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A Dozen Myths of Parenting After Infertility

The anticipated joy of parenthood when so long awaited, can create expectations that can be rather unrealistic, both of ourselves and our children. Following are twelve common myths of parenting after experiencing a fertility challenge:

1. Once I have a child I won't even remember our infertility.

The pain of experiencing infertility runs very deep. Although never forgotten,...

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Acupuncture, Stress and IVF

Can acupuncture and IVF go hand in hand? Sandy Goodman MD of Reproductive Medicine Group, Florida and Kym Caporale, L.Ac discuss stress reduction, acupuncture and IVF in this short, interactive video, sponsored by Attain Fertility Centers.

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Are You Connected?

If you only subscribe to Path2Parenthood's blog, you are not getting the whole story. Did you know that Path2Parenthood's monthly e-newsletter, Connect, features articles, videos, recipes and other family-building content you won't find anywhere else? Upcoming issues will include articles on reproductive rights, infertility's causes and treatments and lifestyle do's and don't that can enhance your fertility.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of PCOS

Diagnosis and Treatment of PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10% of the female population As such, it is the most common endocrine disorder affecting women - more common than diabetes. This is an important point, as women with PCOS can oftentimes feel very isolated.

How do you diagnosis PCOS and how does a women...

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Egg Quality: A Key Piece of the Infertility Puzzle

Dr. Alan S. Penzias, Surgical Director of the Surgery Center of Waltham, a division of Boston IVF and Co-Chair of Path2Parenthood's Board of Directors, discusses the impact of egg quality on fertility potential, in this short, informative video. Path2Parenthood thanks OvaScience, a life sciences company, for their generous support of this project.

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Handling the Holidays

No matter how you slice it, the holiday season can be tough. Expectations often outweigh the reality, old family dynamics can re-emerge, and the focus on kids can be extremely painful for those experiencing their own fertility challenge.

However, you are not helpless under these circumstances. There are ways you can take care of yourself while getting through the...

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How Can Acupuncture Help Fertility?

Approximately 1 in 6 couples have trouble conceiving. A combination of factors can contribute: delayed motherhood, toxins in the environment, and stressful lifestyles that affect the balance of hormones. Some studies show that acupuncture can help fertility by reducing the effects of stress and balancing the hormones. It may increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, increase the uterine lining, prevent...

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How to Reverse Your Tubal Ligation

John A. Schnorr, MD, FACOG, with Coastal Fertility Specialists discusses tubal ligation reversal and your potential for pregnancy afterwards in this short, informative video produced by The American Fertility Association and sponsored by Attain Fertility as part of our How To Educational Video Series.

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In Case You Missed It

I recently did a Pinterest workshop and learned, among tons of other things, about ICYMI. This particular acryonym, ulike my own overutilized LOL's, BFF's and TTYL's was previously unknown to me, but I found out how highly used it is by content purveyors web-wide who want to make sure their followers never miss a thing of interest. So I got...

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Male Fertility and Nutrition

Male fertility is the result of a complex and delicate balance complex. Genetic, environmental, and behavioral influences all play a role. Nutrition has an important influence in the health of a man and scientific studies indicate that nutrition can influence his fertility.

Most Americans are well aware that there is an epidemic of obesity and diabetes amongst adults these...

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Parenting After Infertility

DURING INFERTILITY TREATMENT THE PURSUIT OF PARENTHOOD FAR TOO OFTEN GETS LOST IN THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF TREATMENT. THE DREAM OF HAVING A CHILD IS OFTEN CLOUDED BY THE NEED TO ACHIEVE A PREGNANCY. Fortunately, many women and men do emerge from fertility treatment into the world of parenthood. For some, this uncharted world is a challenge to navigate...

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PCOS — Lifestyle Changes and Medications that May Help

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a health disorder that often affects a woman's ability to ovulate and conceive. Somewhere around one in ten women of reproductive age have been diagnosed as having PCOS in the U.S.1 Some young women will receive this diagnosis during their teenaged years but many women will not realize that they in fact have this...

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Questions to Ask at Your Initial Consultation

At your first fertility clinic visit you're bound to have a lot of questions. And as we all know, it's easy to forget all of them when you're sitting face-to-face with your doctor. Dr. Deborah Wachs from the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay area, discusses how preparedness is key to a successful visit.

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The Full Circle of Fertility...Why You Should Break Up With Your Gynecologist (And Why You Should Go Back)

If you've ever wondered what the real differences are between gynecologists and reproductive endocrinologists, or what they really think about infertility and patient care, this video is a must-watch for you. A casual, relaxed conversation between reproductive endocrinologist, Millie Behera, M.D. and obstetric gynecologist, Julieann Heathcott, M.D., topics covered include the kinds of infertility treatment gynecologists and specialists...

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Three Joints vs. YOUR Joint

Urologist Nerds Drinking Beer Episode Six:

Ok, so you smoke pot. Maybe you drink a couple beers after work some nights. No big deal. But, if your partner isn't getting pregnant and you guys have been trying for awhile, it may have something to do with lifestyle. Too much of anything can be bad for you and the...

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When You Come to a Fork in the Road...

Now, just as Yogi Berra implied, when you reach that fork in the road, you are expected to make a choice and make a move. It can be useful for couples experiencing fertility challenges to discuss their feelings about various family building options and develop a tentative Plan B before reaching their treatment limit to remove the pressure of feeling...

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