Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

Coping with Infertility during the Holidays The holiday season is a very stressful time of year. It can be even more stressful for those suffering from infertility. The holidays are filled with family get-togethers which can bring out a variety of emotions, especially if everyone is talking about their babies, children, and their pregnancies. You may even get pressure from family and friends, who do not know your struggle, to start a family. What can you do to get through this time with the least amount of emotional pain? (more…)

Fertility Pills

Aug 01, 2009 | Infertility Treatment
There are many different fertility treatment options available to you. Depending on your particular situation, your doctor may recommend that you start off by taking fertility pills. This is what you need to know. The first day of your menstrual cycle is called “cycle day #1.” Cycle day #3 is 2 days after cycle day #1. You don’t have to still be bleeding to call the third day of your cycle, “cycle day #3.” Our ovaries pick the eggs that we are going to ovulate by cycle day #3.  Studies done comparing various start dates for the fertility pills seem to show that starting on cycle day 3 will give you your highest chance of pregnancy. If you are someone who doesn’t get their period, your doctor will induce your period with a form of progesterone. You can also jump start a cycle by taking the birth control pill for a number of days (your doc will tell you how many). You take the fertility pills every night for 5 nights of your cycle starting on cycle day #3 (cycle days 3-7). I recommend that you start checking for ovulation using an (more…)

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