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The Truth about Trying Tuesday: The Facts

Every Tuesday I post the facts.  I give statistics related to infertility, adoption and loss.  There were so many misconceptions I held when I went through my journey I want people to have the facts so they can make the best decisions.  In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week I pulled this resource off their website:  Infertility 101: Get the ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Mother’s Over 40

In a 2010 report, the statistics for older mothers was released.  There has been an increase in the number of older mothers over the years.  Some of this is due to the advances in medical treatments as well as the use of donor eggs.  This report did not disclose whether donor eggs were used or not but it is an interesting ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Male Factor

According to Georgia Reproductive Specialists nearly 30% of infertility cases are male factor with another 30% being both male and female: Male Factor Infertility             “Misconceptions are very common in the world of infertility. One popular myth is that infertility is the woman’s problem and that once that “problem” is fixed, the couple will be able to conceive. This could ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesdays: PCOS

This fact sheet about PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) states that “Estimates suggest that between 5 percent and 10 percent of females of reproductive age are affected by PCOS.”  I was not affected by PCOS but in the volunteer work I’ve done with infertility I often hear the stories about the struggles with this.  And apparently it is much more common ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Age

I found this research article interesting.  I am surprised, even after all these years of learning about infertility, how womans’ ability to get pregnant drops off after age 35.  I think we need to get that message out.  There are obviously fertility issues not related to age but there is a large percentage that are.  If you are over 35 and finding ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Success Rates

This week’s statistics are encouraging: According to National Survey of Family Growth, CDC 1995, approximately 6.1 million women and their partners in the U.S. are affected by infertility, i.e., 10% of the total reproductive-age population. Men and women both are equally affected by infertility. 85% to 90% infertility cases can be treated with regular medical treatments such as medication or surgery. ... Read More »