The fertility journey is often riddled with emotional highs and lows. When a patient sets goals and creates a vision for their journey, it can help to give them the courage to keep going amidst disappointments and uncertainties.
Navigating the infertility journey is undeniably emotional. Once the idea of being able to conceive a child comes into question, it is normal to feel a wide range of emotions. Unfortunately, the negative emotions of sadness, anger, and frustration tend to lead the pack.
Just acknowledging potential infertility is extremely emotional. Anxiety and fear of the unknown can be crippling for a patient and their partner. Contacting a specialist and booking a fertility consultation is the first step in regaining control of one's emotions and fertility journey.
Why is it important to freeze your eggs before receiving chemotherapy? Unfortunately, infertility is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy treatment can affect a woman's fertility in varying ways and in varying degrees.
In September, we recognize it as PCOS Awareness Month! Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects approximately 5 million US women and is often considered the leading cause of infertility in females. Women with PCOS overproduce male hormones called androgens causing absent or irregular periods, ovarian cyst formation, and male hormonal traits.
Starting IVF treatment can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a procedure that involves fertilizing an egg with sperm outside of the body and then transferring the embryo back into the uterus. This procedure is typically done under general anesthesia or sedation.1 The success rate of IVF can vary, depending on the age and the number of embryos transferred. However, IVF has a success rate of live births of approximately 46.7 %.2 IVF can be a highly effective infertility treatment, but knowing how to start the journey can be intimidating.