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Finding Meaning in Infertility – Lessons For Coping

When I found out that I was infertile, I felt empty and that my life had no meaning. In my eyes, men are put on the this planet to procreate. My reproductive system had denied me  the opportunity to pass my genes on the...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Infertility Treatment

It is easy for me to write this post having been through IVF, premature twins and now having two healthy babies. I would not wish what we went through on my worst enemy. It nearly broke us and I'm glad that the fertility chapter...

What I Learned From Failed IVF Treatment

4 years ago, Olivia led care free happy lives. We had travelled the World together and were happily settled in Berlin. Although, I wasn't happy in my job, life was good. We lived, and still live in a stunning Altbau(old building) Berlin apartment. Our...

‘We had been through so much and fought so hard and I thought my son might die’

Here is my second article that was published for the Irish Times. In part two of James Doherty’s rollercoaster encounter with infertility, two becomes the magic number for him and his wife Olivia https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/we-had-been-through-so-much-and-fought-so-hard-and-i-thought-my-son-might-die-1.3187350 Proud parents Olivia and James with Max and Mathilda Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare...

IVF nearly broke us: My article for the Irish Times.

James Doherty and wife Olivia went through hell during three rounds of IVF treatment Family time on the balcony. Olivia with Max and James with Mathilda. Here is the article that I wrote for the Irish Times today. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/ivf-treatment-nearly-broke-us-1.3180573?mode=amp       It was November 19th, 2016, and my...

The Fertility Podcast – Male Episodes

Click here to listen to the SCANTILY DAD interview for the Fertility Podcast: Gents, fancy having a listen to some chats about your fertility? Probably not, is your first reply, but what if I told you they were from other guys like you who were...

‘It was a shot at my manhood, my confidence was knocked’ – Irish father of twins speaks candidly about fertility battle

Below is my story as featured on the fron page of the Irish Independent today: http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/it-was-a-shot-at-my-manhood-my-confidence-was-knocked-irish-father-of-twins-speaks-candidly-about-fertility-battle-35789635.html 'It was a shot at my manhood, my confidence was knocked' - Irish father of twins speaks candidly about fertility battle 3James and Olivia Doherty with their twins Max and Mathilda Caitlin...

Can Fertility Meditation help you through IVF treatment?

How Fertility Meditation helped me to deal with infertility. This is part 10 in the "what I changed for successful IVF treatment" series. Stress and overthinking infertility are two completely normal reactions during the most complicated time of your life. One of the biggest changes...

Want to improve Sperm Quality? Here are the best Fertility Supplements.

The best fertility supplements  For our successful IVF treatment, we tried everything in our power to make sure that our treatment was as success. We changed our diets and we were on the right track physically to have successful IVF treatment. To compliment our improved...

Does Acupuncture Help with Infertility?(ACUPUNCTURE IVF) What I changed to have successful IVF Treatment. Part 7

Can Acupuncture help with infertility? - Acupuncture IVF First of all, the most important question is, Did Acupuncture help me to have successful IVF treatment? The honest answer is, I don't know. For our first two IVF treatments, we did not do acupuncture and they failed....

The Fertility Diet – What I changed to have successful IVF Series. Part 3

When I found out that was infertile, I knew that something needed to change. After giving up cigarettes, drinking less and getting fitter, my diet was the next thing that got a major overhaul. A fertility diet was one of my ways of combatting...

Dear Men, It’s Time To Talk About Infertility!

A recent meta analysis of 185 studies in which semen was collected showed that sperm concentration has drastically declined. This alarming study has fertility specialists worried about the future of our species. This why we need to talk about infertility. It's Time To Talk About Infertility The...

8 Everyday Environmental Factors That Affect Male Fertility

Did You Know That Everyday Items Can Affect Male Fertility? Fertility rates are decreasing at an alarming rate and everyday environmental factors could be the cause. Before it gets too late, take the initiative and go to see a fertility specialist. While the majority...

Male Infertility- Don’t Wait Too Long To See A Fertility Specialist

One of the reasons that I started writing about male infertility is to bring awareness to the subject. Fertility rates in the Western World are decreasing at an alarming rate and men need to take charge of their sexual health. We bottle up our feelings...

Male Infertility Blog – A New Direction For The Blog

I have been blogging for just over a year without having any direction. Initially, I started by with a male infertility blog, then I wrote about preemies and all things parenting. Writing about so many different topics left me feeling directionless and caused me...