I Didn't Qualify to Be an Egg Donor. Am I Infertile?

It’s a scary, unexpected thing, when as an egg donor you have your hormones drawn and an ultrasound performed, and then are told you don’t qualify medically for an egg donor program....more

Why Didn't My Eggs Fertilize During IVF?

One of the hardest parts of being an embryologist is having to tell a patient that, after all their hard work getting their eggs ready for retrieval, there is nothing good to report the next morning when we check the eggs for fertilization. Hopefully this never happens to you. ...more

Does Losing Weight Improve My Chances of Getting Pregnant With PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of infertility in women. PCOS is often associated with obesity. Obesity, however, is NOT a diagnostic criteria for PCOS, as it can also occur in normal weight women.  ...more

Does Losing Weight Improve My Chances of Getting Pregnant With PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)is the most common cause of infertility in women. PCOS is often associated with obesity. Obesity, however, is NOT a diagnostic criteria for PCOS, as it can also occur in normal weight women.  ...more

Does Losing Weight Improve My Chances of Getting Pregnant With PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)is the most common cause of infertility in women. PCOS is often associated with obesity. Obesity, however, is NOT a diagnostic criteria for PCOS, as it can also occur in normal weight women.  ...more

Fertility Options for Women with Breast Cancer

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Dreaming the Real

Life Foundation Offers Grants to Assist Those With Infertility

The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation, a Chicago non-profit founded to help those with infertility, has announced their 2016 Life Grants program. The Life Foundation offers Life Grants to eligible individuals and couples to help defray the financial challenges of infertility treatment, adoption or third party reproduction....more

10 things not to do during the Two Week Wait

I’m still in the two week wait…Can you believe it? I appreciate that time doesn’t go any quicker during this hell hole of 14 days but for some reason, this month, it seems to going extra frigging slow!To pass the boredom – and to stop me looking at Facebook (school holidays mean my entire newsfeed is full of parents making wonderful memories with their children) I had a quick look on the WWW to see what advice others had for those struggling to get through these nightmare 336 hours....more

“I had intercourse! Great job! I did the most important thing I can to get pregnant!"

So it’s here again. The two week wait has begun.According to my Ovia app, over the last week:“I had intercourse! Great job! I did the most important thing I can to get pregnant!”I must admit, being congratulated for getting down and dirty with my husband is quite nice….like a trip advisor rating for baby making!The thing is……it’s not the most important thing is it? If it was, it would bloody work every time right?So what else do I need to do to get pregnant?...more
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