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Fertility 101

Infertility frustration

Why does it seem that so many women are experiencing fertility problems? Fertility statistics from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine say that infertility affects about 10% of the reproductive age population or about 6 million Americans. Many women who have delayed childbearing until they have established their careers or found the right partner then may find they have trouble getting pregnant.

Your Egg Quality and Fertility

These fertility statistics suggest that a woman’s egg quality begins to decline as she ages, particularly after age 35. One-third of couples whose female member is age 35 to 39 will have problems with fertility; that number jumps to two-thirds for women over 40. If this is you, are you experiencing guilt for “waiting so long?”

Infertility: Medical Reasons?

Or perhaps there is a medical reason you or your partner are not getting pregnant. Or have you been told there is no medical reason you’re not getting pregnant, and you fall into the “unexplained” category?

In any case you’re beginning to feel stress about your chances of becoming a mom or dad.

Infertility and Stress

Is there a relationship between stress and infertility? You don’t need an expert to tell you that infertility can certainly bring about stress. You may be experiencing physical symptoms like anxiety, headaches or insomnia. Your emotions go on a roller coaster ride, hoping against hope each month that the odds will go in your favor, or that the next treatment will help. Or you may be surrounded by friends or family members who get pregnant easily, and don’t understand your frustration. Rates of depression and anxiety among infertile women has been found to be as high as for women experiencing a variety of serious medical conditions such as cancer and heart disease.

But can stress contribute to infertility? There is growing evidence that stress can affect ovulation, reduce the quality of your eggs, and interfere with implantation. If you are stressed, you may have more difficulty making clear decisions or following through on treatment. Let’s face it, stress not only makes you miserable as you’re trying to get pregnant, but it might make it harder for you to reach your goal, whatever you decide it to be.

Infertility Counseling Success

You are not alone! And help is just a phone call or text away. Research has shown that women who seek emotional support from others, get help from a qualified counselor, or enroll in a Mind Body Class for Infertility, can lead happier, more joyful lives and increase their chances of getting pregnant.

Mental Health Evaluations - Kathy Fountain

Looking for information on the web can be confusing. So I’d like to share some of my favorite links to excellent resources I have accumulated over the years. I share these with my clients, and I hope you find them useful on your journey as well.

~Kathy Fountain

Reproductive Facts

From the American Sociaeity of Repoductive Medicine
http://reproductivefacts.org

Reproductive Endocrinologists

Reproductive Medicine Group – Tampa Bay
http://floridafertility.com/

USF IVF
http://health.usf.edu/nocms/medicine/obgyn/ivf/

Florida Fertility Institute
http://www.thefertilityexperts.com

Fertility Center & Applied Genetics of Florida
Dr. Julio Pabon (Sarasota)
http://geneticsandfertility.com

Dr. Craig R. Sweet (Fort Myers)
http://www.dreamababy.com/

Reproductive Attorneys

Robert Terenzio – Tampa FL.
Surrogacy, egg donation LGBT
Robertterenzio.com

Marie Bates
St. Petersburg FL/LGBT
Mariabateslaw.com
727-641-9686

Karen Persis
Orlando, FL/LGBT
Karenpersis.com
407-228-2864

Stanley R. Brenner or Amy Eichman
Boca Raton, FL
Infertilitysolutionslaw.com
561-451-9535

Jeanne T. Tate or Martha Curtis
Floridaadoptionattorney.com
Adoption & Surrogacy (intended parents only)
813-258-3373/ 800-874-4916

Elizabeth Schwartz
Sobelaw.com
Miami Beach, FL
305-674-9222

Susan Stockham – Sarasota, FL
Surrogacy & Adoption
Stockhamlaw.com
941-924-4949

Kim Byrd –  Tampa, FL
Kimbyrd.com
Family Law & estate planning, LGBT
407-894-0853

Adoption Resources

Adoptions from the Heart
Jeanne Tate / Martha Curtis
http://www.floridaadoptionattorney.com/
813-258-3373 / 800-874-4916

Nicole Witt, Adoption Consultant
www.theadoptionconsultancy.com

Maria Bates
Adoption and Family Planning Law Center
http://www.familyplanninglaw.com
727-641-9686

Heartfelt Adoptoin & Surrogacy Services
http://heartfeltadopt.com

Connecting Hearts Adoption Services
Amy Imber
http://connectingheartsadoption.com
407-733-8642

Charlotte Danciu, Attorney
Adoption-surrogacy
561-330-6700
https://www.adoption-surrogacy.com

Egg Donor & Surrogacy Agencies

Open Arms Consultants Inc.
http://www.openarmsconsultants.com/

Surrogate Solutions
Contact: Lauren Palm
http://www.surrogatesolutions.net

Egg Donor Solutions
https://eggdonorsolutions.com

Angel Matcher / Matchingn Angels
Surrogacy and egg donor agency
http://www.angelmatcher.com/home1
321-308-1156

Family Formers
Egg donor and surrogacy agency
http://www.familyformers.com

Acupuncture 

Kym Black Caporale, Doctor of Oriental Medicine
St. Petersburg, FL
http://www.livewelltampabay.com/

Yangchong Ou, Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Yan Gong, DOM
Tampa, FL.
813-977-2677

Carolyn Huffman, Acupuncture Physician
Tampa, FL.
813-831-6080

Xiao Zhang, MD
Tampa Acupunture Clinic
813-877-9626

Elements Wellness Center
Tampa, FL.
813-217-5536

Florida Acupuncture Solutions
Dr. Leyun Shao, Doctor of Oriental Mendicine
813-872-4868

Using an Egg or Sperm Donor

Parents via Egg Donation
http://www.pved.org

Donor Sibling Registry
http://donorsiblingregistry.com

Donor Conception Network
http://www.dcnetwork.org

Pregnancy Loss

Amend Pregnancy Loss Support Group
Contact: Karen Frazier, R.N.
813-631-9519
http://www.amend-fla.org

Books I Recommend

Do You Love Someone Who Is Infertile?
http://www.stewartinstitute.com/

Bibliography of Books for Children and Parents of Third Party Reproduction
http://www.reproductivefacts.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/About_Us/Specialty_Societies/Professional_Groups/MHPG/MHPG_Childrens_Bibliography.pdf

Books by Dr. Alice Domar
“Healing Mind, Healthy Woman”
“Conquering Infertility: Dr. Domar’s Mind Body Guide to Enhancing Fertility and Coping with Infertility”
“Self-Nurture”
All available on Amazon.com