The Transition From Infertility To Motherhood

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The views and opinions expressed by the author are theirs alone and may not reflect those of CooperGenomics. Last Sunday in church, I sat beside a man whose wife has been battling infertility for the past...

Make a PACT to Prevent Birth Defects

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Birth defects can happen in any pregnancy. They can affect even the most carefully monitored pregnancies, despite never having occurred in your family history. And because January is National Birth Defect Prevention Month, the National...

Learning to Celebrate Pregnancy After Infertility

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The views and opinions expressed by the author are theirs alone and may not reflect those of CooperGenomics. Eighteen months ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who was conceived through IVF after nearly...

Advanced Maternal Age – What’s the Big Deal?

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Pregnancy is typically a very exciting time for a woman. You take a pregnancy test, the little plus sign appears, and the initial wave of excitement (and nerves) washes over you. Immediately, you start to...

Seeking a 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) Opinion…

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The thing about infertility treatment is, there are no instructions to follow exactly when your doctor approaches treatment.  For some couples, the only option is IVF, for others it may start with cycles of Clomid...

Why Newborn Screening Is So Important

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September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. In lieu of this, we at CooperGenomics think it is the perfect time to discuss what it is, why it exists and how it relates to lesser known areas...

Tina’s story: Parenting After Infertility

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Welcome to my first post for CooperGenomics! I am glad to be able to share my experience of surviving infertility with others, in the hopes that it provides information and inspiration for getting through this...

How could your genes affect your baby’s health?

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Our previous post introduced the first Pregnancy Planning and Fertility Preservation workshop hosted by CooperGenomics with presentations by Dr. Serena Chen and Dr. David Keefe. After Dr. Serena Chen spoke about preparing your body for...

CooperGenomics’ ChromoMap

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Genetic tests are quickly gaining the ability to reveal more and more information about your health. There is powerful technology available to provide parents-to-be with information about their future family’s health as they venture into...

Folic Acid Awareness Week

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What are your New Year's resolutions? At the start of a new year, many of us are thinking about adopting healthier habits. Some of you may also be thinking about starting a family. Establishing a...