General Infertility

I remember the first time I felt what I would later discover was endometriosis. I was fifteen, and I had recurrent stabbing pain in...

Kristin Diversi •Feb 2, 2023

General Infertility

Unless you’ve been a part of the TTC community for a while, you may not have heard of one of the less obvious causes...

Jessica Boone •Jan 27, 2023

One of the biggest questions women often have with regard to pregnancy and work is “How to tell your boss you’re pregnant,” but what...

Stephanie Kramer •Jan 23, 2023

Fertility treatments are expensive and stressful, and for many of us, we only have a window of a few cycles to get it right. That...

Michelle Meyer •Jan 17, 2023

Sponsored by Organon.  Photo not of a real patient. Angeline N. Beltsos, MD, is the CEO, Clinical at Kindbody and is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Beltsos has received numerous awards and is a popular speaker nationally and internationally, as well as a frequent media resource on the topic of infertility. This article is written from the point of view of Dr. Beltsos based on her more than two decades of extensive experience working with patients facing infertility. If you and your partner are struggling to have a child,...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Jan 17, 2023

Here’s the thing about infertility: It isn’t just about the painful, physically draining tests and treatments. It isn’t even just about the emotional aspect — the longing for something your body won’t give you. It’s also about the culture we live in, and how that culture views and speaks about family-building. We’re still living in a world in which people ask things like “are you pregnant?” and “so when are you having kids?”. We’re still being told that topics like fertility and miscarriage are taboo. And we still have a culture of toxic positivity where infertility...

Zara Hanawalt •Jan 5, 2023

If you’re experiencing difficulties in growing your family, making the decision to enter the world of fertility treatments can be, to put it mildly, overwhelming. This vulnerable and emotional position is filled with difficult decisions and a rollercoaster of emotions to go along with it. At a time in your life where you feel as though you can go from laughing to crying and back again, sometimes within a matter of minutes, it’s easy and entirely normal to feel a tad scatter-brained throughout the process.  10 Questions To Ask at Your First Fertility Appointment That being said, if you’re anticipating your first fertility consultation,...

Lindsey Williams •Jan 3, 2023

We’ve all been there, whether we’d like to admit it or not: finding yourself frantically Googling “how soon can I get a positive pregnancy test?”, looking for any ounce of encouragement to go ahead and test sooner rather than later. Suddenly, you are knee-deep and hours into scouring “POAS” (pee-on-a-stick) message boards looking for the people who posted joyfully that they got a positive test (albeit a squinty, is-it-or-isn’t-it positive) 3-days post embryo transfer. You head to the bathroom to take yet another test, while your partner is telling you that you’d agreed to wait. “That...

Lindsey Williams •Dec 23, 2022

In the aftermath of the Dobbs decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the worry surrounding state anti-abortion laws — and their potential impact on IVF — has taken center stage.  If state ‘personhood laws’ define life as beginning at fertilization — and embryos as ‘unborn human beings’ — what will that mean for the future of fertility treatments, from the PGT testing of embryos during IVF to the disposal of surplus genetic material? For those of us who need Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) like IVF to grow our families, it’s anxiety-provoking to think about.  Although IVF...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Dec 15, 2022

The holiday season is a layered time. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of people who already struggle with their mental health say that the holidays make them feel worse. For three or four months, people balance family events, social obligations, and financial pulls, while still managing their everyday lives. If you know someone who is navigating infertility, they're probably managing even more.  “Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures,” explains RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.  Those going through treatment often don’t have the luxury of working...

Vivian Nunez •Dec 13, 2022
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