How to Know Whether You Need to See a Fertility Specialist

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility, Fertility specialist July 25, 2019

We understand that there can be anxiety about waiting to conceive and that during this time, the temptation to seek a professional medical opinion right away is present. Knowing whether or not you need to see a fertility specialist can seem confusing, and many couples are unsure about whether they’ve tried long enough to conceive without medical consultation, or perhaps they’ve waited too long and…

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…

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 …

Why More People Should Know About Secondary Infertility

Posted in General | Tagged Secondary infertility, Infertility, IUI, Egg freezing, IVF November 27, 2018

Most people think about primary infertility when they hear the word “infertility.” However, secondary infertility is something prospective parents face too. The difference is simple: Primary infertility affects a woman’s first pregnancy whereas secondary infertility affects any pregnancies thereafter. About three million American women of childbearing age who have given birth to one baby struggle to co…

Fertility and Family Planning During the Holiday Season

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility, Holiday season, Fertility support, Fertility treatment November 19, 2018

If you’re in the middle of fertility treatment or working toward family planning goals during the holiday season, you might be feeling some added pressure. Not only are you spending time and energy trying to build your family, but the holidays can bring high expectations for spending even more time and energy on gifts, parties, travel and other holiday-related activities. Additionally, you might f…