Road to fertility

Your guide to trying to conceive, fertility treatments, genetic testing and your path to pregnancy

Trying to Conceive Blog: Creating Online Support

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Whether you’re reading someone else’s trying to conceive blog or creating one of your own, reaching out to the online fertility community can be an opportunity to connect with others who may have been diagnosed with a similar condition as yours, to lend each other support, share resources, advice or simply vent as you go […]

Conception Stories: Ashley & Alex’s IVF Journey

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I remember watching the test happen live. I remember hearing the doctor speak to me. I remember my eyes welling up. I remember being escorted to the bathroom to change. I remember the piercing scream that came out of my mouth and collapsing on the floor. I remember the nurse rushing in to pick me […]

IVF Support: Financial, Emotional and Medical

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If you’ve received an infertility diagnosis and you and your partner or going through or about to undergo in vitro fertilization, it can be stressful. Fertility concerns can impact many aspects of your life: your finances if you lack insurance coverage to afford treatment, emotional when you want nothing more than to be a parent […]

What to Expect Day 1 to Day 3 After Embryo Transfer

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After embryo transfer, you’ll have to wait around 2 weeks before your pregnancy test. This might not seem like a long time, but if you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, 2 weeks can feel like 2 years. After all, until this point in vitro fertilization has been a very hands-on process, with regular check-ups, […]

What are the Symptoms of Successful Implantation?

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When you’re undergoing fertility treatment, you often have a heightened awareness of your body. After embryo transfer, you’ll be looking for all possible signs of good news – however, the symptoms of successful implantation can be quite subtle. After all, implantation happens quite close to when you would usually get your period, so it is […]

Smoking and Infertility (And Other Toxic Habits)

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Your lifestyle, among other things, includes your diet, fitness, hygiene, toxic habits, and their mental health. It is very important to follow a healthy lifestyle and this is even more important if you want to get pregnant – because your health directly impacts your baby’s. As such, the consumption of toxic substances is directly related […]

Dietary Changes and Vitamins to Increase Fertility

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Age is a very important factor when it comes to having a child. Biologically, the best age to get pregnant is between 20 and 30 years, the perfect time being age 25. However, it’s your decision to have a baby and also to decide when is the best time to have it. A person’s lifestyle (among […]

How to Use an Accurate Ovulation Calculator to Have a Family

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When you’re trying to conceive, knowing when you’re most fertile is key. That’s why understanding how to use an accurate ovulation calculator so you know when you’re ovulating can make the difference between achieving a pregnancy or not. Below, we review what ovulation is, when you’re at your most fertile and what the most reliable […]