National Infertility Awareness Week 2022

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April 24-30, 2022 is National Infertility Awareness Week®. This week of dedication to the struggle of infertility was started by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, in 1989. The goal is to change the conversation that takes place around infertility. There’s a lot of misinformation around the issue, and plenty of myths circulating. But those things … Read more

Seeking fertility preservation before chemotherapy (males & females)

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The drugs and radiation treatment used in chemotherapy has the potential to adversely affect both male and female fertility.   Chemotherapy attacks fast dividing cells.  Unfortunately, as sperm cells rapidly divide, they can be targeted and destroyed by the process, resulting in potentially lower sperm counts, reduced testosterone, and damaged sperm (and the cells that create … Read more

Causes of Secondary Infertility

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Most couples that have a child together assume getting pregnant again will be as simple the next time around. But that’s not always the reality. In fact, a report by the National Center for Health Statistics estimated that more than 3 million US women with one child have a difficult time getting pregnant again — … Read more

Avoiding the Holiday Blues: Coping with the Holidays and Your Infertility

For many, the holidays represent a time of warmth, love and laughter, family and friends. But for those struggling with the life crisis of infertility, they can also be a time of anxiety and emotional stress. An overriding emphasis on children and children’s activities during the holidays can serve as an unwelcome reminder that one … Read more