General Infertility

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

Brighid Flynn •Sep 27, 2022

General Infertility

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

Lindsey Williams •Sep 26, 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...

Lindsey Williams •Sep 19, 2022

Sponsored by Organon. Photo not of a real patient. Kristyn Hodgdon is an IVF mom, proud fertility advocate, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 7, 2022

The aftermath of miscarriage is a part of the recovery that is often overlooked. Women are told to expect a heavy period and to bleed for a few weeks, but often they are not given the tools necessary for coping with the fact that they have lost a child. When my reproductive endocrinologist told me that I was miscarrying our first pregnancy, all he said was that I should expect to have a really bad day and that I could try again after my first period. There was no advice on how to get through the...

Arden Cartrette •Sep 5, 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 playing basketball if I could join. I once even asked a boy to prom (he said no). I just wasn’t a meek or mild person. And while I still had all the normal self-conscious thoughts young women have (primarily, “Does this dress make my hips look big?”), I mostly felt pretty good about myself. I felt worthy….of my voice…of love…of success. Fast forward to 2014 when my husband Brad and I first started...

Elyse Ash •Sep 1, 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 to read into every symptom you may be having from moodiness to nausea; however, it’s important to remember that there’s really no way to confirm you are pregnant until you’re within an adequate testing window. Until then, the best thing you can do is prioritize your mental health.  Having trouble waiting out the two weeks? Take a deep breath, do something that brings you joy, and remember these 5 important things while you...

Whitney Welsh •Aug 29, 2022
General Infertility

Can Abortion Cause Infertility?

When Roe vs. Wade was overturned, we got a firsthand look at how rampant misinformation surrounding abortion is, how nuanced an issue some view as black or white truly is, and how dangerous misinformed thinking can be when it comes to abortion. Right now, dismantling these bits of disinformation is more important than ever, and efforts are underway. Experts are working to combat the issue both in clinical settings and on social media. Companies like Youtube have announced that all content that provides instructions for unsafe abortions and promotes misinformation regarding abortion safety will be removed...

Zara Hanawalt •Aug 23, 2022

There are many instances in life when we are left speechless. Some of those moments are rooted in immense joy and others in unexplainable grief. National Rainbow Baby Day on August 22nd is a yearly reminder of both extreme feelings.  According to the American Pregnancy Association, a rainbow baby is a colloquially used term to describe a healthy baby who is born after a family has experienced a stillbirth, miscarriage, or infant loss.  “Rainbow babies are considered ‘miracle’ babies due to the powerful impact they can have on helping parents heal after a loss,” explains the...

Vivian Nunez •Aug 22, 2022
General Infertility

Does COVID-19 Affect Fertility?

When you’re trying to conceive, you pay attention to every sign, every symptom, and do your best to take care of your overall health. So, when you end up with COVID-19, it can feel like a nightmare on top of everything else you already have to worry about. With the rumor mill constantly swirling as to the long-term effects of COVID, it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s not. Beyond any pauses or delays to fertility treatment, having COVID-19 can lead to lots of questions about your current and future fertility. So, what does the...

Rachel Crowe •Aug 16, 2022
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