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
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...
When I was trying to conceive, visiting the fertility clinic daily became an unwanted part of my routine. I would wake up before dawn, get on the subway in the dark, and trudge uptown (far!) for my daily blood draw and sono. Good times! Of course, in my memory’s eye, it was also always cold and raining. Sound familiar?<...
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...
Halloween is officially over, and you know what that means! The holidays are now in full swing. Not always such great news for the TTC and the TTA.
Are you finding yourself feeling anxious, as Thanksgiving approaches? Thanksgiving is a time of taking stock of what you are grateful for. It can mean extended time with family or friends who...
As a follow up to my last blog about red flags to note when you’re looking for a fertility doctor, I wanted to give tips on how to know you’ve made a good choice. Here are some things to look out for:
A good physician will listen to your needs. They will answer your questions. They ...
If only it were that easy. It would be great if we could post a classified ad for a fertility doctor, and then interview potential candidates. But if you could do that, what would you look for? What questions would you ask? Finding a fertility doctor can be a daunting task, even for the savviest consumers. I have a cousin,...
Summer is upon us. Our friends are taking vacations, maybe the morning commute seems a bit lighter, but you are heavy with doubt. You want to take a vacation too, but as a patient dealing with infertility treatment, you worry if your fertility will decline as a result.
This is a common concern for many couples. Medical providers will...
-Prenatal vitamins. Check.
-Downloading an ovulation app to track my cycles. Check.
-More yoga and attempting to meditate. Check…well, definite increase in wearing yoga pants, check.
-Ripping apart the medicine cabinet to check ingredient lists—goodbye for now, my beloved retinoids. Check.
-Fertility diagnostic testing. Check.
I am part of a growing trend of wom...
“What are you thinking?” I asked my mom, after a silence. The afternoon light danced on her white, quilted bedspread. I was 19, and had just told her I’m a lesbian.
“Well,” she responded carefully, “I always wondered if you were gay, so I’m not surprised… it’s just that I always pictured you getting married and having kids.”...