Fertility Cares Blog

Author: Joseph A. Hill, III, M.D.

Painkillers During Pregnancy
Painkillers During Pregnancy
A study found that taking painkillers during pregnancy may affect the unborn child’s future fertility. Ibuprofen, trade name Advil and Motrin, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat…
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When to Seek Help for Infertility
You’ve tried to get pregnant, but wonder if it’s time to take a different approach. Most couples desiring a pregnancy expect success immediately. However, the natural chance of becoming pregnant…
Fibroids and Fertility
Fibroids and Fertility
Uterine fibroids are associated with both infertility and miscarriage depending on their size and location. However, not everyone with fibroids, even large ones, will have difficulty getting pregnant. This causes…
Can Uterine Polyps Cause Infertility?
Can Uterine Polyps Cause Infertility?
Uterine polyps are growths attached to the inner wall of the uterus and protrude into the uterine cavity. Can uterine polyps cause infertility? Polyps more commonly occur in older women,…
What Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle?
What Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle?
The purpose of the menstrual cycle is to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. Understanding how your period affects your chances of pregnancy is an important part of understanding your fertility.…
Is Vaping During Pregnancy Safe?
Is Vaping During Pregnancy Safe?
The health risks of tobacco have been known for decades. Patients often assume that e-cigarettes, or vaping, are safer than conventional smoking. In fact, many women who smoke switch to…