One of the saddest and most life-changing decisions of my life was to finally make an appointment with a fertility doctor. My husband and I were both almost 40 years old. We’d been trying to get pregnant for over a year. We’d read enough pregnancy books and visited enough infertility websites to recognize the signs of fertility problems.
Are you ready to be a single mother? These suggestions are inspired by one of my Blossom readers. “I want a baby so badly,” Lisa says. “But I’m single. What do I do?” In Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide, Mikki Morrissette addresses the… Read More »Things to Consider When You’re Single and Want a Baby
Here are four things to consider if you’re thinking about trying in vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant – especially if you’re reluctant to try IVF because you want to get pregnant naturally. These tips are inspired by The Parable of the Flood – it’s… Read More »Should You Try In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to Get Pregnant?
These tips on how to choose a fertility clinic will help you decide which infertility services and doctors will best meet your needs. In this article, I also offer a brief answer to the “what is in vitro fertilization?” question and a summary of how… Read More »How to Choose a Fertility Clinic
If you’re undergoing infertility treatments, you need to balance hope and faith with the possibility that fertility treatments won’t work. In 5 Reasons In Vitro Fertilization Fails to Result in Pregnancy, I describe possibilities for failed fertility treatments. A new study shows that there is… Read More »What if Fertility Treatments Don’t Work?
If you don’t want twins or triplets (multiple births), then you need to be very careful with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Research shows IVF increases the chances women will give birth to more than one baby. Some mothers and couples may hope for twins… Read More »IVF Increases the Chances of Twins and Triplets
Here’s a summary of how Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs can help you get pregnant, from a reproductive wellness practitioner in Vancouver, BC, Canada. “I find acupuncture extremely helpful with patients dealing with infertility, whether they are going through assisted reproductive procedures or just trying on their own,”… Read More »Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Pregnancy
Selecting the best embryo is the best way to get pregnant with IVF (in vitro fertilization). By “best”, researchers mean the one most likely to result in a successful pregnancy. This summary of research that shows how a new technique of selecting embryos can help… Read More »Getting Pregnant With IVF – How to Slect the Best Embryo