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Aug 5, 2014 @ 11:53 AM – by CARE Fertility

Do you know a family member, friend, or co-worker who has recently experienced pregnancy loss?  Have you had a miscarriage and been the target of some of the common responses below?  If so, you will probably feel validated to know that these types of remarks are often experienced as hurtful and insensitive.

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The Risk of Twins with IVF, and How to Reduce It

Jul 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM – by CARE Fertility

Although there is a heightened risk of having twins associated with IVF, there are methods of limiting this risk.

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Can Diet Affect Your IVF Success?

Jun 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM – by CARE Fertility

Diet is purported to affect one’s success with IVF and the ensuing pregnancy. Learn which foods can really make a difference.

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Candidacy for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

May 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM – by CARE Fertility

At our fertility center, we carefully evaluate IVF candidates and advise them honestly of their chances of successful conception.

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May 23, 2014 @ 08:49 AM – by CARE Fertility

As any infertility patient can tell you, struggling to conceive a child is very stressful.  Recent studies have shown that stress can negatively impact treatment cycles in a variety of ways.  CARE's upcoming mind/body program provides our patients with an opportunity to get their stress level under control to relieve emotional distress and to enhance their chance of conception.

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Mother's Day and Infertility

May 9, 2014 @ 09:11 AM – by Patricia McBride-Houtz

Mother's Day is probably the most difficult holiday for women struggling to conceive.

The Success Rates of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Apr 25, 2014 @ 09:30 AM – by CARE Fertility

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has helped countless people start the family of their dreams. But how successful is IVF? Read on to get some numbers and learn about some risk factors that come into play.

Start The Year Off Right!

Jan 6, 2014 @ 08:20 AM – by CARE Fertility

For persons trying to conceive, the holidays may be difficult and New Year's is no exception.  Unlike others who anxiously anticipate the new year and make resolutions to eat healthier or start an exercise program, infertility patients may continue to plod along staying narrowly focused on the goal of having a child. So what can you do to embrace this new, fresh 2014? 

The Assertive Patient

Dec 12, 2013 @ 09:32 AM – by CARE Fertility

As a health psychologist, I often counsel patients on how to be more assertive in interacting with their healthcare team. Basically, there are three distinct patterns or styles of communication:  Passive, Assertive, and Aggressive.  Individuals whom are passive tend to be compliant, submissive, and very unclear about their wants or needs.  They tend to not ask questions and go along with the desires of others to avoid conflict. 

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Seeing a Psychologist

Dec 9, 2013 @ 11:24 AM – by CARE Fertility

"My RE recently referred me to see a psychologist.  Does my doctor think I am making myself infertile?

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