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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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Blogs We Love This Week – Nov. 2nd edition

This was quite a week, especially for those of us on the East Coast. Path2Parenthood hopes our end-of-week wrap up blog finds you and your families safe and well. Whether you will be spending the weekend cleaning up from Sandy's wrath or participating in the NYC Marathon, we wish you and yours nothing but easy days ahead. Here...

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Clomid: How Long Is Too Long?

For most women, the first line of medication defense will be a prescription for clomid, but many will find themselves taking this oral drug for months on end, without success. So, how do you know when to move on to other medications which might be more effective for you? Dan Williams, M.D. of the Houston 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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Double Jeopardy: Infertility and Pregnancy Loss — Part I

Double Jeopardy: Infertility and Pregnancy Loss - Part I

By: Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D., Chair of Path2Parenthood's Mental Health Advisory Council

After months or even years of hoping, trying, and waiting, your patience and persistence is finally rewarded when you receive a positive pregnancy test. But elation can turn to despair when this precious, most wanted pregnancy is...

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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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Fertility Concepts and Complementary Medicine: Where They Meet

Fertility Concepts and Complementary Medicine: Where They Meet

The concept of complementary medicine means different things to different people. For those who have never heard it before, the term can evoke expectations of strange or unfamiliar activities. In actuality, many of us are more familiar with the complementary services than we realize-for example, who hasn't heard...

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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 Old is Too Old

Dr. Alan S. Penzias, the Surgical Director of the Surgery Center of Waltham, a division of Boston IVF, has been in practice for over 15 years. He's Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from SUNY - Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and...

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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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Infertility and Chinese Medicine

Dr. Dao is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California and is a Diplomat of Chinese Herbology NCCA. Dr. Dao has been active in the TCM profession as well as professional organizations. He was an examiner for the California Acupuncture Committee and also participated in the Chinese Herbology Exam development for NCCA. Well known and respected for his special...

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Leading-Edge Resource Aims to Educate Infertility Patients on Their Options

Infertility is an unexpected obstacle for many people, and the journey can be unpredictable. Patients may find themselves at a crossroads after multiple failed attempts with fertility treatments, and begin to look for other options. Path2Parenthood (P2P), a national non-profit organization which provides educational resources and support to men and women, especially those trying to conceive, and Fertility...

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