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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...

A Diet Rich In Nuts Can Improve Sperm Quality

You may have heard a lot of talk recently that nuts can improve sperm quality. If you are going through infertility and IVF treatment then you will do anything that you can to improve your chances of your wife conceiving. When we went through...

Is Berlin The Best City For Infertile Parents?

My wife and I are a unique situation, we are one of the 1/8 couples that suffer with infertility and are lucky enough to have a family. The fact that Max and Mathilda are alive is miracle and I'm forever grateful to Berlin for...

Unwinding – The Secret Ingredient That Most Parents Forget

Are you having trouble unwinding? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of the demands that parenting life throws at you? Do you feel burnt out? Welcome to the wonderful World of parenting. Parents have one the most time/energy consuming jobs on the planet and...

Parental Burnout – 4 Ways To Save Your Marriage From It

Parental burnout is something that I would never have anticipated before having children. Both Olivia and I have been through a lot over the last few years. Fertility treatment, preemies and having twins has tested us more than we could have ever imagined. I...

6 Reasons That The Divorce Rate For Parents Of Twins Is So High

I recently read an article about the divorce rate for parents of twins being higher than parents of just one child. Having twins is the third most difficult thing that I have ever experienced. Our first three years of marriage have been a baptism...