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Things to Consider When You’re Single and Want a Baby

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

Should You Try In Vitro Fertilization to Get Pregnant?

Should You Try In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to Get Pregnant?

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?

Does In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Work? What the Research Shows

Some research shows that in vitro fertilization (IVF) works surprisingly well for some women! Here’s what one study shows about fertility treatments – it’ll give you hope if you’re having trouble getting pregnant naturally. “This [research] shows that, overall, IVF is extraordinarily effective and largely… Read More »Does In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Work? What the Research Shows

In Vitro Fertilization and Depression – IVF Treatment Effects

Research on in vitro fertilization and depression shows the effect of IVF treatments on women who can’t get pregnant. Many fertility doctors and specialists believe that IVF hormone therapy is primarily responsible for feelings of depression in women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization. But, new research from Tel Aviv University shows that while this is true, other factors are even more influential.

According to Dr. Miki Bloch of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sourasky Medical Center, between 20 and 30 percent of women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures suffer significant symptoms of depression. Stress, pre-existing depression, and anxiety are more likely than hormone therapy to contribute to a woman’s depressed feelings while undergoing IVF treatments.

Since depression and anxiety affects IVF success rates, diagnosis and treatment of depression is very important. To learn more about the effects of infertility treatmetns such as in vitro fertilization, read Infertility Survival Handbook.

And, here’s a summary of the research on depression in women who are trying in vitro fertilization to get pregnant…Read More »In Vitro Fertilization and Depression – IVF Treatment Effects

Benefits and Drawbacks of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Benefits and Drawbacks of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

If you wondering if you should try in vitro fertilization (IVF), this list of benefits and drawbacks of IVF may help you decide if this fertility treatment is right for you. To learn more about in vitro fertilization, read IVF: The Wayward Stork–What to Expect, Who to Expect… Read More »Benefits and Drawbacks of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)