Jacqueline Romero

San Diego, CA

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I am in the shower, and I'm letting the tears fall. Because in the shower, my son won't see my sadness. Because in the...

February 4, 2024

My journey to motherhood began in 2016 when I became pregnant with my son, Luke. I was fortunate to conceive easily and have a...

December 19, 2023

Different people have different nutritional needs — that’s why that one diet posted by your favorite influencer on TikTok may have led to amazing...

December 13, 2023

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones, which may result in symptoms including irregular or absent...

November 28, 2023

At 17, I created a five-year plan for myself. It was a Google Doc, color-coded with defined “life categories": school, career development, side hustles,...

November 1, 2023

Sponsored by Organon. Visit FertilityJourney.com for infertility resources and information.  Jennifer "Jay" Palumbo is a writer, public speaker, infertility advocate, author of the blog...

November 1, 2023

You’ve done so much hard work. You’ve given yourself injections, gone to countless appointments, endured blood draws and ultrasounds, and made it through an...

October 27, 2023

As women, many of us may have historically viewed our cycles, especially our periods, as “curses.” But it turns out, they can be our...

October 24, 2023

The path to parenthood can be filled with complexities, uncertainties, and challenges. No matter where you are on your journey you deserve to feel...

October 18, 2023

From age 11 to 22, I played competitive sports after recovering from a rare autoimmune condition called Dermatomyositis. Distance running, swimming, basketball, softball, rowing, volleyball,...

October 16, 2023

So you’ve just had an egg retrieval and the results are in! You got 10 mature eggs, and 6 immature eggs. Good news on...

October 6, 2023

“Endless hunger” is an experience most of us ladies can probably relate to, especially when your period is right around the corner.  We’ve all...

October 5, 2023

Sponsored by Organon. Visit FertilityJourney.com for infertility resources and information. LGBTQ+ couples navigating family planning and fertility options may face unique questions and circumstances...

October 2, 2023

A fertility journey can sometimes feel like being stuck in the middle of a loud rush hour traffic jam. The noise is overwhelming, but...

September 28, 2023

Many women will stop at nothing to support their fertility if they are ready to have a baby. From quitting their boozy girls' nights...

September 27, 2023

For as long as I can remember, I recall seeing menstrual products portrayed on TV commercials as pristine white clouds, tested by being soaked...

September 26, 2023

PGT-A, or preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy, is a test that can be performed on embryos to see if they have the correct number...

September 26, 2023

If you’ve been on the health and wellness side of social media anytime in the past 5 years, you've likely heard of the term...

September 25, 2023

One of the big things that can make failed implantation even harder to process is not knowing why it failed.  Dr. Bruce Lessey, the...

September 22, 2023

When it comes to fertility preservation, you may already know that age matters. The number of eggs you are ultimately able to freeze will...

September 21, 2023

Everyone wants to smell good and have their home mirror that. That’s a modern universal truth.  But what if it came at a negative...

September 18, 2023

Irregular periods can be a frustrating and concerning issue for many women. Hormonal imbalances, stress, and various underlying medical conditions can contribute to irregular...

September 14, 2023

The journey to building a family can be an emotionally and financially taxing one. Fertility treatments and procedures, while offering hope to many, can...

September 13, 2023

Women and men are not biologically the same.  At this point, it’s probably clear to many of us that women are not small men....

September 7, 2023

As September ushers in the annual observance of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month, more commonly known as PCOS, it's the perfect time to bust some...

September 5, 2023

We’ve all been that person sitting in our OBGYN’s office and handed a 3-fold pamphlet that gives us endless birth control pill options to...

September 4, 2023

Hi, my name is Bryant, and I’m addicted to my infertility journey.  I think every Type-A, overachieving millennial can relate to the sentiment "If...

August 30, 2023

I gasp when she says it, barely looking up from her plate.  “I think we’re doing another IVF cycle,” she says, and my stomach...

August 30, 2023

You may be asking yourself, "Why would anyone choose to go through IUI or IVF if they are fertile and can conceive on their...

August 29, 2023

Your body has many moving parts that help keep it healthy, especially when trying to conceive. We could dive into so many of those...

August 28, 2023

You’ve probably heard of the term “ovarian reserve,” but maybe not “antral follicle count (AFC).” Well, put simply, AFC is another way to determine...

August 27, 2023

When it comes to why women don’t want sex, I could give you a laundry list of reasons. We’re tired, stressed, worried about our...

August 27, 2023

So, you just did an IVF cycle and have a bunch of embryos that made it to blastocyst! Some are good quality, some are...

August 24, 2023

If you scour the internet these days, you’ll come across many different “natural remedies” for hormone health and fertility. Some are newer to the...

August 21, 2023

Recently, we’ve seen more and more women speak out about their “not so great” experiences with hormonal birth control, with many opting for alternative,...

August 21, 2023

Our claim to fame at Rescripted is that our Sex Ed system in America is completely broken, which is showing up in so many...

August 20, 2023

When it comes to fertility supplements, there are some basic nutrients we know we have to check off. Essential micronutrients like selenium, iron, zinc,...

August 13, 2023

When I first saw the description of The Retrievals, a podcast from the New York Times, I was horrified…but I wasn’t exactly shocked. The...

August 12, 2023

Let's dive right in: The pelvic floor consists of a series of muscles that sit at the base of your abdomen and connect all...

August 12, 2023

Cycle-syncing apps have been all the rage lately, and we’re here for them — especially since they help women understand their bodies on a...

August 11, 2023

They say glowing on the outside starts from the inside, and it turns out, there’s actually some scientific truth to that down to the...

August 9, 2023

Sponsored by Organon. Visit FertilityJourney.com for infertility resources and information. Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo is a writer, public speaker, infertility advocate, author of the blog...

August 7, 2023

If you’ve logged onto TikTok or Instagram recently, you may have noticed the seemingly endless scroll of videos claiming to help you improve your...

August 6, 2023

Our hardships are meant to be shared so others don’t have to suffer as much. This isn’t a story I thought I’d ever tell...

August 1, 2023

Antioxidants and polyphenols? Sounds like a bunch of health and wellness buzzwords, we know.  Fortunately, these are the real deal and not just another...

July 31, 2023

They say the best workout is the one you’ll actually do, which we couldn't agree more with. Our society has convinced us that exercise...

July 29, 2023

Possibly now, more than ever, surrogacy seems to be in the spotlight thanks to some high-profile celebrities. With this increased focus comes a lot...

July 28, 2023

When I was fifteen, I began having stabbing pains in my lower abdomen — sometimes on my right side, sometimes on my left, and...

July 27, 2023

We’ve all heard old sayings like, “Do you have butterflies in your stomach?” when walking into an exciting or anxiety-inducing moment. It turns out...

July 25, 2023

Most people going through IVF will have their embryos frozen, so just how long can embryos be frozen for? Put simply: 27 years at...

July 24, 2023

We get it. It’s starting to feel like all of our belongings — from personal care products to home goods — are “out to kill...

July 23, 2023

Assisted reproductive technologies like intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor conception (sperm, egg, or embryos), surrogacy, or any combination of building a...

July 22, 2023

Egg freezing can be a financial stressor to say the least, especially since it’s usually not covered by insurance unless it’s offered through your...

July 19, 2023

It took me six years and two minutes to become a mom. On November 5th, 2018, my life changed in the craziest and most...

July 19, 2023

News flash: Around half of all infertility cases are due to a male factor. One-third are attributed to the female partner, one-third are attributed...

July 16, 2023

Many of us grew up with the ethos that exercise was always a good thing no matter how much of it we did. In...

July 14, 2023

Sex is messy enough. There’s no need to add worry on top of that with lube that’s loaded up with harsh chemicals — especially when...

July 13, 2023

Medical gaslighting is unfortunately something that many women have experienced, especially when it comes to their reproductive health. About two years ago, I started...

July 12, 2023

Egg freezing can take a significant emotional, mental, and financial toll — one of the reasons being that it’s not typically covered by insurance. This...

July 11, 2023

I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder when I was just fourteen years old. My symptoms came to a head...

July 9, 2023

Can masturbation cause infertility? In short, the answer is no. So you can breathe a sigh of relief.  Masturbation is completely normal and healthy....

July 6, 2023

Can you get a Pap smear while on your period? We’ll cut to the chase with this one. The short answer is: Yes, you...

July 5, 2023

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably been seeing ads for period underwear everywhere lately, as have we.  With more awareness being brought...

July 5, 2023

If you've been diagnosed with PCOS, trying to figure out how to manage it can feel like pure chaos, especially if you’re trying to...

June 30, 2023

Boric acid: It certainly doesn’t sound like something you would want to put in your body, much less use it as a medical treatment...

June 29, 2023

When it comes to fertility, we know that optimal nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting reproductive health for both women and men. In...

June 26, 2023

Hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time is an exciting milestone — and not just because it’s proof of a future life, but...

June 23, 2023

As expected, our moms were on point. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But lately, the message has gotten a bit...

June 22, 2023

While prenatal vitamins don’t directly increase your chances of conception, they do play a hugely important role in helping your body become a healthy,...

June 22, 2023

“Period symptoms” is a stand-in phrase for many different things. Depending on who you ask, they can range from mild headaches to bloating to...

June 20, 2023

As if our bodies couldn't get any more confusing and stress-inducing, sometimes, seemingly out of nowhere, we're thrown a curve ball in the form...

June 19, 2023

We get it, talking about blood sugar isn’t the sexiest thing on the planet, but it is necessary.  Most people assume blood sugar control...

June 19, 2023

People of color face disparities when it comes to infertility and reproductive health outcomes — studies have demonstrated this, and it’s crucial that we...

June 18, 2023

When it comes to nutrition, everyone, and their mother has opinions about what you should and should not be putting in your mouth. Add...

June 15, 2023

Whether you love them or hate them (or love to hate them), there’s one thing that’s undeniable: The Kardashians keep it all the way...

June 11, 2023

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis are both conditions that affect women of reproductive age. While it is possible to get pregnant with either...

June 7, 2023

What’s for breakfast? Or lunch? Or dinner? Those are probably just some of the questions you sit with when deciding what to eat when...

June 6, 2023

You’ve almost certainly heard the term “autoimmune” a lot recently. It may seem like a health buzzword that gets traction on social media —...

June 5, 2023

A diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (or PCOS) can feel scary and overwhelming, particularly if you’re concerned about how PCOS will affect your reproductive...

June 4, 2023

We've all been there before: maybe you've felt a little bit off, perhaps even with a fever and some flu-like symptoms. If you've experienced...

June 4, 2023

We know that our fertility relies on so much more than just the health of our reproductive organs. Our bodies are complex systems in...

June 3, 2023

In the realm of fertility and the pursuit of building a family, the journey can often be filled with twists and turns. However, amidst...

June 2, 2023

FSH: Many of us know of it as it relates to a menstrual cycle, but what role does it play, exactly? Follicle-stimulating hormone, or...

May 29, 2023

1. In heterosexual couples, infertility affects about 1 in 6 couples, with male infertility contributing to about half of all cases. Infertility can be...

May 26, 2023

This article was sponsored by Fairhaven Health.  I was speaking with my new therapist recently, and in recounting the last several years of my...

May 25, 2023

Non-traditional paths to parenthood are frequently misunderstood, and surrogacy is arguably the path that is most in need of cultural demystification. Surrogacy involves so...

May 24, 2023

When it comes to assisted reproductive treatments like IUI and IVF, costs can vary based on the state, health insurance, fertility diagnosis, and so...

May 22, 2023

As more and more couples turn to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to start or expand their families, concerns have been raised about a possible link...

May 21, 2023

The dreaded two-week wait. You know the drill: you've timed everything just right, you've done all of the necessary preparations, and now it's a...

May 18, 2023

Using a donor gamete (egg, sperm, or embryo) can be overwhelming. Four years after my husband and I decided to adopt two embryos, one...

May 17, 2023

If you’re on TikTok a lot (and aren’t we all?), there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled on a video with the hashtag #MucinexDPregnancy. Essentially,...

May 16, 2023

So you’ve decided to do pre-implantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) on your embryos, and now that you’ve gotten the results back you find...

May 15, 2023

All couples navigate their family planning journey differently. But, no matter where your journey takes you, you may start by exploring which fertility option...

May 15, 2023

There is nothing quite like being a dad.  Before I became a dad to my firstborn on a foggy Tuesday morning in May...

May 12, 2023

As soon as the words “donor eggs” left my doctor's mouth and hit my ears, my whole world came crashing down. There was...

May 12, 2023

Many women are familiar with or have heard of endometriosis and the painful, heavy periods and pelvic discomfort that may come with it....

May 10, 2023

You know the drill: one minute you're feeling on top of the world, and the next, you're crying over a sad dog commercial....

May 9, 2023

  Another day, another headline about something that may (or may not) affect fertility. If you’re in the throes of trying to conceive, we...

May 8, 2023

Predicting when ovulation starts is one thing, but trying to tell when it's over is an entirely different challenge. For some of us,...

May 4, 2023

Navigating a pregnancy loss can be difficult, no matter how early in the pregnancy it has occurred. Chemical pregnancies are miscarriages that occur...

May 3, 2023

When I was unable to watch Netflix’s Love is Blind finale in real time, I dreaded the inevitable spoilers I’d see on social...

May 2, 2023

Let’s make one thing very clear: If you’ve suffered a miscarriage, it is not your fault. About 50 percent of miscarriages occur due...

May 1, 2023

For many people, diving into the world of infertility or fertility preservation comes with a lot of realizations about their own bodies and...

April 26, 2023

It probably goes without saying that having anything “blocked” in your reproductive organs doesn’t bode well for your fertility. For instance, your fallopian...

April 25, 2023

My husband and I met in our late twenties. We are both the oldest children of big families and neither of us was...

April 19, 2023

According to Fertility and Sterility, endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women. In addition, 25% to 50% of women who deal specifically with an infertility...

April 19, 2023

Most women and AFAB (assigned female at birth) people can relate to feeling the pressure to be pregnant. A layer of worry may...

April 18, 2023

"Am I feeling more tired than usual?" "Are my breasts more tender than they normally are?" When trying to conceive, you may begin questioning...

April 16, 2023

Trying to conceive can take time. First, there’s the time you invest in learning what “trying to conceive” actually means. After that, there’s...

April 13, 2023

Everyone’s path to parenthood is unique. For some, becoming a parent can take a month while for others, it can take years. Some...

April 12, 2023

One summer day at work I received a call from my husband who had recently been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He had just...

April 12, 2023

Period sex — some people love it, and others avoid it. While it’s completely your own prerogative whether you choose to have sex...

April 9, 2023

In one study of reproductive-age women in the U.S., 40% were unfamiliar with the ovulatory cycle. Yes, you read that right: 40%. When I...

April 5, 2023

Planning for a family can take a physical, emotional, and psychological toll on prospective parents. Infertility can leave us feeling like many questions go...

April 4, 2023

When I miscarried after my first pregnancy, I was shocked by how long it took me to feel like myself again. At the...

April 4, 2023

Trying to conceive has a way of taking over your life, especially once you’ve hit the point of infertility. You go home to...

April 2, 2023

Going through an IVF cycle comes with a lot of questions and many things that are out of a couple’s control. But for...

April 1, 2023

In the past few years, there’s been a whole new level of awareness where the possibility of egg freezing is concerned. That’s thanks...

March 31, 2023

A fertility journey is full of unknowns, but there are certain things that you can have contingency plans for. For instance, traveling. While...

March 31, 2023

Before diving in, it will probably be helpful to define endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar, but not identical, to the...

March 30, 2023

It’s no secret that major, or sometimes even minor, life transitions and challenges can put a lot of stress on relationships. Infertility is...

March 28, 2023

If you know you want to have children in the future — or if you simply want to keep your reproductive options open — ...

March 27, 2023

26% of the global population menstruates; and yet, women's period symptoms are often played down, ignored, or dismissed as 'normal.' You know your...

March 22, 2023

Age is often brought up in conversations around female fertility. The number “35” will get thrown around, and while it is a crucial...

March 19, 2023

If you're considering surrogacy as a way to grow your family, then you know you have a lot of big decisions ahead. One...

March 18, 2023

Bacterial Vaginosis, or "BV", is a common vaginal infection caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. While it is usually not a serious condition,...

March 18, 2023

Family planning is like an onion with too many layers to count. Where someone may be focused on their first IUI treatment, someone...

March 16, 2023

Infertility brings anyone struggling to become a parent into a single club. We’re all different, with different stories and circumstances, but somehow, also...

March 15, 2023

As you probably know by now, the journey to conception is a whole-body event. While your ovaries and fallopian tubes are responsible for...

March 13, 2023

Infertility isn’t limited to a person’s first pregnancy. About 14% of individuals struggle with getting pregnant or bringing a pregnancy to full term after...

March 12, 2023

Going through any fertility struggle is traumatic. The process affects mental health in many ways, impacting a person’s sense of identity and self-worth. Many...

March 10, 2023

Bethany C. Meyers always imagined she’d get pregnant immediately.  “I was very much like ‘we’re going to do it once and we’re going...

March 7, 2023

When you’re trying to get pregnant, the dynamic between you and your partner when it comes to intercourse often changes. From the exact timing...

March 7, 2023

Infertility — it's a tough journey: physically, emotionally, and financially. But did you know that you may be able to deduct some of the...

March 6, 2023

Elite athletes have spoken out about how training at the highest level of a sport can affect a person’s mental health and lifestyle in...

March 5, 2023

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, you know how frustrating that lack of clarity is. Not having a concrete example for...

March 4, 2023

No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, miscarriages are heartbreaking. They take an immeasurable toll on your physical and emotional...

March 2, 2023

Ten years ago, miscarriages were largely suffered in silence. People carried on in the wake of heartbreaking losses, often not sharing their stories...

March 1, 2023

Whether you’re new to fertility treatments or an IVF veteran, chances are good that you’re familiar with Preimplantation Genetic Testing, more commonly known as...

February 28, 2023

Being able to have a baby via IVF, or in vitro fertilization, is based on so many factors — enough to make your head...

February 28, 2023

Trying to explain what going through infertility feels like is a nearly impossible task.  For all of the fiction and non-fiction films, TV...

February 27, 2023

Infertility can have many different causes or no explained cause at all (unexplained infertility), which is of no comfort to those who are...

February 20, 2023

Good sleep is essential for our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. While adults require about 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night,...

February 19, 2023

Before we dive head first into this breakdown, let’s start with the obvious question here: what is third-party reproduction? The phrase is commonly...

February 19, 2023

You may have heard about Ozempic in the news recently. Discussion around the drug gives the impression that it’s a quick way to get...

February 17, 2023

Sex has many moving parts: there’s lighting, lingerie, foreplay, or the mathematical and biological backflips you have to compute in order to get...

February 17, 2023

Email newsletters are the go-to way for many people to stay up-to-date with the latest news, trends, and information. For women in particular,...

February 16, 2023

When it comes to contraceptive options for men and women, it’s an uneven playing field. From pills to patches and even implants, there...

February 16, 2023

If you’ve been struggling to get pregnant, you may be piling worries on top of questions on top of more worries. Questions like, “Is...

February 16, 2023

It’s no secret that an infertility diagnosis is deeply distressing for anyone going through it. Immediately afterward, there is often relief that maybe...

February 12, 2023

With women’s health topics trending on the internet more than ever before, have you ever wondered if your vaginal discharge is healthy and whether...

February 11, 2023

It's so satisfying to have one of those questions about fertility that includes very little guesswork. Finally, we actually have definite answers! And...

February 10, 2023

In the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we’re very much living in a state of uncertainty where reproductive health is...

February 9, 2023

  It may not have crossed your mind since college, but did you know that the three most common sexually transmitted infections — chlamydia,...

February 8, 2023

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Do you hear that? It’s that pesky biological clock ticking in your head. I’ve been there and have heard...

February 6, 2023

In societal conversations about pregnancy loss and failed fertility treatments, we often talk about what people with uteruses endure. But a recent podcast...

February 5, 2023

Recently, there’s been a lot of criticism of terms like “advanced maternal age” (and its far more offensive, outdated cousin “geriatric pregnancy”). The...

February 3, 2023

I remember the first time I felt what I would later discover was endometriosis. I was fifteen, and I had recurrent stabbing pain in...

February 2, 2023

Cortisol — also known as “The Stress Hormone” — is important to be aware of, even if you’re not dealing with fertility issues....

February 1, 2023

If you’re struggling to conceive and are unable to carry a pregnancy for medical reasons, or if you’re an LGBTQ+ couple hoping to...

January 31, 2023

Unless you’ve been a part of the TTC community for a while, you may not have heard of one of the less obvious...

January 27, 2023

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant — or actively trying to avoid it — timing is everything. And, when it comes to when...

January 26, 2023

Maybe you’ve heard rumblings that, in light of Roe vs. Wade’s 2022 overturning, birth control access could be outlawed as well. It seems...

January 25, 2023

For those of us who can’t get pregnant ‘the old-fashioned way,’ there are many alternative paths to parenthood, from intrauterine insemination (IUI) and...

January 24, 2023

One of the biggest questions women often have with regard to pregnancy and work is “How to tell your boss you’re pregnant,” but...

January 23, 2023

When it comes to fertility, we know that age matters. But that doesn’t mean that some of us won’t try our best to...

January 18, 2023

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for any amount of time, chances are good that you know the importance of taking a prenatal...

January 18, 2023

Fertility treatments are expensive and stressful, and for many of us, we only have a window of a few cycles to get it right. That...

January 17, 2023

Vaginal infections are no stranger to most women. That’s because the vagina is an ecosystem of both good bacteria and fungi that require a...

January 16, 2023

Since the first baby was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1978, there have been more than 8 million people born via...

January 12, 2023

Most people who have experienced fertility challenges have probably heard someone say “Well, you should just use a surrogate!” as though surrogacy is...

January 11, 2023

Picture this: your period is late. You take a pregnancy test, hoping this could (finally) be the month, and it comes up negative....

January 10, 2023

There are few things in life as difficult and soul-crushing as losing a pregnancy. Nothing can prepare you for being told that your...

January 9, 2023

Between ovulation week, PMS week, and period week, it may seem like there's only one week per month where you don't have to...

January 9, 2023

Here’s the thing about infertility: It isn’t just about the painful, physically draining tests and treatments. It isn’t even just about the emotional...

January 5, 2023

2022 was a unique year to be a woman. TikTok trends left you asking questions like, “Are my hormones imbalanced? What is hormone imbalance?...

January 4, 2023

If you’re experiencing difficulties in growing your family, making the decision to enter the world of fertility treatments can be, to put it...

January 3, 2023

We’ve all been there, whether we’d like to admit it or not: finding yourself frantically Googling “how soon can I get a positive...

December 23, 2022

If you have ever suffered from absent or irregular periods – also known as Amenorrhea – you know how frustrating it can be....

December 21, 2022

You may have heard the saying that a “cold uterus” can cause infertility. This dates all the way back to Traditional Chinese Medicine...

December 19, 2022

Infertility is one of the most challenging crises an individual or couple can face. It’s often accompanied by loss, bereavement, and a sense...

December 13, 2022

The holiday season is a layered time. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of people who already struggle with their...

December 13, 2022

Whether you’re actively trying to conceive or just want to learn more about your reproductive health, there’s no denying that knowledge is power...

December 12, 2022

There’s no sugarcoating it: receiving the heartbreaking news that the IVF cycle you’ve just gone through has failed is absolutely devastating. This experience...

December 8, 2022

Do you ever look down as you’re spraying your kitchen counter and wonder “what’s in this stuff, and is it impacting my fertility?"...

December 7, 2022

It’s no secret that IVF is time-consuming, physically and emotionally draining, and expensive. The average cost for one IVF cycle ranges from $15,000...

December 5, 2022

If you’re reading this, then you probably know that getting pregnant isn’t always as easy as we were told it would be in middle...

December 4, 2022

The decision to freeze your eggs to preserve your fertility is a personal one. Today, more and more people with ovaries are considering...

December 1, 2022

Let’s face it: deciding on a fertility clinic is arguably one of the most crucial decisions you will make when realizing you may need...

November 30, 2022

Watching our loved ones navigate any challenges or difficult feelings can be hard. Holding emotional space for a child navigating infertility if you,...

November 29, 2022

To some, it sounds obvious: of course you should talk about whether or not you want kids with the person you’re going to...

November 23, 2022

As much joy as the holiday season never fails to bring, it is often simultaneously stressful. It takes a lot out of you:...

November 22, 2022

Close to one in six U.S. couples don’t get pregnant despite a year of trying. Whether that describes you, or you simply want...

November 22, 2022

As women, we often take on the brunt of the planning, stress, and guilt when trying to conceive. We wonder what we could...

November 20, 2022

If you have a love/hate relationship with hormonal birth control, you are not alone. Whether you started birth control to regain control of your...

November 18, 2022

The world of fertility meds can be a confusing and overwhelming place. With so many different treatment protocols and pharmaceutical options available, it’s...

November 16, 2022

If you’ve been trying to have a baby without success, it can be easy to feel discouraged. The good news, however, is that...

November 14, 2022

If there’s one thing you get familiarized with very quickly during fertility treatments, it’s hormones. How much you have, what you’re lacking, what...

November 14, 2022

Not everyone decides to pursue parenthood in their 20s or 30s. Some may be focused on their careers or haven’t yet found the...

November 9, 2022

When you’re dealing with infertility, making a baby the ‘old fashioned way’ – for free – can seem like a foreign concept. Instead,...

November 8, 2022

Tia’s SoHo Clinic wraps you in a blanket of warm pink and oranges the minute you walk off the 2nd-floor elevator. The integrative...

November 7, 2022

Navigating infertility is a layered experience that stretches you and a partner pretty thin. On the same day that you could be processing...

November 6, 2022

Grief is a subjective experience and journey. For some, comfort is found in books like Elisabeth Kubler Ross’ “On Death and Dying” which...

November 1, 2022

Fall, beyond even October, is synonymous with pink ribbons on lapels and 5k walks to raise awareness around breast cancer, the second most...

October 31, 2022

As if you don’t already have enough things to worry about while trying to conceive, tacking your skincare regimen onto that list might...

October 31, 2022

Reproductive diseases like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), interstitial cystitis, and endometriosis can make family planning more challenging. Another lesser-known condition many women face...

October 27, 2022

For those of us trying to conceive, the world of nutrition advice can be a tricky one to navigate. The amount of “you...

October 27, 2022

After spending a good chunk of my adult life trying to get pregnant and failing, I was incredulous when I got pregnant from...

October 22, 2022

Secondary infertility is something a couple never expects to be googling when trying to conceive after an easy prior conception and pregnancy. I...

October 22, 2022

They say it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gift-giving, but we all know how loved we feel when we receive...

October 21, 2022

When Joe Benarroch and his husband, Mark Orsini, conceived their children using donor eggs and a gestational carrier, they learned that while the...

October 20, 2022

If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while without success, you may have started looking at your daily routine with a much...

October 18, 2022

Endometriosis affects 2 to 10 percent of American women — and for those of us in this percentage, we know its symptoms can...

October 17, 2022

There are many nutrients that the body needs for optimal fertility. While many are produced or consumed naturally, some might be beneficial to...

October 13, 2022

If you’ve considered pursuing surrogacy — either as an intended parent or as a gestational carrier — you may have no idea where...

October 12, 2022

Get good exercise — but not too much of this kind or that kind. Eat a lot of protein — but not that...

October 10, 2022

When you’re trying to conceive, any positive test result is met with a flurry of emotions—from relief to joy to nervousness. But not...

October 9, 2022

Entering the world of TTC, or trying to conceive, can lead to a whole new spin on sex. If you’ve been trying for...

October 6, 2022

When you think about it, human reproduction is actually incredibly inefficient. Add in a PCOS diagnosis, and it can be even harder to...

October 4, 2022

Right now, infertility is more common than it's ever been. According to the CDC, one in five heterosexual women aged 15-49 with no...

October 4, 2022

Whether it’s one, two, three, or more, intrauterine insemination (IUI) is often one of the first steps for those considering Assisted Reproductive Technology...

October 3, 2022

If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, it’s likely you have also heard some diet advice (perhaps unsolicited). PCOS can not only be...

September 28, 2022

The IVF process can be a time filled with difficult decisions, and trying to work with your doctor to figure out the “right”...

September 27, 2022

With data from the CDC showing that 1 in 5 couples face infertility, it’s no surprise that there are famous faces among them....

September 26, 2022

The often staggering cost of IVF is one of the largest barriers to entry for many people when it comes to growing their...

September 23, 2022

It seems like every day we hear about another new and exciting fertility product popping up on the market. And, each one claims...

September 20, 2022

As someone who has spent the better part of 5 years trying to conceive with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I am here to tell...

September 20, 2022

Contrary to the common misconception of those lucky enough to not live in the world of fertility treatments, an IVF cycle is not a...

September 19, 2022

Unexplained infertility can be incredibly frustrating because it suggests an underlying diagnosis has not been identified for your unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant and...

September 15, 2022

The fertility process involves many choices—choices you probably didn’t anticipate making about things you didn’t ever really consider. It certainly opened my eyes...

September 14, 2022

  There is nothing about trying to conceive that comes easy to most. Whether you’re navigating through the challenges of infertility, restructuring your diet...

September 12, 2022

For many, getting to sleep isn’t the problem — making time for sleep is. Busy schedules, coupled with caffeine boosts tend to cut...

September 6, 2022

I’ve always been a relatively confident, self-possessed person. I was the first to raise my hand in school. First to ask the kids...

September 1, 2022

“Loss is a unique experience.”  We hear this said often when comforting those who have lost a loved one they knew and grew...

August 31, 2022

  When you’re trying—and struggling—to conceive, waiting two weeks for pregnancy results can seem like a lifetime. During this time, it can be tempting...

August 29, 2022

So, you’ve decided you want to get pregnant. It’s a big decision and certainly not one to take lightly, but you have officially...

August 24, 2022

When you’re trying to conceive, you pay attention to every sign, every symptom, and do your best to take care of your overall...

August 16, 2022

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