Fertility Firsthand

Fertility experiences and stories told from the voice of individual experiences. Exploring fertility firsthand.

Letter to the Women Struggling on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2021

Needless to say, Mother’s Day can be challenging when you are struggling with infertility, but the truth is most days are challenging when you are struggling with infertility. Dealing with infertility is isolating. Most women suffer alone. If you are struggling with infertility, you probably feel as though your body has betrayed you, not being able to execute its most basic human function.

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Meghan & Harley: All Paths to Parenthood

May 5, 2021

We got married on March 23, 2018, and immediately started trying to conceive. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would struggle with creating life. We both were incredibly healthy, and never did we think we were that “1 in 8.” That happens to other people, not us…right? Well, we were wrong – we tried to conceive naturally for a year.

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Our Stories Are Our Power

April 23, 2021

Our CEO and founder Gina Bartasi’s journey — she’s a mom of twin seven-year-old boys that she had through IVF; her twin sister has twin 14-year-old girls through IVF; her husband’s twin brother has 8-year-old twins via IVF. Gina has been quoted to say, “the growth in the fertility industry is a direct ramification of macro-economic trends as more and more women wait to get married and wait to have children.” A statistic that rings true today.

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Infertility Prevention, Detection, and Management

April 19, 2021

National Infertility Awareness Week is a great time to talk about infertility prevention and management. Infertility is a public health problem, affecting one in every eight couples trying to conceive. Insurance doesn’t routinely cover it, and because it is a complex issue, it often doesn’t get addressed during routine doctor visits.

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Black Maternal Health Week With Christina Wilds

April 13, 2021

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week and Christina’s fertility journey, we’ll be sharing steps we can all take to enable equitable access to fertility care before, during, and after pregnancy. Christina Wilds (Hammond) is a children’s author, aspiring humanitarian, public speaker, and multipreneur in the entertainment and event industry. She moved to New York City where she most recently became a mother to her baby girl, who inspired her to start a children’s book club, Tristyn’s Book Club.

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April Christina’s Guide to Fertility & IVF Medications

February 23, 2021

Meet April Chrstina and her husband Greg. When April was diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition in which tissue similar to the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows […]

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A letter to my younger self: What you should know if you’re trying to become a mother with PCOS

July 23, 2019

There are so many things I wish I would have known both when I was a teenager and at the time of my PCOS diagnosis. If I could go back, here is what I would tell my younger self.

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