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Dealing With Clomid Side Effects

Clomid is often one of the first fertility medications prescribed to women for infertility treatments. This fertility drug can help induce ovulation or stimulate extra follicles and eggs, but it can have a few side effects. Our guide will help you understand what things to do or avoid while taking Clomid. What is Clomid? Clomid…

Navigating IVF When You’re Scared of Needles

The in vitro fertilization (IVF) process requires many carefully orchestrated steps. Unfortunately, many of them involve needles. If a fear of needles makes you scared to do IVF, you can still confidently navigate the process with this helpful guide. What is Trypanophobia? The fear of needles is a common condition that can escalate to trypanophobia,…

Can Endometriosis Impact Fertility?

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that can cause many uncomfortable and painful symptoms. There’s also a link between endometriosis and infertility. Learn about what endometriosis is and how endometriosis can cause infertility in our guide below. What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when tissue – like the uterus lining – grows outside the uterus. This inflammation…

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What Is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome?

Hormone levels regularly fluctuate throughout a menstrual cycle. During fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization, hormone levels can vary even more drastically and potentially lead to a complication called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Learn what can cause this syndrome, symptoms to watch for, and how to treat it. What is Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome? Ovarian hyperstimulation…

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How to Manage Infertility Stress

Dealing with infertility can take a toll on your body, mind and relationships. Infertility stress is both real and individual, so it’s important to identify coping strategies that work for you. To help out, we’ve put together ideas to create relaxing and supportive moments as you deal with infertility.  The Impact of Self-Care Treating yourself…

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The Benefits of Folic Acid

Prenatal vitamins are a must for pregnant women, but there’s one vitamin essential before conception: folic acid. Learn about the benefits of folic acid for women, how much you should take, and why doctors recommend this vitamin as you prepare for pregnancy. What is Folic Acid? Folic acid is a manufactured version of folate, a…

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How Are Fertility Drugs Used During IVF?

Medication plays a key role in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment process. Understanding how fertility drugs work and the role of a fertility pharmacy will help simplify this complex process and the important steps in IVF treatment. How Fertility Drugs Work Fertility drugs cause the release of hormones that can trigger or regulate ovulation.…

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Traveling with Fertility Medication

Hopping on a plane for a long weekend getaway or extended vacation becomes more complex when undergoing fertility treatments. In addition to analyzing your calendar to ensure you’re in the right place at the right time for blood draws and procedures, planning a trip during a treatment cycle includes traveling with specialty medication. To help…

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National Infertility Awareness Week

Infertility can be a lonely experience for the millions of couples and individuals facing challenges to build a family. Each year, National Infertility Awareness Week works to increase awareness of infertility and foster a supportive community of those impacted personally, allies and advocates. Here are ways to get involved and build connections through this year’s…

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Why awareness and sharing matters

My Personal Fertility Journey: As a former fertility patient, I believe awareness is a key to healing, not only for others, but for yourself. Reflecting back to when I was going through my IVF journey, not many women spoke about infertility, so my loneliness was overwhelming. I knew there was no shame in going through treatment, but…