Trying to conceive

Healthy Living
There are certain situations in life that can lead us into a hole of darkness that is so deep, we can’t even imagine ever
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Don't forget to check your partner's fertility, too. Sperm quality and quantity can change over the years, and according
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One of the first choices that all patients have to make is where to seek infertility care. It's a critical decision as practice patterns, treatment strategies, and technology used can vary greatly from one practice to another.
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Getting or staying pregnant is not easy for everyone -- for some, it can take time and money. While you might not be thinking of having kids right now, having a conversation with a physician about fertility while still in your early 30s could provide benefit later on.
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Whether you're in the thick of it, or it's in the rear view mirror; whether you struggle for months or years -- infertility is nothing if not a learning experience.
Impact
It's my hope that this year, instead of just writing a post on my own infertility blog, I can sincerely educate the public and ask if we can all compromise. That way, NIAW wouldn't be just one week - it would be yearlong... maybe even lifelong.
Parenting
I cried for the baby I didn't know I wanted, for the baby I might not be able to have. I cried for my only child and my sick husband and myself. I cried because it wasn't fair and I didn't understand.
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You've been diagnosed with infertility. You're scared, anxious and confused. I get it. You feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you. Who wouldn't? Take a deep breath, buckle up and remember that you are in the driver's seat, even though it may not always feel that way.
Post 50
I know, because I was one of these women. This is as real as it gets. He had insight, a window to gaze into all of my problems
Women
Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Spouse Do Not Substitute the Internet for Medical Advice Learning that your conception
Women
I suddenly realized that I could be a mother right now if I wanted to. There are a countless number of motherless babies out there that desperately need a motherly touch and love. I had simply been choosing not be a mother right now, and I started to realize that it was a choice that I had all along.
Women
The agony of infertility runs so deep that I feel irrevocably changed by the experience -- so much so that having a baby now almost feels beside the point.
Parenting
You have just as much of a right to proclaim your infertility and ask for prayer as if you had any other disease. So stop questioning your worth like I did. Be strong, because your motherly and beautiful heart does not deserve anything less.
Women
The devastation of that day still haunts me. I frequently think about how old my son or daughter would be now. Every time that thought crosses my mind, I sink into a depression and wonder: why can't I do something so basic as have a child?
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Clearly, conception isn't always easy. As the video tagline says, "Make a baby. Or die trying." This all-too-real video from
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9. 13. "Infertility can affect anyone, and it can happen even if they've already had one child. Don't judge." -- Kris Vue
Women
Infertility is all I want to talk about. The mailman stops to give my dog a cookie when out for our walk and when he asks, "How are you?" I want to stop, take his hands in mine and say, "My husband and I are struggling to have a baby!"
Wellness
If you'd like to eat healthy and eat for fertility at the same time, there are fertility nutrition counselors that can prescribe a custom diet that can work for you. They can also help with diet accountability and answer questions you may have as you work towards your goal.
Women
We all take our own approach for surviving the two-week wait when we are trying to get pregnant. Mine changed from one month to another but these simple rules were pretty consistent and helped me cope with it.
Parenting
But anyone who has longed to see two lines, a cross or a big fat "positive" (BFP) pop up, knows how interminable those days