IVF Diet

Preparing for I.V.F. Series: Diet

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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. …

Mens IVF Guide

Men’s Guide to I.V.F.: How to Navigate Your Role Successfully Before, During, and After Treatment

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Medically, the male role in the I.V.F. cycle involves the sperm retrieval process, which coincides with the woman’s “follicle aspiration” procedure—the procedure used to retrieve the eggs. Men may not realize it, but just as women have a monthly cycle, male sperm production is also cyclical. Basically, what this all …

What Lowers Sperm Count? Stay Cool. Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Laptops May Impact Male Fertility

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Key Takeaways From This Article: Heat exposure to the testicles is known to impact sperm production. Sperm is very sensitive to temperature changes and is produced at temperatures lower than body temperature. Men’s choices can impact sperm count, especially when those choices expose the scrotum to excessive heat. Men who …

COVID-19 and fertility pregnancy

COVID-19’s Impact on Fertility Treatments, Birth Plans, and Pregnancy in America [Updated July 28, 2020]

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UPDATE: The American Society for Reproductive Medicine issued an update for April 24 – May 11, 2020. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASRM called for the suspension of new fertility treatment cycles. This guidance has changed. As many parts of the nation position to re-open in the …