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My IVF Treatments Failed. Here's What I Wish Others Struggling With Infertility Knew

In our Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest conversation...

Justine Brooks Froelker
December 15 2015

I'm Scared To Have Kids — But My Biological Clock Is "Ticking"

I always pictured myself becoming a mother someday. I’m the girl who grew up playing with baby dolls and pretending my little sister was my baby. But...

Dana Hall
December 8 2015

What Infertility Is Really Like — From A Man's Point Of View

My wife and I endured a seven-year period filled with six pregnancy losses and a year of infertility. We were told there was no hope and were...

Cory Judge
December 6 2015

Angelina Jolie-Pitt: "I Actually Love Being In Menopause"

Only Angelina Jolie could convince us to be excited for menopause. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph , she said, "I actually love being in...

Emi Boscamp
November 23 2015

What You Should Be Doing In Your 20s If You Want To Get Pregnant Someday

In my work as a functional nutrition and hormone expert, I see more and more women facing fertility challenges. I also find women are increasingly...

Alisa Vitti
November 22 2015

Living With Endometriosis: Lena Dunham & Padma Lakshmi Get Real

Even though a staggering 176 million women worldwide are affected by endometriosis, it often takes years and years of doctor visits, misdiagnoses and...

Allie White
November 17 2015

What I Wish Every Couple Knew Before Starting IVF: An OB/GYN Gets Real

Whether a couple goes through just one cycle or five, the experience of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can significantly affect an otherwise stable and...

Shannon M. Clark, M.D.
November 13 2015

10 Things You Can Learn About Your Health By Tracking Your Cycle — At Any Age!

The menstrual cycle is one of the most important — and frustrating — parts of being a woman. It brings the joy of motherhood alongside the pain of...

November 12 2015

9 Things You Only Learn Once You're Dealing With Infertility

As with most bad things in life, we think we’re immune to them until the day they come knocking on our door. Prior to being diagnosed with infertility...

Elyse Andrews
November 9 2015

What Every Man Should Know If He Wants To Have A Healthy Baby Someday

I see it happen all the time: A new female patient comes to my acupuncture clinic for fertility treatments. But upon evaluation, she reveals that her...

Laura Erlich
November 7 2015

I Never Thought I'd Be The Woman To Have An Abortion. Here's What I Wish More People Understood

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Sandra Chabot Weber
November 5 2015

After My Third Miscarriage At 36, I Thought Things Couldn't Get Worse...

In our new Realtalk series, we're sharing personal stories about fertility and family planning. We hope they offer support and inspire honest...

Cate Scolnik
November 3 2015

Why I Finally Broke Up With The Pill + The Non-Hormonal Method I Love Using Instead

I woke up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. It felt as though my intestines were trying to tear their way out. But then I saw blood,...

Jennifer Aldoretta
October 24 2015

Even If You’re Not Sure Whether You Want Kids – Here's What Every Woman Should Know

I know you: Your eyes glaze over when you see the word “fertility.” You blithely skip any articles mentioning “egg freezing” popping up in your news...

Amy Klein
October 22 2015

What I Tell Anyone Struggling With Infertility

Infertility is invisible — we don't tend to talk about struggling to get pregnant. But it exists, and it's more common than most people think: In...

Lorraine Ferrier
October 18 2015

What You Should NEVER Say To Someone Who's Had A Miscarriage (And What To Say Instead)

One year ago, I had a miscarriage. It's surreal to be writing about this today, while I'm now 39 weeks pregnant. Feeling the fetal movements of this...

Chelsea Day
October 15 2015

I'm An OB/GYN Struggling With Infertility. Here's Why I'm Finally Breaking My Silence

I’ve been strong my whole life. For the most part, it has served me well. But over the past several months, my strength has been tested time and time...

Shannon M. Clark, M.D.
October 13 2015

Chrissy Teigen Announces She's Pregnant

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen and her husband, musician John Legend, are expecting a child, the couple announced on Monday. The 29 year-old supermodel has...

October 13 2015

No One Knows What To Say After A Miscarriage. These Surprisingly Honest Greeting Cards Could Help

It's never easy to talk about loss. But when it comes to miscarriage and still birth, we're often especially unsure what to say. As many as 20 percent...

Anna Williams
October 5 2015

4 Simple Lifestyle Changes That Improve Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

The road to conception can be a bumpy path for many people. And over the years, one of the most common questions I've heard from patients at my...

Dr. Shahin Ghadir
October 2 2015