Resources

These are resources that I personally use or have used in the past that I find helpful. I receive no compensation for listing them here. 

infertility

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development info on Infertility/Fertility

Resolve: The National Infertility Association – Also a great resource to learn what you can do to support a friend or family member struggling with infertility.

Infertility Etiquette for friends and family, from Resolve

Baby Hopeful – Lots of great information on a wide range of infertility-related topics, including both male and female infertility.

Fertility Authority – Lots of articles, blogs, and videos on a range of fertility/infertility-related topics. Directory of fertility clinics in the United States.

Fertile Thoughts – Forum for Fertility Authority; a place to connect for support for infertility, pregnancy, parenting, adoption, and surrogacy.

IVF

IVF Process, Step-by-Step Overview – This is from the Chelsea Fertility Clinic in New York, but it has lots of great details about the IVF process. Different clinics use different protocols, but this provides a great detailed example of what you can expect and explains the process very well.

Due Date Calculator for IVF and FET – Calculates your due date based on egg retrieval date  (fresh cycle) or transfer date (FET)

miscarriage

Still Standing Magazine – Read stories of surviving infant loss and miscarriage, and share yours.

Miscarriage forum at The Bump – I learned most of what I know about miscarriage here. You can join for support, or just read some of the posts to learn more. (It is first and foremost a place for support, so out of respect for the women there, please don’t post unless you are in the process of miscarrying, have miscarried, or have been told by a doctor that you will miscarry.)

endometriosis

The Endometriosis Association

Endometriosis.org

trying to conceive

FertilityFriend.com – Learn how to chart your cycle and track your cycle for free. Paid registration gains you access to the message boards, where you can connect with others who are in a similar place in their journeys.

doula

DONA International – Lots of resources for doulas and for the women and families seeking to hire a doula or just learn more. Includes a comprehensive list of questions to ask during the interview process, as well as a database of DONA licensed doulas.

Doulas from the Dad’s Perspective

misc

Rainbows and  Unicorns – a blog by and for those parenting after infertility and pregnancy loss

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