If IVF was a movie, the medications would be the villainous sidekicks. Not the menacing bad guy, but all the annoying, unwanted plot points along the way. Even when you know they're essential to the journey, you still wish you could skip to the end without encountering them.
Have PCOS? You've probably heard that physical activity is one of the best ways to manage your symptoms. But what if you're not sure where to start? Enter: our PCOS fitness guide!
Hearing that using donor eggs may be your best option for building a family can bring up a lot of complex emotions and big questions. In this guide, we detail the process of finding an egg donor, donor egg success rates, and the psychological aspect of pursuing donor conception.
While the majority of people with PCOS have excess weight, it is possible to have the condition and still have a BMI within normal range. This is known as "lean PCOS," and it can make it even harder to get a proper diagnosis. Let's explore why.
No matter where you are on your family-building journey, holidays like Mother's Day can sting. If you're still in the trenches of trying to conceive, navigating fertility treatment or coping with losses, this day is even harder. Here are some words of comfort from a veteran fertility nurse.
An appointment at the doctor generates anxiety for many people. Whether it’s getting your blood drawn, having to undergo a painful but necessary procedure or test, or the fear of receiving bad news, going to the doctor’s office doesn’t feel like a walk in the park for most folks.
Are you exploring the possibility of fertility treatment and wondering what all your options are? In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) may be the most well-known treatment method, but it's important to remember that you don’t have to jump straight to IVF. Depending on your situation and the recommendation from your Reproductive Endocrinologist, you may want to consider other, less-invasive treatment options that show promising results. One of those methods is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Let's talk about what IUI is, how it works, and how (and who) it can help. Skip to a section: What is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)? Why is IUI helpful for some patients? How does IUI increase your chances of conceiving? Are there different types of IUIs? IUI Procedure Step-by-Step What does an IUI feel like? IUI Success Rates Is IUI right for me? More Fertility Treatment Resources
November is National Diabetes Month, and we want to focus on Type 2 Diabetes as it is almost always preventable (or it’s onset can be delayed) by utilizing certain lifestyle strategies. Diabetes is not a foreign term when it comes to infertility, but not everyone knows why it happens, how it affects your body, and what you can do about it.