Most pregnant women know what to do to protect their unborn babies. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, don’t eat raw meat, don’t sit it a hot tub or sauna, don’t clean the cat litterbox, etc. But did you know there are things you can do while you’re trying to get pregnant (or even thinking about trying) that could enhance your fertility and help make sure your pregnancy is the healthiest it can be?
While many things that are our of our control when it comes to fertility and pregnancy, we can control our lifestyle choices. Here are some tips for self-care along your journey to have a family.
Not surprisingly, one of the most common questions we’re hearing from our patients is: “Should I get the COVID vaccine?” For both women who are pregnant and those who are trying to get pregnant, our answer is, “Yes.” You can rest assured that we’re basing our advice on guidance from several trusted sources, including the […]
Valentine’s Day this year was extra special for Holly Sanchez, because that’s the day she and her husband welcomed their beautiful daughter, Amelia. Holly says she began the journey to conceive her family dreams last year because she didn’t want to have any regrets. “I’d been facing infertility for about 15 years and had never […]
At Fertility and Endocrine Associates, we’ve been helping couples conceive family dreams for almost 30 years. We often tell our patients that while in vitro fertilization may offer couples their best chance to have a baby, most of them don’t need it. Many common fertility problems can be treated with medication, minimally invasive surgery or […]
Infertility can have many causes, many of which are beyond our control. But there are some lifestyle changes you can make to increase your chances of getting pregnant. One of most important changes is losing weight, particularly for couples who are considered obese.
Obesity is most often measured by BMI (body mass index). To find your BMI, take your weight divided by height in inches squared, multiplied by 703. You are considered overweight with a BMI between 25.0 and 29.9, and obese with a BMI over 30. Morbidly obese is categorized as 40 BMI or above.
Fertility and Endocrine Associates is excited to offer our patients a new test by Cicero Diagnostics labs that can help some patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) increase their chances of becoming pregnant. The new test, called ReceptivaDX, looks for abnormalities in the uterine lining, which are usually caused by endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition […]
At Fertility and Endocrine Associates, we’re getting a lot of questions from our patients about the COVID-19 vaccine, so we wanted to share some guidance from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration issued approval for the first COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed in the United States […]
Most of us have heard tall tales and legends from our parents or grandparents. These stories are passed down through generations, and they’re shared again and again. By the time we hear them, they might be mostly true, partly true or completely false. The details vary a bit depending on where you live, your cultural […]
Issues with fertility are very common in both men and women. In fact, 1 in 8 American couples will face the challenges of infertility. Many factors can cause female infertility, including genetic abnormalities or medical conditions such as endometriosis. These issues can be treatable, but you have no control over whether they affect you. However, […]
When a woman decides she does not want to have more children, she may opt for a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies. A tubal ligation is a medical procedure that is meant to be a permanent form of birth control. Before going down that road, it’s important to be absolutely sure your family is […]