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To Speak or Not to Speak- That Is the Question

Fertility clinics are busy places. With that comes doctors and clinical staff who are trying to keep afloat in the sea of patients. As professionals, most of us do our best to provide excellent, personalized care to each patient who walks through our door. In order to do that, we have to rely on the clinical support staff, which is...

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What is the Impact of Infertility on Parenting?

Those of us who have experienced infertility, understand that it may impact us in a myriad of ways. Regardless of the outcome, we may be forever changed by experiencing the infertility journey. The uncertainty of knowing if you will become a parent, can spill over into every aspect of our lives, impacting relationships with partners, family, and friends. What is...

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Lupus, Infertility and Pregnancy

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease, which can damage any part of the body. While teenagers and men are sometimes diagnosed with lupus, women of child bearing age comprise the largest statistical group affected. Like all other autoimmune diseases, lupus "tricks" the body into thinking it needs to defend itself against its own healthy tissue and organs. This malfunction of...

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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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Finding “Fertile Confidence” Again

by Danica Thornberry, L.Ac.

In these days of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, you have to almost be blind, to avoid seeing the constant posting of everyone else’s pregnancy announcements and kid photos. In a culture where “fertile female” may denote a certain level of elevated status, it’s hard to not have your confidence knocked when pregnan...

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