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 […]
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 […]
Low Sperm Count and Treatment Options
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 […]
Low Egg Reserve. How Is It Treated?
The frustration you feel when you are trying to conceive but nothing is happening is overwhelming. You aren’t sure what’s wrong, but you know there must be a reason you aren’t able to conceive. If you’ve been actively trying to conceive for one year (six months if you are over 35) without results, it’s time […]
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 […]
What is OHSS and How to Minimize the Risk
Fertility treatment is an answer to the prayers, hopes and dreams of many couples and individuals experiencing infertility. IUI, IVF and cryopreservation of your eggs all involve ovarian stimulation. When your physician provides medication to encourage your ovaries to produce mature eggs it’s known as ovarian stimulation. While these treatments are highly successful, they are […]
I’m Vaccinated and Starting IVF-Should I Get the Covid-19 Booster?
There’s so much information (and misinformation) surrounding Covid-19, the vaccines and boosters and the average person is easily confused. For people considering or already undergoing, treatment for infertility, who obtained the vaccine but not the booster shot, avoiding the booster shot may seem prudent right now. Of course it is ultimately up to you to […]
Multiple IVF Failures: What Are the Next Steps?
Currently, IVF is the most successful infertility treatment available and the answer to overcoming many of the causes of infertility. In a controllably precise process your doctor stimulates the growth of multiple eggs using medication and then harvests the eggs. The lab fertilizes your viable eggs using your partner’s (or donor) sperm. Embryos develop 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 […]
Can Chinese Herbal Medicine Boost My Fertility?
An inability to get pregnant on your own is usually connected to an underlying condition. With the intervention of a fertility specialist and a course of treatment, many couples go on to conceive, either through a few courses of fertility medication, surgery or a procedure such as IVF. Today more and more physicians are incorporating […]