What’s YOUR natural conception Rate?

Apr 07, 2015 | Fertility Care
I think women are generally unaware of their natural conception rates based on their age. Most 30 year olds think they can wait until they're 35 to get pregnant because they are under the impression that bad things happen after age 35. Conception rates based on age tell a different story. Most of my patients are surprised when I share natural conception rates with them. Fertility peaks at age 30 and declines from there. Be sure to know what your fertility indicators say about you so you can figure out the best plan for you and your future family. This CDC website has a lot of helpful FAQs.    

Divide in Scientific Community over Men’s Underwear

Apr 07, 2015 | Fertility Care
The online article published this morning titled, "Fertility Issues Caused by Men's Underwear Divide Scientific Community," totally cracks me up. I can reassure you that men's underwear has NOT divided the scientific community. Fertility docs agree that anything you can do to keep things cool down there can only help. But in my search of finding the coolest underwear, I thought I'd put together this list of what I  call "gear to keep things cool." 1. Snowballs: Yes, they exist. Personal cooling underwear. Not the kind of balls you were probably thinking of! 2. Anti Ball Crushing (ABC) shorts and pants: I thought it was a joke when I heard about this. Totally not a joke. I've heard they're super comfy. 3. Other types of keeping it cool underwear: Naked Shop underwear, and underwear with Coolmax technology. Hope this helps!  

Stopping SIDS

Apr 06, 2015 | Fertility Care
One Seattle Children's doctor thinks he's close to stopping SIDS This doc gets hero status in my book. The pain of losing a child is like none other. May his research efforts give us the answers we need to end such a tragic disease.  

“Weird” Science

Apr 06, 2015 | Fertility Care
I enjoyed reading this article this morning. I like the frank, easy to read way the author discusses what's going on today with IVF science. The Weird Ways Science is Trying to Improve Fertility  

Happy Passover and Easter

Apr 05, 2015 | Fertility Care
Our mammalian, soft furry friends,  have long been recognized as symbols of fertility and rebirth, hence their association with spring and Easter. There are only a few days of the year around this season during which I can share my desire for humans to be more like rabbits with my patients :) Why? The rabbit is the most fertile animal in the world.  

11 myths fertility docs hear all the time

Apr 04, 2015 | Fertility Care
Great blog article about the 11 myths fertility docs hear all the time. I would just add: 1. My uterus is tilted so I must be infertile. Nope! Not true. The tilt of your uterus won't affect your pregnancy chances. 2. I took birth control for a really long time so I have to wait a long time for it to come out of my system. Nope! Not true. Birth control pills are out of your system immediately. If you stopped pills and are having  a hard time conceiving, find out why. 3. After sex, everything falls out. There must be something wrong with me. Nope! Not true. Sperm cells swim fast and it takes them 2 minutes to get to your fallopian tubes after intercourse. What you see coming out is supposed to do just that. It's called gravity. Semen isn't supposed to travel above the cervix. Hope this helps!

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