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Healing After the Loneliness and Heartbreak of a Miscarriage

Cassie Moriarty by Cassie Moriarty

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I assumed that since my first child was conceived so easily that conceiving a second time would be easy as pie. If anything, I was worried it would happen sooner than I would have wanted. So when over a year had passed of trying and still no sign of a positive pregnancy test, I started […]

The Dark Side of the IVF Industry, From a Survivor

Anonymous by Anonymous

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When couples struggling to conceive approach an infertility clinic for help, they’re not just patients seeing a doctor: they’re also healthcare consumers navigating a billion-dollar industry. All too often, they’re also sucked onto a moving sidewalk designed to effortlessly take them from one intervention to another, without stopping to heal their spirits, discern their options, […]

How to Lend a Hand When Someone You Care About is Getting Help with Infertility

Margaret Brady by Margaret Brady

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One of the greatest benefits of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods of family planning is that they do help couples plan their families in the truest sense: unlike the Pill and other forms of artificial birth control, FABMs don’t just help avoid pregnancy, they can help achieve it! By interpreting a woman’s chart, couples and their doctor […]

How I Came to View Fertility As a Delicate Gift

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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I’ve been thinking a lot about new life this springtime. After a long winter, this week in Cleveland, we saw our first daffodils and hyacinths. They’re always the first to show up, and they may not last more than a couple weeks, but the sight of them represents something larger—the promise of spring and warmer […]

How FABMs Can Help a Couple with Male Infertility to Conceive

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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There’s a lot to say about how beneficial fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) can be for a couple trying to conceive: they’re inexpensive to learn, cause no harmful side effects, and allow the couple to work with—rather than against—the natural functions of a woman’s reproductive system. But a couple struggling with infertility may not only be […]

5 Causes of Infertility that (Almost) No One Talks About

Margaret Brady by Margaret Brady

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Infertility is a part of life for 1 in every 8 couples in the United States. Most people know that risk factors like age and tobacco use can make having a baby difficult, yet, there are young, tobacco-free families who struggle to get pregnant in every community. Because knowledge is critical in safeguarding your reproductive […]

Interview: How the Holidays Are Particularly Hard for Couples Struggling with Infertility

Mary Rose Somarriba by Mary Rose Somarriba

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Marc Sherman and his wife Erin know the pain. Perhaps you have been trying to have a baby for a while now. As the year comes to a close, the sense of grief can feel like a heavy chain, pulling you down and stifling your joy for the season. It’s one thing that babies seem […]

Why We Really Need Better Options for Treating Male Infertility

Avatar by Grace Stark

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Have you noticed how few options and natural treatments there are for male infertility? Early on in my husband’s and my infertility journey, we did what many couples do who are having trouble conceiving: We did a semen analysis to determine if any of our issues with conceiving had to do with male-factor infertility. While […]

What Every Woman Getting Off the Pill Needs to Know Before Trying to Have a Baby

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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It can seem so simple: take a pill each day to suppress ovulation as long as you don’t want to get pregnant. When you’re ready to start a family, stop taking the pill and your cycles will come back. You’ll ovulate, conceive, and have a baby. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the way things always play […]

How to Properly Get Diagnosed with PCOS

Lindsay Schlegel by Lindsay Schlegel

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How much do you know about PCOS? First identified by an Italian physician nearly three centuries ago, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects an estimated 10 to 27 percent of women of childbearing age. Presently, it’s one of the most common causes of female infertility. Yet very often it goes undiagnosed, in part because the medical […]