What to Research Before Starting Fertility Treatment

Trying to conceive can be an exciting and sometimes emotional time for a couple. When you find yourself struggling to conceive you may start researching a fertility specialist to help you become pregnant. However, more is involved in the process aside from making the appointment. There are some things you will need to research before going to the doctor’s office.

Fertility testing can be a long process and it is important that you have prepared yourself for this journey. By being prepared you can save yourself a lot of money and it can also help you avoid any surprises. This will also give you time to write down any questions you have beforehand. Read more ›

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Can Certain Pillows Reduce Heartburn?

During pregnancy a woman can experience some pretty severe heartburn that is both uncomfortable and can affect their quality of sleep.

The good news is that there is a pillow system being tested at a Cleveland Clinic that may help bring some much needed relief from heartburn. This pillow system is shaped like a candy cane. Not only will it provide elevation to ease heartburn, but it will also provide a side position for sleeping on the left side.   Read more ›

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Men Told to Avoid Tight Pants to Increase Fertility

Fertility experts have advised men who are trying to have a family before they are forty then they should avoid wearing tight pants.

Professor Allan Pacey has warned that by wearing tight pants it can result in there being two and a half times less fertile sperm. He has also said that the quality of men’s sperm can decrease after they are forty years of age and that studies have found that children who are born to father’s over the age of forty have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, autism and Down syndrome. He has also stated that the average age for men to have their first child has been rising since 1970 and now the average age is 32. Read more ›

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Can Your Cervical Mucus Tell You If You’re Pregnant?

While women are who are trying to conceive are during their two week wait to take a pregnancy test they may ask if their cervical mucus changes during pregnancy and if it could be an early pregnancy indicator. The answer that is disappointing is no. It can be very tempting for women who wish to become pregnant to jump on every symptom as a way to tell if they are pregnant.

It is easy to assume that the cervical mucus could be an indication for early pregnancy as it can help you determine if you’re ovulating. The vaginal discharge will probably not be much different than it is just before starting menstruation. Read more ›

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New Study Suggests Your Washing Machine Could Damage Fertility

For a while it has been unknown why chemicals responsible for disrupting hormones have been found in lakes and rivers. However, it is now known that is actually coming from washing machines. It has puzzled scientists for quite some time as to how compounds that are flame retardant and the chemicals that make plastic become bendy have ended up in the environment because factories have taken precautions to avoid spills. Read more ›

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Why You Should Freeze Your Eggs

Scientist have recently conducted a study in order to figure out the best time for a woman to freeze her eggs if she wishes to become pregnant later on in life. The age that they have found is 34 or younger. When these ages freeze their eggs, they will have a higher success rate for conception later on in life. By waiting until later in life to freeze the eggs, it reduces the chance for a live birth. Read more ›

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Decline in Dog Fertility May Have Human Implications

A study was conducted over the course of 26 years that found there to be a decline in the quality of dog sperm and it may also help to bring light on fertility changes that human men experience. The study also implies that environmental chemicals could be a factor for this infertility.

Samples of semen were taken from Labradors, border collies, German shepherds and golden retrievers. They used them to help breed dogs that are intended to help people who are disabled. Over 232 different dogs were tested with a rate of between 42 and 97 dogs each year. Read more ›

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US Fertility Rate is Falling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released statistics showing that the US fertility rate has fallen to its lowest point on record. They began keeping record of the fertility rate over a century ago.

This rate is based on the number of births that occur out of 1000 for women who are aged 15 to 44 and the government began tracking this information in 1909. It was within the first three months of 2016 that this rate fell to its lowest level of 58.8 births per 1000 women. Read more ›

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Study Links Cancer Drug Given in Pregnancy to Fertility of Daughters

Study suggests that a cancer drug given to pregnant women could affect daughter’s fertility

A new study has come forward with the suggestion that a chemotherapy drug that is given to pregnant cancer patients could have an impact on their daughters. The drug in question is called etoposide and researchers have discovered that it can cause damage to an animal’s ovarian tissue and it could also have an impact on humans. Read more ›

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Celebrity Fertility Struggles

For many people becoming pregnant is not always easy and some celebrities know this struggle as they too have faced it. There are several celebrity parents who struggle with fertility for many years before they were able to have children.

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy and his wife struggled with fertility for five years before making the decision to have a surrogate pregnancy. He is one of few celebrity dads that has talked about his fertility struggles. Read more ›

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