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Dashing Through the Holidays with Infertility

Dashing Through the Holidays with Infertility By Christine and Aaron Kahan We have arrived at the time of year where the focus turns to the holidays. Decorations everywhere you look in stores, endless Christmas music on the radio and commercials intended to warm your heart that are focused on family, and holiday gatherings. However, if you are struggling with infertility, these things can trigger sadness and depression as they become endless reminders of the happy, holiday memories you are unable to create.   What can be equally draining are the holiday events and gatherings where you know you are...

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How Yoga Can Help Stress and Infertility | The Baby Spot

Here is how yoga can help stress and infertility. Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron from the Fertility Centers of Illinois and Beth Heller and Tami Quinn from Pulling Down the Moon Holistic Health give us some great advice. Can stress cause infertility? Stress is not a cause of infertility, but infertility can cause stress which can negatively impact fertility potential. A study in the journal, Human Reproduction, found that 30 percent of women seeking infertility treatment have depression and anxiety. A recent scientific study found that women whose enzyme alpha-amylase levels, a stress-related substance, were in the highest third had more...

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Doctors Share 7 Biggest Fertility Misconceptions For National Infertility Awareness Week

Doctors Share 7 Biggest Fertility Misconceptions for National Infertility Awareness Week 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 the adverse effects of obesity on infertility and 40 percent weren’t familiar with the ovulatory cycle. To combat this nationwide lack of awareness, Fertility Centers of Illinois is sharing the biggest misconceptions they...

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Understanding Infertility: 5 Most Common Diagnoses and Treatment Solutions

Understanding Infertility: 5 Most Common Diagnoses & Treatment Solutions If you?ve been trying to conceive and those two little pink lines still elude you, know that you are not alone. While it takes most couples an average up to one year to become pregnant, one in six couples experiences infertility issues. Here are five of the most common infertility diagnoses, along with example treatment solutions. Keep in mind that each person, diagnosis and situation is different, and only after a medical evaluation can a tailored treatment plan can be prescribed. But first, what is the definition of infertility? For...

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The IAAC- Infertility Awareness Association of Canada

Many men and women around the world suffer from infertility. The reasons can vary but the fear and pain of not having a child is very real. Both those who suffer from infertility and those who do not should be aware of Infertility Awareness Associations in their respective country. The IAAC in Canada is a major player in aiding those with infertility and giving them as many resources as possible to make their person decisions. From creating public awareness to connecting families to support groups, the IAAC does it all and wants to do more. IAAC grew out of...

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