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Fertility Treatment | IVF | Genetic Testing | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 21st, 2022

Christa and Aland always knew they wanted to have two children, but they never expected to have both of them at the same time! Keep reading to hear about their challenging fertility and pregnancy journey, how they ended up with IVF identical twins, and how they managed to stay positive throughout the process. 

cancer | Fertility Preservation | men's health | Mental Health

By: Dr. Spencer Richlin
November 17th, 2022

During the month of November, you may see some men growing out beards and mustaches in support of “Movember.” But what is Movember, and what exactly are we raising awareness for? Let's talk about it!

Pregnancy Loss | Mental Health | Community

By: Lisa Rosenthal
October 21st, 2022

When someone you know loses a pregnancy or baby, what should you say? And what shouldn't you say to someone who is experiencing such monumental pain? Here are some ways to support those who are grieving.

Pregnancy Loss | Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month | infant loss | Mental Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
October 12th, 2022

October is a time of year where the seasons change, temperatures start to dip, and we transition into fall - a season so different than the one before. Perfectly fitting that October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, a time for open conversation and exploring the range of emotions that the loss of a pregnancy or child leaves in our lives.

Male Infertility | Pregnancy Loss | IVF | Mental Health | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 2nd, 2022

When Sarah and her husband began trying to conceive six years ago, they never imagined they'd end up needing the help of fertility treatment. After a long, winding road through multiple pregnancy losses, egg retrievals, embryo transfers, and countless tests and appointments, Sarah shares how this journey has shifted her perspective and turned her into a courageous fertility advocate - as well as what's next for their family.

pregnancy | Fertility Treatment | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
August 4th, 2022

What happens after you successfully conceive with the help of fertility treatment? This big and exciting transition of care from your fertility clinic (where you've been closely monitored for so long) back to your OB/GYN's office (where you're "just" a regular pregnant patient) can also be nerve-wracking. So let's talk about it!