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Financial Fridays: Down to One Income

Some couples decide to begin living off one of the couple’s salary and saving the other.  Sometimes this is in preparation for one parent to stay home with the new baby but if you are having difficulty getting pregnant, some couples save that money to be used for expensive treatments and/or adoption expenses.  Would this be a way you could ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: eSET

eSET (Elective Single Embryo Transfer, that’s a new acronym for me.) The American Fertility Association is following lead from the CDC to educate patients about the benefits of transferring only one embryo for IVF.  Read the full article here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49692498 What do you think?  Should it depend on the age of the woman and/or the quality of the embryos?  If you have ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday

Check out this statistic: If seeing the numbers in a global perspective, infertility cases are on the rise ranging from 10% to 12% higher or one out of six couples are suffering from infertility. Read more at: http://www.fertilityandadoption.com/2011/05/02/infertility-statistics-learning-the-facts/ -Cindy Read More »

The Truth about Tryin Tuesday: Infertility Acronyms

Here is a link to all the infertility acronyms.  I had no idea there were so many!  Some of the most common: http://www.resolve.org/support-and-services/Managing-Infertility-Stress/infertility-acronyms.html 2ww = 2 week wait AF = Aunt Flow, menstruation AI = Artificial Insemination ART = Assisted Reproductive Technology BFN = Big Fat Negative (Not Pregnant) DE = Donor Eggs DH = Dear Husband DW = Dear ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Comparisons

Just a few quick stats: Infertility affects 7.3 million people in America (www.resolve.org). MS affects approximately 400,000 Americans (www.nationalmssociety.org). There are reported to be 2.9 million breast cancer survivors (including those currently going through treatment.) What do you think about these numbers? -Cindy Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: Donor Egg Success Rates

If you are looking into the option of using donor eggs here is one site that states the success rates.  Remember the success rates vary from clinic to clinic and this is just an example I found on-line.  More comprehensive statistics can be found at SART. http://www.advancedfertility.com/donor-egg-success-rates.htm -Cindy Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Myths about IUI-ART-IVF

The point of “Truth about Trying Tuesdays” is to get the facts.  The more you know the better equipped you are to make the decisions you need to.  This week take a look at this article from the RESOLVE website about common myths related to IUI, ART and IVF.  “It is true that fertility treatment increases the risk of having a ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope”: Put Yourself in my Shoes

Chapter 5 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake discusses how to cope with other people’s’ comments during infertility or after a loss of a baby at any stage: “People who haven’t walked in our shoes have no idea of the depths to which we grieve and experience anger and hopelessness.” We have all been subjected to insensitive comments.  Most people ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Ovarian Reserve

Here is an article from www.InfertilitySpecialists.com that lists some statistics on ovarian reserve: 1. High age is limiting even with normal FSH.  Original reports demonstrated lower pregnancy rates in women past 40 years of age, no matter their basal FSH level [5]. Even with today’s treatments, successful pregnancies past age 42 are uncommon, and past 45 are rare. 2. High ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Endometriosis Stats

Endometriosis is a common cause of infertility and yet it is often not diagnosed.  Here is the fact sheet and statistics about the disorder: Endometriosis Facts & Statistics Most women with endometriosis suffer pain—and present symptoms—up to a full decade prior to diagnosis. Approximately 176 million women and girls worldwide suffer from endometriosis; 8.5 million in North America alone. Associated ... Read More »