Transfer of Cryopreserved Embryos is Safe and Highly Effective

Transfer of Cryopreserved Embryos is Safe and Highly Effective

Many couples are wary of using cryopreserved embryos believing that there are increased risks of health to the child and lower chance of a successful pregnancy. However, transfer of cryopreserved embryos is safe and highly effective in helping couples achieve a successful pregnancy. Numerous studies performed in the last few years and an analysis of […]

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What Is PMDD?

What is PMDD?

What is PMDD? PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) impacts the psychological well-being of 3-5% of reproductive-age women. When symptoms are severe enough to cause problems with work or personal relationships, it is likely that a woman is suffering from PMDD. PMDD has only recently been recognized as a distinct disorder. Previously, women suffered in silence. The symptoms […]

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are ubiquitous in the environment being used in the manufacturing of pesticides, industrial chemicals, plastics, cash register receipts, hand sanitizers, medical equipment, dental sealants, personal care products, sunscreens, cosmetics, and other common consumer house hold products such as carpets, vinyl flooring, flame retardant clothes, furniture, and electronics, canned foods, and even […]

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Preservation of Eggs and Sperm

Preservation of Eggs and Sperm

Preservation of eggs and sperm is now a component of the discussions in women and in men who wish to preserve their reproductive capacity. Our ability to cryopreserve and reliably use these oocytes in an efficient manner that produce children has paved roads for both medically indicated and social gamete preservation. But what about those […]

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Painkillers During Pregnancy May Affect the Unborn Child’s Future Fertility

Taking Painkillers During Pregnancy May Affect The Unborn Child’s Future Fertility

A new study finds 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 pain, fever, and inflammation. It is not recommended during pregnancy or even while attempting pregnancy due to potential adverse effects on ovulation, implantation and […]

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Is it Safe to Take Herbal Supplements During Pregnancy?

Is it Safe to Take Herbal Supplements During Pregnancy?

Herbal supplements are increasingly popular with many believing that they are natural alternatives to more conventional medicines commonly prescribed in Western medicine. Unlike prescription drugs, natural herbs and vitamin supplements do not have to go through the rigorous evaluation proving safety and efficacy by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of this, the quality […]

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Should Men Refrain or Repair Varicoceles That Could Cause Infertility?

Should Men Refrain or Repair Varicoceles That Could Cause Infertility?

Clinical varicoceles are common. They represent as a dilated grouping of veins and the added temperature imparted, or decrease in testicular vascular drainage are believed to affect negatively the testicular environment. This altered environment is believed to alter sperm parameters. Some may be symptomatic, affording men a dull, achy pain with intercourse.  Others, a common […]

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Metformin Can Decrease the Risk of Late Miscarriage in Women With PCOS

Metformin Can Decrease the Risk of Late Miscarriage in Women With PCOS

Many women with PCOS and borderline diabetes are prescribed Metformin for control of glucose levels as they are attempting to conceive. There have been a number of studies that show use of this medication can increase fertility and decrease the risk of of an early miscarriage. A study presented at the annual Endocrine Society meeting […]

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Why Measure Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Why Measure Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine organ at the base of the neck that helps regulate metabolism. Thyroid disease is a common ailment affecting over 6% of reproductive age women. Thyroid disease is 5 to 8 times more common in women than in men. The easiest way of determining thyroid function is by measuring Thyroid […]

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Vitamin D Levels May Reduce the Risk of Miscarriage

Vitamin D Levels May Reduce the Risk of Miscarriage

A recent study published in the Lancet suggests that Vitamin D levels may reduce the risk of miscarriage in women who have already had a miscarriage. In this prospective cohort study, investigators followed 1191 women who were trying to conceive and had at least one prior loss. At baseline, 47% of women had adequate Vitamin […]

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