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Tips and Strategies for Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

December 21, 2023
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The holiday season, with its focus on family and celebration, can be particularly challenging for individuals and couples facing infertility. The joy and togetherness that often characterize this time can serve as a poignant reminder of the struggles of building one’s own family. At ORM, we want to share valuable strategies and tips to navigate […]

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How Many IVF Cycles Does It Take to Get Pregnant?

March 29, 2023
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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is used to help individuals and couples who struggle with infertility. It is a complex type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) that includes a series of procedures. Individuals have the choice of using their own eggs and sperm or using sperm, eggs, or embryos from a known or anonymous donor.   Infertility […]

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Figuring Out Your Fertility After Breast Cancer Treatment

October 28, 2022
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For many women, part of the worry and fear that come with a breast cancer diagnosis is related to concerns for the future. This is particularly true for those who are anxious to start their family or want to expand it. If you find yourself in this group, you are not alone. One recent survey […]

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6 Things You Need to Know About Fertility After Cancer Diagnosis

October 18, 2022
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Cancer can strike at any age, and the treatment options are often frightening. A battery of treatments can battle cancer effectively, efficiently, and rapidly. With personalized treatments available today, many are able to be cancer-free swiftly. But the effects of some treatments may linger, including impairment of your fertility. If you’re concerned about your fertility after […]

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Top 10 Things to Know About PCOS

September 30, 2021
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In the fertility space, we receive a lot of questions about PCOS and how it can affect family-building. To help give you a better idea of how PCOS affects the body and fertility, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 questions we receive about PCOS answered by ORM reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Amanda Hurliman.  1. […]

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How Infertility Affects Mental Health

May 25, 2021
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By Kate Henson, ORM Fertility Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist Infertility can be a mentally, physically and emotionally challenging road. With all the ups and downs that come along with the journey, those facing infertility are often more prone to experiencing heightened depression and anxiety along the way.  An Unexpected Journey When you dreamt of becoming […]

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How to Cope When Fertility Treatment Doesn’t Result in a Pregnancy

May 12, 2021
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By Kate Henson, ORM Fertility Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist The Initial Blow It’s likely you went through a great deal on your fertility journey and it’s normal to experience disappointment and feelings of loss when you don’t become pregnant. Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are both very involved processes, physically and emotionally. […]

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What Causes Infertility? It’s Complicated!

April 20, 2021
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For many of us, our reproductive years go something like this…birth control, birth control, birth control, baby, birth control, birth control. We spend the vast majority of our reproductive years actively trying to prevent pregnancy, desperately avoiding any minor slip-up that may lead to a wayward sperm and a determined egg meeting at a time […]

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Coping With Infertility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 23, 2021
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Infertility Meets COVID-19 Justifiably, most of us living in this time of pandemic live with some degree of fear about ourselves or a loved one becoming ill. For those struggling with infertility, COVID-19 presents the additional threat of impacting long-held dreams of having a child. Early in the course of the pandemic, fertility treatment was […]

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The Hidden Losses in Infertility

April 24, 2019
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By Britta Dinsmore, Ph.D., ORM Psychologist If someone close to you is struggling with infertility, you probably have some understanding of the feelings of grief and loss they have in relation to not having a child. What may be less obvious are the many different layers and types of grief that can be associated with […]

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