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Financial Fridays: Why Doesn’t Insurance Cover Infertility?

Do you believe that health insurance should provide coverage for infertility treatments? Should it cover all treatments in all cases or limited coverage?  According to the National Conference of State Legislatures: Although advances in infertility treatment have helped thousands of couples become parents, the procedures are not without controversy. Such procedures can be quite expensive— according to RESOLVE on average ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Multiple Miscarriages

It is advised to see an infertility specialst if you have had 2 or more miscarriages. Do you think women should be tested routinely after one miscarriage to prevent the heartache of a second one? -Cindy Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Endometriosis

Are you one of the millions affected by Endometriosis?  Here are the facts about this disorder: Endometriosis is a disorder of the female reproductive system in which endometrial tissue (the normal lining of the uterus) is found outside the uterine cavity. An estimated three to five million American women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis. This disease is prevalent in ... Read More »

Good Intentions vs. The Universe

What the heck went on this evening at my house?  Here was the plan:  help kids with homework, make chili, serve dinner, carpool Joey and friends to soccer, go to the community center, drop off girls in child care, work out, go home, have snack, put kids to bed. Here’s what happened:  somehow homework time was a free-for-all bombardment of ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Make a Plan Now

If you are celebrating Christmas get yourself ready now for the family gatherings and holiday parties.  If you have a plan in place you will be less likely to be caught off guard and you won’t have to worry about it. 1.  Is there anyone you and your spouse are ready to disclose your infertility with this season?  If, for ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Asthma Connection in Children Born After Infertility Treatments

In a recently released study from the UK: Asthma is more common among children born after infertility treatment than among children who have been planned and conceived naturally, according to findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study published online today (Thursday) in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1]. Since we have twins from IVF I was a little ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Don’t Wait

While you are waiting to have a baby, stop waiting…I know sounds silly.  What I mean is don’t wait to live your life.  Having a baby may be the most important thing to you, you may wake up thinking about it, go to bed worrying about it and spend much of the day in and out of daydreams about it but it is ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Managing the 2WW

Here is an article about managing the 2ww(2-week wait).  There are some very practical ways to help you through, either waiting after IVF or a natural cycle: “Managing the Waiting Period, Stress and Anxiety During the two-week pregnancy outcome waiting period” -Cindy Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: A Genetic Link?

I found this article today titled “New Gene Identified that Helps Explain Infertility”.  Read through it and see if it is helpful to you.  Obvious not all causes of infertility would be genetically related but here is an excerpt: The researchers analyzed hundreds of infertile fruit flies (Drosophila oocytes) for the purpose of their study. Results showed that chromosomes do ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying: Holiday Tips

As you prepare to gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving prepare yourself for dealing with your emotions.  How will you respond to questions?  How much do you want to share about your fertility journey?  How will you respond if another relative announces a pregnancy?  Think through some of these things before you get together and be ready to guard ... Read More »