How Does Perimenopause Affect Fertility
A woman’s biology, in particular her reproductive biology, is complex and often riddled with misunderstanding. The transition to menopause is one area, in particular, where confusion seems to reign. While technically menopause occurs when a woman goes 12 consecutive months without a period, there is an extent of time, from two to twelve years prior […]
How to Prepare For Egg Retrieval
One of the more exciting times for those on a fertility journey is the egg retrieval. But it isn’t without some trepidation. If you don’t know what to expect you are likely more anxious and a bit unsettled as the procedure approaches. Knowing what to expect is the best way to calm your fears and […]
Egg Freezing and IVF in California: What’s Covered by Insurance
There are roughly one in ten women in the US undergoing fertility treatment today. Couples seek treatment for their fertility struggles after trying to conceive for 12 consecutive months with no success (6 months for those women over 35). Common treatments range from hormonal stimulation to encourage egg development to intrauterine insemination and assisted reproductive […]
Like Mother, Like Daughter? My Mom Had Early Menopause. Should I be worried?
Menopause is a natural function that starts when a woman begins experiencing changes to her menstrual cycle. Periods may be shorter with minimal flow or last longer and produce a heavy flow. As menopause progresses and hormone levels fluctuate you will experience other symptoms, most notably hot flashes, insomnia, night sweats and fatigue. While these […]
My Sister Has Infertility, Am I At Risk?
Infertility is a personal crisis, typically between a committed couple who are trying to conceive without success. They follow the course and have all the tests and get to the bottom of their inability to conceive. The specialist then comes up with the treatment best suited for the patient and their partner. The Common […]
Benefits of Freezing My Eggs in My 20s
Egg freezing is a way for women who are healthy and have a fair reserve of viable, high quality eggs to extend their fertility. Once reserved for those dealing with a condition which would compromise their reproductive health, such as cancer, sickle cell anemia, autoimmune disease or gender diversity, egg freezing is now mainstream care […]
What are the New Trends in Fertility Treatment?
Some trends in fertility treatment gaining in popularity today rose out of months-long isolation and the tendency toward introspection. More couples are opting to put off pregnancy until realizing certain life goals. Single women who want children but haven’t found the right partner are deciding to pursue motherhood on their own. New treatment options for […]
Should I Consider Freezing my Eggs?
Having a child is a highly personal decision. Planning when you have that child is equally personal. You and your partner, or you on your own, know timing is everything. As life and its demands intervene, you hit the pause button on starting a family. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate and as your biological […]
What Should I look For When Choosing Donor Eggs?
When you approach the decision to grow your family by becoming pregnant, compromised fertility may be of some concern. A good number of couples and individuals have no idea their fertility is an issue until pregnancy doesn’t occur even after months of well-timed intercourse. In today’s world there are many treatment options for infertility, and […]
I Want a Baby But Not Just Yet-Am I Being Selfish?
For many women, the path to motherhood is clear, and has been from a young age. There are those women who just seem to be born nurturers, casting any aspirations for self aside, and focusing on feathering a nest for her brood. These women seem eager to begin their families and never look back. Some […]