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 […]
Adenomyosis. Does It Impact Fertility?
Adenomyosis is a condition that impacts the lives of as many as one-third of child-bearing aged women in the US, although some reports state as many as 70% of all women may have this excruciating condition. Adenomyosis presents with symptoms that include painful, heavy periods, abnormally lengthy periods, pronounced pelvic pain and painful intercourse. Adenomyosis […]
Uterine Polyps and Miscarriages
Uterine polyps, also called endometrial polyps, are small soft growths inside of a woman’s uterus. Kind of like a skin tag, uterine polyps are an overgrowth of tissue from the endometrium or lining, of the uterus. They vary in size with some as small as a chia seed and others as large as golf balls. […]
Unexplained Infertility: Is It a Myth?
Infertility, in and of itself, is a frustrating experience. Beginning with trying to conceive for a year or more (six months for those over 35) and having zero success to the tests and ultimately, hopefully, a treatable diagnosis. The entire endeavor is somewhat grueling emotionally and physically, but oh the payoff! You finally realize your […]
The Truth About Covid Vaccines and Preterm Delivery
It’s no surprise that pregnant women focus on the health and wellness of their unborn children, first and foremost. However, your baby’s health is dependent on your own to a large degree. That’s why it’s very concerning to the medical community that statistics show only about a third of pregnant women in the US are […]
Genetic Carrier Screening: I’m Healthy So Do I Really Need it?
For couples and individuals with a history of genetic disorders a carrier screening test brings peace of mind. Doctors typically recommend genetic carrier screening if you or your partner are at high risk for passing on certain diseases like Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis. Of course, you don’t always know whether you’re a carrier and not […]
What to Expect During and After an Early Miscarriage
Early miscarriage is especially difficult. You’re likely settling into the notion that you’re pregnant and then it’s over. You’re sad and confused and, of course, apprehensive about trying again. An unfortunate statistic is that 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, depending on age, and it’s much higher in advanced reproductive age. The majority occur before […]
Late Miscarriage: What Are the Causes?
Miscarriage is a difficult, yet common (1 in 4) occurrence in early pregnancy. Early miscarriage usually happens due to fetal or embryo abnormalities, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities, exposure to certain toxic substances or medications the mother took prior to realizing she was pregnant. Early miscarriage is the term which describes loss of pregnancy prior to […]
Early Miscarriage: What Are the Causes?
Anyone who experiences a miscarriage knows how devastating it is. An early miscarriage, so soon after finding out and possibly sharing your happy news can almost seem like a betrayal. You may feel as though your body failed you or that nature is unbearably cruel. If you’ve experienced a miscarriage, you probably know the statistics; […]