CALL US AT: (877) 838.BABY


Archive for the ‘Trying to Conceive’ tag

Top Reasons Women Choose Egg Freezing

By Tracey Minella

July 20th, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Liquid nitrogen cryogenic tank at life sciences laboratory

Women who choose the Long Island IVF Elective Egg-Freezing Program or others like it worldwide are driven to the empowering procedure by a variety of social, medical, and other reasons.

What is egg-freezing?

In a nutshell, a woman’s fertility decreases over time as she ages–something commonly referred to as her “biological clock”. The amount and quality of a woman’s eggs gradually decreases over time as she heads toward menopause and this progression negatively impacts her ability to conceive using her own eggs. Because of this, many women who have delayed family-building until their late 30s or 40s have historically needed to use donor eggs from another woman in order to get pregnant—a practice that is still very popular and successful. Young, healthy donor eggs enable older women (as well as younger women whose eggs are not healthy) to conceive.

With the advent of egg-freezing technology, women can preserve eggs for their future use. Egg-freezing allows women to freeze their own young eggs and “bank” them for their own future use if needed–effectively stalling their biological clock from ticking.

So, a woman who freezes her eggs at 34 but doesn’t pursue family-building until she is 44 will statistically have much higher odds of successfully conceiving with her frozen eggs than her own, now-older remaining eggs, if any. Using her own previously-frozen eggs in such a case increases the chances for the woman to not only have a child that is biologically her own, but to do so at significant savings over using donor eggs. Egg-freezing is  proactive for women who want to or need to delay family-building. Of course, no one can guarantee that the frozen eggs will result in a future pregnancy as there are numerous intervening factors that impact a successful conception and pregnancy, including the health of the two partners and their respective eggs and sperm.

Why do women freeze their eggs?

A recent study indicated that the top reason women freeze their eggs is not what many might think.

Reportedly, the largest study to date of women who completed at least one elective egg-freezing cycle for “social” reasons (rather than medical reasons) dispels the popular misconception that women who undergo elective egg-freezing do so for educational or career reasons.

The study, reportedly not yet published, was presented on July 2, 2018 at the 34th Annual meeting of The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (“ESHRE”) Conference in Barcelona, Spain, by one of the study’s authors. The study was comprised of mostly heterosexual women from various fertility practices in America and Israel who fell into one of ten (10) “pathways” or life circumstances that led them to undergo elective egg-freezing.

Six of the ten (10) pathways were related to the 85% of single women participants who were without partners at the time of their egg-freezing due to either being:

  • single
  • divorced or divorcing
  • recently broken up
  • working/stationed overseas
  • a single mother
  • involved in career planning.

The remaining 15% of study participants were in relationships with partners at the time they underwent elective egg-freezing. These women represented the four (4) remaining pathways:

  • had a male partner not ready for children
  • had a male partner refusing to have children
  • had a male partner involved with multiple partners
  • in a relationship too new or uncertain for children.

Of all the pathways, pursuing elective egg-freezing for career planning reasons was by far the least common reason—with only two of the study’s 150 participants reportedly citing that as their primary reason.

Many women who freeze their eggs do so in their mid- to late-30s, often at a time when career or educational goals have already been met, according to the study. Accordingly, the primary social reason that women undergo elective egg-freezing is not that it’s a bad time for a baby due to career planning, but rather that it’s a bad time to have a baby because they haven’t found the right partner. That reason—partnership problems– can span all 10 pathways whether women were or were not with partners at the time they chose to freeze their eggs.

Social reasons are not the only factors impacting women’s egg-freezing choice. There are often medical reasons to electively freeze eggs. Perhaps the most common medical reason is fertility preservation. Often, certain cancer treatments can negatively impact or destroy a woman’s eggs. If it’s advisable to do so, a woman may be able to undergo elective egg-freezing prior to cancer treatment. Her young and potentially healthy eggs will then be waiting for her when her cancer battle is over. There are also other medical conditions, such as endometriosis, that may make elective egg-freezing attractive as well.

Finally, elective egg-freezing might be desirable for women who have religious or moral objections to storing frozen embryos (fertilized eggs), but not unfertilized eggs.

There are many benefits to egg-freezing including replacing fear and anxiety with empowerment and security.  Women who freeze their eggs may be less likely to engage in “panicked parenting”–having a baby at the wrong time with the wrong partner as their biological clock winds down.

No one can buy time, but egg-freezing may be the closest thing to doing just that.

If you would like more information on the Long Island IVF Elective Egg-Freezing Program, including information about how you may be able to undergo elective egg-freezing for yourself at no cost while being an egg donor for someone else, contact us today.

Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/health/freezing-eggs-women.html

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180702/Lack-of-stable-partner-is-major-reason-for-women-freezing-their-eggs-shows-study.aspx

 

 

no comments

The Potential Benefits of Fertility Acupuncture

By David Kreiner, MD

June 22nd, 2018 at 4:37 pm

 

 

A study published in May 2018 in JAMA and led by Professor Caroline Smith from Western Sydney University, Australia, compared the birth rate in women who received traditional acupuncture during their course of in-vitro fertilization (“IVF”) to those who received a sham acupuncture treatment.   The clinical trial followed over 800 women from 17 fertility centers across Australia and New Zealand as they had IVF treatment. The women were split into two groups, those receiving traditional Chinese acupuncture, and those receiving a sham treatment, where a non-invasive needle was placed on the skin away from known acupuncture points.

 

They received one session of acupuncture during the period of follicle stimulation, prior to retrieval, and two sessions on the day of the embryo transfer: before and after the transfer took place.

 

The study found a small difference in the number of live births between the groups, with 74 of 405 (18.5 percent) women receiving acupuncture going on to have a baby compared to 72 of 404 (17.8 percent) women receiving the sham treatment.

 

Acupuncture has been a popular choice for treatment of fertility for many women either as an adjunct to Western assisted reproduction or alone.  In the Australian study at 17 different centers patients underwent acupuncture treatment three times, two of which were on the day of transfer. We do not know how much patients needed to travel to their acupuncturist nor how much they needed to rush back and forth from acupuncturist to IVF center and back to acupuncturist office.  “Sham” acupuncture may be questioned as a valid control since the meridian pathways of Qi run throughout the body and though the acupuncturist may think they are choosing a point not associated with traditional acupuncture, it does not mean the “sham” point is totally ineffective.

Previous studies have shown that acupuncture limited to only the day of embryo transfer does not increase pregnancy rates unless performed on the site of the embryo transfer.  It is thought that the stress of rushing to and fro from acupuncture site to IVF site and back is counterproductive. Although one treatment during stimulation may have some benefit, studies showing treatments, especially twice a week prior to IVF give significantly higher pregnancy rates.

 

In study performed by Reproductive Medical Associates as reported in Fertility and Sterility September 2008 with follow up studies bearing the same findings, a significant increase in pregnancy rates was seen in blinded Randomized Control Trials of laser acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer.

 

It is important to note that in the laser acupuncture study, the Sham group provided a uniquely important control group. The laser acupuncture device was randomly preprogrammed per case to either fire (and provide laser Acupuncture) or to not fire and thus provide a true double-blind control group (laser sham). It was not possible for the patient or acupuncturist to know if the laser fired. No contact occurs with the patient in laser acupuncture so there is no acupressure effect or contact with meridians.

 

No differences in terms of patient demographics, cycle type, stimulation outcomes, embryo number and quality, day of embryo transfer, transferring physician, or acupuncturist were found between the study groups.  This is significant as there is no like comparison in the Australian review. Implantation rates were significantly improved with laser acupuncture. Sub analyses of patient age and embryo transfer day produced similar findings with laser acupuncture enhancing outcome rates.

 

My recommendation to my patient remains that most benefit may be achieved by a patient undergoing acupuncture by a trained reproductive acupuncturist two times a week for at least six weeks prior to IVF and pre- and post-embryo transfer on site.

12 Shares

no comments

Surviving Mother’s Day When Infertile

By Tracey Minella

May 12th, 2018 at 9:44 pm

image courtesy of witthaya phonsawat at freedigitalphotos.net

Surviving Mother’s Day when struggling with infertility is the pits. No way to sugarcoat it. Mother’s Day is the hardest day of the year for those longing to be mothers.

So, what are you going to do this year?

If you have a close relationship with your own mother and she is still living, she might be able to cheer you up a bit. But even she won’t be able to make it “all better” like she used to. It’s just not that simple. And if she’s gone, that’s a really black hole—it’s so hard to be both motherless and childless on Mother’s Day and living with the unsettled feeling of having no connection to a parent or a child.

Of course, being in the company of a mother or mother-in-law who pushes your “baby buttons” isn’t a picnic either.

And being a mother who has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, or other infant or child loss is an unspeakable pain only those strong women will ever understand. If you know one of them, resist the urge to avoid what feels awkward and mention her lost angel by name–it will help her in some small way to know her baby hasn’t been forgotten.

On the hardest day of the year, it’s important to do whatever you want and not to be guilted, shamed, or coerced to be in the company of people who will make the day even a drop harder on your hurting heart.

Whether you’re a mother through resolving your infertility journey, a bereaved mother, a mother-to-be, or a mother-in-waiting, you ARE a mother. The day is yours; mark the day as you see fit.

One nice idea might be to plant a tree or a garden dedicated to your child or future child. Something you could watch grow over the years. Something you could explain the significance of to any future children and use as a backdrop for those milestone pictures they grow.

Here’s a mind trick for the day, or for any day: If you are currently on an infertility journey, believe you will ultimately have a happy resolution – – not because it’s guaranteed, but because it’s very possible and positivity can only help.

This is tough advice and it isn’t meant for Mother’s Day but try not to let your sadness and frustration keep you from enjoying some moments of the present. Because the future is coming and regardless of how your journey ends, you can’t get this time back. And you may look back and have regrets on how your life was “on hold” for so long, wishing you only knew back then that it was eventually going to work out somehow. So, trust that the future will be bright and make the best of these times. Hopefully, you will be right. And hopefully, next Mother’s Day will be different.

21 Shares

no comments

Happy National Nurses Week to Our Long Island IVF Nurses

By Tracey Minella

May 7th, 2018 at 7:39 am

image courtesy of imagerymajestic at freedigitalphotos.net

Oh, the nurses. As National Nurses Week begins, we should stop for a moment and ask ourselves: Where would we will be without our Long Island IVF nurses?

Our nurses do it all – – and then some. They are the liaison between you and your doctor and they are charged with keeping all the details of your treatment cycle on track. But then they go the extra mile because they know the importance of what you’re going through and want to help you get to the goal.

Our nurses understand you are more than a chart, more than a patient–you’re a person who wants to be a parent and you need their help to get there. Or you have a child, but need help to give them a sibling. Because some of our nurses were once Long Island IVF patients themselves, they really do understand the highs and lows of the infertility treatment experience. So, they have your back, they’re on your team. They’ll lend their shoulders, dry your tears, and celebrate your successes.

Long Island IVF nurses have a special calling for this mission. Playing a part big part in helping their patients’ dreams of becoming mothers and fathers come true is amazingly fulfilling work. They love what they do and it shows. Nothing makes them happier than seeing newly-pregnant patients return to their ObGyns with an ultrasound photo in hand…except when they come back to the office to show off their little miracles.

Is there a particular Long Island IVF nurse or nurse practitioner that comes to mind as you’re reading this? Are you smiling as you think of her? If so, consider a shout out to let her know she’s made a difference in your life. It would make her day.

Long Island IVF wishes all of our caring and compassionate nurses a wonderful National Nurses Week. We couldn’t do it without you—nor would we want to try.

 

 

no comments

Goodbye Shame: Losing the Stigma of Infertility Workshop

By Tracey Minella

May 3rd, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Let’s talk about the stress, shame, and stigma of infertility. No, really, let’s talk about it.

When a couple cannot conceive without assisted reproductive technology, they often feel guilt and shame. Society sends a message that procreation should happen without assisted reproductive technology. And those who can’t get pregnant the old-fashioned way often feel like failures. Their shame often forces them to suffer in silence, hoping this month will be the month. Hoping no one will ever have to know they had a problem conceiving.

Overwhelmed, many infertile couples throw themselves into their treatment. They go through the hectic schedule of sonograms, lab work, and injections. They deal with the financial burdens, the insurance headaches, and the job stress. But they don’t realize that keeping the secret and the toll it places on their mind and body may be detrimental. And nobody needs another obstacle to conceiving.

The stigma of infertility is real. It is completely unwarranted, of course, but that doesn’t change the fact that it exists in society and it impacts countless infertile couples who are struggling on so many levels: physically, mentally, financially, emotionally, and socially.

Unburden yourself tonight. Long Island IVF is offering a free workshop hosted by our infertility specialist counselor Bina Benisch, MS, RN in our Melville office on “Losing the Stigma of Infertility”. All are welcome, no need to be a patient to attend. Preregister here.

Past attendees often say they were a bit hesitant to come in but were so happy they took the chance. There’s never any pressure to join the discussion.

Imagine being in a room with a small group of people who are struggling and feeling so much of what you are going through right now. The in-law pressures, juggling work and treatment, the endless baby showers, the jealousy and fear and frustration. Imagine being with others who also only have each other to confide in, but now having the chance to unload—the chance to process those emotions and unburden yourself with the help of a caring specialist. What an amazing opportunity for healing. In fact, many past attendees were so comfortable by the end of the session that they stayed connected and lasting friendships were formed.

Nobody understands. Nobody other than those who are walking in your stirrups and the skilled professionals who help you along the way.

Let’s heal tonight. Please join us for a transformative experience.

no comments

Long Island IVF Nutrition for Fertility Workshop

By Tracey Minella

April 19th, 2018 at 8:11 am

 

Drive right past those golden arches and get yourself over to Long Island IVF for a fun, free event on “Nutrition for Fertility” on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 PM. Learn how nutrition impacts fertility and find out how your diet may be sabotaging your ability to conceive.

Register here for this nutrition event and several other National Infertility Awareness Week events on yoga, acupuncture, and losing the stigma of infertility. All #NIAW events are free and all are welcome–no need to be a patient to attend. But preregistration is required to claim your spot.

Infertility is hard and the stress understandably sends many toward comfort food. Unfortunately, many comfort foods aren’t healthy and a poor diet can negatively impact your fertility. In fact, some common diets may increase your likelihood of infertility by as much as 85%! So, put down that milkshake and greasy fries and learn about great-tasting, healthy-eating options that may work for– instead of against– your fertility.

Break the vicious cycle and get some control over your fertility back by learning how important good nutrition is in the infertility battle. There isn’t a lot we can control when getting pregnant requires assisted reproductive technologies like IVF or IUI, but we are in control of what and how we eat. So, let’s take advantage of it.

Why not come down to this fun and free nutrition workshop led by certified holistic health coach, Renée Barbis, and learn what to eat when you’re trying to conceive and how proper nutrition can help you maintain a healthy pregnancy and nourish your growing baby.

This event is the first in a series of four events celebrating National Infertility Awareness Week 2018 at Long Island IVF.

Register now to claim your spot for what will surely be a fun and informative evening. Bring your partner or a friend or come alone. All are welcome. Adults only. You will leave feeling inspired and empowered to enhance your own fertility through proper nutrition.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

no comments

Don’t Miss Long Island IVF’s Free Donor Egg Seminar

By Tracey Minella

March 19th, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Let’s face it. Having a baby using donor eggs is just not most people’s first choice. The vast majority of women understandably want a baby with a genetic connection to both them and their partner. So, it can be hard to get past the fear that a donor egg baby may not feel like it’s really yours. And there are so many questions about the process itself and what life is like afterwards. Questions only a mom who used donor eggs can really answer.

That’s why if you are considering using an egg donor to start your family, you should come to Long Island IVF’s free “New Beginnings Through Donor Egg” seminar tomorrow night, March 20, 2018 at our Melville office, from 7:00-9:30 pm. Pre-register here now. You will not only meet our compassionate and experienced Donor Egg Team, but you’ll get to meet one of our many successful and happy donor egg recipient moms. Bring your partner or a friend or come alone. We’re waiting to meet you.

One of our recipient moms is going to share her story of how she was able to become a mom because of our donor egg program. She’s going to tell you the challenges she faced, how she came to accept the idea of using an egg donor, and what life is like now that she is a mother.

She’s going to answer all those questions you have right now, because it wasn’t so long ago that she was in your shoes and had the very same questions and concerns.

We understand that if you are considering donor eggs, you are likely at a difficult crossroads in your fertility journey–one that was likely arrived at after a long, hard road of treatments and sometimes devastating losses. You’re probably on the fence. A bit hesitant.

Come down and get those questions answered, even if you think you aren’t ready to act on the information just yet. Hear a success story. Learn if using young, healthy eggs might be the missing piece for your IVF success. Get educated and empowered about this powerful family-building option.

Women whose eggs have been compromised by advanced age, premature ovarian failure, failed IVF treatment, cancer, or poor egg quality should consider donor egg therapy. Decades of happy moms agree that using donor eggs was the best decision they ever made and many wish they’d come around to the idea sooner. In addition, gay men wanting biological children also need the help of an egg donor.

Victoria Loveland, RN & Donor Egg Nursing Coordinator, Aviva Zigelman, LCSW & Donor Egg Program Director, and Long Island IVF partner and reproductive endocrinologist Steven Brenner, MD will all be there to answer your questions. You can even speak to them privately if you’re more comfortable.

Long Island IVF offers several different egg donation options, including:

  • Sole Recipient Fresh Egg Donation,
  • Shared Recipient Fresh Egg Donation, and
  • Frozen Egg Donation.

Each option offers its own unique benefits, costs, and other considerations. We have young, healthy, pre-screened, anonymous egg donors representing multiple ethnicities ready to help build your family. Or you can use a known donor if you prefer.

This seminar is generally intimate, low-key and not overly-crowded.

Location: Long Island IVF 8 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 101, Melville, NY

Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * *  ** *  ** * ** *  ** * * *

Will you be there? If you’d like to attend but can’t, please call anyway and ask for Vicky Loveland, so we can make other arrangements to help you.

 

no comments

Will You Conceive in the Year of the Dog?

By Tracey Minella

February 17th, 2018 at 7:22 pm

image courtesy of 9comeback at freedigitalphotos.net

The celebration of Chinese New Year has begun. Out with the Year of the Rooster. Welcome the Year of the Dog. You don’t have to be Chinese to appreciate the richness of that culture’s traditions and the mystique of the Chinese methods of enhancing fertility.

In addition to being a pioneer in cutting-edge Western medicine and assisted reproductive technologies like IVF, Long Island IVF offers fertility acupuncture to its interested patients. This inexpensive, complementary holistic therapy is a hallmark of ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”) and is administered by our own Dr. David Kreiner–Long Island’s first reproductive endocrinologist who is also a certified acupuncturist.

Want to learn more about how fertility acupuncture might influence your ability to conceive? Register here for our free upcoming Fertility Acupuncture Seminar on March 29, 2018 at the Long Island IVF Melville office.

The Chinese zodiac consists of a cycle of 12 years, with each year being named for a different animal, and supposedly bestowing upon those born in that year certain characteristics which are similar to the traits of the featured animal.

Children born in the Year of the Dog are said to be loyal above all else. They are also honest, popular, give good and helpful advice, but can be worried and anxious, too. Of course, having a healthy baby any day of any year is likely all that really matters to most.

A Chinese co-worker enlightened me years ago about some Chinese New Year’s traditions, and since many involve luck and good fortune, it’s no wonder people—especially those experiencing infertility– might want to get in on the celebrations, which last a couple weeks.

On New Year’s Eve, the Chinese often celebrate by eating dumplings called “jiaozi”, which translates literally to “sleep together and have sons” according to http://www.theholidayspot.com. They also sweep out the house from top to bottom with a broom and give it a good cleaning. It symbolizes the sweeping away of all the bad luck of the past year so the good luck can enter.

On New Year’s Day, celebrants wear something red. It’s the color of good luck and symbolic of wealth. Elders often give children red envelopes with money inside on Chinese New Year. (And wouldn’t you know—there’s an app for that.) Maybe you can break out a red envelope, start a new tradition, and get your relatives to contribute to the IVF fund.

Tradition dictates that you put away the knives…this is good advice for hormonal women anyway. Using knives and scissors at this time symbolizes the “cutting off” of the good luck and is an omen of bad luck in the year to come. Finger foods today.

My point is that you don’t have to be Chinese to embrace some of the Chinese culture and have some fun. Wear red. Try your hand at jiaozi from an internet recipe—or order Chinese take-out and help a local business start its year of good fortune! Surround yourself with the richness of red and gold. Sweep out that old bad luck and embrace the new year that waits.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Do you celebrate Chinese New Year or follow any other cultural traditions with fertility-related traditions? Would you like to learn about fertility acupuncture?

 

no comments

Infertility and Anti-Valentine’s Day

By Tracey Minella

February 14th, 2018 at 5:30 pm

image: gratisography.com-ryan mcguire

Ugh. Valentine’s Day…another rough day for many infertile couples.

Sure you can have a romantic night alone. But there’s all kinds of stress with tonight’s “expectations”. Don’t you want to scream “I really just want a snotty, crying, feverish baby to keep me up all night!”?

Frankly, there’s been enough alone time—maybe years of it. It’s time for a bunch of kids to ruin all that. Hello, universe? We’re still waiting!

Then there’s your friends. The ones with kids (which is basically ALL of them, right?) who complain how they don’t want to stay home with their little ones and can’t wait until the sitter arrives tonight so they can toast each other over a peaceful candlelight meal. That’s rough–especially when you’d give anything to have a baby hanging on your neck as you pay the Dominos delivery guy.

You can’t win. You don’t have the kids– yet. And the emotional and financial stresses of infertility take the romance out of your time alone.

So, what do you do if you don’t want to do the traditional Valentine’s Day stuff?

Why not take VD to the extreme and get all silly about it? Over-do it. Do the candy, the flowers, the candles, the rose petals, the satin sheets…the whole, cheesy cliché of it. And then laugh at yourselves. You know the laugh I’m talking about. “Your” laugh. It’s that special thing between you where one can just look at the other and you laugh uncontrollably. You could both use it.

Or do the opposite. Anti-Valentine’s Day. Defy it. No card or gift. No succumbing to the pressure of Hallmark’s holiday. Save a rose garden somewhere by rejecting flowers.

Need inspiration on how to practice extreme defiance of all things traditionally Valentine-y?

  • Skip the primp and be the low-key version of yourself.
  • Run 80 errands for the benefit of people other than yourself.
  • Have that annual GYN exam that’s overdue. It’s the easiest day to get an appointment. Who needs a card when you can have a prescription for a mammogram and a sonogram?
  • Hit the golden arches for lunch. Because nothing says Valentine’s like a Big Mac meal. Go on, supersize it.
  • The Finale: Invite your mother-in-law for dinner.

Bet your day’s looking better already. No need to thank me.

Seriously, just make it whatever you and your partner need it to be today. Don’t succumb to society’s pressures about how you should look, act, or behave. Play it up– or down. But do take a moment to be thankful for each other to lean on during these hard days. Don’t ever downplay that.

And have faith.

Because maybe next year, you’ll be greeting that Dominos guy with a baby hanging on your neck. (How’s that for extra cheese?)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * * * *

So, what are YOUR Valentine’s Day plans?

 

 

 

no comments

Groundhog’s Day–The Infertility Movie

By Tracey Minella

February 2nd, 2018 at 2:04 pm

image: wpclipart.com

Groundhog’s Day for infertility patients is about more than just pulling a sleeping rodent out of a hole to find out the forecast. Infertility patients relate more to Groundhog’s Day, the Movie. Remember how Bill Murray’s character was trapped reliving Groundhog’s Day all over again? Every. Single. Day? And how he desperately tried to tweak things each day in order change the outcome and finally get the thing he wanted that was always just out of his reach?

Well, that’s essentially the life of the infertility patient on their journey—especially if the baby quest is dragging out like a long, dreary winter with no hope of spring in sight. Day after day of blood work, ultrasounds, injections that blend into each other. And a frustrating hell of repetitive negative pee sticks month after disappointing month.

So, if you need extra support, Long Island IVF offers it. Our innovative Mind-Body Program, which includes group and individual counseling, may help you cope.

Or register here and come down for our free “Rekindling the Romance in the Face of Infertility” workshop on February 8th. All are welcome—no need to be a patient.

Here on Long Island for the second straight year, two local groundhogs can’t seem to agree on whether we’re going to have to suffer through more ugliness or be blessed with an early spring.

So, what do we do?

We have faith that the outcome we wish for is going to be the one we actually get. And we look forward to the morning when we will wake up from this difficult repetitiveness to a new day where the shadow of infertility is no longer in sight.

no comments


The Fertility Daily Blog by Long Island IVF
© Copyright 2010-2012