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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.

Music , Relaxation and Fertility

Dara Blaker

I’m really excited to be partnering with HRC Fertility of Pasadena to talk about something that is a huge part of my life.  Music.  I’ve been involved in music for as long as I can remember and I’ve been teaching music for the past 20 years. I teach everything from pre-natal and preschool classes to private lessons for various instruments.  I also compose and record music.

Did you ever try to remember something and you just can’t?  And then later, what you were trying so hard to remember just comes to you when you aren’t even thinking about it.  What does this have to do with music, you ask?  And what can it possibly have to do with fertility?

It comes down to one word.

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Infertility in my Own Backyard


By Beth Engelman

When the doctor told me there was something wrong, I was speechless. My mom had 4 babies in a row and my brother and sister each had 2 each without issue. Even my younger brother and his wife were pregnant and they were practically newlyweds. But there I was 36 years old in a fertility clinic because “try” as we might my husband and I couldn’t get pregnant.

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Fertility, Forties and Friends

By Jennifer Bright Reich  


 I waited to start our family until I left my military career as a Lieutenant in the Army.   The choice to postpone motherhood also was echoed in some other women I knew who waited until their mid-30’s and early forties to venture in to parenthood.  Our goals started the same- to become a mother.  But, for some - it was not to happen easily.  For some this journey would have heartbreak due to infertility.   

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