Women’s Health

That stubborn weight and how it affects your fertility…

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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?

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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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What not to do when you have the flu

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Here are the Top 3 things you SHOULDN’T do if you have the flu… and the three things you can do instead Antibiotics kill your gut microbiome: When you take antibiotics for an infection, they not only fight against that bacteria, but they also kill ALL the good bacteria in your gut. The long term…

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Do you clench your pelvis?

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Have you ever clenched your jaw? Or felt your shoulders be tight? Similarly, lots of women clench their pelvic muscles. This clenching and restriction of the muscles often make it difficult to conceive. Why? Because clenching or tightness of muscles decreases blood flow. And relaxation increases blood flow. When speaking about fertility, blood flow particularly to the ovaries to…

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Is your uterus on FIRE?

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Is your uterus on fire? If you are one of the many women who have experienced IVF failure, implantation failures, or frequent miscarriages — you may have an inflamed uterus. Inflammation has been connected to almost every dis-ease from heart disease to cancer to diabetes. Would it be any surprise that inflammation has an affect on…

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NSAIDs may be affecting your fertility

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Are you one of the thousands of women who regularly have to take over the counter pain medications to help you through your cycle? On average, 84% of women report menstrual pain and about 50% report having pain with every cycle. With this type of prevalence, the use of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories is pretty high. In…

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Taking Progesterone is Not The Solution to Your Fertility

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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

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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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Why didn’t clomid work?

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To stimulate ovulation, many women are given clomid as the first line of therapy. Usually, you don’t need to see a reproductive endocrinologist but rather, your OB/GYN can prescribe clomid for you. However, it’s often not the magic bullet. It doesn’t work for many women who have underlying problems that haven’t been diagnosed. – PCOS is…

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