Posts in category "infertility"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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A Letter To My Infertile Self

If I could write a letter to my then “infertile” self, telling her all the things I learned along the way, all my best advice, it would go something like this… Dear [infertile]self, As you read this you are probably in a deep dark place, wondering “why me”. I am here to tell you…the sun... Read more »
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