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Stress and IVF: How to Combat It

Anxiety and stress are common emotions during any pregnancy. It seems as though you and your partner are in constant “worry mode.” Will the baby be ok? Will you be able to handle childbirth? Are you financially and emotionally ready to raise your child? These and many other concerns go round and round in your […]

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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 […]

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How Strength Training Affects Fertility

Strength training is a healthy fitness trend that’s really taken off in recent years. This form of exercise uses resistance to tone muscles and improve strength and endurance. You can incorporate the use of resistance bands, use isometrics and even plyometrics (jump training) but most people associate strength training with lifting weights. If you incorporate […]

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Can Exercise Help Me on My Fertility Journey

Exercise is as much a part of your health and wellness as diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A brisk walk or bike ride, cardio kickboxing, yoga and strength-training are all great ways to get in shape and manage stress. But what about exercise during your fertility journey? Can it help? Will it interfere with […]

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Fibroids and Their Impact on Fertility

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumors that grow in the uterus. A fibroid occurs when a single muscle cell in the uterine wall multiplies and grows and forms a benign tumor. Uterine fibroids are common and affect 20% of women who are childbearing age. Within the African American community fibroids are two to four times […]

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Low Sperm Count and Treatment Options

Low Sperm Count Treatment

Infertility is the condition whereby a man and woman are unable to conceive naturally. In the US infertility affects 13% of couples with one third attributed to male factor infertility. Without the intervention of a fertility specialist, there is a very low likelihood of conception. Male factor infertility means a man is unable to impregnate […]

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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 […]

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Does Being Underweight Affect Fertility

Fertility and Obesity

Infertility impacts around ten percent of the population in the US. There are myriad reasons why those of childbearing age experience difficulties becoming pregnant. Both female factor infertility and male factor infertility stem from many different conditions and sometimes both partners contribute to infertility. Even more frustrating? A diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Sometimes your fertility […]

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Does Being Obese Interfere with Fertility?

Obesity is a major health concern in the U.S. The obesity rate for Americans ages 15 and over is a staggering 42.4%. Researchers predict that number will creep past 50% in the next decade. And with it any related and potentially life-limiting conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. You already know the list […]

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Are There Herbs to Naturally Support My Fertility Treatment?

In the last few decades the traditional western approach to medicine combined with naturopathic medicine proved to be successful in treating many conditions. Naturopathic medicine uses natural remedies such as herbs, supplements, acupuncture and nutrition as a means of helping the body heal itself. But what are the benefits of herbal supplements to fertility? And […]

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