“Primum non nocere” is Latin for “above all else do no harm”. This a part of the Hippocratic Oath that all physicians take, which has taken on a whole new meaning during the COVID 19 pandemic. As time goes by, we learn how to better provide the highest quality fertility care in a safe […]
This year’s NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) is about “empowering you and changing the conversation”. Infertility is a challenge that affects millions of Americans. The NIAW movement is here to help and support all who are struggling with infertility and want to build families.
How can you participate? Head over to NIAW 5 Day Photo […]
Couples seeking fertility help to start a family should know that lifestyle, diet, and health can impact the ability to conceive. The steps that they take before, during and after fertility treatments may improve their odds of getting pregnant.
The results of fertility treatments may be more positive when the couple keeps their overall health […]
E-cigarette use, or “vaping”, due to statements of greater safety than cigarette smoking, has become more popular among adolescents and pregnant women. Moreover, it has been used more commonly in recent years as an alternative by individuals who are attempting cessation of cigarette smoking. Due to a lack of long-term and second generation data, […]
This year’s theme for
National Infertility Awareness week (NIAW) is #InfertilityUncovered, which
focuses raising awareness about the lack of access to family building options
and emotional support for millions of women and men struggling to build a
family. Visit NIAW to learn
Follow us on as we will be
publishing educational posts about infertility.
NIAW is organized by RESOLVE, the National […]
With so much information about fertility it can be difficult to determine what is true or false. Here are a few misconceptions explained.
Myth 1: Lie in bed with your feet in the air to increase chance of getting pregnant.
While this potential routine after intercourse may be ritualized for some couple who are trying […]
If you are seeking fertility treatment you’ll find that there are unfamiliar terms and jargon used. While there are treatment related terms such as IVF, IUI and ICSI that patients commonly come across, what are other terms that are important for patients to know and to learn about? Here are some of the most […]
National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is later this month from April 22nd to 28th! This year’s theme is #FliptheScript to help change the conversations so that the community understands how far reaching the issue is and how factors such as insurance, laws, costs, sexual orientation, and religion play in the ability to build a […]
When a couple is trying to become pregnant, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key component of reproductive success. Studies show that women who control their weight with diet and exercise have a greater likelihood of getting and staying pregnant. For men, the benefits of proper weight include higher sperm counts and sperm with […]
FAQ: What can couples do in terms of diet, lifestyle and other habits to improve the chances of fertility?
Women who have significant weight gain or extreme weight loss are more likely to not ovulate on a regular basis or at all. An ideal body mass index optimizes regular, ovulatory cycles among women of reproductive age, provided that reproductive hormone tests are in range. Minimizing alcohol intake improves the chances for pregnancy, […]