Fertile Talk

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Facebook and Apple Offer $20,000 for Family Planning!

Did you hear what Apple and Facebook have just committed to?  Both of these companies have pledged to give up to $20,000 to their employees to help pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and/or egg freezing services.

IVF and Acupuncture News

Oh my goodness, this is so cool!

Olive IVF in Vancouver BC just announced a new program that integrates Eastern and Western medicine practices.  IVF patients can now receive acupuncture before and after their procedure from the onsite practitioners in the new acupuncture rooms!

Is Your Water Bottle Affecting Your Fertility?

Are you struggling with infertility? 

If so, you may want to throw away your water bottle according to a new study done by Jody Flaws of the University of Illinois.

Are Klinefelter or Kartagener Syndrome Causing Your Infertility?

Could Your Partner Be Suffering From Klinefelter and/or Kartagener Syndrome?

If you have been struggling to get pregnant for awhile, one of the easier tests to start with is a semen analysis.  The results may point to irregularities in sperm count, shape or movement and there is a list of potential causes for any of these issues. 

Could Letrozole be the Answer to Infertility?

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!

Using Seeds to Increase Fertility Health

Trying to have a baby? Doctors recommend eating seeds!

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! 

Are Cholesterol Levels Linked to Infertility?

It looks like there is another good reason to get healthy before TTC (trying to conceive)!

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.

National Infertility Week!

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.

Should You Take Aspirin While 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. 

Is Your Nose an Ovulation Predictor?

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.

Ovulation Calculator

Format: 10/22/2014
Increase your chances of getting pregnant! Our Ovulation Calculator will help you predict when you ovulate - your prime time for becoming pregnant.

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