Tag: Infertility

Why I Gave My Mosaic Embryo a Chance

Five months later, I got a call from a physician who was filling in for my doctor; she canceled my appointment, claiming she was uncomfortable transferring a mosaic embryo. I was livid and overcome with grief. “The larger question that emerges with embryo testing is who gets to take on the risk of possibly bringing […]

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Portraits of Single Moms by Choice

For the last three years, four women in New York and New Jersey opened their lives to me as they struggled to get pregnant, navigated the adoption and foster-care systems and juggled a new life with children — all on their own. They are single mothers by choice, a growing number of women who choose […]

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Male Infertility: What to Know and How to Cope

Seek support. “My knee jerk reaction was I didn’t want to tell anyone,” said Denny Ceizyk, 53, author of “Almost a Father: A Memoir of Male Infertility.” “It was the first time in my relationship with my wife, Lisa, where I felt like I couldn’t provide what she wanted,” Ceizyk said. Although Lisa successfully conceived […]

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The Lasting Trauma of Infertility

I’m handing over the newsletter this week to Regina Townsend, the founder of The Broken Brown Egg, an infertility website and community centered on the experiences of women of color. She’s writing about the intersection of infertility and mental health. Here’s a link to our infertility section for more on I.V.F., I.U.I. and other treatments […]

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