Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fertility Study for EAGeR Moms


I received a letter from my favorite OB/GYN in the mail the other day. I love my OB/GYN. In fact the entire reason she decided on her field of work is because she has Endometriosis and also had high-risk pregnancies. She has decided to primarily focus her practice on pelvice/uterine disorders. Anyway, back to the letter. The letter was an invitation for anyone trying to get pregnant but unsuccessful, to join the EAGeR study. My Doctor is part of this study.

Well, seeing as I no longer have a uterus, I figure the study doesn't apply to me. However, the letter did say to pass the information on to any/every woman I know trying to conceive. They are looking for 1600 participants to join the study. Well, since not everyone waves a banner proclaiming, "Hey! Trying to Get Pregnant Here!" I figured the blog was the best way to share this information.

Why do I feel the need to share this? First of all, because I have many friends and relatives who have had/currently have issues with infertility. It breaks my heart. I mean, what little girl thinks, "One day IF I'm a mommy...". No. We all thought, "One day WHEN I'm a mommy..." It's hard to feel helpless when it affects someone you love. And second of all, my OB/GYN is more than a doctor. She's my friend. We used to live in the same neighborhood. Our children were in the same class at school. I know she would only participate in clinical trials that she does not deem as "hokey".

Anyway, check out the website for more information and see if your dr. is participating in the study. And if this isn't something that affects you, maybe you know someone that you can pass the information on to...

EAGeR Study Home Page

5 comments:

Yaya said...

Thanks for the info.

Susie said...

Good information to have:-)

Tulsi said...

I had endometriosis (totally spelled wrong)and never knew it until I had a hysterectomy. My mom had it bad and it's not fun.

RhondaLue said...

I'm glad you passed that along. I, too, no longer have a uterus (but 6kids later that was on purpose)but I have great compassion for those that have trouble starting their family. I can't even imagine the pain it causes to want to be a mother and not be able to make it happen. That's why I spend a lot of time (when my kids are acting like heathens) counting my lucky stars that I even have them.

So...we should totally start a no uterus club. All the cool kids will join!

Ashley said...

Thankfully, the stars aligned and our little baby was conceived after only a few months (though it felt a lot longer)! Yay! So excited! This study sounds like a great opportunity though.