Smoking and TTC

Can You Get Pregnant If One of You Smokes? DYK many people don’t know that smoking affects your fertility? And this is true for both women and men!  Most people know that smoking causes lung cancer, COPD, and heart disease.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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All Eggs ARE NOT Created Equal: 5 Tests to Assess Egg Quality

All Eggs ARE NOT Created Equal: 5 Tests to Assess Egg Quality If you’re TTC or thinking of freezing your eggs for use in the future, both the quality and quantity of your eggs are important.  But of the two, as long as you have some follicles and are able to respond to ovarian...
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What does Diminished Ovarian Reserve mean?

What Does That Really Mean? For women starting fertility treatment, your ovarian reserve is one of the first things your fertility specialist will assess. What is your ovarian reserve, and what does it mean if it’s diminished? Can you still get pregnant? Ovarian Reserve...
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Why OB/GYNs Need to Talk to Patients About Fertility

Most women have an OB/GYN they see regularly for birth control, Pap smears, STI testing, and any issues with their “lady parts.”  For many women, the gynecologist is the only physician they visit on a regular basis.  Gynecologists can be on the front line of detection for health...
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Let’s Talk About Infertility…

Article Contributed by: Shashwat P. Baxi, MBA Strategic Partner with WINFertilityGenetics For full disclosure, my wife and I have decided to hold off on having children for at least a couple years to be able to develop our relationship as a married couple before introducing a...
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Understanding PCOS and Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), sometimes known as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), is one of the most common hormonal disorders among women in their childbearing years, according to RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association. It’s responsible for as many as one third of...
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Coming Out of the Infertility Closet for the Holidays

5 Tips for Telling Friends and Family There’s so much secrecy around infertility.  When you’re having trouble TTC, you may feel guilty or inadequate, and wonder, “What’s wrong with me?”  Many people keep quiet about their fertility problems because it’s so painful for them to...
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Breast Cancer and Your Fertility

How Can You Get Treated and Preserve Your Fertility? A diagnosis of breast cancer is shocking to a woman, and even more so to women in their child bearing years.  Breast cancer is rare in younger women, but it does happen.  In the U.S., nearly 49,000 women under age 50 are...
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Thrombophilia and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Are You at Risk? Recurrent pregnancy loss is emotionally devastating to the women who suffer from it. Feelings of sadness, grief and guilt may overwhelm you. Having one miscarriage is harrowing enough, but having two or more, as recurrent pregnancy loss is defined, forces you to...
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Top 6 Reasons for Failed Fertility Treatments

A failed IVF cycle can unleash an overwhelming torrent of emotions. Going into the cycle, you felt anticipation and building excitement, hoping this will be when your family starts, and worry at the same time. Will it work? When a cycle fails, you and your partner may feel grief...
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