Infertility can spark a lot of questions like, “Why is this happening to me?” And “Do I deserve to be a parent?” But it can feel twice as complicated and shame-filled if you once terminated a pregnancy and are now struggling to conceive. Elizabeth Folz, a psychotherapist, shares some ways to cope with infertility after terminating a pregnancy.
Finding a fertility doctor (also called a “reproductive endocrinologist”) you trust and who understands your specific case and needs, is a hugely important part of the infertility treatment process. Dr. Ellen Goldstein shares some tips on when to find an RE, how to know if they’re a good fit and what types of questions to ask.
The holidays can bring a lot of stress when you’re dealing with infertility. The prying questions from nosy aunts. The pregnancy announcements tucked into holiday cards. The reminder of another year gone by. In this piece, we’re sharing 7 ways to cope with and even enjoy the holidays during infertility.
Infertility can put stress on even the strongest marriages. In this piece, Rena Gower LCSW shares why infertility can wreck havoc on your love life, how sex for fun is different than sex for conception, and how to stay connected with your partner during the ups and downs of testing, treatments and all things trying to conceive.
In September 2020, Dori Gelfman joined Fruitful as our Community Manager. With 15 years of experience working as a registered nurse, the last 8 in fertility, Dori loves helping people through family building challenges. Here’s what makes Dori passionate about the fertility community and why she says patients need both access to great healthcare and emotional support.
In the U.S. it is estimated that about 10 million women are affected by PCOS. These are big numbers for a condition that has such a profound impact on a woman’s fertility, yet the support for it is so lacking. In this piece, Lyndsey Clabby of MyMindBodyBaby shares what you need to know if you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS.