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Responding to Hurtful or Insensitive Comments

Alice D. Domar, Ph.D It never ceases to amaze me how intrusive or oblivious people seem to be, especially when someone is in crisis. I have been counseling individuals and couples, who are struggling with infertility, for 29 years. Whenever I think that I have heard it all, a patient comes in and shocks me with some line that a friend or relative just uttered. What were they thinking?? Everyone has heard “just relax and you will … Continue Reading



Nutrition is Important for Men, Too!

By Hillary Wright, MEd, RD, LDN Director of Nutritional Counseling The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF A new study from the journal Fertility & Sterility* has tied male infertility to higher risks of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease when compared to men without fertility issues. The study included data on over 100,000 men from 2001 through 2009, with an average age of 33. But what exactly is at play here? Does the … Continue Reading



Boston Egg Freezing Event

By Alice D. Domar, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
I was at a Boston IVF/IVF New England “Egg Freezing Event” last night. This was an information session for women who are interested in potentially freezing their eggs to preserve their fertility. It was held at a bar in Cambridge, was very well attended, and the participants listened attentively to the two infertility specialists as they took turns describing the process needed … Continue Reading



Reasonable Weight Loss Goals

By Alice D. Domar, Ph.D.
Executive Director
The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF
The relationship between weight and fertility has been studied for years, and most researchers agree that women with a BMI between 20-30 have the highest pregnancy rates. In terms of the success of fertility treatment, women with a BMI below 19 or above 35 have lower pregnancy rates, even with IVF. Some studies have shown that rapid weight loss prior to treatment can … Continue Reading