After two failed embryo transfers, including a donor egg transfer, I was defeated and ready to give up. Once my husband and I decided to try one more time, I started being treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help uterine blood flow and help with relaxation.
I am infertile. I have infertility. I am struggling with infertility. There, I’ve said it. It’s out there now.
Here’s my guide to avoiding fertility faux pas and getting real answers.
The holidays—that time of year filled with cheer, shopping, cooking and attending gatherings. Yet for those struggling with infertility, this season also brings a hyper focus on the everyday reminders of that pain. The simple joy of seeing a child visit Santa or opening presents can be heart-wrenching when every child reminds you of your struggle with infertility.
This isn’t all entirely news, but what you may not know is that Vitamin D is extremely important when you are planning to have a child. The relevance of Vitamin D in reproduction isn’t necessarily the first factor you think about when you’re planning to have a child, but it should be. Vitamin D is important for bone health, but is also important for healthy reproduction.