An initial fertility examination, including investigative tests, will often uncover if a couple has an obvious medical problem affecting their ability to conceive, such as an absence of periods (amenorrhea) or irregular periods, sexual dysfunction, a history of pelvic inflammatory disease, or prior ovarian or uterine surgery. In addition to these issues, if you believe…

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With the recent legalization of marijuana, we thought it timely to address the effect of recreational marijuana on fertility. There have been several studies on how cannabis effects of both male and female fertility. Here are a few highlights: Male Fertility We know that the use of marijuana lowers sperm count and lowers a man’s…

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  Choosing prenatal vitamins can be difficult with the vast array of brands available. While it has long been recognized that folic acid is important during the prenatal period, all vitamins and minerals are required for healthy fetal development. A good quality prenatal vitamin is like an insurance policy – ensures you are getting all…

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Every night before I go to sleep, I write down three things I experienced throughout the day that I am grateful for. The exercise can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, and the benefits are exponential. This practice of gratitude is especially significant when someone is in the midst of a struggle such as infertility, a…

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