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The Goal of Shine Fertility Becoming a non-profit Organization Has Been Achieved

I received one of the most fantastic phone calls today [while on the way to get my daughter from preschool] from my attorney!  My paperwork came back from the government that my “second child” aka Shine Fertility was officially a non-profit organization.  Whoot whoot – I was ecstatic!!!  I told my daughter (the motivation for this... Read more »

Letters to a New Mom: Coffee Will Get You Through Until It’s Acceptable to Drink Wine

Dear New Mom, You have probably heard it before, “it’s the hardest and most rewarding job you will ever have”. WOW that the truth. I’ve only been a mom for 3 years, 3 months, and 2 days, and here is my best advice (to date). This says it all: “the days are long, the years... Read more »

National Infertility Awareness Month: Eve's Journey

by Dr. Eve Feinberg People often ask me if I went into the field of reproductive medicine because I was infertile.  I actually think the opposite was true, I became infertile because of my medical training. I met my husband in high school.  We dated for 10 years before getting married.  I have always considered... Read more »
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National Infertility Awareness Month : Mariann's Infertility Journey

by Mariann Madden ******* I have always been a very goal oriented individual.  Go to away to college, check.  Get a job at a top consulting firm in the big city, check.  Get married to my best friend, check.  So logically the next step after the married part was to get pregnant.  However, I had... Read more »

National Infertility Awareness Month: Courtney's Journey

by Courtney Marincsin ******* For years I was fastidious about taking my birth control.  I was slogging through law school, studying for the bar, slaving over clerking and finally landing my dream job.  Then, one day it was time to start thinking about having my dream baby with my dream husband who was my college... Read more »

National Infertility Awareness Month: Allison's Best Survival Tips

by Dr. Allison Rodgers It seemed to happen about twice a week.  Getting asked that question would feel like a sucker punch. I heard it everywhere….“So, when are you having another baby?” Usually it came from a co-worker, friend, or neighbor.  For them, this was as casual as: “what did you have for lunch” or... Read more »
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Doctors Share 7 Biggest Fertility Misconceptions for National Infertility Awareness Week [from Fertility Centers of Illinois]

National study shows widespread lack of fertility knowledge among reproductive-age women.  Fertility Centers of Illinois physicians share the most common misconceptions they hear from patients. According to a national study released in Fertility & Sterility, infertility among reproductive-age U.S. women is widely misunderstood. While 40 percent were concerned about their ability to get pregnant, one-third didn’t understand... Read more »

What Can I Do [to make sure this IVF cycle is a success]

What can I do?  I feel we ask that question of ourselves a lot!  What can I do to make it better, what can I eat, do/not do, what alternative medicine practices, to workout or not, how can I de-stress, the list goes on.  All getting to the big question of “what can I do... Read more »

Happy 1st Birthday Shine

What a fantastic first year it’s been! Since my daughter was born, Shine has been my second baby!  I have been living and breathing its development.  I can’t believe it’s been a year since my very first event! Shine’s Launch Event highlighted 6 amazing women (and dear friends of mine) sharing their infertility journey, offering... Read more »
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The Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting IVF Treatments

I knew before starting IVF treatments, that it was the “big gun” of infertility treatment, with all the meds, monitoring, and mayhem!  But I wish I knew more about the good, the bad, and the ugly!   First I’ll start positive – the good: -you get closer to your partner I have been with my... Read more »
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    I am a wife to the love of my life and best friend, mommy to my Scooter, entrepreneur, infertility consultant and survivor, friend to women I think of as sisters, only daughter, cat lover (and furr mom to my two girls), city dweller, marathoner, fitness instructor, coffee-a-holic, pizza lovin, cookie connoisseur, iTunes junkie, overly organized, sports lover (I-L-L, I-N-I, BEAR Down), superstitious, glass half-full type of girl…who is immensely passionate about all things women’s health – ESPECIALLY infertility and overcoming it!

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