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Know Your Options: How You Can Begin Your Path to Parenthood

There is no doubt that dealing with infertility is a distressing and mentally taxing experience. From the frequent doctor appointments with gynecologists and fertility specialists, to the constant feeling of the unknown. Will I ever be able to start a family? Will I be able to get (and remain) pregnant? Will infertility affect my relationship with my partner? These are all...

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Wrapping Up Endometriosis Month

The month of March was dedicated to raising some much-needed awareness about one of the most prevalent diseases that affects women of all ages: endometriosis. Although a common condition, some cases remain undiagnosed for years on end! As with most ailments, the sooner you know, the better. Staying well-informed about symptoms and possible treatments is essential in keeping you as healthy...

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From Infertility to Expecting: Why You Should Never Give Up

  Dr. Jerisa and husband Dr. Adam Berry to welcome first child For more than three years, Dr. Jerisa and her husband Dr. Adam Berry experienced the stressful effects of infertility. Having gone through both Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) twice, the path to parenthood became an ultimate test of perseverance. Dr. Jerisa ended up undergoing fibroid surgery, and...

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National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

The Indian guru Osho once stated that, “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” However, pregnancy can be a long and stressful road with many turns and tribulations. According to the CDC, it is estimated that in the United States, there...

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Is Adoption the Right Option For Me?

American author Robert A. Heinlein once stated: “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation”. Going through IVF, or fertility treatments, in general, can be an extremely taxing and frustrating process. Sometimes it can make you feel extremely stuck in negative thoughts, as all you want is that smiling face of your baby swaddled in your arms. First of...

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