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Fertility and Wellness for the Modern Women (Men are welcome too!)
Fertility and Wellness for the Modern Women (Men are welcome too!)

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Today is the last day of the National Infertility Awareness Week, which is one of the best opportunities to speak up about this disease. But why is it so hard to talk about infertility? #NIAW  #1in8
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Infertility teaches you that hope can be a dangerous thing. If we wanted to take some of the sting out of the bad news, we need to lower our expectations and prepare ourselves for the worst. Yet despite our best efforts and natural inclinations, we often catch ourselves hoping. Why is it that we hope? And why is hope good even when that sometimes seems counter-intuitive?
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TTC, OPK, POAS, 6dp5dt... If you ever feel like women on fertility and pregnancy support groups speak in a secret code language, this dictionary is for you.
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Men who need to give a sperm sample for infertility treatments or semen analysis usually agree that this is a stressful and awkward experience. One man shares his experience, with a lot of sensitivity and humor.
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Is it true that keeping a laptop too close to the testicles could kill sperm? This study suggests that a wi-fi connected laptop may damage motility and sperm DNA.
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We trust our doctors to make the right treatment decisions based on their experience and our unique situation, but what if their judgment is clouded by financial incentives from pharma companies that don’t necessarily have our best interest in mind? Inspired by John Oliver, I went on a mission to find out how much money is being spent on marketing to fertility doctors.
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In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here are four romantic aspects of the infertility journey. Infertility isn't easy on relationships, but there can still be many small moments of love, romance and intimacy when dealing with it.
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Starting a round of injectable fertility medications? Looking for photos and detailed injection instructions? You may find our step-by-step guide for injecting Follistim useful. 
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The Modern Belly has been nominated for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award - an award that celebrates unique voices of women in the blogosphere. Head over to the site to read the "acceptance speech".
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Snowed in and looking for something interesting to read? We compiled a recommended reading list on fertility and pregnancy loss. These fascinating and thought-provoking articles can be a great fit for a cold day spent at home!
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