ART - Dealing with Loss

One of the main reasons that family and friends have trouble helping their loved ones who are struggling with infertility is that they know so little about the emotional aspects of it. From the shocking diagnosis and demanding treatment to the disruptive day-to-day experiences, this emotional assault can leave couples depressed, angry and guilt-ridden. Unfortunately, […]

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For couples struggling with infertility, holidays can be difficult.  Celebrating holidays by going to family gatherings with lots of children running around and family members expecting their second child can be upsetting. And on a holiday like Mother’s Day, things can really hit home. While you still want to celebrate your mother and grandmother on […]

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If you’re like most people, you want as much information and as many tools at your disposal to help you get through stressful times, like when facing infertility and treatment. Because infertility can be one of the most emotional times a couple goes through and since there is a lot to learn about how to […]

Facing infertility is challenging in so many ways, not the least of which is the toll it takes on the relationships in your life. And that’s not just with your spouse – friendships can suffer as well. Many couples dealing with infertility find that trying to have a baby takes over every part of their […]

Holidays can be stressful. But for the person experiencing infertility, holidays can be the most difficult time of the year. You certainly can’t make the pain of infertility disappear miraculously, but by planning in advance and acknowledging that the holidays may be uncomfortable, you can prepare yourself and improve your chances of having a pleasant […]

Experiencing a miscarriage is a difficult time for any woman – especially those who have been undergoing fertility treatments. The excitement of finally having a viable pregnancy, followed by the realization that the pregnancy didn’t last can be an agonizing time. Here are a few tips to get through it: Realize that it’s not your […]

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When you’re trying to conceive, the two weeks between ovulation and your expected period can be filled with constant “what-ifs” and “maybe-this-times.” And those thoughts can threaten to take over your mind during those 14 days. So how do you get through the “two-week wait” with your mind intact? Don’t over-analyze possible “pregnancy symptoms.” Many of the […]

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Fertility treatments can prove to be quite an emotional rollercoaster for many couples. You may be confronting problems on numerous fronts – physical, emotional, relational, familial, financial – and trying to juggle all those can be overwhelming. So how do you keep yourself pushing through all these areas to realize your dreams of having a […]

The hearts, cupids, boxes of chocolates and roses can be enough to make anyone sick if they’re not particularly excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day. But if you’re in the middle of fertility treatments, dealing with the expenses and overall feeling not-so-sexy, it can be even worse.