You Can Change!

You Can Change!

As a physician, I am in the business of promoting health. I believe my job is to create a partnership with my patients in order to help them improve their quality of life. Although I am a gynecologist/reproductive endocrinologist, I don’t want to limit myself to only fixing problems relating to women’s reproductive health. To truly maximize your health, I believe that the journey involves working on improving mental, physical, and...

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How to Make Exercise a Treat, Not Torture

How to Make Exercise a Treat, Not Torture

Recently I was talking to a client about lifestyle — in particular diet and exercise. When I asked about how often she worked out, she replied, “I know that I SHOULD exercise but I have so much to deal with now, especially the infertility. I feel that I’m entitled to a break — I need to treat myself — so I am not exercising.” How sad, AND how counterproductive! Let’s evaluate her message: 1) I hate to exercise,...

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What Does Healthy Feel Like?

What Does Healthy Feel Like?

A respected dietician recently posed this question: What does healthy feel like? This is a question I encourage all of my patients and clients to consider, especially when they want to get pregnant.  It’s a proven fact that a woman at her ideal body weight has improved fertility when compared to her peers who are either too thin or overweight. But that alone won’t guarantee health and body readiness for pregnancy, nor does it mean that...

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Spring Into Fitness for Fertility

Spring Into Fitness for Fertility

Spring is here, and change is in the air. Historically, it is also a time of rebirth and reawakening. For those struggling with sub-fertility and infertility, a sense of new beginnings can be a welcome shift. As the weather warms up and the outdoors beckons, the desire to re-evaluate goals, including  improved diet and more frequent exercise,  comes naturally. While your fertility doctor analyzes the obvious factors affecting your fertility...

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February is the Month of Love

February is the Month of Love

February is the month of love. It’s a time that makes us all think about relationships. But before you consider others, think about the person you should love most of all and unconditionally at that: yourself. Many women love themselves at least partially. They have some degree of self-esteem and self-awareness, which helps them to be comfortable in who they are as a person. Still, it is very common for women to not fully love and accept...

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