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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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Nurses Week is coming soon!

During the week of May 6th, Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy is looking forward to celebrating nurses. At Mandell’s Clinical Pharmacy, we want to know how your Fertility Nurse at your clinic has made a difference in your journey. If willing to honor your nurse during Nurses Week, here’s the details: Please send email to: social@mandellsrx.com We’ll…

Does First Class Service Win In The End?

Our Co-Owner Terry Malanda joins Griffin Jones, the host of the Inside Reproductive Health podcast, to discuss the importance of first class service for customers and how important it is to choose the right pharmacy.  The right pharmacy must understand what the patient is going through and help them navigate through that landscape.  The staff…

A Mother’s Heart

When I was a kid my mom always told me this story, Once upon a time there was a woman with a broken heart that couldn’t have a baby. The woman prayed and prayed, and went to see many doctors until finally her belly started to grow. It grew bigger, and bigger , and bigger…