Posts in category "fertility"

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 »

Father’s Day: 8 Ways for Dads-to-Be to Supercharge Their Fertility

by Dr. Allison K. Rodgers When we are kids, teens, and young adults, we think of Father’s Day as an occasion to celebrate our dads and grandfathers. As we get older and start thinking about having a family of our own, we think about the holiday also as a celebration of ourselves. For couples trying... Read more »

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 »
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Celebrate National Infertility Awareness Month: My Personal Journey

Infertility – it affects 7.3 million people…that’s as if infertility took over New York City.  That is how big it is! I write a special post every year to honor to National Infertility Awareness Month. It is a time to dedicate a post to all those currently dealing with infertility and for those who have... Read more »

Creating The Support You Need [Building Your Fertility Support Team]

Infertility is stressful, going at it alone makes it a billion times harder. You have your partner, but even they sometimes don’t “get” what you are going through!  We all know men and women think VERY differently! Men can “compartmentalize” feelings, “opening one box and closing another” – if that analogy makes sense. Women tend... Read more »

The Costs of Infertility

ART (assisted reproductive technology) is a multi billion (yes BILLION) dollar industry.  The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lists the average price of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle in the U.S. to be $12,400. (ASRM does not qualify if this includes medications.)  Here is more about the costs of infertility treatment from Resolve.org.... Read more »
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You Never Know: Fertility Challenges and The Blossom Method

I am honored to be a part of The Blossom Method‘s Chicago campaign so perfectly titled - You Never Know! Why “You Never Know”? The answer is simple. We often never know who among our family and friends is having difficulty getting pregnant, has experienced a loss, or is dealing with postpartum issues. Moreover, we chose You... Read more »

Be an advocate for your fertility

Being your own advocate is something that has gotten my attention lately. When it comes to your health, you HAVE to be your own advocate.  Ask questions, and demand the time for them to be answered. With regards to fertility, it’s something I am passionate about.  I want to start talking about women feeling in... 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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