Attain Fertility Blog

Attain Fertility Video Contest: Share Your Strength

By: Britt Berg Sunday Apr. 13th
Filed in: Psychology & Support

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is coming soon: April 20-26. Each year, we support RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association in spreading infertility acceptance and awareness and promoting advocacy for infertility.

Oprah Winfrey once said, “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” We here at Attain Fertility have to agree. We all go through many struggles in life, and infertility is one of the hardest struggles that any individual must face.

We want to spread the word that people with infertility matter. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we decided to create a contest asking our community members this important question: 

“What gives you strength through infertility?”

We hope that you (more…)

Calling All Male Donors!

By: Sharon Brooks Thursday Apr. 10th
Filed in: Trying to Get Pregnant

Greetings, my friends!

I work on the Attain Customer Care Team. You will often see me here on the blog writing about infertility and the challenges couples face while on their path to parenthood.

The truth is that we here at Attain Fertility embrace all of our callers and will work with each one of them to help them understand all of the Attain Programs and their benefits. But did you know that there is another type of call we get from time to time? We get calls from men looking to donate their sperm. 

Yes, the callers are (more…)

Pregnancy After Infertility: Treatments for Nausea

By: admin Wednesday Apr. 9th
Filed in: pregnancy after infertility

By Dr. Mary Hinckley

In one minute and with one phone call from a doctor to tell you that you are pregnant, your life can change. For many of those dealing with infertility, this is the long awaited news that they will be parents! But it also may be the start of the countdown until the nausea kicks in.

Most people will start to notice nausea and vomiting about (more…)

Pregnancy After Infertility: Dealing with Morning Sickness

By: admin Monday Apr. 7th
Filed in: Fertility Treatment, pregnancy after infertility

By Dr. Mary Hinckley

It is a great blessing to become pregnant after infertility treatment. Every pregnant mother does not experience morning sickness and nausea, but many do. As I sit down to perform the first ultrasound on an expectant mother I am usually greeted with one of two different comments:

“I don’t have any morning sickness, is that a problem?”

Or                                                    

“I feel as sick as a dog, I hope that is a good sign.”

I respond that (more…)

Choosing Genetic and Prenatal Testing

By: admin Thursday Apr. 3rd
Filed in: Fertility Testing, Trying to Get Pregnant

By Dr. Mary Hinckley

If you become pregnant after fertility treatment, you may have concerns about having a healthy pregnancy. At some point, you may find yourself deciding on prenatal or pre-conception testing. Options for testing include non-invasive prenatal testing, amniocentesis, and pre-implantation genetic screening. I review these tests in today’s blog.

What is non-invasive prenatal testing?
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is (more…)