Author: Iris Waichler


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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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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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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The Relationship Between Religion and Infertility

When we are faced with infertility, the number of challenges which arise can be staggering. Infertility tests us physically, emotionally, and financially. It can also stress our relationships with others. One arena which can be deeply impacted upon by infertility are beliefs, spirituality, and religion. This piece of the infertility pie is discussed less often than the others, yet for...

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Thoughts About My Daughter's Anonymous Egg Donor

I remember the fertility clinic doctor asking if we wanted to use a known or anonymous donor. I was 42 years old. It was 1996. The only option for me to get pregnant was using an egg donor. This was one of those moments where time does stand still. The decision we would make would affect the direction our lives would go...

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Embryo Donation: A Closer Look at This Family Building Option

If you are undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), your doctor will try to safely produce as many eggs as possible for fertilization and hopefully, pregnancy. One to two embryos will be implanted per attempt and if any are left over, frozen (cryopreserved) and stored for future use. According to the non-profit National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC), there are over 625,000 cryopreserved...

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