Unexplained Infertility

Begin Again

October 17th, 2011
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Writing about the creation of life is about beginning again. There is so much information available today for most people who are trying to conceive. Websites, blogs, advertisements, all leading to potential answers and antidotes which will certainly help you become pregnant. After having gone through so many infertility treatments, experiments on my body, mind [...]

Welcome to the Fertility Blog A-Z and Everything In Between

April 6th, 2011
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Welcome to the new series of Fertility Blogs! As a Mom and a woman who had some of the most excruciating experiences with my infertility treatments, I can empathize and sympathize with every woman, man and family during these emotional times. A friend once asked me to describe myself, using one word, starting with the [...]

We’ve Run Out

June 28th, 2010
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It seems to me like I meet more people who are experiencing infertility all the time. This may be that I’m drawn to these men and women because I feel a connection with them or maybe it is something else. A lot of people feel that some couples are experiencing infertility at a higher rate [...]

Acupuncture

April 30th, 2009
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Much has been said about the benefits of acupuncture for someone suffering through infertility. Of all the crazy, wacky things I tried to help me get pregnant -ingesting Mucinex and Robitussin, anything to do with kegels, holding my legs propped against the wall for an hour, and so much more – the one thing that [...]

Fertility Testing for Men

April 27th, 2009
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Even before my husband and I began to try to have children I knew that I could have fertility issues. I annually (at first) saw a gynecologist and had times when I turned to him for consult regarding one female issue or another. I was aware that I had irregular periods, heavy bleeding and painful [...]

Clomid Side Effects

April 15th, 2009
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I have mentioned in previous posts that the very first fertility treatment I tried was clomiphine citrate, more commonly called Clomid or Serophene. I was initially prescribed Clomid after my diagnosis of PCOS. Prior to starting the Clomid medication I had tracked my cycles and realized that I do not reliably ovulate each month – [...]

Scheduled Sex

March 25th, 2009
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Let’s talk about S-E-X. When my husband and I first started trying to conceive we didn’t give too much thought to timing and planning and the intricacies of human reproduction. When our “efforts” were not successful I began to really study my cycle and learn about peak days of fertility. At this point my husband [...]

Secondary Infertility

March 24th, 2009
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According to RESOLVE, A National Infertility Association that is an excellent resource and support outlet, over three million Americans are affected by secondary infertility and in fact it has “a higher prevalence rate than primary infertility.” Secondary infertility came onto my radar after I learned that a friend with a seven year-old child was struggling [...]

Infertility Myths

March 5th, 2009
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In this era of “octomoms” and families of 8 or 18 it is easy to understand how people can have misconceptions about infertility and its treatment. As I was searching for information and statistics regarding multiple births and fertility treatment (out of pure curiosity), I realized that there are A LOT of myths and misunderstandings [...]

Unexplained Infertility

December 20th, 2007
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Unexplained infertility is a very frustrating diagnosis for many couples. According to the article Unexplained Infertility, 10% of all infertile couples have a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility,” which is just a more professional-sounding way for a doctor to say, “You’ve stumped me.” As the article points out, some couples have nothing physically wrong with their [...]