Stress and Infertility

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted November 5, 2020     In

5 Tips for Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

From October 31st to January 1st, people are caught up with the festivities of the season. From trick-or-treating to family gatherings to cute photos of babies with bows, this time of year tends to have a heavy focus on children.  When you are struggling to get pregnant, getting through the holidays can be tough. Understanding […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted February 25, 2020     In

Stress and Infertility: What’s the Connection?

The effects of anxiety on your overall health are widely known and researched, but anxiety in relation to fertility is less talked about. Read below for more information on the research found on this topic and how it may be affecting your chances at conceiving – along with tips on how to deal with stress […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted February 1, 2019     In

Understanding Endometriosis and Fertility Treatments

Living with endometriosis can be an uncomfortable experience. From severe cramps to heavy cycles, this medical condition is an easy one to overlook and brush off as a “bad period”, but should you be looking at it more carefully? Read below to see common endometriosis causes and symptoms, the tie between endometriosis and fertility, and […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted September 20, 2018     In

The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Infertility

Even though the causes and treatments of primary and secondary infertility are nearly the same, the circumstances and emotions felt can be very different from each other. Primary infertility refers to couples who have not been able to become pregnant after twelve months of having sex without using any form of birth control. This includes […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted March 20, 2018     In

What to Do After Your Infertility Diagnosis

After hearing your infertility diagnosis, moving forward may seem impossible. But, you can also feel empowered after an infertility diagnosis. By surrounding yourself with supportive people, turning to a reputable clinic for fertility help, and educating yourself and your family, you can move forward in a positive and productive way. Let’s look at healthy ways […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted October 23, 2017     In

Supporting Emotional Wellness Month

October is the month for Emotional Wellness – a key concept to embrace for all infertile couples looking to increase their odds of starting a family How much time do you spend thinking about your own emotional wellness? Have you ever thought about your emotional wellness? If you’re like most individuals, you spend enough time […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted September 11, 2017     In

How to Think Positively About Infertility

A crucial part of coping with infertility is maintaining a positive attitude. Benefits of a positive attitude include reduced stress levels, improved overall health, and an increase in general happiness, all of which benefit fertility. While it may seem easier said than done, there are some steps you can take and small changes you can […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted September 30, 2016     In

How to Openly Talk about Infertility with Your Partner

Infertility can hit hard for couples hoping to have children. When a couple is unable to conceive, or the odds of conception aren’t promising, emotions can run high. Regardless of where you are in the fertility treatment process, it is important to talk openly and compassionately with your partner to keep yourselves as positive and […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted April 27, 2016     In

The Impact of Stress on Fertility and Pregnancy

We live in a crazy, busy society, as the demands and pressures of modern life create stressful situations for many individuals. While many find ways to manage these emotions effectively, if left unaddressed, one may experience a variety of mental and physical health issues. If you’re pregnant or are trying to conceive, it’s particularly important […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted December 2, 2015     In

Tips for Handling the Holidays with Infertility

The weather is getting colder and holiday lights are starting to pop up everywhere. The holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and bonding with those you love. However, for those struggling with infertility, the holidays can be an overwhelming mix of emotions. It is understandable if you are struggling to maintain positivity […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted January 26, 2015     In

You're Not Alone

If you’re like most of our patients, you never imagined that becoming a parent would be so hard. In fact, you may have taken extensive measures to avoid becoming pregnant until the moment when you were finally ready. When that moment came – and went – you felt frustrated, sad, angry and perhaps a little […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted October 16, 2014     In

How to Deal with the Stress that Infertility can have on your Relationship

Dealing with Sadness, Shame, and Security Facing infertility or difficulty getting pregnant can come with a lot of different emotions.  Many couples feel deep sadness over the experiences which they are missing.  Even if they are hopeful that fertility treatments will work, they may feel frustration that things are not working out on the timeline […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted August 27, 2014     In

Psychological Stress and the Impact on Fertility

Psychological Stress for Women When women experience high levels of psychological stress, it can actually stop the body from completing the ovulation process. Without ovulation pregnancy is an impossibility. Even when ovulation continues, however, stress can still affect a woman’s level of fertility. Persistent stress can cause reduced blood flow to the uterus, as well […]

What You Should Know About Fertility Preservation After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Written by:  Dr. Mark Serverino, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. and Dr. Courtney Vito, M.D.   According to the American Cancer Society, roughly 25% of all newly diagnosed breast cancers are diagnosed in pre-menopausal women, with an expected 11,500 diagnoses in women under the age of 40 this year alone.  When you couple this information with the fact that […]