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What is the Impact of Infertility on Parenting?

Those of us who have experienced infertility, understand that it may impact us in a myriad of ways. Regardless of the outcome, we may be forever changed by experiencing the infertility journey. The uncertainty of knowing if you will become a parent, can spill over into every aspect of our lives, impacting relationships with partners, family, and friends. What is...

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Lupus, Infertility and Pregnancy

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease, which can damage any part of the body. While teenagers and men are sometimes diagnosed with lupus, women of child bearing age comprise the largest statistical group affected. Like all other autoimmune diseases, lupus "tricks" the body into thinking it needs to defend itself against its own healthy tissue and organs. This malfunction of...

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Our Bodies Say No, and Yet We Persist

We all have life-defining moments when we are young, that stay with us. Mine was when I was in third grade. I wanted to be a paleontologist. I spent that year in a gifted science program, creating a timeline, showing the evolution of dinosaurs. My teacher arranged for me to meet a real paleontologist at the world-famous Field Museum. The ...

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Finding “Fertile Confidence” Again

by Danica Thornberry, L.Ac.

In these days of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, you have to almost be blind, to avoid seeing the constant posting of everyone else’s pregnancy announcements and kid photos. In a culture where “fertile female” may denote a certain level of elevated status, it’s hard to not have your confidence knocked when pregnan...

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How Can You Get the Best Coverage You Can for Infertility Treatment with Your Health Insurance?

There has been much anxiety and debate about health insurance, and what is going to happen during the next few years. One thing you can be sure of is that whatever happens, will impact upon us all, both directly, and indirectly. Men and women who are pursuing infertility treatment may be especially concerned, during this time.

Undergoing infertility treatment is...

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