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Fertility Clinic Holiday Hours: What You Need to Know to Prepare in Advance

When it comes to holiday hours, each fertility clinic operates differently. Some clinics close for a few days or even weeks during the winter holidays. Other clinics maintain morning monitoring hours, but schedule IVF lab procedures for after the New Year. Closing all or a portion of the facility allows treatment staff to spend much needed time with family, gives them the opportunity to catch up on paperwork, and offers down time to thoroughly clean the lab without risking egg or embryo viability.

Fertility Treatments and the Holidays

Calling in abundance when you're feeling the pressure

by Kristen Magnacca

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Wayne Dyer

So the holiday season is upon us and perhaps we feel as though we’re channeling Santa by making a list and checking it twice to get ourselves organized for the festivities.

Or maybe you’re just not feeling it yet?

The shopping, wrapping, tinsel, sparkling lights, fertility shots, blood work, vaginal ultrasounds, embryo transfers and artificial (intrauterine) inseminations are activities that just seem as though they don’t go together. And there is certainty not a catchy holiday song that incorporates them all!

Seven Solutions for Holiday Stress, Overeating and Fertility


a blog by Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D., Fertility Centers of Illinois

For everyone, stress and overeating can be a dastardly duo during the holidays. For infertility patients, the two can wreak havoc on your weight, your peace-of-mind and, yes, your fertility treatment.

It's no secret that patients who are at peak health and healthy weights — and are best able to manage the stresses of life and infertility — have more success with fertility treatment. That is why fertility practices such as mine partner with organizations such as Pullling Down the Moon to offer education on nutrition, exercise and stress management techniques— and how it all can impact your fertility.

Here's seven solutions to reduce your holiday stress and overeating.

Top 10 Ways to Get Your Body Baby Ready for the New Year

New Year's Resolutions for Fertility

Everybody knows that there are certain things you need to do when you’re pregnant. But the time before you conceive is often ignored. Taking care of your body may help you get pregnant. It can also improve the critical first few weeks of fetal development—a time you might not even know you’re pregnant. Here’s our list of the top 10 ways that you get your body baby ready for the new year!

Holiday Survival Tips while Trying to Conceive : Episode 2

Bummed out by all of the pregnancy announcements, baby bumps and nudges about when you're going to procreate? Well, that's the holidays for you -- but it doesn't mean you should suffer alone. Here are some tips for surviving the holidays while struggling to conceive.

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Embrace Holiday Stress

As a client of CNY Fertility Center, I have read both of Dr. Robert Kiltz's books, The Fertile Secret: 10 Steps to Living Your Most Fertile Life and The Art of Living With Intent. I’m constantly in awe of the grace Dr. Kiltz steps through life with. He is a warm, generous man with an amazingly positive, holistic outlook on life. I turned to him for help when I decided to write an article on dealing with holiday stress, knowing I wouldn’t get the traditional answers everyone writes about. He did not disappoint.

Hanukkah & Infertility: Will the Similarities Never End?

a blog by Lori Shandle-Fox, November 26, 2013

Jews and infertile people have a lot in common. So while other women are disappointed in and appalled at how their relatives treat them when they're trying to cope with infertility, infertile Jewish women are, yes, a little irritated with our relatives, but that's nothing new. Most of our relatives are an irritating bunch. We're certainly not disappointed in how they're handling our infertility issues. We've never been dumb or naive enough to expect compassion and understanding. They're not a compassionate or understanding group. I love my background and am extremely proud of my people as a whole, but something happens to them when they're relatives... and they gather together in a furnished home.

Our Best Advice on Infertility Etiquette over the Holidays

Pass it on to friends and family

a blog by Claire, December 23, 2012

The lights, the noise, the social events you must attend, the hustle and bustle. Santa ringing a bell on every corner and endless Toys 'R Us commercials and the focus on children and presents. This time of year is stressful enough without throwing in the added burden of dreading social gatherings with people who will inevitably say the wrong thing about infertility and trying to conceive.

A case of the Bah-Humbugs

a blog by Claire, December 18, 2012

There are two types of people celebrating the winter holidays: those who are full of holiday spirit... and those who are NOT.


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