Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often runs in families, with up to 70 percent of the daughters of women with PCOS also developing it. This is the story of a mother with PCOS who ended up having three children with the same condition - and how they handled it.
Whether you grow your family through fertility treatment, surrogacy, adoption, or fostering, each path to parenthood requires an extraordinary amount of patience, adaptability, and a relinquishment of control. Here are ten helpful tips for those undergoing fertility treatment. Skip to a specific section: Why We Crave Control During Infertility Get Support Ask for Help Practice Self Care Set Boundaries Do a Personal Check In Take a Break Look at the Big Picture Understand Your Treatment Plan Build Relationships with Your Care Team Make Honest Communication a Priority A Reminder from Dr. Cynthia Murdock Focus On What You CAN Control
Why don’t we talk about sex when we talk about fertility? Despite the very personal nature of fertility treatment, the sex life of a couple navigating infertility often becomes a low priority. Let's talk about why this happens and some easy ways to reconnect with your partner.
While the physical burden of fertility treatment typically rests on the female partner in a relationship, men are primarily expected to provide support to them throughout the process. But fertility struggles affect men in different ways - and their experience matters too.
What are the positive impacts of yoga for fertility and overall wellness? The founder of Fertile Yoga explores the benefits of fertility yoga, ways to modify yoga poses for your needs, yoga mistakes to avoid, and why she believes in the power of getting on the mat.
While you're trying to grow your family through IVF, you will have to make a temporary decision about what to do with future excess embryos. When you're still riding the emotional roller coaster of infertility, this may feel ridiculous. It’s almost inconceivable (pardon the pun) to think you will ever finish building your family and end up with more embryos than you need.
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.
Pregnancy loss is finally being talked about more openly, and it’s normal to have questions about how to process grief around this heartbreaking experience. You likely felt so much hope, happiness and anticipation when you found out you were pregnant, and now you're suddenly trying to make sense of what happened.