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The Greatest Thing I’ve Never Been Able To Create

I’ve never met you, you’re not even a real living thing; and yet, I love you so much that just to think of you makes my heart ache. I want so badly to make you, to be half of you, to grow you. I can’t stop thinking about what you might look like, how you …

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How Meditation Helped Boost My Fertility

At 40 years old I got my period for the first time in 13 years and I declared it to be the best week of my life. But 18 months later I gave birth to a baby girl and that trumps everything. She is nothing short of a miracle. I lost my period when I …

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Four Benefits of Meditation for Fertility

When I first began trying to get pregnant, I thought my physical health was of the utmost importance. I researched the best foods to eat, the best way to exercise, what vitamins to take and how to track my ovulation properly, but as my body got stronger, my emotions spun out of control. I found …

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3 Relationship Tips For Couples Trying To Conceive

If I close my eyes, I can still feel the excitement I felt when my husband and I decided to start trying to conceive. It was right after our wedding and we were eager with anticipation but naive to the idea that having a baby might not be as simple as we imagined. I never …

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How Finding Balance Transformed My Fertility Journey

When my husband Jonathan and I got married, we couldn’t wait to start our family but after many months of trying, our excitement gave way to anxiety. When more months passed our anxiety gave way to depression. So we started e filling our calendar with diagnostic tests, acupuncture sessions, appointments for intrauterine insemination, and, finally, …

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One Woman’s Heart Opening Journey To Conception

I had to learn that the only outcome I could ever control is my own reaction to what’s happening now. – Daniela Botterbusch I never wanted a husband. I wanted children. Being the daughter of parents who succeeded at love, in all its flawed and beautiful ways, I knew I could accept nothing less than …

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What You Should Know About Stress And Your Fertility

Have you ever wanted something to happen so bad that you felt stressed and anxious about it? Us too. As reproductive endocrinologists in NYC, we get worked up meeting all of the hopeful families that come to us seeking help with conception. We want nothing more than to help make their dreams come true… and …

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How To Trust Your Body During Fertility

For half of my life, I’ve worked against my body instead of with it. In my teenage years, my body was the main source of my unhappiness. I hated my athletic build and yearned to be petite like all of my friends. In my 20’s, I blamed my body when I lost my period for …

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