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5 Causes of Infertility in Women
Infertility is a major health concern that affects an estimated 15% of couples in the United States. Research says that about 6.7 million people (2.8% of the population) in the US alone experience infertility. Of these, 22% are men, and 78% are women. There are many...
7 Reliable Ways to Boost Fertility for Women
Many factors can affect your fertility, but you can do a few things to improve it. These methods won't guarantee a pregnancy, but they will increase your chances of getting pregnant quicker and more often. Women can adopt a healthier lifestyle by exercising, eating...
Why Donate Eggs?
I remember learning about egg donation for the first time-- the curiosity and trepidation from wondering how someone could put their body through such an arduous process, the fascination with the science that lead medicine to this point, the awe at those brave enough...
Welcome Home: Preparing to Meet Your Baby Born Via Surrogacy
It’s only natural to want to be as ready as possible when welcoming a baby into your family-- for many, it’s one of the biggest events of their lives. You have probably heard of the “nesting” instinct, in which parents invest time preparing the baby’s room and...
When a pregnancy is conceived naturally, the body produces a variety of hormones to help prepare the uterus for conception, maintain the pregnancy, and help the embryo grow and develop. To achieve a successful surrogate pregnancy, this process needs to be recreated in...
If there’s anything this year has taught us, it’s that there are a million and one ways to be depressed-- stress, general anxiety, and depression, seasonal depression, quarantine depression… The list goes on and on. It’s easy to laugh this off; it does seem like the...
Hypno-Fertility: The World of Guided Fertility Hypnosis
Infertility affects one out of six couples in the United States, and for some, it is a hurdle that can be jumped with enough medical treatment and guidance. For some, IVF is the miracle procedure they needed to grow their family. For others, medications may have been...
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Your Questions Answered
For many who have begun searching for alternatives to start their family, they may already be aware of PCOS; it is one of the most common causes of infertility in women of childbearing age (15 to 44 years old). In fact, as many as 5% to 10% of women will be diagnosed...
Meditation: Getting Started
Welcome to our final installment for Meditation March! In this month’s previous articles, we’ve covered the multitude of health benefits that come with practicing meditation, as well as the many styles and techniques you can use. However, sometimes we still need a...
Navigating Pregnancy and Birth Announcements
It can happen anywhere, at any time. You’re minding your business and enjoying your day. Perhaps you’re answering the weekly call from your sister, or on a lunch date with your bestie. Maybe you’re scrolling through social media, scanning the statuses of...