Traditionally, doctors have prescribed Clomiphene (Clomid) for women struggling to become pregnant because of PCOS and/or irregular cycles. Because of a recent study, there is a new drug that may soon take its place!
Letrozole, a drug used most often to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women is now making its way into the fertility world!
As part of a fertility friendly diet, women hoping to become pregnant may actually strengthen their fertility health by eating raw seeds. Seeds contain important nutrients that help get your body ready to conceive and create a safe place for the egg to grow and call home for the next 9 months!
In a recent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, the University at Buffalo and the Emory University, researchers found a link between high cholesterol levels and infertility.
It seems fitting that National Infertility Week would follow Easter; the holiday of bunnies and eggs. As we celebrate the renewal and awakening of spring, it is also a time that we often reflect on the struggles that we have endured over the year. By springtime we are often exhausted from another year of TTC.
If you are currently TTC and have had prior miscarriages, your doctor may have prescribed you a low dose of aspirin to take on a daily basis. This common practice is based on prior medical research that shows that aspirin can help prevent further miscarriages.
Did you know that your sense of smell intensifies when you are on the verge of ovulation? As your eggs are preparing to release, you are suddenly more sensitive to the morning smell of coffee, the roses in the garden, the popcorn in the microwave and the perfume that the lady sitting next to you is wearing.
Did you hear about the Dooley family from California? They made fertility news by giving birth to identical triplets! What makes their story even more unusual is that they conceived them naturally, without fertility drugs. Also adding to the story is that multiples don’t even run in their family!!!
So it is that time of year again. An opportunity to reflect on the time that has passed and look ahead to what the upcoming year has to offer. There are many of us who have similar goals; lose weight, exercise more, eat better etc….
Turns out that these little bundles of cabbage are an awesome addition to your TTC tool box!
Believe it or not, it can only take a little more than an hour from start to finish!
On a good day, it can look something like this:
30 minutes for the sperm to make their way to the fallopian tubes.