Archive for Fertility News



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Music for Labor? My Labor Playlists

I was reading the birth story of a friend who recently had a baby... Without and epidural, and only a shot of morphine in the butt can I get one of those?. She's a champ! I knew that before she had this baby, but reading her story really testified to that once again. She wrote […]

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Twenty Niner

Ah, it's Wednesday, which means that I am at that point in the week where I transition magically from one developmental phase until the next. Twenty nine weeks today, and really, all is well. Despite random bits of pain, or bizarre non-indicative symptoms, there's really nothing major going on. I woke up in the middle […]

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Open Adoption Roundtable #15

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It's designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. You don't need to be part of theOpen Adoption Bloggerslist to participate, or even be in a traditional open adoption. If you're thinking about openness […]

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It’s all we can do

I read a blog yesterday that has had me thinking ever since. No mean feat given how busted up my weary brain is these days.The blogger was wondering aloud if she still belonged in the dead baby mama"club" since, after losing her first child, she has gone on to have a second, and is now […]

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Fond Memories of The Fertility Clinic…NOT!

I was thinking the other day about everything I went through to finally have my daughter. You'd think I'd be over it by now, but it still makes me a little sick to think about what a horrific experience it was to have my life run by a fertility clinic for a couple of years […]

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Potty Time!

Well, well, well, lookee here!Yep, it's that time. Actually we got these about 2 months ago. We thought Abby, especially, was ready. She was showing signs of knowing when she was going and staying dry. She would tell me before she went. So we thought we should go ahead and strike while the iron was […]

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Remember the old SNL skit…

...where they have a news reporter becoming increasingly and startingly dramatic about the "household item that COULD kill you...", which then becomes "the item you're using RIGHT NOW that will ruin you and your family if you don't get rid of it immediately...after the break!"...This article is like that...only they're not jokingmocking.Really? Nail polish might […]

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Talking Princesses With My Princess

My Little LadyBug,Your room is really starting to come along. I got your dresser this week for a great bargain that's how your mommy rolls and I ordered your fabulous bedding. It should be ready for you in just a few weeks and I can't wait to put it up in your room. I think […]

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What I’m Makin(g) Monday: Wall Vinyl Decal! {And Giveaway!}

I'm sucking at this meme thing already. I mentioned planning to start one this week, and here I am, finally posting it Monday afternoon...In an effort to make myself more crafty, and also brag a little about some of my accomplishments, I thought it would be fun to make Monday my craft-related post day. It'll […]

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Going Out.

Last night Jason and I got all dressed up and went out. We've tried to go out a few times since Adelyn's been born, thanks to the generosity of her grandparents, but we've never really been able to leave for more than an hour, thanks to the domestic pull that is being a parent.I've always […]

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11 weeks

Today is 11 weeks for me and my babies. My appetite has lessened quite a bit, a little scary I must admit, but then again dealing with poor Charlie the last few days, maybethat could be it? I sure hope so. On the syptoms front, nada. Still no sickness. Mybelly is pudging out and I […]

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Party Hangover (belated Happy 3rd Birthday, Angel Girl

Is that a walrus or a Keifer girl?Yesterday, my angel girl turned 3 years old at 5:03PM. We had an extraordinary party for her-and we have over 250 pictures to dig through in order to share. Mama has party hangover. My girl had a most excellent time and she was behavior-wise an angel indeed all […]

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Some More Bits

A few bits to share, list-like... 1. Meat Beat Manifesto is the shiznit, my friends. I love them for much the same reason as I love Q-Tip, and Eminem, and The Roots, and other hip-hoprap artists-- it's the giant, swollen, fat beats, all twisted and contorted, crunchy and growly, and the vocals that wrap around […]

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He’s home

Wow what a day! We went to pick up Charlieabout 1:30pmfrom the vet here where we live. They do not do the type of surgery Charlie neededthere. We took him to anInternationalpet hospital in Cairo recommended by one of Super S's friends. The vet checked him out, gave him some nutritional injections and said they […]

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THYROID: Really Low TSH likely OK in pregnancy

My lovely fertility doctor, the late Dr. Alan Beer, was TOTALLY ahead of his time, and people in the medical community gave him SO much grief for it. For one thing, he advocated a preconception TSH thyroid stimulating hormone--common test of thyroid function of less that 2 5 is considered "normal". I usually feel best […]

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spring, sprang, sprung…

First off thank you so much for the fantastic support and ideas with regards to Bliss. I DO believe this is a growth spurt thing and after some great links feel his BMI is perfect. Sheesh there is such a range on those.I am not worried about celiac, it is not always after eating and […]

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More On The Mind-Body Connection – Depression Can Cause Infertility

If you've read my previous posts, you know that I'm a true believer in mind-body medicine. Many women going through the ups and downs of trying to conceive will inevitably fall into a depression a some point. Infertility hits you at the core of your being. You feel like a total failure - then you […]

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Q&A: Adopting Again?

Asks Susiebookof Endure for a Nightwith whom I recently closed out a Starbucks and who is both lovely and gracious: Under what circumstances, if any, would you adopt again?You're trying to get me in trouble, aren't you? Heh. If we were ever asked to adopt a sibling of Puppy or Firefly. I really don't ever […]

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Introducing–BABIES! (In J’s Words)

Introducing . . . drum roll please . . . the fabulous new additions to our family! Meet Gretchen "Baby B" and Dexter "Baby A" probably G and D from now on, but Im so happy with the names I had to share. Dexter was born 6 pounds, 4.8 ounces. Gretchen, or Super-G as we […]

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Syndrome O and Fertility

I've heard of syndrome X, but this is the first time I've heard of something related called syndrome O. This article explains how it can affect fertility:www.newliving.comFrom the article:The basic hallmarks of Syndrome O are best defined as: 1 Overnourishment: a chronic mismatch in how calories are taken in and burned, leading to insulin overproduction […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Michael Witt

Michael A. Witt, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in 1995 and specializes in the treatment of male infertility, sexual function and urology. Dr. Witt is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the American Urology Association, a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Society of […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Robert Straub

Robert J. Straub, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in August 2003. Dr. Straub is a member of numerous medical societies, some of which are The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and The Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Though a native of New York, Dr. Straub received […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Scott Slayden

Scott M. Slayden, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in January 2001. Dr. Slayden is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Slayden is a member of numerous medical societies, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American Society of Reproductive Medicine […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Daniel B. Shapiro

Daniel B. Shapiro, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in 1995. A native of Miami, Florida, he graduated Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He then went on to medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and it was during this training that Dr. Shapiro first became […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Andrew Toledo

Andrew A. Toledo, M.D. became a member of the Reproductive Biology Associates team in 1990, and is the current medical director. He has treated infertile couples in the Atlanta area for over twenty years. His interest in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility began in medical school, when he had the opportunity to participate […]

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