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?
The trigger shot is one of the most exciting shots in the injectable fertility medication lineup because it’s administered when you’re egg follicles are adequately matured. Trigger shots are used in several different scenarios, depending on your family building plans, reproductive history, or fertility treatment needs. Whether you’re just embarking on the fertility … [Read more...] about Trigger Shots 101
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