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  • 7 Facts About Folic Acid: An Essential Vitamin for Pregnant Women

    Folic acid is important for all human beings, but it is essential for the healthy development of your future baby. It is a water-soluble B-vitamin found in many natural food sources (more on that below). Among other things, folic acid is responsible for making new cells, critical in the development of a fetus. 7 Facts … Read More

  • Remembering & Honoring Denis Rondeau

    We want to pause for a moment to honor and remember Denis Rondeau, who passed away this last weekend. Denis founded Freedom Fertility as we know it, and his spirit certainly lives on through our work today. Denis worked for the regional New England pharmacy chain, Freedom Drug back in the 1970’s & 80’s. He … Read More

  • Coping with Fertility Anxiety During COVID-19

    Times are stressful right now! Not only are you already working to keep stress at bay as you navigate the often-stressful fertility treatment journey, you’ve also had to experience the first major pandemic of our lifetime. Our hearts go out to you. Take Heart and Use Proven Stress Management Tools We’ve had many people express … Read More

  • Common Side Effects of Clomid

    While there are exceptions, almost every couple diagnosed with infertility will go through at least a cycle or two of Clomid (clomiphene citrate) as part of their fertility treatment plan. This is because Clomid is one of the mildest ovarian follicle stimulators, successful in treating both female and male infertility diagnoses (yes, even with male … Read More

  • Making Sanitizer to Keep Nurses and Patients Safe

    As anyone who’s visited a store or shopped online recently knows, hand sanitizer is almost impossible to find. For healthy individuals who don’t work in the medical field, that’s an inconvenience. For health care professionals who treat the sickest of the sick, that can be a life-or-death situation. This became even more apparent when were … Read More

  • NIAW 2020: Empowering You and Changing the Conversation

    Sunday marked the start of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). NIAWs host, RESOLVE, is prepared with all kinds of events and activities designed to spread the word about infertility and its impact across the racial, cultural, and socio-economic spectrum. This year’s theme is, “Empowering You and Changing the Conversation.” As always, NIAW’s core mission is … Read More

  • Tips for Stress Relief During Fertility Treatments

    Are you about to start – or are you in the midst of – fertility treatments? If so, your body has already run a challenging mental, emotional, and physical obstacle course of sorts. And, we’ve learned that stress hormones (such as cortisol) are not a fertility treatment’s best friend. They can do all sorts of … Read More

  • The IVF Process Simplified

    There is the logistical IVF process – appointment dates, timing, test results, procedures, etc. – and then there is the process that takes place within that logistical sphere. Adhering to a stringent fertility medication protocol is one of those logistics, and it’s often the most challenging one for patients to feel comfortable with, or to … Read More

  • When Is It Time?

    It’s expected to have a few failed pregnancy attempts, but once you’ve seen the “negative” sign multiple months in a row, it’s hard not to worry. The good news is that most women optimizing their fertility at home do get pregnant within the first 12-months. We recommend reading, Boosting Female Fertility at Home, for tips … Read More

  • Should I Freeze My Eggs?

    Deciding whether or not to freeze your eggs is an essential question because if you wind up getting pregnant on your own before opting to use your stored, frozen eggs, you may have spent a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money – for nothing. Don’t freeze your eggs unless you’re confident you’ll use them … Read More