Thrombophilia and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Are You at Risk? Recurrent pregnancy loss is emotionally devastating to the women who suffer from it. Feelings of sadness, grief and guilt may overwhelm you. Having one miscarriage is harrowing enough, but having two or more, as recurrent pregnancy loss is defined, forces you to...
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Top 6 Reasons for Failed Fertility Treatments

A failed IVF cycle can unleash an overwhelming torrent of emotions. Going into the cycle, you felt anticipation and building excitement, hoping this will be when your family starts, and worry at the same time. Will it work? When a cycle fails, you and your partner may feel grief...
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A Success Story: Pregnant After Unexplained Infertility

This story is based on the real-life experiences of patients and fertility specialists in dealing with unexplained infertility. Alexis and her husband James are composite characters. Just Married Alexis and James got married when they were both 30 years old, and they weren’t in a...
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Infertility Is Not Failure

National Infertility Awareness Week motivates people who are struggling to conceive to #StartAsking questions about infertility and to speak up about the support they need to overcome it. Infertility is not failure. It is not your fault. And it may not prevent you from having a...
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#StartAsking about Infertility

Are you TTC and having problems? Do you feel ashamed, or guilty, or sad? It’s National Infertility Awareness Week, and it’s the right to time to #StartAsking questions and to ask for the support you need. You can ask anything you want. Don’t feel embarrassed! Here are ten...
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When to See a Fertility Specialist? 5 Important Factors to Help You Decide

When women are trying to conceive, often the first medical professional they consult is their gynecologist. For many women, the gynecologist may even be the only physician they have seen on a regular basis. How do you know when it’s time to consult a fertility specialist? A...
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Five Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Pregnant

What You Can Do to Help When you’re trying to conceive, it may seem like everyone is getting pregnant but you. Fertility problems are pretty common, especially in women over age 35. What are some of the most common causes, and what can you do about them? 1) You’re Underweight or...
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Employers and Infertility Coverage

Why Some Offer It, and Some Don’t Did you know that one in eight couples have fertility problems, but less than 30 percent of employers provide insurance coverage for fertility treatment?  That’s from the 2010 National Survey of Family Growth from the Centers for Disease Control...
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Opening Up About Infertility – Three Benefits to Sharing Your Struggle

When you’re having trouble trying to conceive, infertility can be a long and lonely road. Many people only tell their closest family and friends that they are struggling with fertility problems. Celebrities traditionally have been very secretive or even denied having fertility...
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Endometriosis Treatment Options to Maximize Fertility

Very painful menstrual cramps, long-term back pain, deep pain during or after sex—does this sound familiar? People may say you’re being a drama queen during your period, but these can be symptoms of endometriosis. Over 5 million women in the U.S. suffer from it. Endometriosis is...
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