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Articles from February, 2020

What is Premature Ovarian Failure?

Premature ovarian failure can be explained as early menopause. Menopause begins for most women between the ages of 42 and 56. Premature ovarian failure will occur in 1 in 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 29 and 1 in 100 women between the ages of 30 and 39. Symptoms The symptoms of premature…. read more

Lifestyle Modifications to Boost Your Fertility

When it comes to figuring out how to boost your fertility naturally, there are many questionable ideas floating around the internet. It all begins with moderation. Here are a few examples of factors that can impact your fertility: Alcohol Consumption Extreme alcohol consumption has been associated with decreased fertility, but it is unclear the exact…. read more

Signs of Ovulation

Signs of ovulation can vary for each person, while some women will not experience ovulation symptoms at all. The time of ovulation also differs for each woman; some will ovulate on the same day of their cycle every month, while others may ovulate on varying days. Ovulation is a large part of getting pregnant, so…. read more

How Acupuncture Can Help Address Fertility Problems

The insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body is known as acupuncture. These specific points, which reside on channel or meridians, can regulate the way the body functions. It can address problems that affect fertility, such as an under-functioning thyroid (Hypothyroidism) or over-functioning thyroid (Hyperthyroidism).  Treating Infertility Acupuncture has been used…. read more

Boost Your Fertility with Antioxidant Supplements

In today’s world, there are many pregnancy-harming substances known as free radicals, or reactive oxygen species, as well as other toxins. It is normal for your body to create some free radicals, and they are necessary during ovulation, but excess free radicals can lead to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can negatively impact both female and…. read more

How to Get and Keep a Healthy Sperm Count

When a couple is struggling to get pregnant, most people automatically assume that the infertility can be attributed to the woman. However, up to 40-50% of infertility is liked to the male. One of the most common issues contributing to male infertility is low sperm count. A low sperm count can be defined as anything…. read more

What to Do When You Are Diagnosed with Unexplained Infertility

Have you been told that you have unexplained infertility? You may be wondering how, after all the testing, you still don’t have answers. Approximately one in five couples are diagnosed with unexplained fertility, even after a complete fertility work-up. It can be difficult, causing many couples to think that the reason is out there, it…. read more

What to Do When Your Body Responds Poorly to Fertility Medications

“Poor responder” is a term that may be used to describe a person whose ovaries and body do not respond to fertility medications. They typically require higher doses of stimulation medications to produce 4 or less than the optimal number of eggs needed for IVF treatment. This usually means that they will have a lower…. read more

Testing & Treatment of Uterine Factor Infertility

When there are abnormalities of the uterus, a woman can be diagnosed with uterine factor infertility, which can significantly impact the ability to conceive and carry a successful pregnancy. Uterine factor infertility is a general term that encompasses many scenarios that could cause the inability to conceive. Women may develop a uterine problem due to…. read more

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