NH Magazine (nhmagazine.com) by Karen A.  Jamrog

May 2014 Issue

“I was embarrassed that I might be infertile,” says Marcia, a Granite State resident, as she looks back on her struggles in the 1990’s to conceive.  “I felt somewhat like a failure thinking that I wasn’t able to get pregnant because my body was lacking something.”

For millions of people who want but are unable to have biological children, the psychological toll of infertility can be tremendous.  “The rate of infertility in this country is the same as that of breast cancer, but it’s not something that people talk about,” says Jaclyn Chasse, ND, a naturopathic doctor and the cofounder of Northeast Integrative Medicine in Bedford.  “It can be a silent struggle,” she says.

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