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Common Signs of PCOS and Why There Is Still Hope

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a health problem that afflicts 1 in 10 women in the United States. PCOS creates a hormone imbalance and an imbalance in your metabolism. This can affect many facets of your health including your fertility. PCOS is treatable and although women can be diagnosed any time after puberty, most […]

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Over 40? Fertility Facts You Need Now

There was a time, a few generations ago, when women over the age of 35, let alone 40, dare not plan to become pregnant. The risk to mother and baby increased with each passing year. Today there are many ways to ensure the health of both mother and baby and healthy pregnancies among women who […]

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The Thrill isn’t Gone: How to Feel Sexy When Going Through Fertility Treatment

Making a baby should be fun for you and your partner, but dealing with a diagnosis of compromised fertility can stress out even the most loving of couples. Scheduling sex robs the spark of spontaneity and putting romance on the calendar just seems wrong. Yet, that’s your reality right now. When sex begins to feel […]

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Does Ibuprofen Really Affect Male Fertility

Over-the-counter pain relievers are of great benefit to many individuals. They are typically non-habit forming, work well to relieve common aches and pains and reduce fever. Headaches, menstrual cramps, pulled muscles and back pain can all be made easier by taking this non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Taking the recommended dose of ibuprofen (200-400 mg every […]

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Does Corona Virus Affect My Fertility?

The corona virus is on everyone’s mind right now. As we slowly come out of “shelter-in-place” recommendations and get used to that “new normal” everyone keeps talking about, we all have so many questions. With “what we know” constantly changing it’s difficult to have a clear understanding of who is most vulnerable, and how the […]

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Should You Avoid Sports When You Begin Fertility Treatment

People participate in sports for many different reasons. Competition can be a fun way to challenge yourself to do better, athletic endeavors offer a great way to stay fit, and slamming a tennis ball over the net or making that perfect drive onto the green just feels good. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or weekend […]

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Don’t forget about Self Care for Body, Mind, and Soul During Fertility Treatment

Taking care of yourself, mind, body, and soul is always essential to a healthy life. This type of holistic self-care is never more important to your personal well being than when you are going through treatment for infertility. It’s widely known that stressors of all kinds-emotional, physical, spiritual-take a toll on health. There’s a direct […]

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Getting Through Family Functions While Undergoing Treatment for Infertility

When you’re going through treatment for infertility it seems as though every encounter is fraught with emotion. Feelings of vulnerability and a looming sense of “what if?” make even a trip to the grocery store feel like you’re navigating a minefield of feelings. Family gatherings are nearly impossible to endure without needing a moment to […]

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Should We Take a Break From Trying To Conceive

When you’re actively trying to conceive, whether you’ve been diagnosed with infertility and are going through treatment, or you’re months into trying to conceive naturally, lack of success can take a serious toll. Each negative pregnancy test, each time your period begins, every time you open social media to see a pregnancy announcement, you dissolve […]

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Just What Is Secondary Infertility?

For couples who have had no trouble conceiving and have experienced a successful pregnancy, secondary infertility can come as somewhat of a shock. Having conceived one or more times before you may anticipate the next time will follow suit. When conception fails to occur naturally, you grow concerned. Many women feel a sense of confusion […]

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