Road to fertility

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

Pregnancy Planner: Getting Pregnant Ready

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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 […]

Trying for a Baby: What are the Basics

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You and your partner may know you’re ready to start trying for a baby, but you may not know exactly the basics of how to conceive. When we were growing up, we were taught primarily how to avoid getting pregnant, but now that you’re ready to conceive, you may wonder the best way forward in […]

When Will I Get Pregnant? The Many Factors to Consider

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Once you’ve made the decision to have a baby but haven’t been successful immediately, you may feel concerned and start to wonder, “When will I get pregnant?” Growing up, when we learn about sex education, it seems like getting pregnant is very easy. The reality is that depending on several factors including age, timing and […]

Pregnancy After 40: Know Your Options

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According to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more women are having children in their 30’s than ever before. While egg quality and quantity do decline the older a woman gets and pregnancy over the age of 35 comes with increased risks, with proactive planning, reproductive assistance, and knowing all your options, […]

Options for Lesbians Having Babies

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Perhaps you and your female partner have talked about having a family and are curious about your options. If so, you can take comfort in the fact that you have several paths you can take to parenthood. There are, of course, several factors to take into consideration. Do you or your partner want to carry […]

Infertility Support Groups: Connecting with Others Who Understand

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Everyone imagines that when they first decide to start a family, they’ll get pregnant right away. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen so easily for everyone. Difficulty conceiving, whether you have sought the help of a fertility specialist or not, can be stressful and isolating.  Finding a fertility support group can be extremely valuable in helping […]

IVF Timeline: A Step by Step Process

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In 1978, since in vitro fertilization was first introduced, it has helped conceive approximately 8 million babies throughout the world. While many people might not  anticipate needing reproductive technology to help build their families, there are no doubt countless individuals who are grateful for IVF. If you’ve been trying to conceive for some time or know […]

What is PGS testing and Should I Consider It?

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If you know you need in vitro fertilization (IVF), you might want to speak to your doctor about whether or not you should consider using PGS testing, which stands for Preimplantation Genetic Screening. PGS testing is a genetic study of the embryos produced during your IVF cycle which has a goal of helping you have […]

Does an Endometrial Biopsy Help Implantation?

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When an IVF cycle isn’t successful, it’s very common to review the treatment protocol, the patient’s history, and previous cycles to look for ways in which future cycles might be improved. When you’re undergoing infertility treatment, sometimes your response to the treatment itself can provide insight into the difficulty you are experiencing.