All Things Fertility

The mind body connection and fertility

by mroth August 15, 2012

Guest Blog by Lenore Pranzo, a CT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of Fertility Wellness Group, LLC. Fertility Wellness Group, LLC offers on-line fertility enhancing workshops and private coaching sessions that will help empower women to write about their own fertility struggles, which will lead to positive endings. You can learn more about [...]

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Finally Seeing Infertility as a Journey

by mroth August 13, 2012

Guest post by Amanda L. Johnson, a nutrition and wellness coach specializing in natural fertility guidance and enhancement, as well as supporting the health and wellness of clients during the process of advanced fertility treatment. At the fairly young age of 26 I started my journey trying to conceive knowing that I had polycystic ovarian [...]

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Become Empowered! How to Communicate with your Legislator to Achieve Fertility Health Care and Family Building Legislation

by mroth August 10, 2012

During my time working for a state senator, I was continually amazed by how personal letters, emails, and calls from constituents made such an impact on the office. For some reason, I had assumed that someone in such a position of power would be unable to actually take the time to listen to or care [...]

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Speak Up! How to Receive the Infertility Coverage You Need From your Employer

by mroth July 31, 2012

It’s unlikely that you considered a company’s fertility benefits when you chose your job. Especially when you think about the economy, choosing a job while keeping in mind its implications for your fertility needs is implausible. Or maybe you already knew about your infertility treatment plan when considering a company, but don’t know what questions [...]

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How to Beat the Big Bad Insurance Company to Get the Infertility Treatments You Need and Deserve

by mroth July 26, 2012

Insurance. I bet half of you just tensed up, and the other half’s eyes have already started glazing over. Hang in there, this is important! If you can get past your initial apprehension about having to deal with the often bureaucratic nightmare that is insurance coverage, you are in a position to really help yourself [...]

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Pregnancy Recipes: Food & Drinks To Nurture Your Up

by mroth July 20, 2012

Guest Blog by Marc Shelton. Marc Shelton is a health and wellness expert and uses his knowledge of the field to freelance for articles and blogs. He hates treadmills. Making healthy lifestyle choices come alive is always beneficial for the mind and body, and more so when a new life is developing inside you. Your [...]

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Communicating with Physician

by mroth July 18, 2012

When facing infertility, one of the first areas where you will need to practice self advocacy and strong communication is when you start meeting with a fertility specialist. Establishing these practices right from the start will set you up for success. Visiting a fertility specialist can be overwhelming and difficult, especially when you are faced [...]

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Communication Series Intro: Self-Advocacy – Fertility Within Reach

by mroth July 11, 2012

While navigating the windy (and usually rocky) path of infertility, we expect to face challenges. Physical challenges to our bodies, challenges to our mental well-being, and even financial difficulties. It can be surprising, however, to realize that one of the biggest challenges infertility entails is having to become self-advocates. Whether it’s dealing with a doctor, [...]

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The Benefits of Moontime Tea’s Fertility Tea

by mroth June 25, 2012

Guest Blog by Kathryn Simmons Flynn, Author of Cooking for Fertility: Foods to Nourish Your Fertile Soul During my nutrition consults, I do my best to focus on all of the delicious foods and drinks those wanting to conceive can enjoy, rather than zoning in on what they should avoid. Finding a good replacement for [...]

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Best Diets for Fertility-The top 13 “super” foods-Part 2

by mroth June 25, 2012

This is a two part series about foods that boost fertility in females and males. In part 2 we look at foods that apply most specifically to male fertility (although many of the foods that made our list are beneficial for everyone!) Top 6 Super Foods to Improve Male Fertility Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds are [...]

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Best Foods For Fertility – The Top 13 “Super” Foods – Part 1

by mroth June 18, 2012

This is a two part series about foods that boost fertility in females and males. In part 1 we look at foods that apply most specifically to female fertility (although many of the foods that made our list are beneficial for everyone!) There are actions we can take right at home that can aid fertility, [...]

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How my mother’s infertility, and my own fertility issues inspired me to create Kindara

by mroth June 11, 2012

Guest blog by Katherine Bicknell, Co-Founder of Kindara, simple and elegant fertility charting for iPhone and iPod Touch. My mom was one of the many women rendered infertile by the Dalkon Shield in the 1970’s. Her heartbreaking struggle, and eventual triumph over her infertility left an indelible mark on my family, and is the inspiration [...]

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A couple’s story struggling with infertility

by mroth May 22, 2012

Guest Blog by Courtney, who writes our Pathway to Parenthood blog My name is Courtney. My husband and I married on June 13, 2009. We met by chance at the lake in 2007, were engaged in 2008, and married exactly one year later. When we vowed, “in sickness and in health,” we did not expect [...]

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Why write about your fertility story

by mroth May 10, 2012

Guest Blog by Diana Palmentiero and Lenore Pranzo, co-founders of Fertility Wellness Group. Their on-line fertility enhancing workshops help empower women to write about their own fertility struggles which will eventually lead to positive endings. Why write about your fertility story Recently Fertility Wellness Group had an epiphany. We decided to change the format from [...]

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Circle + Bloom Launch of Frozen Embryo Transfer Program

by mroth May 7, 2012

Circle + Bloom just released their NEW Frozen Embryo Transfer Program and they are offering a special launch 35% discount. Enter code FET35 at checkout. Is the next step in your fertility journey a FET or Frozen Embryo Transfer? Then this is the right program for you.  An eleven session audio journey that will guide [...]

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National Infertility Awareness Week April 22 – 28

by mroth April 18, 2012

National Infertility Awareness Week® is April 22 – 28, 2012. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. Be part of the infertility movement! Anyway you can raise awareness will help increase public understanding about the disease of infertility. We urge [...]

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An Active Role In Fertility

by mroth April 11, 2012

Guest Blog by Element Natural Healing Arts, a wellness center specializing in a variety of holistic therapies including: Acupuncture, herbology, massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, Thai bodywork, rolfing, chiropractic, European & Ayurvedic facials and skincare, nutrition, ear candling, reiki, Alexander technique, craniosacral, yoga, meditation, personal training, pilates mat, Tai Chi and martial arts. A new specialty [...]

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Why Age Matters – Eggsurance

by mroth April 10, 2012

Guest Blog by Brigitte Adams, Founder of Eggsurance, everything egg freezing, the only non clinic-related egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) education & community site. I always imagined that I would be a mom someday. Over the years, I accumulated a library of children’s books ranging from Dr. Seuss to Goodnight Moon. My first communion dress is [...]

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My Fertile Food iTunes App by Bridge To Baby

by mroth April 4, 2012

Guest Blog by Marni, the creator of Bridge To Baby, an online support community and social media website for people trying to grow their families and those who want to help. I have spent years working at building a family and I know many aspects of the TTC journey. I know first hand that a [...]

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The big 40 – is it all down hill from here?

by mroth April 3, 2012

Different decades of our lives bring different life experiences. During our first ten years we’re normally the focus of other people’s care and attention, our minds and our bodies are developing; then as we move into our second decade as teenagers, we are faced with the hurly-burly of school life, puppy love and seesawing hormones. [...]

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Getting Pregnant as an Independent Contractor

by mroth March 22, 2012

Guest Blog by Eat Breathe Blog. Your one-stop-shop for everything health and wellness. A blog where you share your experiences, and provide honest stories and feedback on health and wellness products you have tried. Getting Pregnant as an Independent Contractor One of the reasons many women decide to stop working a traditional nine-to-five job and [...]

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Regain Your Fertility Through Acupuncture

by mroth March 12, 2012

This is a guest post by ThePregnancyZone.com. The blog offers complete pregnancy week by week information and topics relating to preparing for the pregnancy, pregnancy stages, labor & delivery, pregnancy issues, health issues, prenatal care, and so on. You must have heard about acupuncture before. This is the procedure through which a professional sticks needles [...]

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Fundraising Event for Resolve of New England

by mroth March 5, 2012

We are very excited to run a fundraising event with Resolve New England for the month of March. Use the discount code RNE15 and get 15% off our mind-body programs. 20% of the sales are going to be donated to Resolve of New England. Since 1974, RESOLVE New England has been the leading voice and [...]

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Male Reproductive Health

by mroth February 29, 2012

Ken Mosesian is Executive Director of The American Fertility Association. The American Fertility Association (The AFA), a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization, is a lifetime resource for infertility prevention, reproductive health and family building. AFA services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and are available to everyone without reservation. These services [...]

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Support Resolve New England while dining out

by mroth February 6, 2012

Support Resolve New England while dining out at Not Your Average Joe’s Creative Casual Cuisine in Watertown, MA Print this NYA Cause Certificate Feb2012 and hand it to your server while dining out a Not Your Average Joe’s Creative Casual Cuisine (Watertown, MA) and Resolve New England will receive 15% OFF your total purchase (excluding [...]

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Why can’t anyone get pregnant?

by mroth February 2, 2012

Share your insights on women’s health issues, whether it is general health, infertility, PCOS or any other topic that is specific to women’s health and you will have a chance to win a $150 American Express gift card! Click here to learn more! Leslie Goldman, a Women’s health writer and body image expert shares her [...]

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PCOS Doesn’t Need to End in Heart Ache

by mroth January 26, 2012

Share your insights on women’s health issues, whether it is general health, infertility, PCOS or any other topic that is specific to women’s health and you will have a chance to win a $150 American Express gift card! Click here to learn more! Sandra, a uterine cancer survivor due to PCOS shares her Insights on [...]

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Facts and Myths About Your Health in Your 30s

by mroth January 26, 2012

Busting Myths About Women’s Health There are many myths about women’s health, some of them so pervasive that even doctors believe them. Knowing what’s true and what’s not can help you identify if any changes in your health deserve some extra attention from your doctor, or if what you’re experiencing is one of these common [...]

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Rebekah’s Insights on Women’s Health Blog Contest

by mroth January 25, 2012

Share your insights on women’s health issues, whether it is general health, infertility, PCOS or any other topic that is specific to women’s health and you will have a chance to win a $150 American Express gift card! Click here to learn more! Here are Rebekah’s Insights “What a Woman Needs to Know”. She writes [...]

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What You Should Be Doing in Your Twenties To Help You to Get Pregnant in Your Thirties

by mroth January 23, 2012

If you are a woman in your 20s, planning for pregnancy might be the last thing on your mind, but we encourage you to take time now and understand steps you can take now to help reduce potential issues of getting pregnant when you are ready. Did you know 1 out of 8 couples struggle [...]

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True or False – Our Thoughts Impact Our Reproductive Health

by Joanne January 18, 2012

We have heard many opinions on this question, and we thought it would be helpful to use a bit of science to help you answer this question and decide what side of the fence you are on. Lets start with a very high level understanding of Cellular Biology. We have trillions of cells that make [...]

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Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility Guest Blog about Advocacy for Women’s Health

by mroth January 3, 2012

We are happy to share a great Guest Blog by Kim Murray, RN from Cardone Reproductive Medicine & Infertility in Boston, MA about how to advocate for your health – infertility. Thank you to Circle + Bloom for allowing us to be part of its Advocacy for Women’s Health series. We are honored to contribute [...]

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What Should You Be Asking Your IVF Clinic? …Lots!

by mroth December 7, 2011

Guest Blog by Stephanie Fry, Author of The IVF Companion, a personal organizer for your IVF cycle For most of us who undergo IVF, it is an all encompassing and life altering experience. Like any other major event, this time of your life deserves and will be well served by a little organization and preparation. [...]

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Fertility: A Chinese Medical Approach

by mroth November 29, 2011

Guest Blog by Aradhna Behl, L.Ac., Founder of Hoboken Acupuncture, based in Hoboken, N.J., is dedicated to providing customized treatments that include Chinese medicine practices such as acupuncture and herbology to promote overall wellness, as well as treat infertility and other conditions. Although couples often are consumed with high-tech reproductive technology, there is an alternative [...]

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Resources are Your Friend

by mroth November 17, 2011

When it comes to facing infertility, we often feel lost – sometimes even helpless. Where do we turn for the answers we need? Our doctors, try as they might, don’t always have the answers that we are looking for or the time to explain everything clearly. Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on a physician [...]

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PLACEBO AND INFERTILITY

by mroth November 14, 2011

Guest Blog by Helen Adrienne – Author, On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility Interest in the placebo effect in general medical care has undergone resurgence in recent years as emphasis on the mind/body connection has come to the center of medical science. When state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques are used to study the placebo effect, the involvement [...]

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Writer for Women’s Health Reviews Our Program And Gets Pregnant!

by mroth November 8, 2011

Congratulations to Leslie Goldman, health blogger extraordinaire at www.healthbreaksloose.com and magazine writer, body image author! Here is her story of how Circle + Bloom helped her with her fertility journey by using our IVF/IUI Mind+Body audio program. “When you’re trapped in the soul-crushing cycle of infertility, you’ll do pretty much anything and everything to up [...]

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Davina’s Advocate for Health Contest Blog Story

by mroth November 4, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Davina’s story of how she advocated for her health. She co-founded Fertility Within Reach a nonprofit organization where she educates the infertility community how to advocate for access to family-building [...]

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Priscilla’s Advocate for Health Contest Blog Story

by mroth November 3, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Priscilla’s story of how she advocated for her health and infertility. She also writes a blog A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows that you should take a look at. If [...]

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Heather’s Advocate for Health Contest Blog Story

by mroth November 3, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Heather’s story of how she advocated for her health and infertility. She also writes a blog Survive Infertility and Thrive that you should take a look at. If you like [...]

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In Celebration of Those Who Tell Us We Can’t: Fertility From Ferocious Determination

by mroth October 26, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Shannon’s story of how she advocated for her health and infertility. She also writes a blog InfertilityAwakening that you should take a look at. If you like her story be [...]

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Kate’s Advocacy for Health Blog Story

by mroth October 24, 2011

Share your story for our Advocate For Your Health Contest and you might win a $250 AMEX Card, click here to learn more! Here is Kate’s story of how she advocated for her health and infertility struggles. She also writes a blog Busted Plumbing that you should take a look at. If you like her [...]

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RESOLVE of New England’s Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices, and Adoption Conference

by mroth October 15, 2011

RESOLVE of New England’s Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices, and Adoption Conference Register Now! Saturday, November 5, 2011 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA *2011 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE* We invite you to join us for this unique educational and support event, offering over 40 workshops with expert presenters – covering [...]

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How Diet and Medication Can Work Together to Control PCOS

by mroth October 6, 2011

PCOS (also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome) can be a frustrating and oftentimes overwhelming condition to live with. The weight gain, unwanted hair growth, irregular periods and trouble conceiving are just some of the struggles that women living with PCOS must face. When you ask your doctor for a cure, you’re told there isn’t one, [...]

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Does PCOS Affect a Woman’s Ability to Conceive?

by mroth September 23, 2011

Many women struggle for months trying to become pregnant, not understanding why those frustrating pregnancy tests just don’t give them the results they’ve been hoping for. You may be doing everything right as far as the books and magazines have told you, but if you have PCOS and the condition isn’t under control, it is [...]

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Debunking the Myths of PCOS

by mroth September 21, 2011

If you want to understand what something is, you must also understand what it is not. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is no exception to this rule. Unfortunately, there are many myths that abound regarding this common (yet highly undiagnosed) disorder. Separating fact from fiction can be quite a challenge. That’s why we’re debunking the top [...]

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Want To Get Pregnant After 35 or 40: Stop Blaming And Start Forgiving

by mroth September 9, 2011

Guest Blog Post by Cynthia Wilson James from InSeason Mom. InSeason Mom supports first time moms over 35 and 40 started by former childbirth educator Cynthia Wilson James who conceived naturally, gave birth at ages 42 and 44 to two healthy daughters. CBS New York has recognized InSeason Mom as one of the best resources [...]

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The Link Between Infertility and Common Chemicals in Everyday Products

by mroth August 18, 2011

Guest Blog by Jennifer Hankey: President Of Organic Baby University Struggling with infertility is beyond exhausting and mentally draining for couples who are wanting a family and are having a difficult time. And sadly, infertility is becoming more common these days. There are some answers to these rising rates such as older moms, but there [...]

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My Hopeful Journey – Online Journal/Calendar For Women Trying To Conceive

by mroth August 11, 2011

Featuring a guest blog from the Founder of My Hopeful Journey. My Hopeful Journey is a web-based calendar, task list and journal for women that are trying to conceive that is customized for infertility treatments. When I was going through treatment a few years ago, there were no good ways to electronically track treatment, no [...]

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Trying to Conceive and Negative Influences Getting in the Way?

by mroth August 4, 2011

When it comes to getting pregnant, it seems that everyone in your life wants to have their say and provide you with their opinions (whether those opinions are wanted or not). Unfortunately, negative influences do not help you get pregnant. Disapproving looks from your mother-in-law and rude questions from co-workers can definitely take a toll [...]

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