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a blog by Kim Griffiths, May 3, 2013
The goal of fertility treatment is to become pregnant, so it seems like a no-brainer to discuss Pregnancy Awareness Month and how to best optimize your body for conception and pregnancy.
Maintaining a healthy balance of diet and exercise, getting the appropriate vitamins, and kicking bad habits are just a few of the ways women should be working toward good health. By raising awareness of the potential risks to a woman pregnant after infertility treatment, fertility patients can make the right decisions for getting their body baby-ready.
a blog by Claire, September 27, 2012
Giuliana and Bill Rancic have brought awareness to infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF), gestational surrogacy and breast cancer. Now, as the proud parents of baby boy Duke, they are shining the spotlight on another important topic for parents-to-be: cord blood banking.
With cord blood banking, the blood from the baby's umbilical cord is stored for future use. Collecting the cord blood is the only opportunity a parent has to save stem cells from their child's birth. Stem cells can be used to treat blood and immune system related genetic diseases, cancers and blood disorders.
Fertility patients shuffle their schedules and endure extra stress trying to fit in all of their appointments. When we are extra stressed or busy, the basic things can be forgotten. Don’t forget your flu shot!
I think of my fertility patients as pregnant when it comes to taking medications and vaccines; so consider the following:
a blog by Serena H. Chen, M.D., IRMS Reproductive Medicine at Saint Barnabas, September 12, 2011
To read more of the IRMS Are You Trying to Conceive? blogs, CLICK HERE.
A large study was just published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal on September 6, 2011, called “Use of nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during pregnancy and the risk of spontaneous abortion” by Nakkahi-Pour and associates. The authors found that common over the counter and prescription pain relievers like Ibuprofen (brand names Motrin, Advil, etc) and diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), naproxen (brand name Alleve, Naprosyn), celecoxib (Celebrex) and rofecoxib (Vioxx) can more than double your risk for miscarriage. These drugs are in a class of agents known as NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), and they are some of the most widely used medications in the world today.
To read more of Traci Shahan's Fertility Chick Chat blogs, CLICK HERE.
The last few weeks I have been impacted by how incredibly informed, strong and lovely our patients are. One of my greatest sources of joie de vivre is to counsel and walk alongside people who are struggling, which, in my profession, means persons affected by the inability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy without medical intervention.
a blog by lashaundra, May 5, 2011
Like many Americans, I was glued to the TV as Prince William married Katherine Middleton. I was really happy for both of them.
A couple of days later I was reading a headline regarding the couple having children. I thought, "Can't they wait for the ink on the marriage certificate to dry first?!"
a blog by Infertile Naomi, October 1, 2010
Trista Sutter is best known as The Bachelorette who met and married her (incredibly handsome) firefighter husband Ryan on national television. In the reality television world, Trista was supposed to find love (check), get married (check) and have a baby (pregnant pause).
a blog by Infertile Naomi, August 17, 2010
Don’t you think? Yes. I really do think.
This week in celebrity fertility news, Alanis Morissette tells US Magazine that her pregnancy with husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway was a complete surprise. "The pregnancy wasn’t planned at all,” she told the magazine excitedly. “It was a wonderful surprise.”