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Content Tagged: assisted reproduction

My partner and I have been through four cycles of IVF. One ended in an early miscarriage and the other three failed. We’re emotionally and physically exhausted, and financially spent. How do we know when it’s time to stop treatment? Will we regret it? What other parenting options do we have?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Emily Koert, Registered Clinical Counsellor.  Deciding when to stop treatment or move on with different options can be very difficult. It doesn’t help that you’re emotionally and physically exhausted – making decisions under these circumstances isn’t ideal. But something is telling you and your partner that you can’t […]

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Our son and his wife just told us that they’re going to be starting an IVF cycle after they have been trying for have a baby for the last two years. I had no idea! I’m so upset for them. I want to support them, but I’m worried I might say the wrong thing. How can I best support my son and his wife in their efforts to have a family?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz, Registered Psychologist.  I am so happy to receive your question. I commend you for recognizing that you may not have the words to support your son and daughter-in-law, and as such, may inadvertently say something hurtful. Most people who have not experienced fertility challenges, do not […]

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Things you should know before walking into a fertility clinic

A blog post on HuffPost Health highlights things people should know before walking into a fertility centre. The post was written by Dr. Angeline Beltsos, based on her experience as Medical Director and Clinical Research Director at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Beltsos suggests those considering fertility treatments should: find a doctor with whom you […]

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Study finds women with fertility problems not offered simple fertility tests

A recent survey has found that women with fertility problems often are not being offered tests that could provide important information about whether they need fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization to become pregnant. A poll of 500 women, conducted by OvuSense in the UK, surveyed women with known fertility issues. Despite being told they […]

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