Mother-Daughter Dynamics during Infertility.


Daughters often need their mothers when struggling with infertility and while many daughters are able to turn to their parent for support, others are not. In fact, the complexities of mother- daughter relationships hits a new level of high when fertility issues arise. Do mothers realize how powerful they are in their daughters lives?  Their […]

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Shifting Fertility in Shift Work


    Shift workers, what would we do without them? All the doctors, nurses, firefighters, ambulance staff, restaurant employees- the list is endless and their work needed. But shift workers have to deal with a lot more than working socially odd hours. The very nature of the work causes a ripple that is felt throughout […]

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Egg Freezing-Would I have Done It in My College Years? – Part I


Freezing your eggs. No such thing when I was in my college years and I wonder how my life would’ve been different if this procedure was around back then. I know for some, the pressure of finding “Mr.Right” would have diminished considerably. For them, the flavor of desperation would’ve been taken out of the picture; […]

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Thirty Five Plus Plus and Fertility


Fact:  If you choose to wait ‘til later in life to start a family, the chance of getting pregnant is slimmer than when you were in your twenties. But for many women, there’s a belief that this isn’t true. After all, look at Kellie Preston and Halle Berry? Some women believe that if you are […]

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Embryo Donation. The New Modern Family


  Up until now, an accepted alternative pathway for couples to build a family has been adoption process. But with recent advances in reproductive medicine, building a family through embryo donation is something new and has people nervous. What is an embryo ?  Fertilized eggs are known as embryos. In the arena of reproductive medicine, […]

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Holiday Season Infertility Awareness Stamp


Every month, women across the nation hold their breath in anticipation, hoping that they will be lucky. For them, luck comes in the form of two pink lines: yes or no, pregnant or not. Today, 1 in 8 American couples struggle with infertility. That’s 7.3 million people and putting that into context – nearly the […]

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Sh@t Breeders Say……


“ You HAVE to see this!” was the comment posted with a link on my Facebook wall. Now armed with a good excuse to avoid doing laundry, I clicked and the You Tube video viral “Sh*t White Girls Say To Black Girls” started playing. I laughed til I cried and that was my introduction to […]

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Should I Continue Using My Antidepressant If I’m Pregnant or Planning to Get Pregnant?


Popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil or Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, and Zoloft are commonly prescribed to women between the ages of 18 and 44 – i.e. those who are of childbearing age. And in terms of usage during pregnancy, the consensus has been that for those with mild to moderate […]

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Egg Donation, What Exactly Is It? 30 minute Documentary Aired on KQED


Egg donation is increasingly becoming a  viable option for couples who are having trouble conceiving. This Documentary aired in September of 2012 on KQED television, examines the ethics and the psychological processes for both the prospective parents and egg donors. Its a good way to hear what both specialists and patients think about the process […]

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IVF: No Pain, No Gain?


It’s funny how three little letters “I-V-F” can make one’s blood pressure rise. Most know that those three letters stand for In Vitro Fertilization, and most know that emotionally, it is a trying time. But there’s one area that doesn’t get much attention, and that’s the physical pain that accompanies the IVF injections. Most don’t […]

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