Author: Corey Whelan


No Jews Allowed

When I read about the passage of House Bill 3859, I was transported back in time – but not, as you might expect, to the 1950s. The Texas House approved this throwback bill, sanctioning faith-based adoption agencies, and foster care agencies, to turn away whomever they choose to, based on religious grounds. Essentially, that translates into most of us – the vast majority of ...

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Endometriosis and Food

An all too common diagnosis, endometriosis is diagnosed in at least one in 10 American women, and girls. Thirty to 40 percent of those diagnosed, and many others who are not diagnosed but who have the disease, will experience problems with infertility.

Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue lining the inside of the uterus finds its way outside, and into other organs...

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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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Is It Time to See an R.E.*? Six Give-Away Clues That You’re Stuck in Your Current Care

You may be one of those women who always knew pregnancy wouldn’t come easy. A history of irregular periods, endometriosis, or the ticking of the biological clock may have clued you in to the need for an infertility specialist, such as a *reproductive endocrinologist.

Most women don’t fit into this category, and feel blindsided if they don’t conce...

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Breastfeeding and Self-Confidence After Infertility - Is There a Link?

Women who undergo infertility treatment often experience deterioration in self-confidence, which can extend to parenting, should their treatment be successful. An inability to conceive naturally, may leave women feeling betrayed by their own bodies. For some, it will take years of self-loving, proactive work to combat those feelings.

A large Australian study of mothering after assisted conception found that women...

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But Can We Afford It? How to Pay for Infertility Treatment

You want a family, despite depressing headlines and a less than robust economy, and have decided not to wait. That’s a smart choice. Delaying your dream of parenthood might compound already-existing issues regarding your fertility, as you continue to get older. Of course, treatments like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and the fertility medications you’ll need are expensive, particularly if ...

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