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  • Tablet and Stethoscope Infertility
    Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 13:05

    I feel like fertility is one of those things we all take for granted. We just assume that when we are ready for children that we’ll go off birth control and get pregnant quickly. Unfortunately, our story was a bit more complicated than that.

    My husband Travis and I were married in June 2010. We decided to spend a year renovating our house and just enjoying being married before we added children to the mix. I went off birth control in August of 2011 and we started trying to get pregnant.

    At first it was fun. I charted my basal body temp, we had lots of sex, and every month I would eagerly await a positive pregnancy test. Months went by and nothing happened. It was around month 9 that I started to worry that there was something wrong. I knew it could take a healthy couple under 35 up to a year to get pregnant, so we pushed forward and continued to try on our own for a few more months..

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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 14:36

    FISHKILL, N.Y., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hudson Valley Fertility, a leading infertility and reproductive health practice in the Hudson Valley of New York State,

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 18:19

    I never fully believed stuff like this, back Then. Sure, it sounded good.  But Now... Now I know how true it is. The path takes you where you were always meant to be. In this moment tonight. Rocking baby boy. He's just finished a bottle after waking up crying. He shouldn't be hungry yet, but he spent all evening crawling and pulling up and smiling a gummy grin of pride. So that left no time for much milk. 

     

    So I hold his 21 pound, solid frame firmly in my arms. Like I've said before, he just fits...continued 

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:45

    Hello, My name is Julie Thomas and my husband is Steve. We went through Embryo Donation or ED to get our daughter. Here is our story:

    We meet in High school (awe, I know), and eventually married in 2007 after 6.5 years of dating! We always knew we would have to go through IVF to have children. I carry a genetic disorder called Fragile X syndrome, which causes developmental delays, is passed on the X chromosome. I knew I was a carrier since around age 10. I have 2 brothers that are affected by fragile X and a sister that is not a carrier nor has it. I was told I had a 50%pass rate to our future children and I also had over 1,000 repeats of the gene CGC. That is a huge number!....continued  

  • Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 14:28

    The ghost of a red-haired child

     
    Long before we knew we would deal with infertility, my Mom would frequently talk about what she thought our children would look like. She always guessed we'd have a child with red hair because of my fair complexion, the freckles I had as a child, and my husband's strawberry-blonde hair. My mom's sister had red hair, but no one else in our family did, so I was skeptical. But it always stuck in the back of my mind.

    One day while I was waiting to catch a flight at the airport, I saw a young husband and wife who each looked uncannily like me and my husband. The wife was holding their baby on her lap but from where I was sitting, I couldn't get a good look at him/her. I thought to myself  "Here is a good test to see what our child will look like!" I got up to casually walk by and check and sure enough this beautiful little newborn had red hair...continued 

  • Miracles and Memories Pin
    Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 15:25

    Help support the infertility community with the Miracles and Memories Pins. Read about the three colored lapel pin representing all aspects of family-building.

  • Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:44
    MFB Fertility, LLC Develops Only In-Home Test to Detect Progesterone

     

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:52

    The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) of Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. at the Cornell IVF Center in New York City. is passionate about helping their patients become parents. We highly recommend CRM as a place to find the help you need to build your family.

     

  • Research
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:58

    Fertility research:  Acceptanc

  • Two women shouting at each other
    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 12:16

    By Brice Palmer

  • Departure of Ulysses
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 16:14

    Are you recognizing the need to make some changes in the process of adapting to the unwanted reality of the fertility challenge?  And are you sick of all of the articles which predict failure to maintain your promise to yourself? 

  • Down Syndrome girl holding the arms of her parents
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 16:02

    Down Syndrome girl holding the arms of her parents

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