PROSECCO & PALMTREES is a blog written by Kristy Jassak, a mom in Winter Garden, Florida. On February 5, 2017, she published a post about her infertility journey that hit home for me, as I think it likely will for many others out there reading. Head to her blog to read the touching account below and many other beautifully honest posts.
I couldn’t bear to part just yet with my littlest man for a whole week, so we took him along with my parents, on a ski trip to Colorado this week. The full significance of taking Max to Colorado didn’t become fully apparent to me until the plane started its descent and. I saw the jagged mountains to my left and the peaked white roof of this all too familiar airport once again.
The first time I visited Colorado I fell in love with its mountains, pine trees, rugged rock formations, amazing food and low humidity (good hair days of course!). I knew immediately I wanted to come back again and again, but had no idea until what circumstances I’d return.
Dr. Christopher Sipe is a Reproductive Endocrinologist practicing at Fertility Centers of Illinois. He has been praised by his patients for his empathy and warmth, evident in his desire to help clarify the many questions people have while struggling with infertility. Read on to learn the answers to the these questions.
During National Infertility Awareness Week, April 23 through April 29, Fertility Centers of Illinois are joining millions of women and men struggling to build a family in an effort to promote greater awareness about infertility. According to the CDC, one in eight couples in the U.S. experience infertility and it has been reported that infertility affects 45 million couples worldwide.
After trying unsuccessfully to conceive on their own, patients walk through our doors with a lot of questions. In an effort to help others and shed light on infertility, I am sharing the 10 most common questions we hear:
“Why can’t pregnancy happen ‘naturally’?”
This can happen due to one issue or several. For example, factors including medical diagnoses, lifestyle habits, cancer treatment, prescription medication and excess body weight can make conception a challenge. In other cases, the cause of infertility is unexplained. For women, common infertility issues can include ovulatory disorders, poor ovarian reserve, PCOS, endometriosis, or fibroids. For men, hormonal imbalances and semen issues are common infertility diagnoses.