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It’s Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month - What You Need to Know

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.

The Five Stages of Grief and Learning to Forgive Yourself When Fertility Treatment Does Not Go As Planned

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.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Body for Fertility Treatment, Physically and Mentally

A blog by Jessi Wallace, August 10, 2015
This fall, we’re embarking on an adventure of Follistim + IUI, so in the meantime I have been trying to relax and prepare myself for what is to come. I’ve noticed that anytime I take a break—especially if it’s at least 3 months long—my body responds better when I start treatment again. And since I have PCOS, my body is very sensitive to what I expose it to. Because of this little fact, here are 7 ways I am preparing my body for more fertility treatment – physically and mentally.

Nashville, TN, Lawyers for Assisted Reproductive Technology

To help you understand and protect your family’s rights, it is important to retain the services of a lawyer specializing in reproductive technology law. These attorneys should have expertise in drafting legally-binding contracts that clearly state the legal rights, roles and responsibilities of donors and intended parents in the instance of egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, surrogacy and adoption.

Nashville, TN, Infertility Support

Many fertility patients and their partners seek infertility therapy or counseling to help work through the complex feelings and emotions related to infertility. Fear, sadness, anger and anxiety are not uncommon. Couples are often not in agreement on when to start fertility treatment, how long to continue fertility treatment, and fertility treatment costs.

Infertility Insurance Coverage in Nashville, TN

Infertility treatment costs - diagnostic tests, fertility drugs, surgery, IUI, IVF and other procedures - can quickly add up , and insurance coverage for infertility treatment varies widely. Fifteen states in the U.S. require insurance coverage for infertility treatment, but unfortunately for Nashville residents, Tennessee does not.

Surrogacy in Nashville, TN

With surrogacy, a woman carries a baby for a couple or individual who is unable to so. With gestational surrogacy, the embryo is a result of the sperm and egg of the intended parents, or donor sperm and/or eggs. With traditional surrogacy, the embryo is a result of the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm, and the egg of the surrogate. The majority of surrogacy arrangements today are gestational surrogacy arrangements. The following situations would require a surrogate:

Nashville Egg Donation Success Rates

The two Nashville fertility clinics did a total of 72 egg donation cycles in 2010. There were an additional 162 donor egg cycles at fertility clinics across Tennessee. The following Nashville egg donation success rates were published in the 2010 CDC ART Report.

Nashville, TN, Egg Donation

Success rates using donor egg are often quite high since eggs are donated by young, healthy women. While most women would prefer to cycle with their own eggs, egg donation is an excellent option for women in their early 40s and older, women with poor egg quality or quantity, and for some women who have had multiple miscarriages.

Nashville Fertility Clinic Success Rates

IVF success rates may influence your choice of a fertility Nashville fertility clinic, but keep in mind the data you need to consider for women in your age group:

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