WARNING: Before you waste money on OTC test, you can get comprehensive answers from a fertility specialist—often at no cost. In recent years, several at-home versions of common fertility diagnostic tests have been made available over-the-counter. These tests offer patients an affordable and convenient means to check their fertility at
Category: Fertility Health
One of the most common questions OB/GYN’s have for their patients is “When was the first day of your last period?”. The answer to this question may feel like part of the usual routine at your annual OB/GYN appointment. If you have been trying to conceive without success, the answer could
Elizabeth McQueen’s demanding career as an engineer drastically changed from weekly travels to steps from her living room to kitchen as the COVID-19 pandemic paused life as we know it. Egg freezing was always an attractive option to McQueen, who first visited Shady Grove Fertility physician, Dr. Naveed Khan, several
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).
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