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When you are having trouble conceiving, it can be difficult to navigate through the many tests, medications and treatment options. Knowing what to expect can make the process a little easier.
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Coping with Infertility During the Holidays
Many couples going through infertility or infertility treatment report feeling sad or depressed during the holiday season. Get some tips for coping with infertility during the holidays.

Is it Okay to Exercise During Fertility Treatment for PCOS?
When starting fertility treatment for PCOS, many women wonder about the lifestyle changes they'll need to make during treatment. Get more information about whether it's okay to exercise during fertility treatment for PCOS.

Weight, Your Fertility and Weight Loss Surgery
Many women with PCOS struggle with their weight and their fertility. It is known that being overweight or obese can significantly reduce fertility and even the success rate of infertility treatments. This leaves many women exploring different options for weight loss, including surgery. Get more information here about the relationship between...

Do I Need to Use an Egg Donor if I Have PCOS?
Many women with PCOS wonder if they'll need to use an egg donor just because they have PCOS. The short answer is probably not. Get more information here about egg donation and PCOS.

Handling Unwanted Infertility Advice
It's not uncommon for couples undergoing infertility treatment to hear tons of unwanted infertility advice. How do you deal? Share your best tips for managing unwanted infertility advice here.

Side Effects of Infertility Treatment

Going through infertility treatment is a stressful experience. With the number of medications you will be taking, it can be difficult to determine what is normal and what is not. Learn more about the normal side effects of infertility treatment.

Can I Delay Pregnancy Even Though I have PCOS?
Pregnancy with PCOS is a complicated issue. These days, even though many women delay pregnancy into their thirties and beyond, women with PCOS might not want to delay any more than necessary.

Giving Infertility Information to Your Family and Friends
Making the decision to share infertility information with your family and friends is a very personal decision. Here is some advice on whether and how to share infertility information to the people around you.

Your PCOS Pregnancy Story
For many women with PCOS, pregnancy may be more difficult. Infertility treatment is often required. Share your PCOS pregnancy story here.

Have an IUI (Intrauterine Insemination): Everything You Need To Know
Learn about what an IUI is, how it is done and the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about IUI or Intrauterine Insemination.

Before You See an Infertility Specialist
Seeing an infertility specialist may be nerve-wracking, but it can be important in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of infertility. Learn about what will happen when you see an infertility specialist.

Going Through Infertility Treatment - What was Your Experiences in Go…
Going through infertility treatment can be frightening, especially the first time when you don't know what to expect. Read other women's experiences here, so that you know what to expect before going through infertility treatment.

Everything You Need to Know About Going Through Infertility Treatment
Going through infertility treatment is difficult. It can be an incredibly emotional and physical process. Learn here about going through infertility treatment.

Take Your Basal Body Temperature
Your basal body temperature (bbt) is your temperature first thing in the morning after several hours of rest. Charting your basal body temperature can help you determine your most fertile days. Learn here how to take your basal body temperature.

If I Have PCOS, How Do I Know if I'm Ovulating Regularly?
Irregular ovulation is one of the key characteristics of PCOS. Learn here about some of the different techniques you can use to determine if you are ovulating regularly.

Can I Use an Ovulation Predictor Kit If I Have PCOS?
Using an ovulation predictor kit can be difficult to use if you have PCOS. Learn if using an ovulation predictor kit is right for you and how to use the kit.

Have an IUI (Intrauterine Insemination): Everything You Need To Know
Learn about what an IUI is, how it is done and the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Intrauterine Insemination.

Infertility Worksheet
Before you see the doctor for an issue with infertility, print out this handy form to bring with you. With spots to fill in your medical history, questions for the doctor, and things to follow up on, it will make the appointment much easier.

Before You See an Infertility Specialist
Seeing an infertility specialist may be nerve-wracking, but it can be important in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of infertility. Learn about what will happen when you see an infertility doctor.

Paying for Infertility Treatment
Paying for infertility treatment can be a challenge because not every insurance company offers policies that provide assistance. Share your best tips for paying for infertility treatment here!See submissions

Starting Infertility Treatment
Starting infertility treatment can be a challenge. Having been through it now, is there anything you know now, that you wish you knew before starting infertility treatment?

Questions to Ask Your Insurance Company About Your Infertility Costs

It's no secret that infertility costs can be astronomical, but a little research and advanced planning can make the process a little easier.  Understanding your policy and it's intricacies can help you anticipate the costs of your cycle and be more prepared for how the details need to be handled.  Here are four questions you should ask your insurance company about infertility costs before starting treatment.

IVF Financing Programs
There are a multitude of IVF financing programs that can help you finance your infertility treatment. Share a review of the IVF financing program that you used here.

What is Mini IVF?
Mini IVF is a relatively new process where a woman goes through the process of IVF, but instead of trying to maximize the number of eggs retrieved, the goal is to only retrieve a few eggs. Learn more about mini IVF here.

Infertility Apps
Infertility apps are a great tool to help women organize their infertility treatment. Review your favorite infertility apps here.

Unwanted Infertility Advice - How Do You Handle Unwanted Infertility Advice
It's not uncommon for couples undergoing infertility treatment to hear tons of unwanted infertility advice. How do you deal? Share your best tips for managing unwanted infertility advice here.

What Was the Worst Infertility Advice You've Received?
Many people report having received poor infertility advice from well-meaning friends, colleagues or even family members. What was the worst infertility advice you've ever received? Share your stories and read the stories of other women and the worst infertility advice they've ever been given. See submissions See submissions

What Was the Best Infertility Advice You've Received?
There is nothing like sitting down with a close friend or family member who can help you hash out some of the struggles you've been going through. Many women report that their best infertility advice came from such a conversation. What was the best infertility advice you've ever received?

Do I Need Hormone Supplements During My Pregnancy?
Have you heard of other women needing hormone supplements during their pregnancy and are wondering if you need them too? Only your doctor can determine if you need to take hormone supplements during your pregnancy, but here is information you need to have while taking hormone supplements while pregnant.

Egg Retrieval - Share Your Experience Going Through Egg Retrieval
Having an egg retrieval is quite often one of the biggest fears that a woman will have before going through IVF treatment. Having an idea of what to expect can make the experience much easier. Share your egg retrieval experience and read other women's stories as well.

Embryo Transfer - Share Your Embryo Transfer Experience
Going through your first round of IVF can be a frightening experience because you don't know what to expect. Read other women's experiences about having an embryo transfer so you know what to expect.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) - Share Your IUI Experience
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a very common procedure used in infertility treatment for a variety of reasons. Have you had an insemination procedure? Share your IUI experience here!

What Is In Vitro Maturation?
In vitro maturation, or IVM, is a relatively new process that some fertility specialists are using to help women conceive. What is IVM and is it appropriate for you?

What is Inhibin B?
Levels of Inhibin B are sometimes tested during an infertility evaluation. Learn more about Inhibin B testing here.

6 Ways to Improve Your Fertility
When starting to try to get pregnant, it’s natural to want to do everything in your power to make conception happen quickly. Check out this list of six ways to improve your fertility.

Exercise to Boost Fertility When You Have PCOS
Several studies have shown that exercise and weight loss can be beneficial for women with PCOS who are trying to get pregnant. Get more information about exercising to boost fertility when you have PCOS here.

Tips for Selecting an Infertility Practice
Selecting an infertility practice isn't easy because there are a lot of factors to consider, not just the physician treating you. The truth is, you will be dealing with the clinic very intimately in the coming months and it is important that you consider many other things. Get some tips here about selecting an infertility practice.

Should I Freeze My Eggs if I Have PCOS ?
Oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, is a relatively new procedure where women can freeze their eggs while young if they wish to delay pregnancy. Many women wonder if this is a good option for them. Here is information about whether you should freeze your eggs when you have PCOS.

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