Category: Emotional Concerns

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!


Continue Reading

Keeping Love Alive: How to Maintain Intimacy During the Infertility Journey

Infertility and infertility treatment is a grueling experience. For most couples, it comes with a series of surprise challenges to their relationship. Before trying to conceive you may have had problems, as any couple does. Throw the disappointment and scariness of an infertility diagnosis into the mix, add the pressures of treatment, and you have a relationship thrown off balance,...

Continue Reading

Stopping Infertility Treatments and Moving On to Other Options

WHEN IS ENOUGH, ENOUGH? This question creeps in at different moments as you pursue infertility treatment.

Jim Toner, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.O.G. of Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine (ACRM) discusses the decision process of when to end treatment.

This video is made possible by a grant from Attain Fertility® Centers, an IntegraMed Specialty and provider ...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

Acupuncture, Stress and In Vitro Fertilization

Can acupuncture and IVF go hand in hand? Sandy Goodman, M.D. of Reproductive Medicine Group Florida and Kim Caporale, L.Ac, discuss stress reduction, acupuncture and IVF in this short, interactive video.

This video is made possible by a grant from Attain Fertility® Centers, an IntegraMed Specialty and provider of the Attain® IVF Programs.

Continue Reading

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.

This video is made...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading