Blog Posts in 2019

  • Coping with the Emotional Trauma of Infertility

    Infertility is traumatic, and millions of women in their prime childbearing years face this obstacle. They know firsthand about the heartache and frustration of not being able to conceive after months or even years of trying, and often wonder “why me?” Even women who have already had one child but experience what is called secondary infertility, or difficulty conceiving another child, can ...
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  • How a Sexually-Transmitted Disease Could Affect Your Fertility

    Sexually-transmitted diseases, also called STDs or STIs, are spread by sexual contact with an infected person through the genitals, mouth, or anus. Many cases of female infertility are attributed to untreated STDs, specifically, the two most common STDs: chlamydia and gonorrhea. These preventable, common causes of infertility can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the upper ...
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  • Can Acupuncture Improve Fertility?

    Facing infertility causes overwhelming anguish among millions of couples who experience it every year. With all the home remedies and fertility drugs on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to treatments for increasing your odds of conceiving. Modern healthcare has opened the door to many seemingly novel treatments, such as acupuncture. While it has become very ...
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  • Reasons it Might Be Difficult to Conceive After Your First Pregnancy

    If you’re trying for a second baby and having a hard time, you’re not alone. In fact, nearly 25% of couples seeking fertility treatment are already parents. Many couples think conceiving a second child will be simple after having their first. However, millions of couples struggle with what is called secondary infertility. This diagnosis refers to parents who have not conceived after 12 months of ...
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  • National Infertility Awareness Week

    National Infertility Awareness Week is April 21 – 27, 2019 Currently 7.3 million Americans are facing infertility, no matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status, infertility doesn’t discriminate. Together, we can change how others view infertility. It begins with being part of a national movement, National Infertility Awareness Week. This week unites millions of Americans who want to ...
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  • How Soon After I Remove an IUD Can I Get Pregnant?

    The IUD is an extremely effective form of birth control, and more popular than ever, because it lasts between 3 to 12 years and requires no maintenance. If you’re a woman, you’ll likely appreciate the fact that you can “set it and forget it,” too, rather than taking a daily birth control pill or having to use condoms with your partner every time you have sex. Hormonal IUD types release a synthetic ...
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  • Trying to Conceive: What Days Am I Most Fertile?

    Getting pregnant can be a challenge, and any woman who has successfully conceived knows it can take patience and even a little bit of luck. If you’re trying to conceive, know that it’s highly unlikely to get pregnant outside of the narrow, monthly window when you are your most fertile. Understanding when you are most fertile can make it easier to get pregnant, though, because conception only ...
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  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fertility: What You Can Do

    A common cause of infertility in women is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This condition is very common and affects about 5-10% of women of childbearing age, and yet more than half of these young women remain undiagnosed. While many women opt for birth control pills to combat the hormone imbalance and improve symptoms, this is only a temporary remedy. When women with PCOS decide to start a ...
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  • At What Age Should Women Worry About Their Fertility?

    Lately, more and more women are waiting to have children until later in life, which makes the topic of age-related fertility increasingly concerning. Everyone should abide by their own individual timeline, so when it comes to having children, there is no singular age every woman should aim for. However, because women are generally more fertile when they are young, there are a few factors women ...
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