Thriving After a Diagnosis of Infertility
Infertility can be hard to live with. Find the resources and peer support you need to cope with infertility and thrive.
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- RESOLVE - The National Infertility Association This membership organization is the country's largest and has a wealth of information to help women and couples struggling to conceive, plus in-person and online support groups and seminars about infertility.
- WebMD Infertility Center - Trying to Conceive
- Medline Plus - Infertility
- Mayoclinic.com: Infertility - Treatments and Drugs
- Centers for Disease Control: Assisted Reproductive Technology
- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
- Womenshealth.gov: What medicines are used to treat infertility in women?
- Babycenter.com: Fertility Treatment - Donor eggs and embryos
- Will my treatments and doctors visits be covered?
- Are my rates going to increase?
- Will I be limited in where and when I receive treatment?
You may see your gynecologist or you may talk to other doctors to help figure out what's causing your difficulty conceiving and/or carrying a baby to term. The specialists who know the most about treating infertility are reproductive endocrinologists (RE).
Resources To Find Doctors
- Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Search the society's database to find an RE near you.
- The Fertility Journal: A Day-to-Day Guide to Getting Pregnant by Kim Hahn, Geoffrey Sher, MD, and the editors of Conceive Magazine
- Fertility and Conception: A Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant by Geoffrey Sher
- Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler
- The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies by Randine Lewis
- Be rigorously honest with your physician so they may properly address your condition.
- Keep in touch with your doctor and offer updates on your progress with treatments and any side effects.
- Let your doctor know what lifestyle changes you're making.