Sizing up Sperm

Mar 17, 2010 | Fertility Care
For those of you who missed this program on National Geographic, you will have another opportunity to watch it this Sunday, March 21st at 11AM. This is not to be missed. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/sizing-up-sperm-4921/Overview

Acupuncture Kitchen

Mar 17, 2010 | Fertility Care
For those of you living in the SF Bay Area, check out Acupuncture Kitchen. http://www.acupuncturekitchen.com/ They offer a number of classes  that may improve your chances of conceiving. Hope this helps!

Virus causing genital warts can make your sperm swim slower

When a woman goes in for her annual PAP smear, the doctor is doing a test  for  human papillomavirus which can cause cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is also the virus that causes genital warts. We have all watched the media campaign promoting the HPV vaccine in girls. HPV, for the first time, has been identified in the head of sperm cells .  The infected sperm has decreased motility - it moves slower. This has fertility implications. (more…)

Less Injections in Your Future

Mar 13, 2010 | Fertility Care
When choosing an infertility treatment option, your doctor may decide that you should consider taking fertility shots. You can take fertility shots in preparation for an IUI (intrauterine insemination) or in preparation for IVF (in vitro fertilization). Depending on the type of treatment regimen you and your doctor choose, you could end up giving yourself over 120 shots! That's no fun. Good news is coming our way. It has already come to Europe.  Elanova, is a new fertility drug (more…)

Yoga For Fertility

Mar 11, 2010 | Fertility Care
Life is stressful. Dealing with fertility issues is stressful. A patient of mine just told me about a great way to reduce stress at home. Rather than worry about finding a yoga studio (more…)

The IVF Companion

Mar 10, 2010 | Fertility Care
A former infertility patient wrote this manual to help you stay organized during your infertility treatment. It's called The IVF Companion. Check out her website: http://www.ivfcompanion.com/ I think it's a great resource and may help you feel less overwhelmed as you go through infertility treatment.

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