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Kassandra Mayo

Don’t go it alone: Find Connection and Understanding in Fertility Support Circle

DATE : January 14, 2021 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

The experience of infertility is a difficult, demanding, and emotionally trying journey. It can also be a hard topic to discuss with friends and family, who may not fully understand the complexities, may ask painful questions or offer unhelpful advice. Even just explaining where you are in the process can require reliving setbacks or losses. […]

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Infertility & the Holidays

DATE : December 24, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Walking through infertility and family building challenges is rough – 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And yet, somehow that intensity seems to be turned up even more in the holiday season. In case you haven’t seen them yet, today we’re unpacking some tips – taken straight from our free mental health video series – […]

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Story of an Egg Donor-Part Two

DATE : November 29, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“You’re not really donating though, because you’re getting paid, right?” This is a really tough question because the lawyer in me jumps out and immediately says “No one is getting paid for their eggs, it’s illegal to sell human tissue, organs, or cells in the United States. The compensation that I and other donors receive […]

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Story of an Egg Donor-Part One

DATE : November 27, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Why did you decide to become an Egg Donor?” My sophomore year of college I was still living in the dorms, I loved them and was super involved in the community. So as a sophomore I got to pick a room. My roommate and I chose the big corner room with four windows (seriously it […]

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From Barista to Baby~Leah O

DATE : October 22, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

            One of the largest hurdles for many people facing the decision about whether to go forward with infertility treatment is finances. When including the cost of medications, the average price tag associated with a single round of IVF in the United States is $16,000. Most clinics do not offer in-house financing and require payment […]

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A Little Thought…

DATE : October 10, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

It’s weird. Being pregnant. Being on the ” other side of infertility,” but still not being normal. I struggle with the same feelings I did before. I hate what my body has put me though. I hate that I still feel sad when someone else got pregnant so easily. I still cry at gender reveals […]

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Male Factor Infertility: One Man’s Perspective~By Leah and Stephen

DATE : September 28, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In the United States, 1 in 8 people will experience infertility. Within this group approximately 1/3 of cases are male factor infertility. There are numerous kinds of male factor infertility with different causes and treatment options. One patient, Stephen R. has come to Conceive Nebraska to provide some personal insight. In 2016 Stephen was diagnosed […]

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Infertility….the Second Time Around~by CN Board Member Julie Richt

DATE : August 27, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

If you have dealt with infertility or going through it now, you understand the fear, pain, and distress that comes during that uncertain time.  I want to be upfront with all of the readers when writing about secondary or second time infertility struggles.  I have been torn in how I should write about this topic […]

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My Rainbow Baby and the Potential of a Genetic Disorder~A Mama’s Thoughts

DATE : July 17, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Every pregnancy has this beautiful beginning. Those moments after those two lines pop up is perfection. A perfect life. A perfect family. A perfect Baby. Recently, our genetic tests came back for a high possibility for a congenital disorder. I was blown away. But this is my rainbow baby! My rainbow babies always come back […]

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Sometimes, Treatments Fail~ By Leah O.

DATE : June 8, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

Writing this post today I find myself surrounded by a half dozen cats and dogs, my Starbucks cups dripping with condensation. Outside of the occasional bark or meow my home is quiet. I suppose for many this would be a peaceful place – but often it feels like a dark reminder of the holes within […]

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