Supporting a friend through Miscarriage

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, miscarriage is the most common type of pregnancy loss. Unfortunately, studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. I was recently interviewed by Jennifer Meer, a journalist for Mom 365- an online community for mothers, about ways to support a friend […]

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Why Join an Infertility Support Group?

Joining an Infertility Support Group can be a significant source of emotional support during the infertiity journey. I presently facilitate a support group for women who are facing fertility challenges, during their process of buildng a family. If you are interested in learning more about the group, and/or how you may go about joining, please contact […]

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The Two Week Wait

What is the “Two Week Wait?” Women and couples who use assisted reproductive technology cycles (IUI, IVF, ICSI, etc.) ultimately enter a “two week waiting period”. This is the time between the end of the fertility treatment cycle and results of the beta hCG blood test – that provides confirmation of pregnancy. The two week wait period is […]

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The Egg Retrieval Journey during IVF

What is the Egg Retrieval process of In vitro Fertlization (IVF)? Egg retrieval is the process whereby a woman’s eggs are removed from her ovaries. These eggs are later mixed with a her partner’s sperm in order to facilitate fertilization. In order for egg retrieval to occur, a woman must first have follicle production stimulated by particular hormones. […]

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A New York City Tale of Infertility

A New York City Tale of Infertility….. Infertility is a true Journey. No two roads ever look the same and the path traveled toward a resolution (Baby) is unique for each woman, man and couple traveling on route. While the dearest of friends and family seek to “understand”, there is no better way to really […]

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