With a background as a scientist in genetics, reproductive medicine, developmental biology and oncology but also as a person who desperately tried to conceive a baby and starting a family with my husband, I have realized that my personal experience have definitely shaped me. Made me to the person I am today. With a passionate interest in understanding fertility and infertility. Biologically. Clinically. The Whys and Hows. But most of all I want to communicate this knowledge, hoping it might help at least some of you who are making the same journey I once did. You who dream of great eggs and competent sperm. You who desperately wish to become a parent. For You. This website and blog is for you. Dreams Eggs and Sperm. When all you want is a baby.
You WERE happy for them. Truly and honestly happy. But with that happiness there were always other feelings attached. You were sad and angry that some people seemed to become pregnant just by looking at each other, while you were trying everything in your power and still was traveling in the darkness.
When a couple have tried to conceive for more than one year (more than 6 months if the woman is more than 35 years) they are generally advised to seek medical help from an expert since they are now considered infertile.
Welcome to Dreams, Eggs and Sperm – A website I hope will give you some insight into Reproductive Medicine and help you navigate through the Infertility Jungle. When all you want is a baby.
This is just a short excerpt for the about page.
This week is NIAW – National Infertility Awareness Week with the theme of #ListenUp. To me awareness is all about understand the importance of an issue and try to support. So please, SHARE your story and BE THERE for the ones who need you.
This time of year we are all encouraged to think abut our lives and be thankful for everything we have. However, it is not always that easy. When struggling with infertility, this season can be particularly difficult. The. Holiday. Season. You know. ‘This the season to be jolly. But it really is extremely hard to wear the Thankful-Grateful-Joyful coat for the Holiday Season when all you can feel is what you are NOT Thankful for.
Today, I want to share the great news that the MilCon-VA Appropriations bill has finally passed in both House and Senate. This means that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will cover the costs of reproductive services (including IVF treatment) and adoption assistance services for veterans who have suffered service-related injuries resulting in infertility.
A recent study show that worms exposed to either BPA or BPS, or a combination of the two, had decreased fertility. The researchers found that BPS caused severe reproductive defects including embryonic lethality.
Recently, a large study published in JAMA showed that women who underwent IVF treatment were not more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer compared to the general population. Furthermore, the study examined women who underwent different types of infertility treatments, not only IVF treatments and it showed that there was no increased breast cancer risk in the IVF treated women compared to women who were treated for infertility without undergoing IVF.