Trying to Conceive Archives - WINFertility

The Stigma of Infertility: Less Shame and More Sharing?

Throughout history people have viewed infertility as shameful and demeaning.  Usually the woman was thought to be at fault if a couple had problems trying to conceive.  Women were usually blamed—or blame themselves—for miscarriages.  People didn’t tell others they were undergoing...
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The Holidays and Infertility

Coping Hints to Help You Through the Season When you’re TTC and not having success, the last thing you may want to do is sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with a large group of relatives or go to a holiday party with people who don’t know that you’re in fertility treatment.  Many...
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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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Acupuncture and IVF

Should You Consider It? Have you ever had acupuncture?  It’s now widely accepted in the medical community as a treatment for chronic pain and some other conditions like arthritis.  When you have an acupuncture treatment, the practitioner inserts tiny, sterile needles on places...
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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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5 Scary Myths About Fertility for Halloween

5 Scary Myths About Fertility

Fertility horror stories in time for Halloween: True or False? If you’re TTC, no doubt you’ve heard all kinds of crazy things about what you should—or shouldn’t—do to get pregnant.  A lot of old wives’ tales are just that, tales without any science or facts behind them. So don’t...
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5 Reasons Why You May Need a Reproductive Attorneys

Getting a lawyer is probably not something you think of first when you’re TTC. But there are certain types of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that affect your parental rights and even your child’s ability to inherit from you, depending on your state’s laws. Most lawyers...
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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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Becoming a Single Mom – A Guide to Conceiving a Baby of Your Own

A Guide to Conceiving a Baby of Your Own Do you want to have a child of your own, but you don’t have a partner? Maybe you feel your biological clock ticking and are worried that it’s too late to wait. Choosing to become a single mom is not an easy decision to make. It ...
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Stress and Fertility

Can Stress Keep You from Getting Pregnant? If you’re trying to conceive and not having any luck yet, you know that not getting pregnant can stress you out. Starting fertility treatment can also be a stressful time. You may have heard stories from other people about being “so...
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