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Friday, August 24, 2012

Male Infertility on the Rise but not for Fertile Heart™ Dads: Hey Daddy, Have Some Walnuts but Don’t Stop There!

In the last few months, lots of attention is focused on wannabe dads. Does food really matter? First, we received the startling news that what men eat or whether they smoke or drink doesn’t affect their fertility. Sperm counts, sperm morphology, overall semen quality won’t change, claimed the researchers, if you load up on junk […]

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Unexplained Infertility, Unexplained fertility & Billie Holiday

“When Unexplained Infertility is the Lucky Hand You’ve Been Dealt” is the title of the new video I uploaded yesterday. And now I find myself walking around the house singing the sultry Billie Holiday song, “Hush now don’t explain, just say you’ll remain”…Such a sexy tune! No, Billie is not talking about unexplained infertility; she’s […]

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father’s Days and a Foolish Study: Smoking and Drinking Doesn’t Effect Sperm Count?

Dear Dads and Dads-to-Be, Father’s Day is a great time for a little independent thinking. If we really love you, if we really hope to  celebrate lots of fun Father’s Days with you, we’re best to ignore this rather foolish study that tells us you can do yourself in, drink and smoke and fill up […]

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Birth-Defect Risk Seen in Assisted Reproduction: Tilting the Scale toward a Roof-Raising-Pregnancy and Game-Changer Child

The Fertile Heart response to the May 10, 2012 Fertility Study in New England Journal of Medicine.   Yes, the Australian study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, which showed a 28% greater risk of birth defects in children conceived with fertility treatment, is the largest to date. The findings however are nothing new. […]

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Fertile Heart Mother’s Day Extravaganza: Ditch the Coping and Get Some Red Satin!

How does Orphan Annie become a Mommy? You know we really did conceive our inconceivable baby on red sheets. True  they were red flannel sheets.  Not really sure why I didn’t go for satin. But it worked! As every year, the emails with subject lines, “Coping with Mother’s Day,”  Infertility and Mother’s Day: Tips for Dealing with […]

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Mom is Born: The Fertile Heart™ Road to Egg Donation as a Journey of Healing

Egg Donation without Eggsploitation I’m honored to be posting this stunning journey on the egg donation path, surely a story filled with  many a priceless lessons in-fertility. Since Fertile Heart is a community focused on a radically holistic view of fertility, I can’t post this narrative without noting that egg donation, the recruitment of egg donors and the link between […]

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