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Time Doesn’t Stop

October 11th, 2013
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It’s been 3,650 days, 120 months, and 10 years from the day that I found out that we suffered with infertility. You tend to think to yourself that if you just give it time and relax that it will happen. You will just wake up one day nauseated and pee on a stick and you’re pregnant; [...]

It’s Your Time To Heal – Male Factor Infertility

October 3rd, 2013
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I remember it like it was yesterday when we received the phone call that changed our lives forever. My husband and I were at work and the doctor’s nurse called me back. She started off the conversation with a question, and that question was “Have you ever considered donor sperm?” We knew at that moment [...]

Turning Down a Shared Cycle

August 30th, 2013
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More and more fertility clinics are starting to offer shared-donor in-vitro fertilization cycles, where a woman agrees to donate some of her retrieved eggs to another patient in return for a reduced cost of her own IVF treatment. If the woman doesn’t yet have any children, or doesn’t have any biological children, this is a [...]

Infertility: A Couple’s Condition

January 23rd, 2013
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“Who’s infertile, you or your spouse?”  When I get this question… oh, wait.  Actually, I don’t usually get this question, as this would presume a certain level of knowledge on the topic (as in that it takes two to tango). Actually, whenever our infertility is revealed for the first time to a new person, it [...]

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Homepage Wonders

April 17th, 2010
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Tonight I turned on the internet and when my homepage (www.msn.com) uploaded I was shocked to see the headline- 10 Surprising Factors Killing Your Sperm. I was honestly taken back by the fact that the creators of MSN would choose this for a top headline of the day. Forget the volcano in Iceland; we have [...]

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Testicular Cancer

March 6th, 2010
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In college it was the cool thing to wear those yellow wrist bands for testicular cancer. I would see people with several of them on each arm at times! One night at work I was talking with a coworker about them. He told me he thought they were dumb and how he didn’t think wearing [...]

When the Devil Wears a Tutu I Will!

February 24th, 2010
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That is an exact quote from my husband when he was told what he could have done to help correct his male factor infertility. Let me start by saying my husband and had been very patient and understanding when I asked him if he would join me in getting tested, and treated, for infertility. He [...]

The Zombie Diet

February 6th, 2010
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I have an odd gift of finding the craziest things I think. So for this month’s crazy infertility myth I’m going to write about eating monkey brains. At first I thought this was an urban legend that sprang from an Indiana Jones movie, but on further studying I’ve found this to be a real tradition. [...]

Why is it Always My Fault?

January 19th, 2010
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Talking about issues with infertility is extremely difficult. You see other people holding their children and you feel like crying or running from the room. Eventually you find some people to whom you can open up and with whom you can discuss your frustrations, trials, and limited (if any) success. Then you realize that everyone [...]

Three Months for Healthier Sperm

September 8th, 2009
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Men get off relatively easy when it comes to infertility. The woman is advised to do all sorts of things to improve her chances of conception, but the man is often let off the hook when it comes to making lifestyle changes. Often the female partner is told to watch what she eats and drinks [...]