Road to fertility

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

What is PGD Testing and How Does it Work?

PGD testing

If there is a genetic condition present in your family, you may want to explore options to reduce the risk of passing the condition on to your baby. Therefore, your fertility doctor may bring up the option of PGD testing. However, many medical processes can leave people feeling uncertain and anxious. Below, we break down […]

Blastocyst: IVF Terminology Explained in Simple Terms

blastocyst ivf

The process of in vitro fertilization is filled with technical terms that can leave many prospective parents feeling perplexed. One of the most intimidating is ‘blastocyst’, IVF jargon that can make the best of us feel totally confused. After all, what does blasting anything have to do with having a baby?! However, the ‘blast’ part […]

What to Expect After Egg Retrieval

what to expect after egg retrieval

If you’re considering in vitro fertilization or egg freezing you may wonder what to expect after egg retrieval. Perhaps there’s a medical reason your doctor is suggesting fertility preservation, IVF or even embryo cryopreservation. Having your eggs retrieved may feel overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what to anticipate, how you’ll feel physically or what […]

What is the ERA Test Success Rate and Can it Help Me Conceive?

era test success rate

If you’re a patient who has undergone several rounds of in vitro fertilization (IVF) without any success, it can be incredibly frustrating. You may have even utilized genetic testing called Pre-implantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy known as PGS on your embryos. PGS identifies the number of chromosomes in embryos, so that your doctor can select […]

Should You Start Your Own TTC Blog?

ttc blog

There are various online resources you can find to help support your efforts trying to conceive (TTC), including many who, like yourself, share their fertility journey in a TTC blog. This can be helpful as you can connect with others who may have been diagnosed with a similar condition as yours such as, polycystic ovarian […]

Pregnancy Planner: Getting Pregnant Ready

pregnancy planner

If you’re trying to conceive and you’re someone who likes to plan, you may want to invest in a pregnancy planner to get you and your body pregnancy ready. People who enjoy plotting out their course, organizing what they need to do, or making sure they know the right steps to set their mind to […]