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Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

National Infertility Awareness Week | Advocacy | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 30th, 2024

Despite the prevalence of infertility (now impacting 1 in 6 people globally), many still feel they have to hide their struggles. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, former fertility patients choose to tell their stories - in the hopes of helping others feel less alone.

Surrogacy | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 24th, 2024

The path to parenthood through gestational surrogacy is complex, requiring coordinated efforts from many different parties: the intended parent(s), a physician, fertility clinic team, surrogacy agency, legal experts, and sometimes donors. In this story, one woman shares how her experience working in a fertility clinic led her to become a surrogate herself.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 22nd, 2024

When Alicia decided to pursue IVF with her partner Mary, she ended up carrying more than just a baby—she also carried the memory of her own mother. This two-mom family's story of loss, love, and late-in-life pregnancy redefines the fabric of hope and resilience.

IVF | Patient Stories | Pregnancy & Infant Loss

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 20th, 2024

Every couple dreaming of parenthood imagines the moment they'll finally hold their baby in their arms. But what happens when that dream is deferred by unexpected challenges and heartbreak? A mother through IVF shares how a shocking diagnosis led to her rainbow baby.

PCOS | IVF | Single Mom By Choice | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 19th, 2024

Choosing to become a parent is a big decision. Choosing to pursue single parenthood adds even more responsibility and complexity - but can also be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. In this story, single mom Kaitlyn describes her journey to becoming a single mom by choice.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Patient Stories | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 22nd, 2024

According to a study published in Contraceptive and Reproductive Medicine, 15% of white women between ages 25 and 44 seek treatment for infertility, but only 8% of Black women in the same age range seek the help they need to grow their families. In the following story, Shiraine shares her journey to parenthood and opens up about why infertility is so difficult for many in the Black community to talk about.

Endometriosis | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 21st, 2024

When high school sweethearts Nicole and Steven decided they were ready to grow their family, they never anticipated needing the help of fertility treatment. But once they began trying to conceive, they discovered some some surprising roadblocks.

Pregnancy Loss | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 14th, 2023

From the beginning, Deanna and Justin knew they wanted to build a family together - but life had other plans. This is their story of heartbreak, hope, and how their perseverance led to their dreams finally coming true.