Endometriosis can make it extremely difficult or impossible to conceive without advanced medical care and fertility treatment.
Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is commonly used in a clinical setting
to measure fertility or ovarian reserve. While AMH is widely used and
accepted as a viable marker, little research shows how lifestyle factors
affect age-specific AMH levels.
Common staples of Mexican cuisine include beans, tortillas and rice, all
of which can provide healthy nutrition for pregnant women.
Many women are seeking the best dietary and lifestyle approaches to promote fertility. An important
concept of the fertility-friendly diet is that foods to avoid are just as important as those that are beneficial to consume.
How much potential does advanced maternal age have for resulting in
adverse pregnancy results outcome? In other words, when is the
expiration date for a woman's eggs?
You’d think many eggs would always increase a woman’s level of
fertility, but I recently learned that’s not necessarily the case. There
are many challenges for fertility treatments, in particular, the risk
of ovary overstimulation.
Researchers in India recently published a study in the journal Fertility and Sterility supporting D-Loop genotyping to predict risk of endometriosis.
Researchers from Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research in
Australia recently published an in-vitro study that could hold the key
to increasing implantation success rates. The study was published in the
journal Human Reproduction.
Researchers in France recently completed a study investigating the
pregnancy rates between medical/conservative surgery and conservative
surgery/radical surgery treatment of ectopic pregnancy.
What if the cleaning supplies you use to make your home presentable are causing your fertility problems?
Researchers compared ovarian response to various factors, including anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol level (E2) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
The best method of boosting fertility while breastfeeding is
charting – basal body temperature, cervical mucus and periods, if
Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) may have adverse side effects on
fertility and pregnancy, according to a study published in the journal
More than 70,000 cancer diagnoses are given each year to patients
between 15 and 39 years old. Many patients are women still in their
reproductive years. The life-saving chemotherapy these women need is the
same chemotherapy that kills off any hopes of natural reproduction.
Fortunately, fewer and fewer women are still in the habit of douching.
While it might make you feel cleaner in the moment, it can actually have
a negative effect on your fertility if you’re trying to conceive.
Researchers at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital (Scotland) recently
published a study in BJOG on a possible correlation between hemorrhage
and altered fertility. The hemorrhage does not appear to be the
contributing factor to infertility.
BOTs (Borderline Ovarian Tumors) carry a higher risk of relapse – up to
30%. Factors associated with relapse have not been accurately identified
leaving doctors with incomplete prognostic information prior to
Researchers from the Create Fertility Center in Ontario, Canada,
recently published a study comparing preterm birth rates in pregnancies
conceived with blastocysts versus day 5/6 embryos.
Men supposedly think about sex every few seconds and constantly envision
themselves in interesting sexual situations. These tales of Hollywood
and old wives are nothing more than intimate ways to set men apart from
Researchers from the Warwick Medical School have recently completed a
study that correlates recurrent miscarriage with a possible flaw in the
While significant studies exist revealing how young female cancer
patients feel about future fertility and impact of cancer treatment on
fertility, little is known about fertility perception in the healthy,
female adolescent population.
Patients with ER (estrogen receptor) positive breast cancer may choose
to preserve fertility using cryopreservation. The process included COS
(controlled ovarian stimulation) to harvest eggs for cryopreservation.
Endometriosis can be detrimental to fertility. After surgery, treatment may be suggested to prevent recurrence of the condition, especially in women who want to achieve pregnancy post surgery.
Information about fertility and fighting infertility tends to be aimed more at women than men. Women are told to note body temperature, cervical mucus and menstrual cycles, but men have no body changes to track so is there really a reason to keep a fertility journal if you’re a man?
Trying to make a baby is an exciting time – at first. Early on in the process, you don’t necessarily expect to get it right the first time. You imagine, however, that after two or three months tops, your partner will be proudly displaying that positive pregnancy test.
As the year comes to a close and you haven’t found the right fertility solution to help you conceive, it may be time to take a new look at your fertility.
There are many factors that can affect fertility. While there are
many reliable sources that can help you understand these factors,
fertility myths abound. One of these factors is a deep cervix.
Male fertility is a complex animal. Granted, it’s not nearly as complex as female fertility, but it’s still complex. There are a great many factors that go into determining whether or not you’ll be able to do your part in creating that bundle of joy.
Researchers have studied the outcomes of pregnancies conceived with
use of laparoscopic myomectomy, but robot-assisted technologies have not
been thoroughly tested.
Young women diagnosed with endometrial cancer may think pregnancy is
out of the question, but researchers at the University of Ulsan College
of Medicine in Seoul, Korea report otherwise in a study published in
the European Journal of Cancer.