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What are the Best Sources of Fertility Support?

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  • Written By: Autumn Rivers
  • Edited By: Andrew Jones
  • Last Modified Date: 10 April 2018
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Conceiving a baby can be a long journey for some, especially those who experience issues with fertility. Fortunately, fertility support is available in various forms, helping couples emotionally and mentally during the months or even years it can take to conceive a child. The best places to turn to include websites with various tools, others who struggle with similar issues, print publications, and medical professionals.

The Internet is a vast resource for those with fertility struggles, as there are plenty of websites that offer users helpful tools. For example, some sites offer calculators that can help women approximate their next ovulation date by using the date of their last menstrual period. Other sites offer women free charts on which to place their basal body temperatures and other signs of ovulation each month in order to pinpoint the best date to have intercourse. Such tools are usually free for users, and also offer facts regarding fertility by way of articles and blog posts.

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Another way to use the Internet for fertility support is to seek out people who are experiencing the same fertility issues. There are various Internet forums devoted to special topics like fertility injections, the connection between endometriosis and fertility, and the relationship between fertility and age. Such websites allow users to talk to each other about their experiences, offering fertility support and new knowledge. Many cities also feature groups that are tailored to such issues, allowing people to get together in person and discuss how they feel about their problems conceiving. These can often be located using the Internet, as well as through churches and doctor offices.

There are also print publications, such as books and magazines, that offer facts about fertility. Those new to the journey of trying to conceive may find it helpful to get to know the facts about fertility by reading books. Learning what it takes to get ready for conception, as well as how to handle any problems with fertility, is important before starting the process. Magazines and journals can offer new knowledge on the topic frequently, whether these publications come out weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

Doctors specializing in this field are a great source of fertility support since they offer so much knowledge. Not only can they dispense general facts on the process of trying to conceive, but they can also answer questions that are specific to each patient. Additionally, they can usually point out other sources of fertility support, such as local groups or classes on the subject. Both gynecologists and fertility specialists, usually called reproductive endocrinologists, can provide such resources.

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