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The COVID…Endemic? Vaccination and Fertility Treatment

The COVID…Endemic? Vaccination and Fertility Treatment

by G. David Adamson, M.D., Founder and CEO Despite the best efforts of the medical and scientific communities, the past two years have shown that the novel coronavirus is unlikely to be completely eradicated. COVID-19 will transition from pandemic to endemic, remaining at large within the population and manifesting itself in a long series of […]

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What it feels like to find out you have fertility issues

What it feels like to find out you have fertility issues

We all have images in our heads of what infertility looks like. For many of us, it’s something that happens to other people. I didn’t think it would happen to me. I took it as a given that I would be able to conceive naturally, but that isn’t the way it happened. As the negative […]

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What people want to hear, and what they don’t, when they are experiencing fertility issues

What people want to hear, and what they don’t, when they are experiencing fertility issues

If you have a loved one who is experiencing fertility issues, you should be aware that there are new sensitivities that weren’t there before. It can be hard to know what to say or not to say, so with that in mind, here is my guide for how to talk to your loved ones dealing […]

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How fertility issues affect couples, not just individuals

How fertility issues affect couples, not just individuals

Here’s my unpopular opinion: while infertility was extremely difficult on both my husband and I as individuals, it strengthened our relationship in ways that honestly make me forever grateful for our experience. I don’t wish infertility on anyone, but it is true that we have come out on the other side of it more fiercely […]

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Let’s Talk about Infertility – And Hope

Let’s Talk about Infertility – And Hope

April 24-30 marks National Infertility Awareness Week, an annual opportunity to highlight a topic that is often ignored and marginalized. Katie Hurst was diagnosed with fertility issues in her 20s and received treatment that allowed her to give birth to a daughter last year. In this infertility success story, she shares her thoughts about her […]

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How to maintain one’s mental health and well-being while dealing with infertility

How to maintain one’s mental health and well-being while dealing with infertility

Dealing with infertility takes a toll on your body and your mind. It’s so important to care for your mental health along the way. These are a few things that worked for me. Feel Your Honest Feelings I had to learn how to allow myself the mental space to define what I was really feeling […]

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The Truth About Stress and Fertility

The Truth About Stress and Fertility

For anyone trying to conceive, the journey towards pregnancy can be a stressful one. The science of fertility is complex,  unique to each individual, and emotionally challenging–so what do we know about stress and its impact on fertility? Excessive stress is detrimental to our health in almost every situation, and many studies suggest that the […]

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Who Do I Trust?

Who Do I Trust?

When it comes to getting medical information, the Internet can be a wonderful thing. If you have a tickle in your throat or a sore knee, all you need to do is pick up your phone and type in a few words to get more information. “Doctor Google” has become a first line of inquiry […]

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Male Fertility and the COVID Vaccine

Male Fertility and the COVID Vaccine

As more information is released about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility, ARC Fertility is committed to ensuring the community is aware of the best practices for those who are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant. As the clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccines were not conducted on pregnant or breastfeeding individuals, nor did they […]

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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

With the FDA’s recent emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the fertility community has been flooded with questions and concerns regarding the safety of the vaccination for pregnant individuals or those trying to conceive. The ASRM Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force recently released a statement supporting public health measures to combat the virus. Along with […]

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Creating the “New Normal” in Fertility Care – Q&A with Dr. David Adamson

Creating the “New Normal” in Fertility Care – Q&A with Dr. David Adamson

Creating the “New Normal” in Fertility Care – Q&A with Dr. David Adamson The effect of COVID-19 on existing operations in healthcare has been challenging and created significant changes. Clinics need to make office visits safe and easy. Patients now want to manage their healthcare on their own terms. Michelle Dowling, Senior Director of Marketing […]

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Staying Optimistic During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Staying Optimistic During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Official organizations like the ASRM are recognizing that managing fertility treatments during the current pandemic is a largely unknown, existential problem that is changing daily for patients, health care providers and society. While it’s no easy task to balance the interests of all those involved in fertility care, recent updates from the ASRM show that […]

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