4 Common Myths about using Donor Eggs

Apr 25, 2010 | Fertility Care
Depending on your fertility challenges, you may be considering using donor eggs. I counsel many women about using donor eggs and here are 4 common myths: Myth #1: My risk of miscarriage is high even if I use donor eggs. This isn't true. Your risk of miscarriage is related to the age of the donor egg. Myth #2: If my eggs are "old" this means my uterus is "old" too. I can't carry a pregnancy since my eggs are "old." This isn't true. Your ability to carry a pregnancy using donor eggs is related to your health and the health of your uterus. (more…)

Caffeine – How Much is Too Much?

Patients are always asking me, "How much coffee can I drink while trying to conceive?"  There have been studies showing a link between caffeine and miscarriage and studies that show no link. Wouldn’t you think that women in these studies recorded how much caffeine they consumed daily followed by an analysis of their pregnancy outcome? None of these studies were done that way. They were all done by recall. This means women were asked to remember how much coffee they drank when they were pregnant. Researchers then came to some conclusion about what it all means. Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health recently published their findings which showed no link (more…)

High amount of pollution = Increase in miscarriage risk

We are learning more and more  about the connection between environmental pollutants and fertility problems in both males and females. A recent study out of Brazil showed that women exposed to high levels of air pollution prior to conceiving had a much higher risk of miscarriage. What does this mean to us in the US? First of all, learn about the air quality in your area around the time you are planning on conceiving (more…)