Archive for ‘fertility’

November 24th, 2009

Announcing: WEGO Health Widgets!

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We’re very excited to be introducing a new feature to our community today: the Featured Community Content Widget. We’ve been working hard here at WEGO Health to create a series of widgets that feature high quality content created by Health Activists. Each widget focuses on a single topic and highlights user-generated content: summaries and direct links to the best =&0=&, and =&1=& that are taking place across the web. Take a look at our new Featured Fertility Community Content Widget:

To see more of the content featured in the widget, simply click that “more” button. As you can see, some of the links and summaries featured by our editorial team are from the WEGO Health community. Most of this content, however, was created on – and still lives on – other sites. Because our mission here at WEGO Health is all about empowering Health Activists (that’s you!) to help others, we =&2=&. Our goal is to make sure the great content you create gets exposed to as many people as possible. We’ve tested this widget with members of the WEGO Health community and we’d like to take a minute to share some of their =&3=& (and the answers) with you: =&4=& If you’d like to get regular updates about great content within your community, or share this widget with your blog readers or fellow community members, simply click on the “get widget” link at the bottom of the widget. From there, you’ll be able to copy the embed code, or begin the process of embedding the widget onto your dashboard, iGoogle, Blogger, or other widget-friendly sites. =&5=& WEGO Health’s editorial team searches for the most helpful, interesting, Health Activist created content on the social web. This is an ongoing process, so if you’d like your content featured, or if you want to recommend content created by someone else, click on the “submit” link at the bottom of the widget to let us know! =&6=& The Health Activists who created it. WEGO Health believes very strongly that you own what you’ve created and we don’t want to infringe upon that. =&7=&
October 21st, 2009

Exclusive Event for Health Activists: "When to See a Reproductive Endocrinologist: 7 Key Factors", with Glenn Schattman, MD, Cornell University

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Join us on =&0=& for an exclusive, Health Activist-only event: “=&1=&“. Our speaker, Dr. Glenn Schatmman of Cornell University, is =&2=& Health Activist participants will gain:
  • Valuable insight to help women online to make informed decisions
  • In-depth medical updates - usually reserved for physicians – about the factors that all TTC women should consider
  • Exclusive direct access to Dr. Schattman during our live Q&A session
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June 11th, 2009

We Love Stirrup Queens

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Here at WEGO Health we’re always looking for great new resources – sites we know our community members will find helpful and informative. So we’ve created a new series, “WEGO Health Loves”, to share some of our favorite sites for Health Activists.

Check back every week to see our latest crush. We hope you love them just as much as we do!

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April 17th, 2009

Fertility Spotlight: Trish

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Spotlight: Trish
Websites: Fertile Hope and Remarkable Robbie
Blogging for: 2 + years
Occupation: Network support, but currently a stay-at-home mom for the next year
Favorite food: “I could eat Mexican food everyday!”

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“Stick with it until you’ve exhausted your options. And if your journey doesn’t end with a biological child, don’t feel defeated. You’re a solider in the battle. You matter.”

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March 12th, 2009

Spotlight: Rachel Gurevich

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Spotlight: Rachel Gurevich
Websites: About.com: Fertility and rachelgurevich.com
On the web: since 1999 (for About.com since 2008)
Occupation: Writer
Favorite vacation spot: “My favorite vacation spot is a place you have probably never heard of – Tzipori Cottages in Israel. You get an entire cottage to yourself, it’s quiet, it’s beautiful. It has a loft, a small kitchen, a cozy bedroom, a Jacuzzi, a porch with a view… and in the morning, they bring your breakfast in a basket, with local cheese and breads and veggies and… oh my G-d. I love it there!!”

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December 12th, 2008

Spotlight Interview with Ema from The Well-Timed Period

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Blog: The Well Time Period
Blogging Since: 2003
Occupation: OB/GYN

What prompted you to start your blog?
Correcting mainstream-media misinformation about reproductive health issues, in particular contraception and menstrual management (my areas of interest) is was started it all.

Helping women make informed medical decisions, by disseminating complete and correct repro health information, debunking the noxious propaganda targeted at female patients of repro age, and combating the relentless politicization of women’s healthcare followed in short order .

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December 12th, 2008

Spotlight Interview with Mama Bean

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Primary blog: The Tales of Mama Bean
Secondary blog: Mommy Spice
How long have you been blogging? I’ve been blogging online for nine years, but I didn’t start this particular blog until my pregnancy in 2007.
Occupation Stay-at-home mom, part-time transcription editor.

What made you start blogging?
I began blogging on Open Diary nine years ago. I was 16 and wanted to vent out some teenage angst. I’ve always loved connecting with people online, because there’s a certain wall there that makes it easier to share personal or sensitive information about yourself. When I got pregnant, I really wanted to chronicle it for myself as well as share my experiences with others, so I started The Tales of Mama Bean.

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December 11th, 2008

Spotlight Interview with Toni Weschler

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Spotlight: Toni Weschler
Author of the books: Taking Charge of Your Fertility and Cycle Savvy (The Smart Teen’s Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body)
Website: Ovusoft.com

How did you first become interested in reproductive health?
I spent my college years dealing with the physical ramifications, side effects and hassles of traditional birth control. In addition, I kept thinking that I was having monthly vaginal infections. It wasn’t until I happened upon a class on the Fertility Awareness Method when I was 27 years old that I realized that what I had perceived as recurring infections was, in fact, absolutely normal, healthy cervical fluid that my body produces every cycle when I am about to release an egg.

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November 20th, 2008

Two womens’ health sites I’m totally digging

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Stirrup Queens is a fabulous resource for those dealing with infertility and pregnancy loss. Melissa, the writer, holds a weekly Q&A on Tuesdays called Barron Advice and she has a great site map. She covers everything from diagnosis, to surgery to meds – make sure to check it out.

The Well-Timed Period is devoted to contraception and family-planning options. Make sure to check out the right nav for resources on birth control methods, medblogs, and ob/gyn journals.

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