Your body and mind undergo dramatic changes during pregnancy. Some of these changes are caused by the growth of your baby while others are caused by hormonal changes within your body and the emotional ups & downs that you will undoubtedly experience as you prepare to welcome new life into the world.
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, taking the time to process all the information and making decisions regarding the preservation of your fertility is very crucial.
You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that sunshine can boost your fertility! According to research studies, spending more time in the sun improves fertility in both men and women. In some cases, increase sunlight exposure can boost a woman’s fertility by as much as a third and women may be 35% more likely to have successful IVF treatment. As for men, sperm activity is twice as much in the summer months (July and August) as compared to January.
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most common infertility treatments available today. It involves the retrieval of a woman’s eggs from her ovaries, their fertilization in a laboratory with the man’s sperm, and the transfer of the formed embryos back to the woman’s uterus.
Did you know that sperm counts in western world have almost halved in the last 50 years and continue to fall at a rate of nearly 2% per year? This alarming trend can be attributed to factors such as high levels of lead and other toxic chemicals in the environment, use of harmful pesticides, certain occupations, increased stress, and a sedentary lifestyle.