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Your Fertile Window

As I think of pregnancy & just how to do it, I consider the many options out there for me to start charting my fertility. Sure, there's the fun part of "trying." Blind faith, no rhyme or reason. Kind of like the equivalent of throwing spaghetti at a wall til...

The Breast Cancer Gene and Infertility

By Fertility Authority, DivineCaroline Infertility may in fact be genetic. A new study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that the mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which is associated with early onset breast cancer, is also connected with a smaller egg reserve in women who have the...

It's in His Kiss

By Conceive, DivineCaroline.com Playful, platonic, passionate, or parental, kisses transmit a surprising amount of information. In fact, they even play an evolutionary role in fertility. In spite of the old song, it turns out that a kiss is almost never “just a kiss.” In the art and science of romance, there’s...

Remembering Scarlet

I was doing some much needed cleaning in my home office today. I had stacks of paper and stuff everywhere and it was really getting out of hand. Somewhere between the dozens of recipes I've printed out but never tried and the numerous To Do lists, I came across something...

Finding Hope After Miscarriage

This is one of the stories that didn't make it into my bookAngy Merola’s first attempt at motherhood resulted in an ectopic pregnancy, discovered only after much damage was done to one of her fallopian tubes. Her chances of becoming pregnant again were now, in theory, cut in half. That’s...

The freak-factor of secondary infertility

Not long after my daughter was born, I met two ladies in my neighborhood for coffee. All three of us had just delivered baby girls, but I was the only first-time Mommy in the group. My husband had taken two-weeks of paternity leave but once that ended, I was home...

Infertility and Acupuncture

By Felicity C, DivineCaroline As I sit behind my desk in an almost too relaxing waiting room with a gargling fountain and piano playing bird chirping music, I greet many different types of women all looking for the same thing. I work for Dr. Qing Chen in Newport Beach, California....

Foods for Fertility

Last month marked my two year anniversary of trying to conceive. And while I'm sure I should have meditated or performed some other Zen-like ritual, I instead spent the day shopping online. Somewhere during my spending frenzy, I had a kismet moment. As I performed a search for something totally...

Angry Infertile Girl

I was standing in the checkout line at Target last week seething as the woman in front of me gushed over her baby items. "Look at this adorable dress for my granddaughter. And she is going to love this blankee. It's our first grandchild. I'm so excited," she says to...

IVF and Much Needed Confirmation

By Amanda Gurney, DivineCaroline I am five weeks and six days pregnant. Roll on week number twelve so I may rest easier. It’s hard to believe that just a couple of weeks ago, I was resting nervously, with my feet in stirrups waiting for my doctor to implant two perfect little...