Has your OB/GYN or fertility specialist mentioned Clomid as a potential fertility treatment option? If so, we’re not surprised. Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is one of the fertility treatment market's safest, most trusted, and longest-used female fertility treatment medications. 5 Reassuring Truths About Clomid Here are five facts worth knowing as you decide whether or … [Read more...] about 5 Facts to Know About Clomid
What is Ovulation? Ovulation is the rupture of the dominant follicle to release a mature egg. There are many hormonal changes associated with ovulation, but the key event is a surge in LH (luteinizing hormone) triggered by the high levels of estradiol produced by the dominant follicle. This LH surge has many effects, leading to egg maturation and follicle rupture about … [Read more...] about Ovulation: What & When
Women are born with all the eggs (oocytes) they’ll ever have. And these eggs die off by the thousands each year. This process is entirely normal. However, some women are born with less-than-normal eggs, or their egg stores diminish more rapidly than usual. This leads to diminished ovarian reserve. Diminished ovarian reserve is normal in women 40-years-old and over … [Read more...] about 5 Causes of Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Keeping to a healthy diet can be incredibly stressful and hard to achieve, which is completely understandable. But when you are trying to conceive, your diet is a really important part of the puzzle. It’s pretty common knowledge that you should adhere to the food “pyramid”, and eat plenty of greens every day, but in practice that can be difficult. Dealing with busy … [Read more...] about Food for Thought: Tips for Conception
We’ve heard it again and again. Thirty is the new twenty, forty is the new thirty. With longer life expectancy, older age for retirement, improved healthcare and even products that help us defy the look of aging it’s easy to see why we seem to be a decade younger than we actually are. Unfortunately, our ovaries didn’t get the memo and it is shocking to many young women to … [Read more...] about 40 Isn’t the New 30 When You’re Trying to Conceive
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?
With a range of symptoms that often fall under the radar of a proper diagnosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition many women are unaware they have until they struggle to conceive and/or carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Women who have PCOS have a higher risk of needing a C section. They are also at a higher risk for conditions such as gestational diabetes and … [Read more...] about PCOS, Infertility and Pregnancy
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
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 understand 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 … [Read more...] about How Long Should I Wait to See a Fertility Specialist?
Thinking Outside the Petri Dish_ When most people hear the words “fertility treatments” they think of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and hormone injections - with good reason. Over the past decade IVF has become increasingly popular as the technology has advanced at lightning speed and made headlines with an impressive 50% success rate in women under 35, the ability to … [Read more...] about Fertility Treatment Options Beyond IVF