Sex After Cancer

Here are some key takeaways: Talk to your doctor about how cancer treatment will affect your sex life before treatment begins. Your doctor may be able to help you navigate treatment options that can better preserve your sexual functioning. Any type of cancer can affect your sex life, not just...

How Millennials Differ as Parents from Gen X and Boomers

With every new generation, we as a whole get to experience familiar cycles of life anew through their eyes. But while the life benchmarks might be the same, the experiences can be vastly different because of the world the newer generation now lives in. The economy, society, technology all have...

Choosing the Right Prenatal Vitamin

Whether you’re trying to conceive, planning on starting I.V.F., or recently learned you are pregnant, your baby needs essential nutrients to grow and develop. Research links deficiencies in certain vitamins with certain types of birth defects, so taking a prenatal vitamin can potentially protect your baby from developing birth defects...

Psychological Health During the Lockdown

During these last chaotic six months, health has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds—maintaining health, protecting health, improving health, and saving health. For many of us, COVID-19 has completely taken over our priorities and we now are watching and monitoring our bodies with greater scrutiny than ever before. But...

The Impact of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco on Male Fertility

Certain drugs, including some prescription drugs, can have an impact on sperm count and male fertility. If you and your partner are trying to have a baby, you may want to talk to your doctor about how your medication, alcohol use, or drug use can impact your fertility and sperm...

Can Too Much Exercise Lead to Infertility?

Exercise is great for your health, can help you maintain a healthy body weight, can reduce stress, and can even help you sleep better. Research published in the journal Sports Medicine even found that 30-60 minutes of vigorous exercise every day could reduce the risk of infertility in women. But...

Are Sperm Counts Decreasing?

When research published in Human Reproduction Update noted that sperm counts have steadily declined between 1973 and 2011, with the average decline being around 53%, the results alarmed many writers, scientists, and doctors. The study, which was a meta-analysis (basically, meta-analysis is a type of research that compiles the statistical...

I.U.I. versus I.V.F.

If you have been struggling to get pregnant, two of the most popular infertility treatment options often discussed are artificial insemination (I.U.I.) and in-vitro fertilization (I.V.F.). What are the differences between these two methods of assisted reproductive technology (A.R.T.) and which one is best for you? Every couple’s infertility journey...

Preparing for I.V.F. Series: Diet

What you eat as you prepare for your first cycle of I.V.F. can improve your chances of success and promote a healthy pregnancy. While we hear quite a bit about the importance of prenatal vitamins and diet in pregnancy, women aren’t the only ones who need to watch their diet....

Preparing for I.V.F. Series: Take Inventory as a Couple

Infertility is defined as a couple’s inability to get pregnant after one year of having unprotected sex. However, if you are over 35 years old and have been trying to get pregnant for more than 6 months, you may also want to consider going in for an infertility evaluation with...

Understanding How Weight Affects Fertility

How Weight Can Affect Fertility If you are trying to get pregnant, and are struggling to conceive, you are not alone. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, out of 100 couples, 12 to 13 of them will have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. Infertility can...