Fertility

A two week vacation in the Bahamas feels more like two days, while the anticipated two week wait (TWW) can feel more like two years. It’s hard to let those hours, days and weeks tick by without feeling like you’ll lose your mind. But, you can,...

Preparing for your first IVF cycle requires attention in three realms: the logistical, the physical, and the mental/emotional. Take the time to review the following suggestions to enjoy a demystified and satisfying IVF experience. The IVF Logistics The more educated and informed you are about the process,...

Egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) offers the remarkable ability to preserve future fertility many years before you’re ready to start a family. It’s also the means of preserving fertility when it is compromised by a cancer diagnosis and/or treatment side effects. You benefit from optimal fertility chances...

Are you seeking - and receiving - the infertility support you need? For some, an infertility diagnosis and the ensuing fertility journey are public knowledge - shared online via blog or social media posts and part of everyday communication with family members and friends. For...

Pursuing fertility treatments is exciting – and possibly terrifying – which means it’s almost impossible to not stress out. Unfortunately, stress is the last thing your body needs because that fight/flight/freeze response to stress sends cortisol and adrenaline through your system, which can impede the beneficial...

Fertility blogs can be a source of comfort, commiseration, and way to feel more connected to others who are walking – or have walked – along the same infertility path you’re traveling now. For many women, fertility blogs are their first “support group,” via comment sharing,...

In addition to making you physically miserable, morning sickness is frustrating. It stymies your plans for eating right for your pregnancy, and feeling nauseous (or continuously heaving) interferes with work, social, and personal time. Also, for the record, morning sickness can strike at any time...

Virginia Fertility & IVF is a world-class fertility center just a short distance from Roanoke, VA and well worth the drive. Serving Roanoke for over 30 years The Virginia Fertility & IVF is proud of our standing as one of the most successful fertility treatment centers in...

The healthier your body is, the more likely you are to conceive and experience a full-term pregnancy – whether you conceive at home or via fertility treatments. Trying to Conceive? Shift to a Pregnancy-Friendly Diet While most women know to stop drinking alcohol or to limit caffeine...

Is egg freezing looking like a potential player in your fertility plan? Originally created to preserve fertility options for women with cancer – or undergoing cancer treatments – that threatened female fertility, younger women are opting to freeze and bank their eggs as a way...

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