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PCOS Series Part 1: What PCOS Looks Like

PCOS Series Part 1: What PCOS Looks Like

PCOs diagnosing criteria Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that often goes missed. It takes an average of two years and three providers to finally receive. The good news is that having PCOS does not mean you can't get pregnant. It is one of...

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PCOS Series Part 2: The Ugly Truth About Diagnosing PCOS

PCOS Series Part 2: The Ugly Truth About Diagnosing PCOS

The Ugly Truth About Diagnosing PCOS 1 in 10 women are diagnosed with PCOS yet it takes an average of 2 years and 3 or more office visits with a medical provider to make the diagnosis. As a healthcare provider, I am so passionate about talking about the delay that...

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What is Unexplained Infertility?

What is Unexplained Infertility?

what is unexplained infertility? My journey through infertility started with the diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Eventually, it changed to endometriosis. I was frustrated and confused when it appeared like no one could give me the answers I so desperately...

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Progesterone Levels During Conception and Pregnancy

Progesterone Levels During Conception and Pregnancy

Progesterone levels, so what is the deal with them anyway?  This hormone is secreted by the corpus luteum in the ovary during the second half of the menstrual cycle. When an egg is released from the ovary during ovulation, the remaining part of the follicle is called...

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5 Cares to Implement When Going Through IVF

5 Cares to Implement When Going Through IVF

5 Cares to Implement During IVF Treatment My journey through IVF treatment was a unique situation just like yours. Not one person will experience the same journey, even if you have the same diagnosis and protocol. As I walked through my IVF treatment, I was introduced...

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The Benefits of Fertility Yoga

The Benefits of Fertility Yoga

HAVE YOU WONDERED IF YOGA IS BENEFICIAL WHEN GOING THROUGH INFERTILITY?  Whether you are trying to get pregnant, have had difficulty getting pregnant, or are going through fertility treatments, the practice of yoga can be a great tool to support you on your fertility...

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First Trimester Uterine Bleeding in IVF Pregnancies

First Trimester Uterine Bleeding in IVF Pregnancies

Did you go through IVF treatment and experience bleeding in your first trimester?  First trimester uterine bleeding is a common occurrence in IVF pregnancies. The positive news is it has not been found to be associated with an increased incidence of adverse outcomes...

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Dear Friends and Family, I Have Infertility

Dear Friends and Family, I Have Infertility

Dear friends and family, I have infertility I hope that you will find this blog helpful if your loved one has been diagnosed with infertility. Thank you for supporting them and being there to support them as they walk through this disease and the road to building...

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The Mental Health Impact of Infertility

The Mental Health Impact of Infertility

Mental Health and Infertility Chances are you are aware of the mental health impact that being diagnosed with infertility has caused in your life. If you are a friend or family member of someone going through infertility, being aware of the mental health impact will...

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5 Ways to Share Your Infertility Story

5 Ways to Share Your Infertility Story

5 ways to share your infertility story You have the diagnosis of infertility. You know first hand what it feels like, looks like, and everything that comes with infertility. This also means you have an infertility story to share that will lead to healing for you and...

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10 Steps to Become An Infertility Advocate

10 Steps to Become An Infertility Advocate

10 Steps to becoming an infertility advocate  Many states are in the middle of the 2021 legislative session and with that comes grassroots work on advancing insurance coverage for infertility care and cancer preservation. Now more than ever, your story deserves to be...

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5 Cares for Endometriosis You Haven’t Tried

5 Cares for Endometriosis You Haven’t Tried

5 Cares for Endometriosis You Haven't Tried  As an endo warrior and nurse practitioner, I have tried many things to assist with my symptom management. Below are my top 5 cares for endometriosis that I have found extremely beneficial for myself and my patients. 1....

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Should I Have Surgery for Endometriosis?

Should I Have Surgery for Endometriosis?

As a fellow endometriosis warrior, I have become passionate about the topic of endometriosis surgery. What research has concluded on this topic is complete excision of abnormal tissue is the Gold Standard treatment by cutting out all of the disease at its roots. I...

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5 Common Signs and Symptoms of Endometriosis

5 Common Signs and Symptoms of Endometriosis

5 Common Signs and Symptoms of Endometriosis Endometriosis is a disease where endometrial tissue is found outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis most commonly occurs in the lower abdomen and pelvis, but it can appear anywhere in the body. What causes endometriosis?...

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MTHFR and Infertility

MTHFR and Infertility

MTHFR and Infertility The amount of blood draws that occur with infertility is astonishing. Chances are you have had genetic testing done or heard of the MTHFR gene mutation that more than 40 percent of us carry. When looking at your supplements and lifestyle for...

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What is Cervical Mucus and Can I Do Anything to Improve It?

What is Cervical Mucus and Can I Do Anything to Improve It?

What is Cervical Mucus and Can I Do Anything to Improve It? Cervical mucus is a fluid that is secreted by the cervix and stimulated by the hormone estrogen. This fluid fluctuates during your menstrual cycle, but it is essential to be familiar with it as it plays a key...

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Five Fertility Myths

Five Fertility Myths

Are you trying to get pregnant but finding it difficult to sort fact from fiction? With so much fertility advice on the internet, it’s hard to know what information you can trust and what your next steps should be. Here are the top 5 biggest myths and misconceptions...

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The Financial Burden of Infertility

The Financial Burden of Infertility

The Financial Burden of Infertility As if the stress and trauma weren’t enough, the expense and financial burden of infertility adds insult to injury. Although infertility is recognized as a disease, the insurance coverage for many is limited or non-existent.. The...

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When Should I Share My Infertility Struggles With Others?

When Should I Share My Infertility Struggles With Others?

Deciding to share your infertility story is a difficult decision. This road is extremely lonely, isolating, and full of every single emotion imaginable. Yet couples endure it in privacy and silence. Statistics show that 61 percent of women going through infertility...

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Is Infertility Traumatic?

Is Infertility Traumatic?

As many as 1 in 6 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. When I first learned I was “infertile”, my emotions were affected like any other significant loss — in this case I was grieving my sense of control over my families’ destiny. Like...

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