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8 Ways to Survive IVF Without Feeling Sorry for Yourself

I hesitated to pair the phrases “survive IVF” (in vitro fertilization) with “without feeling sorry for yourself” because I know how painful and difficult fertility treatments are. I struggled with self-pity during my infertility roller coaster, and found that feeling sorry for myself made everything worse. These tips for surviving IVF — and fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization […]

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 a story that may help you overcome the disappointment of not conceiving a baby naturally. […]

How to Choose a Fertility Clinic

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 much in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments cost. In It Starts with the Egg: […]

IVF Increases the Chances of Twins and Triplets

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 through fertility treatments, says Dr. Eli Y. Adashi, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Brown […]

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 overcomes infertility, especially in younger women,” says lead author Beth Malizia, MD, a clinical fellow […]

Success Rates of Getting Pregnant With IVF

The success of in vitro fertilization for getting pregnant depends on a few things. Here’s what affects your chances of getting pregnant with IVF, plus a link to an article about tips for making IVF successful. This info is from an embryologist who explains IVF pregnancy statistics, as well as info about sperm washing and the cost of infertility treatments. If you’re […]