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The HRC Fertility Blog is a resource for patients and those seeking infertility related issues and articles. Check back often or subscribe to this blog as it is changed weekly by the HRC staff.

It Happens All the Time

I have a client who just completed her first IVF cycle. Everything seemed to go well. She had lots of eggs, great embryos, abundant hope. Two days before she was due to go in for her pregnancy test, she did a test at home. She...

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Getting Vitamin D During Winter

As we head into the winter chill in the Midwest we know that we won?t be seeing the warm summer months for at least half a year! Something else that also vanishes is the ?sunshine vitamin? also known as vitamin D. From early...

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Ask a Fertility Nurse: Why Do I Need Lupron/Leuprolide Acetate

by Gina Paoletti-Falcone, RN, BSN, Freedom Fertility Pharmacy, November 15, 2010 - Question: What strength does Lupron/leuprolide acetate come in and why do I need it in my IVF cycle? Nurse Gina Says: Lupron/Leuprolide acetate...

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Where to Buy Fertility Drugs

Fertility drugs are expensive. In fact, fertility drugs can make up a large portion of the overall cost of your fertility treatments. Depending on your age, ovarian response, diagnosis and other factors, the cost of your...

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The Long-Term Impact of Experiences During Pregnancy

a blog by Ellen Glazer, November 11, 2010 - There has been so much in the news recently about Annie Murphy Paul?s book "Origins," a look at how the nine months before birth shape the rest of a child's life ? the long-term impact...

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Celebrity Fertility News

a blog by Infertile Naomi, November 10, 2010 - According to In Touch Magazine, Katie Holmes is on birth control (gasp!). The "Is she pregnant.  Is she not pregnant?" wife of Tom Cruise is reportedly taking birth control instead of...

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When Your Body Betrays You

a blog by S.I.F., November 9, 2010 -  Infertility is like a slap in the face. It feels like your body telling you that it?s giving up ? that it?s done, that it no longer wants to do what it?s supposed to do. What you tell it to...

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Shared Donor Egg Cycles Can Be an Affordable Option

In a shared donor egg cycle, a donor?s eggs are shared between two (or three) recipients who share the cost of treatment. For some, this is a cost-effective way to afford egg donation. Egg donors who participate in shared...

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Study: Increased Cerebral Palsy Risk Not Related to Infertility

For some time, doctors have linked IVF procedures to an increased risk of cerebral palsy, but the reason behind this puzzling statistic has not been fully understood. Now, a new study provides evidence that the underlying...

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Fertility Financing

Special fertility financing plans may be available through your fertility clinic or from an independent organization that structures financial products for the infertility market. Companies including ARC Fertility, Fertility...

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Reproductive Legal Update

This month's legal update begins in Spain where a homosexual couple has been denied the ability to register their twin children born to a California surrogate. This is another case in a string of cases involving homosexuals...

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Infertility May Call for New Coping Strategies

"I need some new coping strategies." These were the opening words of a new client who came to see me recently. Then she added, "I have coping strategies that work in most situations, but they don?t work with infertility." ...

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Celine Dion Welcomes Twin Boys, but Originally Carried Triplets

After several unsuccessful IVF cycles, and a public miscarriage; singer Celine Dion and her husband finally welcomed twin boys as the newest additions to their family. However, the path to parenthood was not without its...

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The Finances of Fertility Treatment

Undergoing infertility treatments such as IVF can cause not only physical and emotional stress, but can bring financial strains as well. In order to help couples afford fertility treatments, a number of foundations and...

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Acupuncture as an Adjunct to IVF

It has been proposed by many that acupuncture could positively impact the results of in vitro fertilization (IVF). The mechanisms proposed for this effect are several. How Acupuncture Can Help read more

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Parenthood Is a Brave Journey

I had a family party this weekend where I was able to spend time with my nieces and nephews. These are great kids that range from 2 to 8 years of age. We talked, played, danced and sang together. They are a lot of fun, but not...

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Adoption Myth No. 2

When I talk with people who are considering adoption, many flinch and say, "I don't want to have to sell myself." Or "Why should we have to be in competition with all those beautiful and wealthy couples?" read more

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Ask a Fertility Nurse: What's the Definition of 'Amp'?

When I am told to take 2 amps of Menopur, is that using two vials of the dry mix with 1 cc of diluent? Would 300 units of Bravelle be three vials dry to 1cc of diluent? I just want to understand the definition of an amp and if...

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Top Three Fertility Foods

a blog by Cindy Bailey of the Fertile Kitchen, October 13, 2010 - People always ask, what are the top fertility-boosting foods? Although I emphasize the importance of eating an all-organic, well-balanced, healthy diet, full of...

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Genetic Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

a blog by Joseph A. Hill, III, MD, Fertility Centers of New England, October 12, 2010 - Today, there are more options for treating genetic causes of recurrent miscarriage. Thrombophilias read more

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