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  • What is HOPE?

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    Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality” - Jonas Salk

    As we enter this holiday season, we often hear the word HOPE. But do you ever pause to think and ask yourself: “What is hope?” The Merriman-Webster Dictionary defines hope as:


  • Managing Infertility Stress During the Holidays

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    The holiday season seems particularly stressful for many of our patients struggling with fertility concerns. I try to emphasize to every patient who comes to our center that they will ultimately be successful if they are willing and able to be persistent. I acknowledge up front that there will be challenges along the way and that the road will not always be smooth. Here are some of the challenges that I like to discuss with my patients, just so they can be aware of what they might expect: 


  • Remember to Ask for HOPE Today!

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    Feeling Hopeless? Well, have you tried asking for hope? In real time, when you’re having a hopeless feeling and a hopeless moment, when the hopeless sense hits you so hard - your despair and longing for a child might turn into a physical ache. In that moment, stop and ask for divine hope to be poured down upon you and also add the mantra: “I receive everything that I need right now.” Simply stating mentally, quietly, inwardly (or if you’d like to, shout it!) what you are in need of shifts the dense energy to that of the light. Shift your awareness and focus on peace and hope – shift it to what you want, not what you don’t want. Here’s a quick exercise.


  • Infertility, Hope & the Holidays: Twitter Chat Review

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    Hello everyone! In honor of our December campaign #31DaysofHope, we wanted to share an overview from our sweet Twitter Chat we held recently. Attain Fertility teamed up with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to hold “Tweet for Hope: Infertility and the Holidays” on November 14, 2014. We asked 10 questions of our participants, covering holiday/infertility themes such as how to handle get-togethers, what kinds of traditions to hold and how to avoid the not so pleasant questions about your fertility from nosy friends and relatives. Our tweeters rose to the task. To see their response,


  • Find Community With #31DaysofHope

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    Many of you have told us how alone you feel on your infertility journey. But you truly are not alone. One of our goals this month is to help you see that you are a part of a large community, that you are not alone. No one should have to deal with infertility on his or her own. Today, in honor of YOU, our infertility community, we launch our second annual December campaign of HOPE. Just in time for the holidays, we call it #31DaysofHope. All month long we are providing you with a safe, supportive place where you can share your experiences, hopes and fears. Each day, we will be sharing images, poems, and stories of HOPE. You can also tell us how you feel: How do you