I would LOVE the cookbook!

myth: pregnancy cures endometriosis.

many people have told me that once I get pregnant my endo will be "cured". I hope this is true for many women, but it was not a cure for my aunt.


OK, I'll kick things off!

Myth: If you didn't have much trouble conceiving the firt time, it'll be easy the second time around.

Wish more was known about secondary infertility . . .

I'd like the cookbook

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