What to Expect When You're... Still Not Expecting

IVF Isn't About the Journey, It's About the Destination While some women may share their birth stories, I wanted to share our fertility story. Translating my mind's weavings into words on paper has helped me weather numerous storms, but throughout 2015 -- a year marred by a lot of heartbreak and too many hormonal injections -- when I've needed this kind of therapy the most, I maintained silence on a subject that hit me like a piece of fallen scaffolding. Instead, I relied heavily on the physical support of my husband, family and friends, all for whom I am extremely grateful. With each setback along this grueling and at times never-ending journey, I would begin the story over and over again in my head, but I never got around to completing it. Until now. *** After a year and a half of trying to get pregnant the old-fashioned way, which is to say without downloading ovulation apps and marking red Ps on the calendar every month, and just hoping it would take a few romantic evenings at home or on vacation with my husband, we consulted a local OB-GYN about our dilemma. She prescribed a few months of charting everything from my morning temperature to the location of my cervix. That didn't work. She then prescribed three months of Clomid -- a drug that helps women ovulate more regularly, which in turn can help you track when to have sex more accurately. My cycles were anywhere between 28 and 40 days, so I hoped this would be the wonder drug we needed to get pregnant. It was n...
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Conclusion: Antenatal detection of corpus callosum hypoplasia remains challenging. Counseling is difficult because neurodevelopmental outcomes are variable. PMID: 32070177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Fetal Pediatr Pathol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Decidual vasculopathy at term contains the same CD56 positive extravillous endovascular trophoblasts seen with spiral artery remodeling in early pregnancy. CD56 may serve as a possible marker for decidual vasculopathy in the later stages of pregnancy. PMID: 32068473 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Fetal Pediatr Pathol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Microwave ablation afforded rapid and simple haemostasis for adults with recurrent anterior epistaxis in an out-patient setting. Microwave ablation had significant advantages compared to silver nitrate cautery when used to treat epistaxis in patients with convex lesions. PMID: 32066510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
Authors: Chiba Y, Fukushima A, Nakao M, Kobayashi Y, Ishigaki T, Tenma T, Kamiya K, Shingu Y, Ooka T, Matsui Y, Anzai T Abstract A 23-year-old man had progressive muscle weakness and Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) due to a LMNA (lamin A/C) mutation. Congestive heart failure diagnosed at 19 years of age. Maximal drug treatment/cardiac resynchronization failed to improve the cardiac function. He was therefore hospitalized due to heart failure. Despite extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, he developed severe right heart dysfunction and died (multiple organ failure). A cardiac lesion's presence determines the...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Journal of Thermal BiologyAuthor(s): A.A. Soldatov, E.S. Kladchenko, T.A. Kukhareva, A. Yu AndreyevaAbstractThe influence of hypothermia on erythrocyte profile of thermophile teleost species round goby, Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814), has been studied. Fish were acclimated to temperature 1-2оС, 15-16оС and 19-20оС (control group) and held at given conditions for 5 days. The number of red blood cell precursors (pronormoblasts, basophilic and polychromatophilic normoblasts) in circulating blood has been estimated. Also, the number of abnormal erythrocyte...
Source: Journal of Thermal Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 25 April 2020Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 84Author(s): Zeqing Long, Guangming Zhang, Ting Wei, Lijun Niu, Jia Zhu, Jinwei LiAbstractDeveloping novel and visible-light drive photocatalysts is a hot topic, and bismuth oxychloride is one of the popular photocatalysts. In this paper, a series of bismuth oxychloride were synthesized by ultrasonic-hydrothermal method with different ultrasonic time. By simply changing the ultrasonic time, we can control the morphology, structure, stoichiometry and photoelectric performance of bismuth oxychloride. The possible mechanism for the ...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process IntensificationAuthor(s): Mohamed Koubaa, Nabila Imatoukene, Lucie Drévillon, Eugène VorobievAbstractSingle cell oils have been considered as potential replacers of plant and animal oils, and are mainly produced by yeasts, molds, and algae. Oleaginous yeasts have taken special attention due to the similarity of their metabolism with that of higher plants, and the numerous genetic tools available for their modification. However, a special need has been reported for efficient cell disruption technology due t...
Source: Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Authors: PMID: 32066585 [PubMed - in process]
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
This study shows that high-quality, randomised trials in challenging settings are possible, and our findings support the call for further research that will generate context-specific evidence.FundingThe Stockholm County Council, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, and Médecins Sans Frontières.
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 3Author(s): Stijn Van Hees, Stephen Raimon, Joseph Nelson Siewe Fodjo, Robert Colebunders
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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