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The Infertility Club...

Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy has written an excellent piece for Refinery29: What I Learned When I Joined the Infertility Club. Jennifer’s blend of humor and vulnerability in dealing her fertility issues is inspiring and worthy of being shared with a wide audience: Facing IVF would be hard, yes, but infertility wasn’t good or bad; it was just a different kind of experience. Every time a child is conceived, whether...

A Good Night’s Sleep...

We all know the benefits of a good night’s rest. And now its been suggested, through a study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, that women who are pregnant or trying to conceive need darkness (as opposed to just sleep) for optimum reproductive health. According to the researchers who reviewed previously published work: Every time you turn on the light at night, this turns down the production of melatonin,...

Suggested Questions to Avoid...

Redbook magazine has a new fertility blogger, Jen Jones Donatelli. As she says in her blog, “My hope is to spark the conversation, spread hope and awareness, and make it easy to get real about fertility—one post at a time.” Her first entry is about what questions NOT to ask anyone going through a fertility struggle. She knows that of which she speaks, as she’s already tried two unsuccessful IUI procedures...

More on Egg Freezing...

My colleague, Dr. Elizabeth Fino, was interviewed for an article on egg freezing for the July issue of Self magazine: The age of your eggs is important, too, says Elizabeth Fino, M.D., reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at the NYU Fertility Center in New York City. Women who choose to freeze their eggs before age 35 have about a 45 percent rate of live births at Dr. Fino’s clinic. By the...