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Should You Stop with IVF Treatments?

How to Know When You Should Stop IVF If you’re going through IVF, or if you’ve ever considered it as an option for conceiving, you may wonder what happens if the first cycle doesn’t work, or the second…or third, fourth, or fifth. It’s a difficult question to consider, but it’s an important one to think…

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Donor Eggs: An Alternative Way to Start a Family

This will take about 7 minutes to read. When you’re in the throes of finding your way to fertility, you may find yourself wondering what options you have to conceiving and carrying a child. Women who don’t get pregnant naturally, no matter the reason, have several options to having a child: IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)…

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Being An Older Mother to A Young Child: The Unique Challenges & Hopes

This will take about 7 minutes to read. Women in their early 40s and beyond who don’t yet have children are part of a group with uniquely positioned needs: we’re beginning to experience the challenges of midlife, yet also dreaming of starting a family, however that might happen. At this stage, women are often deep…

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How to find the right therapist for you

This will take about 5 minutes to read. If you’ve ever considered therapy, perhaps the biggest hurdle is trying to find someone you’ll both like and trust, not to mention someone with the right kind of training and experience for your needs. Unlike most consumer related activity, it’s difficult to find reliable reviews for therapists.…

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Menopause – The Second Adolescence?

This will take about 5 minutes to read Irritable all the Time? You’re not Going Crazy: Menopause is like a Second Adolescence Going through menopause is like going through a second adolescence, in so many ways. If you’re feeling irritable, anxious about body changes, and anticipating what’s next in life for you, then you’re not…

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Midlife & Sleep

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a Brief in September 2017 that looked at quality and duration of sleep among women aged 40 to 59 by menopausal status. And guess what they found? Yes, you most likely already know: Sleep duration changes with advanced age; and both duration and quality of sleep are…

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Late Start

Here is an article published in the New York Times on August 5, 2016. It’s about parenting at an “advanced age.” Just click on “Late Start” and enjoy!        

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Stress & Exercise

Feeling Stressed and Anxious? Get moving*  If we want to keep our bodies fit, we should move at least 150 minutes a week at a moderate pace or move for 75 minutes a week at an energetic pace, or a combination of the two. Not only does exercise keep your body in shape, it can…

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Managing Stress

Last week I wrote about the stressful feelings most, if not all, people diagnosed with infertility experience. I listed a few strategies that you can practice to help manage your stress. One of the suggestions was: Eat a well-balanced diet and try to exercise every day We pretty much know what “well-balanced” means, right? Plenty…

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Infertility & Stress

So, you’ve received your infertility diagnosis and now you feel completely stressed out. What to do? How to proceed? Just know that your response – inability to fall asleep, your mind going in circles, anxiety symptoms, sadness, crying spells – is completely normal. Here are some strategies that you can use to manage your stress.…

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