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An Update from Kaitlin and Scott's IVF Scholarship Experience

Twins

In late 2013, after many months of treatments and medications, my husband and I were blessed with the gift of a positive pregnancy test.  The coming weeks, blessed us with news of a boy/girl twins pregnancy. This blessed event was a dream-come-true. 

Our pregnancy was smooth as we went through testing, ultrasounds, and OBGYN appointments.  However, at 23 weeks everything changed.  What was once our greatest gift turned into the most difficult event of our lives. The day after we became parents to Nora and Hendrik they passed quietly away in our arms.  They lived only 37 short hours. The heartbreak was unbearable.

The Zika Virus: What you need to know.

What you need to know about the Zika Virus when trying to get pregnant.
Example of a rash
Planet with mosquitoes surrounding it
Map of spreading Zika virus.

[Note: Update June 28, 2016, call your Senators to ask them to pass a "clean bill" for emergency funding. Some Senators are adding riders to the bill designed to make it harder to pass. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Zika is her in the US and is an International Crisis]

A Day in the Life of a Fertility Nurse

Fertility Nurse

Walking into work with a coffee in my hand, I prepare for the day. We get a variety of patients which is what I love about my job. We see so many patients and each person has a different story. I cannot wait to see what happens for each one of them.

My first task for the day is to read my email. I check email often and often respond late into the evening. When I check again I find someone sent me a picture of their new baby, another letting me know their pregnancy test was negative and another ecstatic but worried with a positive pregnancy test. There are the ups and the downs. We are consummate professionals but still as we watch you going through the emotional and taxing fertility journey, we empathize with all the different emotions and the pain. This fertility excursion is a tough one but we continue with lots of hugs, medical advice and even tears of joy and sorrow

Webinar: Implantation Failure with Mark Perloe, M.D.

What does implantation failure consist of - how do physicians test for it? What can be done to improve or further implantation? Read Dr. Perloe's article and listen to his talk on all that is currently available to enhance chances of an ongoing pregnancy.

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Male Prolactin and Hyperprolactinemia

Normal Prolactin
Abnormal Prolactin
Male Prolactin

Male ProlactinMale Prolactin and Hyperprolactinemia

Chanel L. Bonds, Laura E.A. Simon, Stephen E. Hudson, Andrew K. Lee, and William E. Roudebush
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Case Introduction

What you need to know about what you need to know!

The Elephant in the room

Our last article talked about arguments in the legal sense and how we came to have a particular set of rules and procedures for making formal legal arguments. The article also talked about how to apply the principles of those rules when we “make our case” during Team meetings with the school. Several parents and advocates called or sent email messages to me about the article. Some asked follow-up questions. Some asked for an example of how to apply the principles in real life.

Developing the Expertise that Infertility Patients Deserve (Workshop)

Photo of Helen Adrienne

“The therapist that I fired claimed to be an expert but she was not. I could tell that she had looked up a few things on the internet and was pretending that she knew what I needed her to know.”

In your Forties and Trying-to-Conceive

by Mike Berkley
 
Many women are trying-to-conceive while in their forties. Chances for success are limited and
even if conception is achieved, the rate of miscarriage is high. The reason it is difficult to
conceive is because the woman in her forties has (generally speaking) diminished ovarian
reserve and a reduction in egg quality.

After several failed IVF cycles the usual next step is donor egg. Donor egg has between a 60 and
70 percent success rate.

Multiple Miscarriage, Infertility and the Use of Herbal Medicine

Herbs used in Alternative or Complementary Medicine

Always work in concert with your medical professional. There are several herbal medicines which possess antiplatelet and anticoagulant properties. This articles covers some of the herbs with those anticoagulant properties.

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