The leading cause of female infertility—affecting nearly 25 percent of infertile couples—is a problem with ovulation, also known as an ovulatory disorder. When a woman has problems with ovulation, she may ovulate irregularly, infrequently or even not at all. The most common cause of ovulation dysfunction is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
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The end of the year is often a time where many of us reflect on the year past and make resolutions for the year ahead. For patients who are experiencing infertility, there is an even greater motivation to make lifestyle adjustments in the new year. The good news is, making
Most women have cursed them at some point in their lives. At best, we’ve tolerated or even ignored them. It isn’t until we’re trying to get pregnant that most of us focus intently on our menstrual cycles. Then, suddenly, we’re observing every detail like a wildlife expert on assignment. We’ve
Although many people still think of infertility as mostly a female problem, the male partner’s role is just as important. We interviewed Dr. Paul Shin, SGF’s board certified reproductive urologist, to find out more about male factor infertility and how diet and lifestyle choices play a role. According to Dr.
Most people have at least heard of vitamin D, as it has been widely discussed the last several years. Vitamin D is also known as the “sunshine vitamin.” It is produced in the skin in response to sunlight exposure, and can also be consumed through food and supplements. What most
There are always new articles popping up about what a woman can do to enhance her fertility potential. These enhancements run from the practical—eating healthy, exercising, having an ideal BMI—to the more superstitious—eating exotic fruits and nuts or standing on your head after sex. What’s often left out of this
The Sperm Development Cycle Takes about 74 Days Most people probably don’t give much thought to sperm development until perhaps conception appears that it’s taking longer than it should. The good news, there are some very tangible lifestyle changes that men can make to improve their sperm health and overall
At the age of 25, Olivia Hutcherson had it all: New York City at her fingertips, a Top 30 spot on the hit television show So You Think You Can Dance, and a new backup dancer gig with Madonna. Then, on her 26th birthday in 2015, her world turned upside
While it’s very important to have healthy lifestyle habits while pregnant, these same behaviors are just as important when you’re trying to conceive. Staying physically active, eating well, and quitting smoking are some of the many ways that you can prepare your body to be in the best possible shape
Dr. Eric Widra, Chief Medical Officer of Shady Grove Fertility, examines fertility in your 20s, 30s, and 40s—including potential obstacles and ways to boost your fertility. Getting Pregnant in Your 20s From a biological perspective, your 20s represent the decade in which you have the greatest fertility potential. You have the highest