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CIAW 2022 Patient Stories

During Canadian Infertility Awareness Week we have asked our patients to send in their stories and experiences. Since infertility is a topic that is not commonly discussed, those facing it often feel alone or misunderstood. We hope that these stories show that you are not alone, that everyone’s journey is unique, and that there is …

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The Importance of Resilience During Fertility Treatment

During the course of fertility treatment, many patients experience burnout and emotional exhaustion. However, according to Dr. Alice Domar, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Domar Centre for Mind/Body Health, if patients stay in treatment longer, they have a much better chance of getting pregnant. Numerous studies that characterize chances to conceive underscore this fact: namely, …

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Maintaining Your Relationship During Fertility Treatments

By: Reina Zatylny, MSW, RSW Couples can face many challenges while trying to have a child. One especially difficult challenge that some couples face is keeping their relationship intact as fertility issues often impose emotional and psychological stress on relationships, sometimes leading to discord and separation. Couples who are able to maintain a high degree …

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