Irregular periods are extremely common among women and don’t always signify issues with fertility. However, if the irregularity persists, it may be time to see a physician.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder in women where the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, the male sex hormone. Although women usually have small amounts of androgens, large amounts can cause hormonal imbalances which result in multiple side effects including infertility.
Many women have the desire to become pregnant, but often the idea of infertility is not really thought about until you are looking to start a family. There are a number of reasons why a woman might have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term.
You may know a lot of women above the age of 35 years that get pregnant, but did you know being 35 or older is considered advanced maternal age? A woman’s fertility begins to decline from age 30, and by 35 there is only a 15-20% chance that you might get pregnant every month. So age matters a lot, but it’s not impossible to have a child later in life. Here are some tips for getting pregnant after the age of 35 years.
A woman’s body undergoes a lot of changes during pregnancy, and hot summer weather does make it more difficult to cope with these changes. The actual likelihood of summer heat being harmful to your pregnancy is not common, but let’s consider how this might occur.
Healthy men can father children even in their 60s and 70s, while women in their late 40s or 50s can find it difficult to conceive. But that doesn’t mean when couples are facing problems with infertility, the focus should be on the woman. With June being Men’s Health Month, let’s look at how common male infertility is.
Did you know that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the foremost cause of female infertility and yet 50% of women with PCOS aren’t aware of they have the condition? The month of September has been designated as PCOS Awareness Month to help people with PCOS effectively overcome complications associated with this condition.
National infertility week is observed from April 21st to April 27th of this year with the goal to raise awareness about infertility and help people successfully cope with this condition.
Many couples struggling with infertility experience some amount of depression and anxiety during the holiday season. Having to answer the same questions over and over again (When are you planning to have a baby?) can lead to awkwardness and pain. So, how do you make it through the holidays without feeling stressed out? Here are a few tips for a Happy Holiday while Struggling with Infertility: