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The Truth about Trying Tuesday: New IVF Technique

This is excellent news for those who may need to do IVF. Although the research is new and may take awhile to become manistream this is a wonderful breakthrough! New IVF technique giving women better outcomes -Cindy Read More »

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: Revisiting Past Decisions

Have you gone through a time that you have questioned past decisions?  Maybe you would have gotten pregnant without Clomid?  Maybe you should have tried IVF?  Maybe you should have looked into alternative medicine?  Maybe you should have looked at adoption earlier?  Maybe you should have used an egg donor? There are all kinds of “Maybes”.  The fact is you made ... 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: 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 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 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 Thursday Thinker: Health Insurance

Do you think health insurance should cover the costs of infertility treatments?  Why or why not? -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 »

Financial Fridays 3

Here are some resources from RESOLVE: http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/making-treatment-affordable.html -Cindy Read More »