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How Two Females Can Have a Baby Through Reciprocal IVF

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Same-sex couples now have several options they can explore when they want to add to their family. In this blog, we will review how two females can have a baby. We will primarily focus on what is known as Reciprocal IVF or “partner IVF”. It’s become an increasingly popular option as it allows both partners […]

5 Simple Tips for Getting Pregnant

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Sometimes, conception is frustrating. In schools, sex education makes many people think they will get pregnant at the drop of a hat; however, the reality is often quite different. For some women who are struggling to conceive, they may think to themselves, “please, please get me pregnant.” However, the best way to get pregnant is […]

Getting Pregnant Stories: Corinne’s IVF Journey

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Our fertility journey began in 2017 when, after two years of marriage, we were ready to start our family. As high school sweethearts, we had plenty of years to plan when and how we wanted to start our family, and we were excited and ready to be pregnant. We had prepared for our baby in […]

IVF Success Stories: Alvena & Victoria’s Journeys

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Two Women’s Unique IVF Success Stories Alvena’s IVF Journey to a Second Child Fifteen agonizing months of trying to give our daughter a sibling, we were finally told that we only have a 3% chance of ever conceiving naturally. So either our daughter is a miracle child and we didn’t know it, or she had closed […]

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 […]

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 […]

When to Try for a Baby: The Menstrual Cycle

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Female factors that influence fertility are directly related to the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is how the female reproductive system prepares for pregnancy. If there is any deviation from the normal process of the cycle or its phases, fertility problems appear. Reproductive theory says the menstrual cycle lasts approximately 28 days and that ovulation […]