Infertility Factors: Understanding is the 1st Step to Beat the Odds

Infertility Factors: Understanding is the 1st Step to Beat the Odds

Infertility is increasingly a problem in our country. Yet the public isn’t aware of how widespread fertility issues truly are. An estimated 7-15% of the population suffers from sub-fertility. As more and more couples delay childbearing, that number may continue to rise. Well over five million children worldwide have been conceived with the help of medical interventions, and the number of babies born from parents who utilize assisted...

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In Honor of National Infertility Week: Lifting the Taboo from Infertility

In Honor of National Infertility Week: Lifting the Taboo from Infertility

As a young doctor, I quickly learned that some medical conditions were considered taboo. Infertility is a one of those conditions, and couples often suffer in silence. Even though there are many online communities for chatting with others who share their diagnosis, this is often done from the privacy of their living room and under pseudonyms. When infertility is a secret from close friends and family, walls go up and what the couple needs most...

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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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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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Fertility 101

1% of couples experience infertility. Infertility is defined as one year of trying to conceive without success. As women age, the chance of conceiving in any month declines from a high of 25% per month at age 20 to 5% per month to age 40.  We recommend an evaluation after that first year of trying . If you are > 35 years old after only 6months of trying, experts suggest an evaluation. This is not a contradiction; although it may take an...

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