Today I guest posted over at Don’t Talk About the Baby! Please share about this important film and if you can please donate to the Seed & Spark campaign!

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1. You know someone struggling.

The numbers are staggering. 1 in 8 will struggle to conceive. 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in a loss. 1 in 160 deliveries will in with a child born still.

Let these numbers sink in.

You know someone affected by this journey, whether or not they speak about it publicly. They are your friends, your family and the person sitting next to you at church or at work.

2. Know your sex ed.

 When a man’s sperm meets a woman’s egg it forms a zygote, this is a fertilized egg. If all goes well the cell will divide and become a blastocyst around 5 days. If the blastocyst implants into the uterine wall it becomes an embryo. Around 8 weeks we have a fetus.

For some of us, sperm meets egg in a petri dish with a lot of help from doctors and is then transferred to the woman’s uterus in hopes of a healthy baby in 40ish weeks.

We are not picking eye color or height, we are simply working with our medical team to bring the healthiest baby possible into this world.

3. There are many reasons one has an infertility diagnosis.

To read more over at Don’t Talk About the Baby click here.

2 thoughts on “You Know Someone Struggling with Infertility and Loss: 14 Basics You Need to Know

  1. Mary Smith says:

    I struggled with fertility issues for years. It was a hard road filled with doubt and self-loathing. All we wanted was a baby and we tried for years to have one. I tried every medical and old wives tale I could think of to try and get pregnant. I even slept on red sheets to promote fertility. It was starting to get crazy and I was overwhelmed. My husband found out about California Fertility Partners through a good friend. I was skeptical because I thought we had tried everything but I was wrong. We worked with Dr. Guy Ringler He made me feel so comfortable. My first IVF transfer at the clinic is coming up and Dr. Ringler has made us feel so confident about the process. We are crossing our fingers that it will be successful!

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    1. Sending you prayers and love on your journey Mary. Thank you for reading. Justine

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