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Turning Over a New Leaf

Writer Charles Swindoll said: "I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it."

Some people feel the first cool breezes of fall and think: "Great. Summer vacation is over, the cold is here, leaves to rake, another year's almost gone … and I'm still not pregnant."

Others feel the first cool breezes of fall and think: "Great! Bursts of color, pumpkin picking, hay rides, Charlie Brown specials, Thanksgiving, … A fresh start at tackling infertility … just around the corner!

It's so easy to feel like you're in a humongous rut when you're trying to get pregnant. Sometimes you can't even remember a time when you weren't trying to get pregnant.

What we have to remember is that each time we try another round of fertility treatments, another procedure, another fertility doctor, another fertility drug, there's renewed hope.

Autumn, when the climate can change dramatically in a very short time, is a good time to remember that life — and particularly our infertile lives — can change very quickly too. When you look back on it in years to come, infertility will be just another season in your life. It won't feel like it does now when you're in the midst of it

So when you think of fall and the months to come, think of the Macy's parade, football, gorgeous foliage and the promise of a New Year.

And lean on us. Our Patient Care Advocates can help you find a fertility doctor. And we have a supportive, informative community at FertileThoughts.

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