Young women battling breast cancer have their whole lives ahead of them. That includes motherhood for some. Chemotherapy is the standard treatment for early stage breast cancer. Ovarian failure, or the development of early menopause, is a common long-term side effect of chemotherapy. The ovaries no longer produce eggs that leads to conceiving a child. Research … Read More
If you are receiving fertility treatments or concerned about your ability to get pregnant, consider including a natural, complementary practice thousands of years old: acupuncture.
If you are 35 or older and concerned about risks associated with pregnancy, experts say there are various factors to consider besides your age. Although many studies report increased risks in pregnancies in women over the age 35, Dr. Perni says, there’s nothing magic about the number 35, says obstetrician/gynecologist Uma Perni, MD. “Some risks do … Read More
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For many couples, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the last resort in conceiving a child. If you’re standing on IVF’s doorstep, you’ve probably got a long list of questions and concerns. For most women it boils down to one thing: Will I be able to have a baby? That’s the one question modern medicine can’t … Read More
Infertile couples put a lot of pressure on themselves to make a baby, especially as the months roll by. You have little time or patience for life’s unanticipated events. Your health or travels may interfere with your ability to conceive, but, fortunately, you have options. For men, banking sperm can be a viable alternative. [Tweet … Read More
There’s ample information — as well as misinformation — out there about the causes of male infertility, or the inability to father a child. Let’s take a look at the most common suspects and see what’s truth and what’s myth. Dangers of heat The testicles are generally slightly cooler than the abdomen because they are outside the … Read More
With some pregnancies, everything is fine — until suddenly it isn’t. You hear, “You’ve lost the baby.” And, just like that, you become one of 6.7 million women who are diagnosed annually with subfertility – impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. It may be old-fashioned, but many couples pursue a … Read More
When you first learn that you’re infertile, you feel a flood of emotions. In the middle of your grief and sadness, you and your partner must make decisions that may affect you physically, emotionally and financially. Understandably, you want to know the best options to treat your type of infertility and what each treatment choice … Read More
It begins as an idea. “Yes, a child might be nice someday.” Then you stop using birth control and wait. A month passes, maybe another. And you’re still not pregnant. Now, you’re starting to worry. Not so fast. “The rule of thumb is if you’ve been trying to get pregnant for 12 months and are … Read More