Health

Is your uterus happy?

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally, undergoing IVF, or considering an egg donor (like my patient I was talking to today), you need a healthy uterus to support the growth and development of an embryo into a child. There are some key things you can look for to determine the health of your uterus.…

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Taking Progesterone is Not The Solution to Your Fertility

Progesterone Levels and Egg Quality Most of you might be aware that progesterone is playing a significant role when it comes to infertility treatments today. It’s also known to play an important role in pregnancy and miscarriage. But, several people ask us what progesterone does with the egg quality. Is there any relationship between these…

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Birth control and fertility

Until you’re ready to have a baby, birth control is essential. And, on average, young girls begin having sex in the early teen years and often wait to have babies till their 40s. So, that’s almost 25 years of needing “protection” from what nature intended… babies! So, what to do till then? I have so many…

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The Key to Feeling Well Rested Isn’t Just The Amount Of Time You Sleep

By Richard Stevens, University of Connecticut | Photo Credit: Davi Ozolin, CC BY-NC-SA   A dark night is good for your health Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep,…

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Can I measure my fertility before it’s too late?

I saw an article recently titled “A new hormone test can give Utah women a glimpse of their fertility…” written in 2016. This article was about a hormone called AMH. And, what shocks me is that they called it a “new test” in 2016. This test is anything but new! More so, I want to…

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Low Level Laser Therapy (photobiomodulation) for Infertility Treatment

Laser therapy is cutting edge application for rejuvenating the ovaries, reversing ovarian age, and treating infertility. In the past 50 years, low level lasers have been utilized to treat inflammation and pain in other parts of the body, specifically joints and muscles. However, research suggests that quality treatments administered to the ovaries and uterus can…

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Your Endometrium & how it relates to your fertility

The endometrium is the lining of the uterus where an embryo will implant and grow… eventually turning into the placenta to support life. It’s mostly made of mucosal tissue. The endometrium is thickened by signaling of progesterone from the ovaries, along with the rise of estrogen that happens just before ovulation — in preparation for…

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The Truth About Fertility

What is happening to our fertility? There is a steady decline in male and female infertility in the U.S. and globally. In some countries, fertility is so poor that the government is incentivizing people to pro-create. My article below will address what factors may be contributing to infertility or sub-fertility, and also offering the best…

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That stubborn weight and how it affects your fertility…

Your body weight is an indicator of your health – and is affected by so much more than your caloric intake and exercise. The women I see in my office are generally the ones that have been on so many different diets and exercise regularly. Yet, they are still heavier than they would like to…

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How Can Basal Body Temperature Charting Support Fertility?

The timing of intercourse is very important when it comes to becoming pregnant. By doing so at the right time, you can save your time and energy being spent on trying. Because the timing is important for successful conception, monitoring the days of fertility is also becoming important. If you can find out the days…

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