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Organic food and fertility

March 6, 2017

Creating a Family shares Should You Go Organic If You’re Trying to Get Pregnant: Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California San Francisco has seen all the research and conducted a lot of it herself. It is clear that toxic substances that we are exposed […]

Foods to Avoid

February 26, 2017

Creating a Family shares Four Foods to Avoid When Trying to Get Pregnant: What should you eat and what should you avoid when you are trying to get pregnant, with or without the help of infertility treatment. According to Dr. Sheeva Talebian, with Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, these are the top four foods to […]

Vitamin D and Fertility

February 20, 2017

Creating a Family shares One Easy Thing to Do Right Now to Up Your Chance of Getting Pregnant: My grandmother was a big believer in the power of fresh air to cure an assortment of ills—perceived or real. If I was under the weather, unless running a fever, she sent me outside. If I was blue, she […]

Improve Fertility

February 12, 2017

Creating a Family shares the single best thing you can do to improve fertility: When it comes to getting pregnant it’s hard to narrow success down to one thing because there is no one silver bullet that we can all do to improve our fertility. But there is one thing that research has shown to […]

Fertility Shots

February 5, 2017

Creating a Family Shares: What’s the Craziest Place You’ve Ever Done a Fertility Shot? Infertility treatment requires a lot from us—appointments, timed sex, more than our share of time in stirrups, and shots… lots of shots. Do you put your life on hold so that you are always home when it is time for a […]

Pregnancy Signs

January 20, 2017

Creating a Family shares 7 Early Signs That You Are Pregnant: Anyone trying to get pregnant is desperately looking for the very earliest signs of pregnancy before they miss a period and before they take a pregnancy test. This is especially true for those who have gone through infertility treatments, such as an IUI or […]

Do kids thinks of sperm donors as family?

January 9, 2017

A recent TED Talk looks at the question, “How do we define a parent — or a family?” Bioethicist Veerle Provoost explores these questions in the context of non-traditional families In this talk, she shares stories of how parents and children create their own family narratives. Share on Facebook Bookmark on Delicious Digg this […]

Importance of Sperm Motility and Count

January 5, 2017

Blog written by Fairfax Laboratory Director Michelle Ottey, PhD. Here is some information about motility and count to clarify the importance of these factors with regard to frozen sperm. If you think about the vial of sperm there are two things that are important on the post thaw at your clinic: 1. That the proper thaw […]

Preserving Your Fertility When Diagnosed with Cancer

December 30, 2016

Preserving Your Fertility When Diagnosed with Cancer Listen to more infertility radio shows from Creating a Family – The National Infertility & Adoption Education & Support Nonprofit Share on Facebook Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Forum Abbreviations

December 23, 2016

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree Technology has opened the world to a whole new form of communication. The Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums offer the opportunity to connect with other people who have utilized donor sperm to start a family. This is a great resource for those who are just starting their […]