From TTC to BFP: Your Guide to Fertility Acronyms

Jump onto any infertility message board, Facebook page, or website, and you’re bound to find a plethora of helpful information. However, before you can fully appreciate that info, you’ll have to figure out how to decipher all the fertility acronyms so you can actually read it.  Anyone who navigates “Conception Highway” for a certain period […]

IVF vs IUI: Which Option is Right For You?

In the world of trying to conceive (TTC) acronyms, different procedures, medications, and vocabulary can all start to sound the same: IVF, IUI, ICSI, TTC, 2WW – the list goes on and on.  Take IVF vs. IUI, for example.   While you might be familiar with the jargon, there’s a good chance you have no idea […]

Progesterone and Pregnancy: How Does One Affect the Other?

As we begin fertility testing and start examining our infertility treatment options, we’re likely to confront a kaleidoscope of new jargon, acronyms, and subject matters. Information on how progesterone and pregnancy go together is sure to be one of these things.    It’s funny to think back to my first experiences with infertility. While I understood […]

Period or Implantation Bleeding? It’s Time to Break Down the Difference!

As someone who went through IVF to conceive, I think I speak for the vast majority of individuals struggling with infertility when I say that the wait for answers about a pregnancy test can be one of the most challenging experiences ever. Whether you’ve undergone an IUI, donor egg transfer, or traditional IVF cycle, you’re […]

Acupuncture for Fertility: Is This the Alternative Treatment You Need?

There’s a certain amount of “I’ll-do-anything-ness” that comes with infertility – an interest in doing anything you can to increase your chances of getting pregnant without the struggle of lengthy, drawn-out procedures that may or may not be successful. For example, I probably would’ve walked around on my hands for a week if someone had […]

Where to Find Help: Infertility Support Groups

Infertility often feels lonely and isolating. Even though 1 in 8 couples experiences infertility, many don’t talk about it, so it can seem hard to find the support you need. Thankfully, there are several face-to-face and online infertility support groups available that can make a difficult fertility journey a little bit easier. Here are our […]

How Accurate are Pregnancy Tests? Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

When it comes to something as life-changing as a pregnancy test, nobody has the time to mess with haphazard, second-rate results. As a woman who knows all too well how stressful the wait for those thin blue lines can be, I know that we all want to know that the pregnancy test we take will […]

Could Using Donor Eggs be the Next Step in Your Fertility Journey?

Not too long ago, my daughter asked me the most dreaded of all dreaded questions: “Where do babies come from?” or, more precisely, “How do babies get in bellies?” I was gobsmacked–but probably not for the reasons you’re thinking.  Sure, explaining to my five-year-old the mechanics of sex is not something I was looking forward […]

What is Infertility? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Infertility is a heartbreaking experience for a couple, and it’s usually very unexpected. When you experience infertility, suddenly the future becomes very uncertain. In this article, we’ll answer common questions about infertility, beginning with the most fundamental one: “what is infertility”? By having a stronger understanding of the meaning of infertility, along with what it […]