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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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A Working Girl's Guide to Infertility and the Workplace

Anyone dealing with infertility knows what a true commitment it is - the emotional and physical toll it takes on your body, your mind, the doctor's visits, and the financial burden. And, as if dealing with infertility wasn't hard enough, now add your job to the mix and this becomes a dangerous combination to those who cross your path!

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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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American Epidemics

I started losing friends to breast cancer when I was in my thirties. One of the lowest points I experienced during my infertility struggle was coping with my friend Sheila's abortion; she had late stage breast cancer at the time and a pregnancy would have hastened her death. I was so grateful that she lived long enough to meet my...

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Are You Caught in the Clomid Over-Prescription Cycle?

For many women who are having trouble getting pregnant, the first medication prescribed for them will be an oral pill known as clomiphene citrate, known most commonly under its brand name, Clomid. While this medication proves to be highly effective for many women, others may find themselves taking Clomid for months on end, without success. So, how do you know...

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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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Big Delts & Baby Balls - Why You Should Avoid Steroids

Urologist Nerds Drinking Beer Episode Two:

Sure, you want to up your game. What guy doesn't want to be bigger and faster? But if you're planning on taking steroids to get there the price is high: Potential repercussions from steroid use include*:

Shooting Blanks - Forever Teeny, tiny itsy bitsy balls Crater-Face Level Acne and Gross, Oily Hair Baldness ...

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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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Blogs We Love This Week – October 26th edition

Welcome to the weekend! With so many unbelievably interesting writers contributing to our knowledge base out there, Path2Parenthood has decided to devote our end-of week blog each week to some of the other blogs we adore. The content featured in this weekly shout-out will be as interesting and diverse as our readership. Get cozy and click away. - Corey...

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Breast Cancer and Your Fertility Options

Women who are recently diagnosed with breast cancer may now have new options to preserve their fertility and conceive after their treatment for breast cancer is completed. The state of NJ has mandated coverage of fertility preservation treatments for women of reproductive age who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation for cancer. This article will discuss emerging new therapies for fertility...

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Brenda Strong discusses pain management for endometriosis

Second in a series on endometriosis, for Endometriosis Awareness Month.

More than five million women in America are currently suffering from endometriosis, which is a leading cause of infertility. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that lines the inside of the uterus finds its way outside and into other organs of the body, such as the abdomen and fallopian...

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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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Destination IVF

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was one Global Navigation System (GPS) for IVF (In-vitro Fertilization) programs? It could make the experience faster, simpler and more accurate. You would never fear that valuable time would be lost as your biological clock ticks away. But as we all know, not all GPS systems are created equal nor do they give the...

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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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Double Jeopardy: Infertility and Pregnancy Loss — Part II

Double Jeopardy: Infertility and Pregnancy Loss - Part II

Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D., Chair of the Path2Parenthood Mental Health Advisory Council

Part I of this article reviewed some unique aspects of pregnancy loss after experiencing infertility. This week's article offers suggestions to help you deal with this most painful of losses.

What Can Help with your...

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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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