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  • Friday, April 29, 2016 - 14:42

    I was married just 8 months when I found out I was 10 weeks along with an ectopic pregnancy. The embryo still had a heartbeat in my left tube. The surgeon got it out but 2 weeks later, I went into shock and cardiac arrest. What happened is the surgeon didn't get the entire embryo out and my tube never perforated. I had no pulse. No heartbeat. Was found unconscious in my house, alone. I can say I know what it feels like to die. It haunts everyday of my life. Once rushed to ER, they said I had 2 liters of blood in my abdomen from tube not perforating. I needed 2 blood and a plasma transfusion. I had to have my left tube removed and the right one was destroyed from the severe trauma from all the blood in my abdomen...continued  

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    Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 13:39

    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,

  • Monday, April 25, 2016 - 16:15

    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 - 15:19

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

  • Departure of Ulysses
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 15:54

    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? 

  • Intralipid diagram 3
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:02

    Failure to reproduce is a physically and emotionally challenging ordeal. When reproductive failure is repetitive feelings of shame, of grief and loss and failure are magnified. Before embarking on an effective and successful treatment plan patients need to determine the causes of their inability to conceive and to carry a pregnancy to termThere are many reproductive variables that can delay, interrupt or disrupt a pregnancy.

  • Intralipids instead of IVIg
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:02

    Failure to reproduce is a physically and emotionally challenging ordeal. When reproductive failure is repetitive feelings of shame, of grief and loss and failure are magnified. Before embarking on an effective and successful treatment plan patients need to determine the causes of their inability to conceive and to carry a pregnancy to termThere are many reproductive variables that can delay, interrupt or disrupt a pregnancy.

  • Intralipid Diagram
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:02

    Failure to reproduce is a physically and emotionally challenging ordeal. When reproductive failure is repetitive feelings of shame, of grief and loss and failure are magnified. Before embarking on an effective and successful treatment plan patients need to determine the causes of their inability to conceive and to carry a pregnancy to termThere are many reproductive variables that can delay, interrupt or disrupt a pregnancy.

  • Intralipid diagram 2
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:02

    Failure to reproduce is a physically and emotionally challenging ordeal. When reproductive failure is repetitive feelings of shame, of grief and loss and failure are magnified. Before embarking on an effective and successful treatment plan patients need to determine the causes of their inability to conceive and to carry a pregnancy to termThere are many reproductive variables that can delay, interrupt or disrupt a pregnancy.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 13:42

    By Mark Perloe, M.D.

  • Helen Adrienne, LCSW
    Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 15:17

    If you missed Helen's Webinar - please watch the recorded interview online. 

    Helen Adrienne, Licensed Certified Social Worker and certified hypnotherapist, is a general therapist who specializes in infertility counseling, couples counseling for infertility, mind/body stress reduction for infertility and gynecological and reproductive issues. In her recent webinar, Helen stressed the importance of good self-care. She explained the mechanisms by which body and brain can be unified and also gave a guided imagry presentation. The recorded webinar is based on her article: Mother's Day and Father's Day: A Helluv Day and Infertility Stressor

  • Photo of Chines Stones with words representing the therapy (calm, smooth, peace)
    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 13:37

    Although the goals of Complementary medicine and conventional Western medicine are the same, their ideas about what causes a disease, the nature of the disease itself, and the process used to regain health are very different.

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