IVF

Your Relationship during IVF: The Quest Will Test Your Sanity and Your Love Life

One aspect of our fertility journey that I haven’t spoken about yet is your relationship during IVF. Fertility procedures give us hope but they suck in more than one way. They’re stressful, they make the clinical process a top priority and they can take all of the intimacy out of a relationship. I’d like to… Read More Your Relationship during IVF: The Quest Will Test Your Sanity and Your Love Life

Infertility

When You can’t Resolve Infertility: How to Cope with the Thought and the Guilt

After numerous attempts, exams, injections and treatments, we’ve finally come to realize that it may be impossible for us to resolve infertility. More specifically, it may be impossible to resolve my female infertility. Following our third IVF attempt, I’ve been told it’s an egg quality issue. We took out 23 eggs but only two medium-quality… Read More When You can’t Resolve Infertility: How to Cope with the Thought and the Guilt

Infertility

Knowing I May Never have My Biological Child (IVF Failure #3)

At the age of 33, I got the news I cannot have children (the chances are incredibly slim, even when IVF is employed). I may not be capable of giving my husband a baby. Such news hits hard. Accepting the fact that you may never be capable of getting pregnant, even when IVF is used,… Read More Knowing I May Never have My Biological Child (IVF Failure #3)

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Common Questions about Egg Retrieval Answered (by a Woman Who’s Been Through it Three Times)

When getting ready for my first IVF, I wasn’t scared about the daily injections, the medical exams or the blood draws needed to check my hormone levels. Heck, no, all of these seemed like a walk in the park (ok, I’m exaggerating but you know what I mean). The one thing that terrified me to… Read More Common Questions about Egg Retrieval Answered (by a Woman Who’s Been Through it Three Times)

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Our Third IVF Attempt: The Importance of Changing Your Fertility Clinic When in Doubt

It’s been a long time since I’ve last written about our IVF journey and a lot has happened. As I’m writing, I’m getting ready for a frozen embryo transfer (FET) after our IVF attempt number three. The second IVF that we had was the biggest disappointment so far and the reason why we decided to… Read More Our Third IVF Attempt: The Importance of Changing Your Fertility Clinic When in Doubt

Infertility

How to Improve Egg Quality for IVF Success

Our first round of IVF was pretty rough. I didn’t respond to the stimulation as expected and in the end, we had solely five eggs. Of these, two deteriorated in the beginning of the ICSI process. The three remaining did fertilize but embryo development stopped completely on the second day. Our fertility doctor said that… Read More How to Improve Egg Quality for IVF Success

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Recovering from a Failed IVF Attempt: My Personal Experience and a Few Tips

Nobody undergoes IVF expecting to fail. After all, we’ve all put our hearts, hopes and dreams in the procedure. This is the main reason why IVF failure hits so hard. For some couples, the disappointment is so severe that becomes almost impossible to recover. My first IVF experience resulted in failure. My doctor retrieved five… Read More Recovering from a Failed IVF Attempt: My Personal Experience and a Few Tips

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5 Things Nobody Tells You about IVF

Going through IVF was far less terrible than I expected. Going through online forums and the testimonials that highlight the experiences of others can get you truly terrified. As long as you’ve chosen the right specialist, however, IVF isn’t going to be such a nightmare. When doing IVF for the first time, however, there will… Read More 5 Things Nobody Tells You about IVF

Getting Pregnant Tips

Eating to Get Pregnant: The Fertility Diet Plan

A fertility diet plan is easy to come up with. There are so many foods you can eat to increase your chances of conception. Some of the suggestions will surprise you because of the diet hype and the manner in which certain nutrients have been labeled as “bad.” Here is everything you need to know… Read More Eating to Get Pregnant: The Fertility Diet Plan

Female Infertility

Most Common Factors Affecting Female Fertility

Female fertility is very delicate. Various factors play a role. Often, couples get discouraged if pregnancy fails happening as soon as they have planned it. They keep on wondering what the reason for the delay is and what factors have the power to influence female fertility. Medical studies prove that female fertility start decreasing at… Read More Most Common Factors Affecting Female Fertility