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Can We Change How We Talk About Fertility?

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility awareness, Infertility support, Male factor fertility, Female factor fertility June 17, 2019

Over the past decade, important changes in how we talk about fertility have taken place, but continued progress is still needed. Many of us still hold preconceptions about female fertility, male fertility, and how families are built. Assumptions about who is pregnant or trying to conceive can be hurtful, and insensitivity about third-party reproduction, fertility preservation, and single…

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 …

How to Support Your Partner During Fertility Treatment

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility, Infertility support, Fertility treatment, IVF October 25, 2018

Undergoing fertility treatment can be stressful. You’re committing your time and finances to something you really want — building your family — but you may not be sure how things will turn out. On the bright side, fertility treatments are more successful than ever before. In fact, our IVF success rates are as high as 50%, and our frozen embryo transfer success rates are as high as 63%. If you have …

When It Feels Like Everyone You Know Is Pregnant

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility support, Infertility stress, Pregnancy July 10, 2018

Big life moments often feel like they come in groups. At one point, it may feel like everyone you know is engaged, then you’re planning out one weekend after another with weddings, and, suddenly, baby showers are part of the plan. Dealing with conflicting emotions Many fertility patients know that it’s 100 percent possible to be happy for pregnant friends or family members, and also feel a deep sen…

How You Can #flipthescript for NIAW 2018

Posted in General | Tagged NIAW, National Infertility Awareness Week, Infertility awareness, Infertility support April 23, 2018

The theme of this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is #flipthescript. “Anyone can be challenged when trying to have a family, no matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are. Infertility doesn’t discriminate. Because you’ll never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible. Together, we can change how others view infertil…