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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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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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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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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 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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