The majority of cancer treatments will cause women to become infertile. Yet many women are not properly informed about fertility preservation options prior to beginning chemotherapy or other types of cancer therapy. Here are some options for preserving fertility that should be considered before starting cancer treatment.
Your fertility specialist may sometimes order an endometrial receptivity analysis (ERA) test to help improve fertility treatment outcomes.
Infertility is a major issue in today’s world with many people failing to receive treatment due to lack of awareness about this condition. National Infertility Awareness week is celebrated from April 23rd to April 29, 2020 to help those suffering with infertility understand the various options available to them and the importance of seeking treatment at the appropriate time.
During pregnancy, the baby is relying on mom to provide the nutrients needed to grow and develop. For this reason, it is especially important to follow a well-balanced healthy diet which includes food from each food group. However, pregnant women do have increased needs of calcium, iron, and folate, so a daily prenatal vitamin is recommended prior to conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding. It may also be beneficial to take a DHA supplement containing omega 3 fatty acid which helps in proper brain development in the baby.
Endometriosis is an extremely common condition that affects about 30% of women during their child-bearing years between the ages of about 15 to 45. The month of March is celebrated as Endometriosis Awareness Month to help more women understand the facts about this condition.
With so many fertility options available today, how do you know which treatment will work best for your condition? This is a very important decision that plays a vital role in making your dreams of having a healthy baby come to true. IUI and IVF are two very commonly used options.
You probably know of many celebrity moms who have become pregnant in their 40s or later – Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Salma Hayek to name a few. While such stories are wonderful, it would be wrong to assume it’s easy to conceive at that age. For most women, fertility decreases rapidly after age 35 making it very difficult to get pregnant. Egg freezing is a good option for women would like to conceive at some point in the future.
Deciding when is the right time to start fertility treatments can be difficult. The ticking of the biological clock is one the biggest factors that determines the chances of successful treatment outcomes. Here are a few guidelines to help you decide if this is your year to start fertility treatments.
Folic acid is your friend if you’re planning to start a family. Folic Acid Awareness week is celebrated in January to bring attention to the crucial role played by folic acid in the healthy growth and development of your baby. Here are some of the important benefits of taking folic acid during your pregnancy.
The holiday season can present unique challenges for childless couples. Seeing old friends or family members with kids can evoke a sense of sadness. Even worse is having to answer the same questions about your condition over and over again. Here are some tips for surviving the holidays while struggling with infertility.