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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.

HEARTBREAK & HEALING: A STORY OF LATE TERM PREGNANCY LOSS

 

By: Juli Auclair Lipof

Many couples feel a great sense of relief when they enter the second trimester of pregnancy. They’ve made it through the nerve wracking first twelve weeks, when the majority of early miscarriages happen. This is a joyous time when many couples are more comfortable sharing the news, about their bundle of joy, with family and friends. While pregnancy loss decreases dramatically after the first trimester, it unfortunately does still happen. Pregnancies lost between 12 and 20 weeks are often referred to as late miscarriages and those after 20 weeks as stillbirths.

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Valentines’ Day Blues

 

Valentines’ Day Blues

 

Remember when Valentine’s Day use to be simple. All it meant was to buy a classroom pack of Valentine’s Day cards and hand them out during the school party where you got as many as you gave?

 

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CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY DESPITE INFERTILITY

 

CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY DESPITE INFERTILITY                                                                                               

Valentine’s Day is usually a time of year when we honor our loved ones by sharing flowers, chocolates or a nice special celebration. For couples, romance is supposed to be the theme of the day.   Single people may start the day hoping to have a day of romance with their special someone.

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COULD IT BE PCOS?

 

COULD IT BE PCOS?

First it is the unexplained weight gain. Followed by an irregular and perhaps painful menstrual period. Then comes unusual facial hair. Many women start to become concerned and frustrated by the changes of their bodies. Finally, a trip to a medical specialist confirms that this is not “usual”. The diagnosis many times is only four letters long- PCOS .

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On the Infertility Bookshelf – Part One

 

On the Infertility Bookshelf – Part One

By Louise Sattler, Psychologist

 

Many books are written on the subject of infertility. Often times, they are chocked full of salient medical information as they are penned by physicians or researchers. Yet, from time to time a book is written that tugs at the heartstrings, embellishes the thoughts of a person who is in the midst or gone through the infertility journey or simply is written as a source of inspiration.

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WRITING YOUR WAY TO EMOTIONAL HEALTH!

  WRITING YOUR WAY TO EMOTIONAL HEALTH!

By Louise Sattler, Psychologist

 

Life can be full of challenges with some requiring great strength, endurance, confidence and courage. This is exceptionally true when faced with infertility.

As we enter the new year it may be time to resolve to start the year proactively – especially if have experienced infertility but are hoping to bring a baby in to your life by the time the calendar flips to 2015.

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Dr. John Norian Helping The Inland Empire Medical Community!

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Dr. Norian has been asked to give a lecture to the medical students at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.  His lecture this January is entitled “Clinical Pearls Related to Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility” . In addition, he’ll be discussing the Fellowship process for those medical students contemplating the reproductive endocrinology field.

 

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Infertility and Acupuncture Part One

 

Infertility and Acupuncture Part One

by Shara Lawrence-Weiss

Can acupuncture increase your rate of fertility? Not all experts agree on the answer to that question but don’t write off the premise too quickly.

Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat chemotherapy patients, fibromyalgia, headaches, labor pain, low back pain, menstrual cramps, migraines, osteoarthritis, dental pain, and tennis elbow (MayoClinic.com). Acupuncture is increasingly being used to treat infertility, as well.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acupuncture/MY00946

 

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The Night Before Christmas turned into an Infertility Success Story

The Night Before Christmas  turned into an Infertility Success Story
Dara holding Olivia

 

The Night Before Christmas  turned into an Infertility Success Story

By Dara Blaker from DaraonRadio.com

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