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Give This Guide to Your Husband During Fertility Treatment

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 12:30:07 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Fertility Treatments, Family

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Fertility treatment takes a major toll on the body and consequently has the potential of shooting one’s stress stabilizer through the roof. This can cause quite a strain on any healthy relationship. The subject matter you are dealing with is delicate enough on it’s own and handling all of the physical stuff in addition to that can make the situation overwhelming to say the least. Even if you and your partner may have been together for a long time, you should know that it isn't fair to assume that the other person understands what you are going through.

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How to Manage Stress During Fertility Treatment

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 9:23:06 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility Treatments

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Infertility treatment can be an incredibly stressful journey. There are so many factors that contribute to it. A few examples would be the time that it takes, the loss of work, the costs involved, how your relationships are affected, and the toll the medications can take on your body. There are a lot of things you can do to manage this stress and get yourself through your treatment in a calmer frame of mind.

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Negative Pregnancy Test: Why You Could Receive A False Positive

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility

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If you are hoping to get pregnant, you most likely already have some pregnancy tests in the bathroom cabinet waiting for your tiniest inkling of hope to arise. Therefore, when you do suspect that you are pregnant, you probably do not wait for very long before you check. When the test gives you a negative result it is incredibly disappointing, especially if you felt sure that you were pregnant this time around. In fact, so much so that it has you wondering if the test could possibly be wrong.

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Obesity and Infertility: What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2017 10:55:57 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Infertility, Health

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According to a recent CBS report, 50% of Americans are overweight and 30% of them are obese. Most people are aware of obesity causing hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. A less known fact is that it also causes ovulation problems and contributes to infertility in women. A study in 2007 revealed that women who are majorly obese were 43% less likely to be able to conceive than those of a normal weight. Many doctors do not consider the weight of their patients who are struggling with infertility.

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6 Common Concerns About Whether Your Uterus is "Baby Friendly"

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 3, 2017 11:57:39 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility

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Whenever conceiving a child proves to be a consistent obstacle, it’s common for a woman to worry about the possibility that her uterus may not be fit to sustain the implantation of a fertile egg (i.e., how “baby-friendly” it may be). While most women will thankfully not face such challenges, they can arise in some women and may be worth considering if infertility appears to be delaying pregnancy by as much as a year. In fact, here are a few legitimate conditions that may require extra attention and indicate some underlying uterine issues.

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How Do Hormone Levels Impact Infertility?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2017 1:47:35 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Reproductive Specialist

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When you’re trying to conceive a child, there are few possibilities you’re unwilling to explore to make your dream come true. The road to overcome infertility issues can be a long and difficult one, and as such, we’ll bet you’re always in search of another way to look at things, in the hopes of finally identifying a viable solution.

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Fertility Treatments vs Adoption: What You Should Consider

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2017 2:27:09 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Fertility Treatments, Adoption

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When it comes to fertility treatments vs. adoption: is there a right choice? Some people seem to think so.

“Well, if you can’t get pregnant, you could always just adopt.” It’s the hurtful line every person struggling with fertility has heard a few too many times. To those who don’t struggle with fertility issues, a child is just a child. Adopting is the selfless way out of infertility, and spending endless money on fertility treatments is a selfish waste.

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LGBT Pregnancy: How to Keep Your Partner Feeling Involved

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2017 2:30:12 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in LGBT Pregnancy

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Your relationship with your unborn child begins long before that child is born. This is doubly true if one of the parents is pregnant with the child. An LGBT pregnancy often means that one parent has less connection to the child, either by genetics or pregnancy.

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Fertility Specialist vs. OB/GYN: Which One Should You See?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2017 2:02:41 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Fertility Clinic, Reproductive Specialist

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So you’re trying to have a baby, but you’re not sure exactly who to reach out to for assistance in adding a new little member to your family. Rest assured, this reaction is completely normal, as the stress and anxiety tied to your journey to conceive only makes matters more complex.

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5 Signs You Need To See a Fertility Specialist Sooner Rather Than Later

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2017 3:52:02 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Houston IVF Specialists, Houston Fertility Institute

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Childbirth is indeed a miracle of life, but oftentimes, we tend to take for granted just how difficult it is for some people to get pregnant in the first place. No matter how much their heart aches to bring a little one into the world, some individuals and couples simply cannot see their dream through to fruition without a little help.

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