If you have followed my journey, you would know I was diagnosed with premature ovarian aging for unidentified reasons. Reproduction with my own eggs was extremely rare given my severely depleting egg reserves. It was ton of science, strong determination, and perseverance made our dreams possible. For women who are diagnosed with diminished reserve or … Continue reading Supplements for fertility: DHEA, Series #1
Image source1 Other day, I went to a masseuse for calming oil massage to feel relaxed and get restful sleep for a night. Although summer was away, hot flushes and night sweats were keeping me awake at night, so I thought of trying a good massage to help me sleep well. The masseuse’s first response, … Continue reading Ovarian Aging and the Alphabet Soup of Diagnoses: DOR, POI, POA, POF, and POR
Fertility patients constantly experience emotions that are two opposite ends of a spectrum, SHAME and COURAGE. That is the naked truth of fertility endeavors. It is the courage that keeps one moving to seek medical help, keep trying one cycle after the other, opt for fertility treatments that are no guarantee for success and continue … Continue reading Five key messages from the legendary Brene Brown to guide you through fertility emotions
This month marks two years of RESOLVE leadership for me by hosting Peer-Led Support group (PLSG) meeting serving local community in East Bay Area, California. It is an extremely humbling experience to be serving fertility space in a way that is meaningful to me and everyone involved. The memories from my first meeting still … Continue reading Celebrating two years of leadership for Bay Area’s RESOLVE Peer-led Support Group and counting…
In-fertility has received ton of lime light recently that talking about it feels seemingly easy; kudos to new generation fertility physicians and dedicated fertility advocates raising awareness and promoting easy conversations. Celebrities opening up about their fertility stories make it all seem normal and possible even at advanced age with the help of advances in … Continue reading How will I get over the hump of losing genetic ties with my child?
First thing first, acknowledge it sucks. It hurts, causes frustrations, anger and grief. It hurts really bad especially when you waited so long and been through so much in the quest to have a baby. Know that it is extremely normal and okay to mourn. If you are a type A personality, this is for … Continue reading What should I do after failed IVF cycle?
It isn’t unusual for people to ask me how I had twins. The answer is easy: a lot of science mixed in with nature. I was told I had the ovaries of a 50 yo and it didn’t matter how much money I had, it wasn’t worth spending a dollar on my own eggs … Continue reading How I went on fishing expedition after being diagnosed with DOR at young age
“I’ve no special talent. I’m only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein. Out of close association, I’m fascinated by the advances in reproductive medicine especially when it comes to newer treatment options for beating women’s biological clock. I’m the fertility survivor who was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserves at young age so naturally when it comes … Continue reading Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine for Treatment of Premature Ovarian Aging
“Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”- Charles Swindoll. Fertility struggles are no different in my humble opinion, it’s a lot of mind game of how you handle your personal fertility situation and navigate through the path for best possible outcomes. Did you know about Superhero therapy … Continue reading Superhero Therapy.. is it for you?
Why myFertility Pal? Who was my fertility pal? What traits you need in your fertility pal? I want to take a moment to answer those questions here and share a beyond special bond between me and my fertility pal and give you a chance to think about your fertility pal. The physiological causes of infertility … Continue reading Why My Fertility Pal?