Thriving Through the Holidays While Dealing With Infertility

The holidays – a time of year filled with cheer, shopping, cooking, and attending gatherings. However, for those struggling with infertility, this season can also intensify the focus on daily reminders of that struggle. The simple joy of seeing a child visit Santa or opening presents can be heart-wrenching when every child reminds you of…

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Coping and Seeking Support

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If you or someone you know has experienced the heart-wrenching loss of pregnancy or infant, you are familiar with the profound emotional and psychological impact it can have, not only on the individuals directly affected but also on their partners and loved ones. The Prelude Network® is committed to raising awareness about pregnancy and infant…

Navigating the Emotional Journey of Infertility: Coping Strategies and Support

The emotional journey of infertility can be complex and challenging for individuals and couples struggling to conceive. Often involving a wide range of overlapping and sometimes conflicting emotions, facing fertility issues can make people feel like they’re all alone in their struggle. However, every cloud has a silver lining. While infertility is undeniably one of…

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Empowering Lives, Creating Families: Exploring Fertility Healthcare Careers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts that between 2021 and 2031, overall healthcare employment will grow 13% (about 2 million positions), much faster than the average for all occupations. As many individuals and couples are considering assisted reproductive technology (ART) to grow their families, this represents an excellent job field. With such high demand,…

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National Infertility Awareness: Prelude Patient Stories

Every year during the last week of April, the fertility community comes together to draw awareness to a topic that is seldom discussed openly: infertility. Known as National Infertility Awareness Week, this week-long event’s purpose is to advocate, educate, and support people who are dealing with fertility issues.  According to a recent report from the…

Managing Infertility and Social Commitments

Taking the first step to start a family is exciting! However, each person’s journey is uniquely different in length, types of treatments, and the emotions that you are feeling each step of the way. During this period of time, social obligations will arise — holiday get togethers, birthdays, and baby showers. Certain events and social…

Ringing in the New Year While Going Through Infertility

The year is coming to an end, and for many, that means it’s time to gather and ring in the New Year. But if you are experiencing infertility issues, understandably, you may not be in a festive mood. Here are some of our coping tips and self-care measures to help you navigate the holidays. Make…

How can I cope with pregnancy loss? | Ask Dr. Domar

Although pregnancy loss is incredibly common, many individuals who experience miscarriages don’t expect it to happen to them.  If your thoughts jump quickly from seeing a positive pregnancy test to dreaming up baby names, nursery decorations, and clever ways to tell your family and friends, you’re not alone. When those happy fantasies are brought to…

What is secondary infertility, and what causes it?

First-time parents aren’t the only ones who can struggle with infertility. If you’ve already successfully brought a new life into the world, you might be surprised when your next attempt is significantly more difficult. It can be startling to discover that what once came easily to your body has mysteriously become a challenge. “I’ve done…

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