Steps You Can Take Today to Boost Your Fertility
As defined fertility is the ability to produce offspring. And the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) defines infertility as an inability to conceive after twelve consecutive months of trying through regular sexual intercourse without birth control or six months for those over 35. If you’re trying to conceive and not having any success […]
Unexplained Infertility. What Can Be Done?
So, you and your partner are trying to conceive, and it’s taking much longer than you thought. After a year of trying to grow your family without success (6 months if you’re over 35) it’s time for some answers. But those answers may not be as clear cut as you want. Unexplained Infertility According […]
What Causes Male Factor Infertility and What Can We Do?
When a couple tries to conceive without success finding a reason is critical. The focus at that point typically shifts to the woman’s fertility. Is she ovulating? Might she have endometriosis? PCOS? What about her age? These are all very valid concerns when a couple has trouble conceiving. If a couple is trying to conceive […]
Will Playing Sports Impact My Fertility?
Whether you have a standing pick-up basketball game at your local park each week or you belong to a beach volleyball league your sports participation may concern you regarding your fertility. Here we take a look at how playing sports impacts both male and female fertility. Participating in sports is a great way to get […]
New Hope for Older Moms
Today’s parents have more options than ever available to them thanks to advances in assisted reproductive technology. Women in their 40s and 50s realistically entertain the notion of growing their families. Although your fertility changes as you age that no longer mans the door to having a child is permanently shut. Here are some of […]
8 Warning Signs You Could Be Suffering from Fertility Issues
Most people don’t consider fertility until they want to start a family. Suddenly what seemed easy is a challenge. Month after month, to no avail, you schedule intercourse around the ideal time for conception and then your period arrives right on time and you sigh in frustration. Sound familiar? According to The National Infertility Association […]
What Does PGT Look For?
One of the most tragic experiences for couples trying to conceive is a positive pregnancy test, followed by a miscarriage. Pregnancy loss is devastating no matter when it happens, but it’s especially crushing for those dealing with infertility. And for those couples or individuals who opt for IVF as a path to parenthood a failed […]
How Can Your Loved Ones Support Your IVF Journey?
Family, friends, acquaintances and work colleagues are constant reminders of your fertility struggle. It’s a much clichéd joke that people begin asking “when are you having a baby?” at your wedding reception. And most couples field that inquiry at each and every family, social and work gathering. It’s never easy to manage others’ expectations, especially […]
Blocked Fallopian Tubes: What Can Be Done?
The fallopian tubes are part of a woman’s reproductive system and connect the ovaries with the uterus. Each month, typically mid-cycle, one of your ovaries releases an egg during ovulation. The egg travels through the fallopian tube and into the uterus. If fertilization doesn’t occur then the egg sheds along with the lining of the […]
What’s New in Treatment for Endometriosis?
Endometriosis affects roughly ten percent of American women between the ages of 25-40 (more than 6.5 million), the time when most women begin trying to conceive. This disease occurs when cells similar to those found in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) attach themselves outside of the uterus and tissue begins to grow. These endometrial-like […]