Uterus Removal and Menopause

It is estimated that 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies each year. Of
these 600,000 women, only 10% require the procedure as a treatment for
suspected or diagnosed cancer.

My Uterus is Measuring Large for Gestational Age

The term large for gestational age (LGA) can be confusing and scary, for some women. The fundal height measurement is typically used once a pregnant woman starts showing. It is the measurement from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus.

Brown Period/Red Period: Is Something Wrong?

Menstruation is the means by which the uterine lining is expelled from
the body each month. During the three to seven days it takes for most
women to complete a menstrual cycle, changes in blood color may be

What is a Tilted Uterus?

Your gynecologist or obstetrician may use the term tilted uterus during
one of your regular visits to describe the positioning of your uterus,
but what exactly is a tilted uterus?

What Home Fertility Tests are Available?

It is a huge step to make an appointment with a fertility specialist.
Many couples wait months to years before making an appointment. Some
claim the cost of fertility help is just too high and others want to
wait one more month to see if the test finally reads positive.

Common Causes of Extremely Low Sperm Count

There is nothing worse than going through tons of fertility tests only
to find out your husband has an extremely low sperm count without an
identifiable cause. Inevitably, extremely low sperm counts are going to
have a medical cause of some kind.

Does My Uterus Age?

Sometimes women choose to freeze eggs when they are healthy and abundant
in hopes of starting a family later in life, but as the years of
menopause approach, does the uterus age to the point that conception and
healthy pregnancy is impossible?

What Drugs Are Used for Fertility Treatments?

There are multiple means of conception via fertility treatments. Some
women opt to have embryos transferred into the uterus and others choose
to have sperm and egg implanted in hopes of a more natural conception.

Embryo Banking and Cancer Treatment

Embryo banking is an option for women facing fertility problems, but
women with cancer can also use the procedure to increase their chance of
having children after treatment.

Oocyte Banking and Cancer Treatment

Oocyte banking is one of the top options for fertility preservation when facing cancer treatments as a woman in her reproductive years. The procedure requires time, which is one of the contributing factors in patient/doctor final decision.

Gonadal Suppression and Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can reduce or
eliminate fertility for female patients. Before starting therapy, women
who want to increase the chance of conceiving after treatments are
complete often seek out methods fertility preservation.

Ovarian Transposition and Cancer Treatment

When facing cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation, women of
child-bearing age may be presented with various methods of preserving
fertility. Ovarian transposition is one procedure your doctor may

Sex or IVF – Options for Conceiving Without a Partner

When it comes to conceiving a child without a partner, women have two choices. They can choose to talk with a close personal male friend to arrange an intimate relationship for the sake of conception or in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Help, I’m Pregnant and Addicted to Caffeine

Caffeine is the most used drug in the world. From the start of our days
with triple espresso lattes to the end of our nights with caffeinated
iced tea, soda and energy drinks, we constantly consume caffeine –
sometimes in alarming amounts.

Do I Have to Gain Weight During Pregnancy?

Weight gain is just part of pregnancy. The weight of the fetus, placenta, growing uterus, extra blood and body fluid all account for extra weight. Just how much extra weight a woman should gain during pregnancy has been the topic of debate for quite some time.

Is Maternal Instinct Natural?

There are tons of scientific articles about maternal instinct and how
all mammals display this instinct on some level, but what most people
are truly asking about when they pose this question is not the
scientific side of the matter.