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.
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!
Most of us know someone who is struggling with fertility issues. As a society we are so uninformed about how to provide emotional support for our loved ones during their journey. This is a great link to post, send to your family and friends to educate your circle about what you're going through. How to stop being a jerk to someone dealing with infertility
The Egg Freezing Revolution Gathers Pace: Fertility Road magazine exclusive interview Fertility expert Dr Aimee Eyvazzadeh has made the news recently for hosting ‘egg freezing parties’ in the San Francisco Bay area, where in a social setting she spreads understanding of oocyte cryopreservation, AKA egg freezing, and the fertility process.
I recently read the NY Times blog article on fish oil titled Fish oil Claims Not Supported by Research. We often go online to get our health information but this is one case where they didn't get the whole story right. I hope women don't skim the title and think that fish oil does not have benefits in pregnancy. The author didn't address the research on fish oil with regard to the many studied benefits in pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Here's a short list of benefits that have been studied: - supports heart, immune system and inflammatory response - supports brain, eyes and central nervous system Click here to read more. I hope this helps!