Stay away from the margaritas if you're trying to get pregnant (and it's not just because of the Tequila). Essentially, the researchers found that in rats, undiluted lime juice alters the rats estrous cycle (this is similar to the menstrual cycle in humans) and partially blocked contraception.
In general, infertile couples in this study reported less drinking than the general population – 45 percent to 66 percent reported consuming any alcohol at all, while 62 percent to 74 percent of the general population reports that they are current drinkers.
Many women diagnosed with infertility reflect back on the number of years spent preventing pregnancy with birth control and wonder if they somehow caused their infertility with prolonged contraception use. What they may not understand, however, is that contraceptives are a synthetic version of the hormones already produced in their bodies, and ovulation resumes within a few months of discontinuing use of birth control pills in the absence of an underlying infertility condition
A blog by Sarah Clark, January 30, 2015
Although many conventional doctors do not recognize candida - one of the many types of fungi that live in the intestinal tract - it is linked to endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts. It also may be linked to low sperm counts and motility issues with men. It can create a hormonal imbalance in your body. A candida waste product produces a false estrogen, and the body thinks it has produced adequate estrogen levels. This signals a reduction in its own estrogen. This can lead to infertility. Candida can also be transferred to your partner during sexual intercourse.
Today, is the Great American Smokeout, when smokers use this date to either quit smoking or begin their smoking cessation plan. You will see the campaign everywhere as volunteers challenge people to quit or remain quit.
As the holidays are upon us, it is time to start thinking of the New Year and the changes we want to make to live happier, healthier lives. To improve fertility and for safer pregnancy, one of these resolutions could be to reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals.
A blog by Sarah Clark, May 31, 2016
The statistics don’t lie; moderate weight loss does impact fertility. If you are struggling with ovulatory infertility, according to one study, losing 5% to 10% of your current weight is often enough to improve ovulation.
This is especially helpful for women with PCOS, as weight loss can help to restore menstruation and ovulation.
Tubal ligation is the process of having your “tubes tied.” More than 650,000 women have tubal ligation surgery per year and about 6 percent of women decide to have this surgery reversed within five years. Tubal reversal may allow women to once again become pregnant naturally.
The study, led by Dr. Courtney Lynch, followed 501 couples for up to 12 months as they tried to conceive. The women’s saliva was tested for measures of stress biomarkers, and results showed that higher levels of stress are associated with a longer time to pregnancy and an increased risk of infertility.