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Articles from May, 2020

Understanding Donor Arrangements

There are a few types of donor arrangements when you use third-party reproduction technologies, which include known, anonymous, semi-open, or open arrangements. It is important to keep in mind that the arrangement you choose will impact your life as well as your future child, the donor, and the donor’s children. Your arrangement options will depend…. read more

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (Premature Ovarian Failure)

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), also known as premature ovarian failure, is a potential cause of female infertility in which women do not ovulate regularly and are unlikely to conceive with their own eggs. Women with POI experience clinical signs, and sometimes symptoms, of menopause before the age of 40, whereas the average age of menopause…. read more

The Importance of the Luteal Phase

The luteal phase is the part of your menstrual cycle that occurs after ovulation, but before the first day of your next menstrual cycle. It typically lasts between 10 to 14 days. Sometimes, women with fertility problems have a short luteal phase, which has also been connected to recurrent miscarriages.  What Happens During the Luteal…. read more

What to Stop Doing to Increase Your Fertility

When it comes to fertility, there are many things we do on a day to day basis that we may not realize are affecting our fertility. It is important to try to get down to the root of the problem so we can stop these habits in their tracks and begin increasing our fertility. Here…. read more

How Stress Makes Getting Pregnant Difficult

Whether or not stress can cause infertility is a looming question that floats through many women’s minds. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine states that “Even though infertility is very stressful, there isn’t any proof that stress causes infertility.” While extreme amounts of stress may affect fertility, it rarely results in long-term troubles. Stress itself…. read more


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