Humans of Infertility: Monica Caron

Secondary infertility was not part of the story Monica Caron had envisioned, it wasn’t even something she knew about prior to her diagnosis in 2018. She has since made it her mission to bring women together to talk openly, honestly, and sometimes painfully about infertility. Monica’s openness and vulnerability have allowed her and others to build a community through content creation, jokes and of course, Instagram. Learn more about her story here.

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Choosing Childfree

People often look at walking away from an infertility experience without a child as the worst-case scenario. We’re the outcome people don’t want to talk about, or even acknowledge as possible. MedAnswers Director of Finance, Brooke Kingston would like to share her story and tell you that it’s also possible to choose a childfree resolution and find peace in that decision.

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Spotlight On: April Christina

As you may know, March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and as part of our effort to educate and empower, the team at MedAnswers also wanted to put a spotlight on some EndoWarriors who are not only thriving despite their diagnosis, but are helping others to do the same. Allow us to introduce you to April Christina!

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Temeka Tuesday: CoVid 19 and Fertility

It’s a safe bet you have heard the increasing news coverage and cases regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The coronavirus is thought to be spread by respiratory droplets from an infected individual when they cough or sneeze. Dr. Temeka Zore breaks what is known about the impact on fertility.

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Will you be my Galentine?

“Every February 13, my lady-friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” -Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation.

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How to Keep the Spark Alive While Struggling Through Infertility

There are few things less sexy than timed intercourse, daily injections and raging hormones – But that’s what 1-in-8 infertile couples deal with as they try to conceive every month! As the months of casual “fun” sex drag on, and you find yourselves falling into the trap of only being intimate when you’re ovulating, you may wonder how much longer your relationship will survive if you don’t get pregnant soon! I understand. I’ve been there!

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Preparing for a New Cycle in the New Year

If you’ll be going through fertility treatments this upcoming year, you might be wondering what you can do to make the process stress-free.  A treatment cycle is never 100% stress-free, but there are several things you can do in advance to help your cycle go more smoothly and alleviate some common stressors.  Having been through a total of eight treatment cycles myself (four IVF cycles and four medicated IUI cycles), I’ve come up with a few tips I always share with anyone about to begin treatment.

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How “Three Wise Women” Advise You Handle the Holidays as a Couple When You’re Dealing with Infertility

For Andy Williams, it may be, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” but if you’re dealing with infertility treatment or struggling to conceive, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. It’s not just the reminder that Mary wasn’t even trying to conceive and got pregnant (although that doesn’t help!), it’s more the number of gatherings, be it work, family or friends, and the inevitable barrage of well-intentioned but often painful inquiries around when you’re going to have a family.

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The Difference Between The “Holiday Blues” and Real “Fertility Funk”: When to Consider Seeking Help

If you’ve been diagnosed with a fertility issue or you’ve gone through IVF cycle after IVF cycle, it’s understandable that it would make anyone feel frustrated and down in the dumps. It’s enough to make you have “Resting Grinch Face” straight up until the New Year. But when should do the holiday blues become something a bit more serious?

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What to Give Someone Struggling with Infertility

Tis the season for eggnog, holiday sweaters with kittens wearing Santa hats and a litany of tasteless white elephant gifts. People who cycle together, support together. Meaning, if you have someone on your list who you know could use some extra encouragement this holiday season, MedAnswers has compiled a list of some thoughtful and smile provoking gifts that will surely help them through this difficult time of year.

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