PCOS

If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, it’s likely you have also heard some diet advice (perhaps unsolicited). PCOS can not only be painful...

Whitney Welsh •Sep 28, 2022

PCOS

As someone who has spent the better part of 5 years trying to conceive with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I am here to tell...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 20, 2022

Sponsored by Organon. Photo not of a real patient. Kristyn Hodgdon is an IVF mom, proud fertility advocate, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 7, 2022

The aftermath of miscarriage is a part of the recovery that is often overlooked. Women are told to expect a heavy period and to...

Arden Cartrette •Sep 5, 2022

If you’re about to begin undergoing fertility treatments, there’s a chance you’ve asked yourself “does IUI even work?”. Maybe you’ve heard multiple success stories from IVF patients, but few from those who have conceived via IUI — or maybe you’re simply discouraged by the relatively low success rates (we’ll get into those below, but spoiler alert: IUI is unsuccessful more often than not).  But IUI can work — it worked for me in 2018, when I conceived my twins. Though I had a lot of doubts going into the procedure, it ended up being the right choice...

Zara Hanawalt •Jul 5, 2022

I’m currently in the two-week wait following my fourth frozen embryo transfer, and honestly, it feels like the stakes couldn’t be any higher for us than they are right now. On one hand, I’m hopeful: we did a whole slew of testing following our last failed transfer, and my doctor changed up my protocol due to the results of my ERA (Endometrial Receptivity Analysis).  On the other hand, I’m terrified. In the past year, I have had an early miscarriage, moved forward with PGT-A testing, and grieved two failed transfers with euploid (normal) embryos. Since I’ve...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Jun 27, 2022

I was 28 when I began trying (and trying and trying) to conceive. As a journalist covering fertility and prenatal health, I had all this information right at my fingertips, but nothing could prepare me for the frustrating, isolating reality of facing fertility challenges before age 30. At the time, my friends all fell squarely into one of two camps: Either they’d gotten pregnant immediately — often before even transitioning from “not not trying” to trying in earnest — or, they were actively avoiding pregnancy. None of them had drawers devoted to ovulation trackers in their...

Zara Hanawalt •Jun 21, 2022

Sponsored by Organon Kristyn Hodgdon is an IVF mom, current fertility patient, Co-founder and Chief Community Officer of Rescripted. This article is the opinion of the author and reflects the author's views. The author is not a healthcare professional. Let’s set the stage: You may have been trying to conceive (TTC) for a while now. You may think you’re doing everything right, however, month after month you’re hit with that single pink line or the negative symbol on a pregnancy test. With each passing month, you may feel a little bit more helpless and in search of answers. You...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Jun 13, 2022

Entering the world of fertility treatments for the first time can be an overwhelming process, to say the least. In my case, dual-factor infertility led my husband and I to pursue IVF to grow our family. However, everyone’s journey is different. With so many varying paths to consider when it comes to taking care of your reproductive health, what’s important to remember is that you’re certainly not walking alone. If you’re considering your own options, here are a few tips I wish I had known before beginning IVF: 1. Realistically, how much time I would need...

Lindsey Williams •Jun 7, 2022

If you have recently been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), it’s completely normal to be worried about your future fertility. You might be asking yourself, “Will I need fertility treatments to get pregnant?” Unfortunately, like so many things with fertility, the answer to that question is not so straightforward. However, the good news is that if you have PCOS, there’s no need to panic. There is definitely hope for conception, either naturally or through Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) like IUI or IVF.  In this article, we’ll walk you through some of the different treatment options...

Brighid Flynn •May 25, 2022
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