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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.

A Look at Artificial Insemination

Artificial insemination (AI) it is the least complex of the assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and is often tried as a first treatment in uncomplicated cases of infertility. Artificial insemination involves preparing and...

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Should You Disclose the Identity of a Donor?

a blog by David Kreiner, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., East Coast Fertility, October 11, 2010 - It has been my experience, as well as that of others in the field, that many individuals conceived through egg or sperm donation are curious...

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Be Proactive about PCOS

a blog by Brea Johnson, MS, RD, Pulling Down the Moon, October 8, 2010 - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) usually produces symptoms associated with hormone imbalance such as weight gain, insulin resistance, acne, facial hair...

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'The Switch' Brings Idea of Donor Sperm into Better Focus

Last week I finally got to the movies to see The Switch with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. I thought it was very entertaining and also interesting. The Plot If you haven?t seen it, the basic plot is that Kassie, a single...

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Infertile Naomi Interviews Trista Sutter

a blog by Infertile Naomi, October 1, 2010 - Trista Sutter is best known as The Bachelorette who met and married her (incredibly handsome) firefighter husband Ryan on national television. In the reality television world, Trista...

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Everywhere I Look

a blog by Ellen Glazer, September 30, 2010 - Going through infertility can be such a lonely experience. There are many reasons for this, but one of the main ones is that fertility is visible and infertility is not. If you take a...

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Embracing Diversity

a blog by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc., September 29, 2010 - I attended the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) conference as an exhibitor last week. It was...

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A Thin Green Line

I have never been a jealous person. My entire life, I always figured that on some level people had earned everything they had. And even if they hadn't, I still assumed there was nothing I couldn't work hard enough to get for...

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Enlighten Me with Sex, Please

a blog by Tami Quinn, Pulling Down the Moon, September 24, 2010 - We're all girlfriends, right? So I was thinking today in the shower (otherwise known as my think tank) about how yogis and other wise sages are always talking about...

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Relax Your Feet with a Foot Bath

a blog by Anna Pyne, LAc, MSOM, FABORM, Pulling Down the Moon, September 16, 2010 - Soaking your feet in warm water for 15 minutes a night is a simple, effective way to de-stress and relax after work. According to Traditional...

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Mood Symptoms Seen Even with Shorter IVF Tactic

Women who undergo fertility treatment with drugs known as GnRH-agonists run a risk of depression and anxiety symptoms, even if they have a relatively shorter course of therapy, a new study suggests. Published in the journal of...

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Different Strokes

a blog by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc., September 15, 2010 - When someone with medical or social infertility makes the conscious decision to have a child, they are...

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Unequal Access Drives Fertility Tourism, Experts Say

LONDON (Reuters) - Patients who cross borders in search of cheaper, more available fertility treatment can now choose from more than 100 countries but may be putting themselves and their babies at risk, experts said Tuesday. The...

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A PCOS Tip Sheet

a blog by David Kreiner, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., East Coast Fertility, September 14, 2010 - September is PCOS Awareness Month. Many women don't know that PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder of reproductive age women, occurring...

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Early Intervention for PCOS

a blog by Amy Demma, Prospective Families, September 13, 2010 - Departing from writing about matters related to collaborative reproduction, I am eager to share with you information that just came to me about a progressive...

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Ask a Fertility Nurse: Does Needle Gauge Make a Difference?

by Gina Paoletti-Falcone, RN, BSN, Freedom Fertility Pharmacy, September 13, 2010 - Question: Does the needle gauge make a difference for my IVF injections? I love using the very small needle for the Lupron injection. Can I use...

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Dear TLC ...

a blog by Infertile Naomi, September 10, 2010 - Dear TLC, I am a big fan of your network and enjoy many of your programs. However, as a woman experiencing infertility, I kindly request that you think about changing some of the...

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The Story of a Sperm Donor

a blog by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc. September 10, 2010 - When I started at the sperm bank, I was impressed with the ability of the staff to match all of the...

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Karma and Infertility

a blog by Tami Quinn, Pulling Down the Moon, September 9, 2010 - When you feel ready to have a baby and the universe just isn't cooperating, it's easy to start asking those existential questions like, "why me"? Over the years at...

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Ten Things You Can Tell Your Fertility Counselor

a blog by Ellen Glazer, September 9, 2010 - 1. You felt relieved when your best friend had a miscarriage, 2. You made up a lie so that you didn't have to go to your sister's baby shower ....Read more

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