The Ovulation Situation, Part II: The DuoFertility Monitor – As Effective as IVF!

The Ovulation Situation, Part II: The DuoFertility Monitor – As Effective as IVF!

You’ve been trying to get pregnant for while, but despite the fact that all of your tests for fertility are normal, nothing’s happening. You’ve tried to assess your ovulation situation using an app, a kit, and even a watch, with no luck yet. Before you throw the towel in and pursue aggressive treatments, there is hope: the DuoFertility Monitor. This new apparatus that precisely monitors your body’s temperature has been clinically shown...

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The Ovulation Situation, Part I: Cheap & Effective Fertility Tests

The Ovulation Situation, Part I: Cheap & Effective Fertility Tests

The first time you heard the word “ovulation” was most likely in middle school health class when you learned that once a month a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is ready to be fertilized. That simple textbook explanation made getting pregnant sound so easy that you’ve been a diligent user of contraception your entire adult life. Until now. You’re ready to get pregnant, and you realize that you...

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How You Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

How You Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama has been all over the news lately pushing her “Let’s Move”  initiative which advocates for better nutrition and more activity, especially in children. Childhood obesity is high in the U.S. (approximately 13%), although it has leveled off since the First Lady launched the “Let’s Move” program in 2010. While I am not a pediatrician who deals with children, I am a gynecologist who deals with parents and am...

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Are You Fit 4 Fertility?

Are You Fit 4 Fertility?

What does “Fitness For Fertility” really mean? When you hear the word “fitness,” you probably immediately think of exercise. But the true meaning is much more comprehensive than simply working out.  It actually means to be in a condition of readiness. And when you are thinking about getting pregnant, you absolutely need to be fit, both physically and psychologically. Deciding to start a family or expand your existing one takes a lot of...

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