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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

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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

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

Lindsey Williams •Sep 23, 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...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 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 guarantee of pregnancy by any means. IVF success rates vary depending upon a variety of factors such as age, ovarian reserve, egg and sperm quality, and chromosomal abnormalities.  Data collected from The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology shows that for patients under 35, the percentage of live births following one IVF cycle is 51%. At 35-37, one IVF cycle leads to success in 38.3% of IVF cycles, and 25.1% at ages 38-40....

Lindsey Williams •Sep 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 having a baby. Whether you have been trying to conceive for a while without success, have experienced recurrent implantation failure during IVF, or have grieved multiple miscarriages, it can be devastating not to know the reason behind your inability to get – or stay – pregnant. Typically, the underlying problem involves either the embryo or the endometrium. Most IVF centers offer PGT-A testing to ensure the selection of a normal, or euploid, embryo....

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 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 to a new, vast education I had never thought about, let alone been made vaguely aware of at any point during Sex Ed. With in vitro fertilization (IVF), some of the processes begin more or less the same way: You, or a donor, start with a medication protocol, you, or a surrogate, receive an embryo for transfer, and you, or a surrogate, hopefully, have a live birth.  Along the way, of course, there...

Kristin Diversi •Sep 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 to better nourish your body, or limiting your exposure to products you used to love — there’s a learning curve to it all.  “Living a healthy lifestyle is important for fertility,” explains Dr. Denise Wiesner, DACM, L. Ac. “I think the stress of having to be perfect at all costs creates a lot of fear and this fear isn't good for fertility either. We all are exposed to toxins in our environment, they are...

Vivian Nunez •Sep 12, 2022

Trying to conceive or not, we can all agree that taking care of our mental health is incredibly important. Add on the stress of infertility, and you have 76% of fertility patients who report experiencing anxiety and 56% who report experiencing depression. If that describes you, you are not alone. While it’s encouraged to seek the help of a mental health professional during this time, for some, medication is the more desired option.   But when it comes to antidepressant medication during pregnancy, the research can be confusing. When trying to conceive, there is even more gray...

Whitney Welsh •Sep 9, 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 Rescripted. This article is the opinion of the author and reflects the author's views. The author is not a healthcare professional.  When it comes to trying – and struggling – to get pregnant, knowing what to be aware of and realizing ongoing symptoms in your body might be indicative of a larger diagnosis can be incredibly helpful. Have you or your doctor ever noticed any of the following symptoms? ·       Ovarian cysts...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 7, 2022
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