A little over a year ago, a professor at a prestigious nursing school reached out to me via my website asking if I’d be interested in writing the infertility chapter in a women’s health nursing textbook. I was flattered and realized it would be an amazing opportunity. I was also a little nervous. I weighed the risks and benefits. Writing a chapter in a textbook would be an amazing accomplishment, ensuring……

It’s amazing how a single image can generate two polarized feelings. This one triggers, in me, both intense joy and unbelievable loss. It was taken at a conference about two months after I found out I was pregnant. I remember my husband and I seeing the heartbeat on ultrasound, the only appointment that he was able to make, and us laughing and conspiring about how I was going to keep my……

Endometrial Receptivity and the ERA biopsy

Everyone would agree that functionality of the uterine lining is incredibly important for implantation of the blastocyst to take place. The question of how to measure this, termed ‘uterine receptivity’, has been studied extensively in the literature. The methods that have been used in the past were indirect, assumptive and not reproducible. Researchers in Spain have created a new tool which has been shown to be promising for identifying molecular markers……

Disruptor – I thought it was just the name of a Pearl Jam song. It’s a term that I learned about a few weeks ago at a tennis clinic, although I’m sure that most (savvier than me) people have already heard of it. In tennis, it has to do with your opponent disrupting your rhythm or comfortable playing style. If you like to hit hard, they hit soft, lob or drop……