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Why Do Men Feel Shame About Their Infertility?

Why Do Men Feel Shame About Their Infertility? Men live their lives under the influence of a relentless fear of showing weakness. Our culture expects us to be strong. Showing anything other strength leaves us open to feeling ashamed. There are not many experiences...

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...

IVF Lessons – 5 Ways To Communicate Better When Going Through IVF

Want To Learn More About About How To Communicate Better During IVF? When you go through IVF treatment, it is inevitable that you will fight. It is almost unavoidable. The pressure of not being able to have a family can become too much for many...

IVF Lessons – My Partner is pushing me away. What should I do?

What do I do if my partner is pushing me away? Infertility affects everybody differently. I was recently talking to one of my readers and she told me that her wife keeps pushing her away. It does not matter if you are gay or...

IVF Lessons – Go To Every Appointment

It took me two failed IVF treatment to realise that I needed to go to every appointment. For our first two treatments, I only went to the appointments that I "needed" to be at. It was not until our third round of IVF treatment...

A Man’s IVF Story – The Untold Side Of Infertility

Our IVF Story - Men account for roughly 50% of the cases of infertility but there is a lack of awareness of around male infertility. There are more resources and support for women that are going through infertility than there are for men. I write this...