Category: Infertility


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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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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Help Wanted: Fertility Doctor

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,...

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My Experience with Fertility Diagnostic Testing

-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...

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Lesbian ISO* Sperm (Or, Selections from the Heart)

“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.”...

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