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Archive for May 2013

My partner and I have received the devastating news that we will not be able to have our own children using my eggs and his sperm. We are consideration sperm and egg donation. How will we know if we’re emotionally ready for this family building option?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz. In order to build this foundation we first need to talk about the pain you have both experienced when you received the diagnosis that your eggs or sperm were not viable options for conceiving. I imagine that your have felt and perhaps continue to feel shock, […]

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Yoga may help support optimal fertility

Yoga is an ancient practice that is praised for providing a multitude of health benefits for numerous systems in the body (e.g., cardiovascular, digestive, musculoskeletal, nervous systems). In addition, yoga may be helpful in assisting women achieve optimal fertility, in part by decreasing stress and promoting relaxation – particularly for women who are coping with […]

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Less common signs that perimenopause may have started

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s natural fertility lifespan, which occurs on average, around the age of 51. During the perimenopause (the period leading up to menopause), a woman’s ovaries start to slow down the production of hormones. For some women this process can begin in their 30s, while for others it may not […]

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Giving myself more time to have kids: My decision to freeze my eggs

Hi, my name is Tracy. I was recently accepted to do my doctorate overseas in the UK. It’s a dream come true! I have always wanted to do a Ph.D. and the timing is right to go away to study for several years. I don’t have a partner, I’m eager for a change after being […]

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