Author: VA Fertility & IVF

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...

The team here at the Virginia Fertility & IVF maintains a diligent finger on the pulse of recent reproductive and fertility-oriented research. Recently, we feel especially connected to a study published by the UVA School of Medicine, authored by one of our own embryology Lab...

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...

When you’ve run the fertility treatment gauntlet, and are rewarded with the wonderful news you’re pregnant, it’s a reality shifter. Now, your life changes from revolving around fertility appointments and hormone shots to keeping that newly conceived baby safe and sound. That can make some women...

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...

Preparation is often the key to success, and that goes for getting pregnant as well as optimizing the chances of fertility treatment success. The more we know about the holistic nature of the body, its systems, and the environment – including the mind-body connection – the...

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