Infertility Archives - WINFertility

Finding Support for Your Infertility Journey

Help Online, In Person, and On the Phone If you’re struggling with infertility, you know how emotional the journey can be.  The ups and downs of fertility treatment, the excitement of taking steps to have a baby, the sadness and even grief if your efforts aren’t immediately...
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Treatments for PCOS-Related Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common ovulatory disorder among women with fertility problems and affects as many as 10 percent of all women in their childbearing years.  What treatments help when infertility is related to PCOS? What is PCOS? PCOS is a hormonal...
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Why OB/GYNs Need to Talk About Fertility to Patients

Most women have an OB/GYN they see regularly for birth control, Pap smears, STI testing, and any issues with their “lady parts.”  For many women, the gynecologist is the only physician they visit on a regular basis.  Gynecologists can be on the front line of detection for health...
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Smoking and TTC

Can You Get Pregnant If One of You Smokes? DYK many people don’t know that smoking affects your fertility? And this is true for both women and men!  Most people know that smoking causes lung cancer, COPD, and heart disease.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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All Eggs ARE NOT Created Equal: 5 Tests to Assess Egg Quality

All Eggs ARE NOT Created Equal: 5 Tests to Assess Egg Quality If you’re TTC or thinking of freezing your eggs for use in the future, both the quality and quantity of your eggs are important.  But of the two, as long as you have some follicles and are able to respond to ovarian...
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What does Diminished Ovarian Reserve mean?

What Does That Really Mean? For women starting fertility treatment, your ovarian reserve is one of the first things your fertility specialist will assess. What is your ovarian reserve, and what does it mean if it’s diminished? Can you still get pregnant? Ovarian Reserve...
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Let’s Talk About Infertility…

Article Contributed by: Shashwat P. Baxi, MBA Strategic Partner with WINFertilityGenetics For full disclosure, my wife and I have decided to hold off on having children for at least a couple years to be able to develop our relationship as a married couple before introducing a...
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Understanding PCOS and Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), sometimes known as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), is one of the most common hormonal disorders among women in their childbearing years, according to RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. It’s responsible for as many as one third of...
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Coming Out of the Infertility Closet for the Holidays

5 Tips for Telling Friends and Family There’s so much secrecy around infertility.  When you’re having trouble TTC, you may feel guilty or inadequate, and wonder, “What’s wrong with me?”  Many people keep quiet about their fertility problems because it’s so painful for them to...
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Breast Cancer and Your Fertility

How Can You Get Treated and Preserve Your Fertility? A diagnosis of breast cancer is shocking to a woman, and even more so to women in their child bearing years.  Breast cancer is rare in younger women, but it does happen.  In the U.S., nearly 49,000 women under age 50 are...
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