Archive for May, 2012

Great Infertility Read: Laughing is Conceivable

May 24, 2012Carole No Comments »

Hey Readers, just wanted to let you know about a great new e-book from a former infertility patient and stand-up comic who  manages to find the funny in the infertility treatment madness. For less than the price of a Latte at Starbucks, you can do yourself some good by having a laugh at infertility’s expense. […]

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Are IVF patients research guinea pigs?

May 23, 2012Carole No Comments »

Just the other day, the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail published  the article, Expert warns of IVF timebomb, ” Lord Winston, head of fertility services at Hammersmith Hospital and a professor at Imperial College, London, was speaking at the prestigious British Association Festival of Science in Salford, the year’s biggest gathering of UK scientists. He said […]

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Q from U: Embryo Fragmentation

May 18, 2012Carole No Comments »

This week, a reader contacted me regarding fragmentation in her embryos. She was told by her RE that things were looking “good” but then he also mentioned that some of the embryos on day 3 were showing some signs of fragmentation. Her question was how concerning was this observation that her embryos had some fragmentation? […]

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Founder of Mother’s Day was herself childless

May 13, 2012Carole No Comments »

It might interest you to know that the founder of the modern Mother’s Day holiday was herself childless.  Two years after her own mother’s death, Anna Jarvis held a small celebration to honor her mother on  May 12, 1907, and 7 years later in 1914 succeeded in establishing a federal holiday when President Woodrow Wilson […]

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Belated 2 year “Blogaversery”

May 10, 2012Carole No Comments »

Like a forgetful spouse, I missed my two year  “blogaversary” last week on May 3rd, 2012. In the last two years, I have tried to answer as many questions as I can from patients both through my blog and as many of you know, through my contact email. In the two years, the most popular […]

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Another Great Patient Advocacy Blog, “BodBoss”

May 4, 2012Carole No Comments »

A while back, I wrote the article, Participatory medicine – the e-patient revolution which talked about e-patient Dave and the Society for Participatory Medicine.   There appears to be increasing momentum to encourage patients to become more involved in healthcare decisions. The very concept that patients don’t have to be bystanders in their health care is  […]

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To: NC Sen. Peter Brunstetter: Not to worry, Gay people CAN reproduce, it’s called ART.

May 3, 2012Carole No Comments »

According to the  Yes!Weekly  blog and videotaped interview with the wife of  NC Senator Peter Brunstetter,  the North Carolina legislator who sponsored the latest marriage amendment on the May state primary ballot, his support for Amendment One was motivated in part by his concern that gay people can’t reproduce. Amendment One would amend the NC […]

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Personhood Bills Threaten IVF

May 2, 2012Carole 1 Comment »

You might think that the infertility community has nothing in common with the ProChoice community, but you would be very wrong. Both groups risk access to reproductive health care if the numerous personhood bills pending in various states are actually passed. If you haven’t already run across these personhood bills, they all have in common […]

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