Doctors

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 [...]

Is that okay?

March 13th, 2010
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¬†Going to the OB/GYNO is never a fun trip. Lying on the bed, with your feet in the stirrups, staring as some ridiculous poster isn’t my idea of a vacation, but I do it because it has to be done. It’s awkward the first few times, or sometimes always, but you know that the doctor [...]

Categories: Challenges, Doctors

PCOS

April 8th, 2009
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If I hadn’t been having trouble conceiving I probably would have never been diagnosed with PCOS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is just one of the litany of problems that I bring to the table in efforts to conceive and one that long-term will probably have the most substantial impact on my health and well-being. [...]

Categories: Clomid, Doctors, PCOS

The Initial Consultation

April 4th, 2009
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The decision to visit a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE)is a big one. Once you take the step to delve deeper into your fertility issues by researching treatments and more advanced therapy and seeking the help of a fertility specialist, then you have had to come to the point of admitting to yourself that you may be [...]

Blastocyst Transfer?

March 16th, 2009
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When undergoing IVF, and after you have made it through taking all of the stimulation medications, endured monitoring and the fears and worries that go along with it, and have finally been through egg retrieval a new question suddenly pops up. In the days that can seem like years between the retrieval, getting the fertilization [...]

Categories: Causes, Doctors, IVF

Doctor Errors

June 5th, 2007
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Once again, another study that reminds me that physicians are normal people. In this article titled, Doctor’s Often Don’t Fess Up to Errors we see where even doctor’s are people too. I am lucky in the fact that the doctor’s in my life are also people that I feel a companionship with or have worked [...]

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Fertility Center Accused of Videotaping

July 20th, 2006
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Yesterday an announcement was made by S. Edmond El Dabe that a client of his is suing Pacific Reproductive Services in San Francisco, claiming that the center videotaped him while he was masturbating. The man discovered a camera in the ceiling of the center and then complained. Employees then refused to call the police when [...]

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Patient, Help Your Doctor Heal Thyself

April 1st, 2006

In the local paper, there was a letter to the editor regarding a recent article about how doctors now see patients for an average of seven minutes about how “Many patients, particularly elderly ones, are timid around doctors. A hospital social worker told me of the great number of unnecessary operations performed on patients too [...]

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Fertility Doctors: Reproductive Immunologists

March 29th, 2006

Reproductive Immunologists (RIs): Who are they? This is a fairly new, and controversial field of fertility medicine. These doctors look a fertility issues from the point of view of the immune system. If you have, or have a family history of, autoimmune or immune problems such as diabetes, asthma, Lyme, fibromyalgia, thyroid problems, arthritis, this [...]

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Something is Working (add smiley face here)

March 25th, 2006

Yay…..Blood! No, I haven’t gone all vampire yet, actually the opposite. Needle-hating me had to have *7* tubes taken out last week, my friendly phlebotomist whistled in awe and said I held the record of most tubes taken out of one patient. She was so kind and worried about me that she went across the [...]

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