Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects 7% to 10% of women in the United States. While we’re learning more about PCOS daily, this leading cause of infertility continues to be steeped in mystery as we aren’t sure of its cause or how to treat it. Manage PCOS Naturally Fortunately, some of the hormonal and biochemical imbalances inherent in PCOS symptoms can be … [Read more...] about Managing PCOS Naturally
Ovulation occurs about 12 to 16 days before a woman’s period begins. Ovulation refers to when an egg is released from a woman’s ovary and is an ideal time to try for a pregnancy. Becoming familiar with ovulation isn’t something that typically happens until pregnancy is desired, so it’s understandable that many women have heard of ovulation, but don’t know when it takes … [Read more...] about How Ovulation Works and Why Your Period Can Affect Fertility
Pregnancy is absolutely possible with one fallopian tube, assuming you and the solo tube are healthy. In fact, as many as 85% of women who are at optimal pregnancy age (22 - 28) and who only have one tube conceive a baby within two years of trying consistently - even after an ectopic pregnancy. While women are usually born with two fallopian tubes, and both are used to … [Read more...] about Can I Get Pregnant With One Fallopian Tube?
Learning to predict your “fertile window” is one of the best things you can do if you’re trying to conceive a baby at home without invasive fertility treatment interventions. Identifying the most likely fertility windows, based on when you ovulate, requires tracking your menstrual cycle for several consecutive months. Free Fertility Apps to Track Ovulation & … [Read more...] about 5 Free Fertility Apps for 2023
We understand that those trying for a pregnancy are anxious to conceive, and the instinct to seek medical care within a few months of trying to get pregnant naturally may seem logical. Fertility Solutions understands the stress that those who wish to conceive immediately can feel when it doesn’t happen right away, but our team also wanted to clear up some misconceptions … [Read more...] about How Long Should I Wait to See a Fertility Specialist?
It’s normal to be afraid of just about everything when pursuing IVF treatments. It can feel like one wrong move will lead to a failed cycle. In fact, IVF success rates are highest for women and couples who adhere to general “healthy lifestyle” guidelines, including daily exercise. Multiple studies correlate regular, moderate-intensity exercise before and during IVF with … [Read more...] about Exercise Guidelines During IVF
Overall physical health is a cornerstone of fertility health. And, as fertility specialists, we also honor that a person’s mental and emotional well-being also impacts their physical health. That’s why we’re particularly interested in the continuing findings of Harvard’s multi-generational study, proving that social connections notably - and positively - impact overall … [Read more...] about Social Fitness for Overall Well Being
June is Pride Month, and Fertility Solutions joins the LGBTQ+ community in celebrating gay pride in New England and throughout the country. Fertility Solutions is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and has helped to build families for our LGBTQ+ persons in need of third-party reproductive services such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization … [Read more...] about Celebrate Pride Month with Fertility Solutions
Are you facing a recent cancer diagnosis? Learning that you may need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment is daunting for anyone, and most cancer patients are understandably 100% focused on their recovery from the time they grasp the diagnosis. However, many patients and doctors, even in modern medicine, skip over an important issue before diving into … [Read more...] about How Fertility Should Factor into a Cancer Diagnosis
Women (and couples) struggling with infertility have a challenging time from the minute they’re diagnosed until they give birth to a healthy baby. Holidays, especially those focused on children or the role of the parent - like Mother’s and Father’s Days - can be especially painful. As a loving family member or friend, there are several things you can do to support your … [Read more...] about This Mother’s Day, Support Your Friend with Infertility