Infertility Over 35?


Infertility is defined as a diminished or absent ability to conceive and bear offspring. A couple is considered to be experiencing infertility if conception has not occurred after 12 months of sexual activity without the use of contraception. You’ve probably heard that definition more than a handful of times. It seems so complete; definitive, ‘The End’ and […]

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EMDR- An Effective Short Term Treatment for Overcoming the Emotional Issues of Fertility Treatment.


What we know about trauma: An emotional or psychological trauma can happen at any time and may be defined as a stressful event that overwhelms one’s capacity to cope. The more frightening the event, the more likely one’s coping ability becomes taxed. Emotional trauma is personal; the objective facts of the traumatic situation are secondary […]

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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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