This Mother’s Day We Celebrate the Moms Out There!

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Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of mothers and express gratitude to the women who have raised us. This special day dates back to the 1850s and wasn’t always a day centered on heartfelt cards, bouquets, brunches, and gifting. 

History of Mother’s Day

The idea of Mother’s Day began when women in West Virginia organized Mother’s Day work clubs that fought to reduce infant mortality rates and improve sanitary conditions for mothers and families. These groups also tended to wounded soldiers during the Civil War. After the war was over, the women organized Mother’s Friendship Day picnics to bring Union and Confederate loyalists together progressively and harmoniously. Many of these events were organized by Ann Jarvis. After she passed, her daughter Anna Jarvis, held the first Mother’s Day observances in 1908 to honor her memory. Other cities followed suit, and by 1914, President Woodrow Wilson named the second Sunday in May an annual national holiday. 

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These days, Mother’s Day is widely celebrated in a myriad of ways. Regardless of how you celebrate, the primary goal of Mother’s Day is to express respect, honor, and love towards our mothers. The day is an opportunity to honor the selflessness of mothers, and acknowledge the importance of maternal bonds and the role maternity plays in our society. While we should always take time to appreciate family, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are still nice days to set aside to make the people who raised us feel extra special. 

Our Mission at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

At Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, we want to celebrate deserving mothers. We believe that aspiring mothers should have an opportunity to raise a child and start the family of their dreams. We welcome people from all walks of life and all genders and sexual orientations. In our experience, LBTQ+ couples are often unaware of the variety of fertility options available to them. Our specialists are happy to work with those couples and help them understand how they can have a child of their own. Fertility treatment is not limited to heterosexual couples, which is why we’re committed to providing our services to LBTQ+ couples worldwide.

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While motherhood doesn’t always come easily, if you have been struggling to get pregnant we want to assure you that you’re not alone! Studies show that about 1 in 6 couples struggle with fertility. The medical expertise at Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is guided by advancements in science and technology and enables our fertility specialists to help women struggling with fertility issues. We work closely with our patients to develop a treatment plan that is unique to their case and provides the best outcome for them. Dr. Gelety, Head Doctor of Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, always takes a peer-reviewed, clinical-trial-based approach to fertility treatments—and the results speak for themselves. 

What does this mean? Our process for recommending treatments and offering counsel involves looking at each patient’s circumstances and evaluating them as a whole. We do not recommend gimmicky, non-clinically proven procedures like assisted hatching and PGT-A. Oftentimes, procedures like these are uncorrelated with increased fertility or rates of pregnancy. These expensive IVF add-ons tend to be pushed by fertility clinics to hopeful mothers willing to try whatever it may take to get pregnant. At Arizona Center for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, we understand why many women explore these IVF add-ons and want to assure you that we will use our expertise and understanding of your unique case to determine a fertility treatment plan that will increase the likelihood of pregnancy. 

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Dr. Timothy Gelety has helped countless people make their dreams of a child come true. He believes that motherhood is a beautiful experience, which is why our facility is open to all. If you’re ready to take the first step towards another chance at parenthood, give us a call at (520) 326-0001, or set up a consultation by filling out this form. For even more informative blogs on pregnancy, fertility, and more subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook

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