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Don't Cook Your Balls?

a blog by Julie Monacelli, November 25, 2013

Men were largely left out of the fertility app market until recently, but now men have a fertility tracker too, called Trak Fertility. The starter kit comes with an engine, 6 disposable test cartridges, collection cups and a guide to mens reproductive health called "Don't Cook Your Balls." After obtaining a baseline reading, you can keep a record of your efforts to improve your health and the corresponding changes in your sperm count.


a blog by Ebru Halper, March 4, 2013

Hope: The state which promotes the belief in an outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life.

Most of the time, the clients I meet are just about the embark on the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) roller coaster and despite feeling overwhelmed, they are mostly hopeful. After all, they have taken the proactive steps to meet with a reproductive endocrinologist (fertility doctor) who will help them create the family they’ve longed for. Even the most hardened veterans among us can remember that initial optimism. But, when time is measured by the next blood test, ultrasound appointment, ovulation triggers and due-dates that never were, hope can be elusive.

Valentine's Day Mini- Humor Marathon: Post 2

a blog by Lori Shandle-Fox, February 14, 2013

Welcome to the Laughing IS Conceivable Valentine's Day Mini Humor Marathon: Post 2: "Right Holiday- Wrong Loser (I mean 'guy')"

(If you stumbled upon this post, don't worry, I'll let you know at the end where to find Post 1 if you're interested. It's not like you're going to be totally lost if you start here. It's not Downton Abbey for crying out loud.)

So, what were we talking about? Oh right. How important it is for couples dealing with infertility to celebrate Valentine's Day...Celebrate it early and celebrate it often.

Will You Be My Valentine...Baby?

a blog by Fran Meadows, February 14, 2013

Most couples that are struggling with infertility know that Valentine’s Day is a day for love and hope that baby dust is in the air. A day to break out your sexiest red lingerie and try to be carefree not thinking about baby making. Well, at least that's what you try to tell yourself; even if it’s for a minute. It's just another day, Valentine’s Day, but we try to embrace it as good things can happen. Some will be embarking on doing injections, an egg retrieval, an embryo transfer, just plain old love making, a BETA (pregnancy hormone hCG) test or just trying to embrace the happy love surrounding them as a couple.

Infertility Support in Pittsburgh, PA

Therapy, counseling, or support groups can help you cope with infertility

Despite the fact that 1 in 8 couples is having difficulty conceiving, the infertility journey can be an isolating experience. Friends and family offer support and comfort, but sometimes their well-intended comments further remind you of the pain of infertility. As a result, your closest relationships may suffer. Seeking the help of an infertility therapist for individual, couples, or group counseling will help you cope with the emotions of infertility.

World Kindness Week: How Can You Help A Friend Cope With Infertility?

a blog by Claire, November 13, 2012

Did you know November 13th is World Kindness Day? World Kindness Week 2012 is November 13-20th.

A day to put aside your differences, do nice things for others, and maybe not yell at your significant other in a Clomid-induced fit of rage.

I Deserved a Baby

a blog by Lisa Rosenthal, October 9, 2012

I deserved a baby.
I did.
I had done all the right things, a few (ok, quite a few) wrong things.
But mainly, I had done enough of the right things, at the right time, in the right way.
I deserved a baby.
I was young. Healthy. Strong and fit. Even married. I was ready.
I deserved a baby.

For Men Only

Infertility affects men and women equally. Approximately 40 percent of infertility is male related; 40 percent is female related; and 20 percent is unexplained or a combination of male and female factors.

Getting Started

The fertility workup for men includes a physical exam as well as a semen analysis which measures the amount of semen produced and how many viable sperm are in the semen.

Medical Issues

Medicals issues that may contribute to male factor infertility include:

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