ANOTHER Office Baby Shower: How To Cope When You’re Still Waiting For That BFP

Susie has just announced that she is pregnant with her third baby and the office party planner has decided to throw her yet ANOTHER baby shower. Which, for someone who isn't struggling with infertility or who hasn't had a miscarriage, might just be another office event. However, for you, it seems like torture. After trying …

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What NOT To Say To Someone Struggling With Infertility

When you are struggling with infertility, you are already a mess of emotions. The last thing that you need is to hear unkind (although well-intentioned) things from others. In this article, we'll cover not just what NOT to say, but also some things you might say instead and also other ways to help support a …

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Guest Post: SEED CYCLING THROUGH IVF

Written by: Kalli on Life Balance on June 08, 2020 There's so many things we can do to try balance our hormones and obviously seeking professional help is the optimal priority when it comes to diagnostic health. But during my second round of IVF, transferring a frozen embryo, I googled frantically to find ways to …

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How Do Diet And Lifestyle Affect Sperm Quality?

When a couple is struggling to conceive, many women (and more than likely many men) are quick to put the blame on the female half of the duo. She is obviously the problem, because she is the one that has the egg that needs to be fertilized, the uterus in which the fertilized egg implants …

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A Fast Food Diet And Trying To Get Pregnant

We all know that it is important to eat healthy when we're trying to conceive. But just what does that mean? A salad is healthy, no matter where it comes from. Right? Well that's not always true. When you order a salad at McDonald's with grilled chicken (because we all know grilled is healthier than …

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What Is Unexplained Infertility?

“Hold on, what do you mean you don’t know? Even after all of those tests, you still don’t have any answers as to why we can’t get pregnant?” This has probably crossed your mind after being told you have unexplained infertility. Approximately 15% to 30% of couples will be diagnosed with unexplained infertility even after …

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Are You Sabotaging Your Own Conception?

You're eating healthy, you're exercising, you've quit smoking, quit drinking, quit taking your birth control, and you're having sex like rabbits. But you still haven't gotten that Big Fat Positive (BFP). What is going on?? If you've ruled out all the normal causes of infertility, it may be time to look inward. The expression “you …

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Possible Explanations For Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained infertility isn’t a magical condition. There is a reason; we just don’t know what it is. While experts have exponentially improved their fertility knowledge over the past several decades, there is much we still don’t know. There are also things we know may cause problems, but don’t have a way to measure or evaluate yet. …

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Secondary Infertility: Trying To Get Pregnant Again

What is Secondary Infertility Secondary infertility is the inability to get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy after having already given birth. It's more common than you might think, accounting for about 50 percent of infertility cases. In fact, more couples experience secondary infertility than primary infertility (infertility the first time around). It’s especially common in …

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Are You Infertile: The Answer May Surprise You!

I recently had an appointment with my OBGYN. We have decided that we are going to start trying to conceive again and I wanted to make sure that I was healthy enough since I have been high risk with all 4 of my pregnancies. We had the usual talk, she asked me about my kids …

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