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Are Men Forgotten During the Fertility Treatment Process?

Posted in General | Tagged Male factor fertility, Male fertility, Male infertility, Male infertility testing, Fertility support group, Fertility support January 18, 2019

During discussions between couples about whether a fertility issue exists, more often than not, testing and treatment begin down a singular route — the female partner. Of course, for some, they may already be aware of a fertility or medical issue with either partner, so bypassing one partner is a logical choice. However, for those who are new to the struggle to conceive and are unaware of p…

Is Something Holding You Back from Pursuing Fertility Care?

Posted in General | Tagged Fertility consultation, Fertility testing, Fertility treatment, Fertility Education Seminar January 15, 2019

Maybe you’ve been trying to conceive for six months to a year with no success, or you’ve experienced two or more consecutive miscarriages (recurrent) and are unsure about trying again, or you’ve been told by your gynecologist to consult with a fertility specialist but have yet to make an appointment in any of these cases. For those who are aware of the need to seek a fertility consultation but have …

How to Set Fertility Care Goals for 2019

Posted in General | Tagged Fertility, Fertility goals, Infertility, Egg freezing, LGBT family building December 26, 2018

Whether you’re actually traveling a long distance or starting your fertility treatment journey nearby, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed about how to take that first step. Rest assured the first step is not a large one. You can start on your path to fertility treatment by simply identifying your goals and doing a little online research. Your 2019 Fertility Treatment Goals Whatever your s…

Three Ways to Make Talking to Your Partner about Family Planning Easier

Posted in General | Tagged Family planning, Fertility treatment, Partner support, Support group December 20, 2018

Talking about family planning is a life event you don’t want to treat lightly. This means it’s probably not a good idea to bring up the topic when you’re rushing out the door or anytime you’re feeling particularly emotional. Instead, discussing your goals, wishes and concerns about building your family should come from thoughtful, educated thinking. With the prospect of listening and sharing in mind, h…

Five Ways to Be a Good Friend to Someone Having Fertility Treatment

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility support, Fertility treatment, Fertility education, Infertility, IVF December 11, 2018

Bill Watterson — cartoonist and the creator of “Calvin and Hobbes” — famously said, “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” Fertility treatment can be an exciting and, yes, sometimes intimidating prospect. While partners are often a wonderful source of support and comfort, those having fertility treatment need support from friends and family members, too. Here are five ways you can …