When you ovulate, a mature egg is released from the ovary and moves into the fallopian tubes, where it is available to be fertilized. If the egg is not fertilized, the lining of the uterus, which has thickened to prepare for fertilization, will be shed through menstruation. Ovulation can occur at different times of a woman’s menstrual cycle, depending on the number of days of the woman’s cycle.
A working knowledge of the reproductive system and the conception process is helpful for any woman who is trying to conceive. In order for conception to occur, certain biological processes in both the man and woman’s body must take place at the right time.
Dr. Lynn Westphal a fertility doctor with Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center, explains how to prepare your body for pregnancy, increase your chances for pregnancy, and what can be a fertility risk for women who are trying to conceive.
A blog by Art Castelbaum, MD, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia & Central PA, January, 27, 2016.
As a reproductive endocrinologist I am frequently asked whether there are steps individuals and couples can take to increase their chance of conceiving without seeing a fertility specialist. Here are some thoughts.
A blog by Regine Lim, July 11, 2014
You’re pregnant! You’ve just heard your baby’s heartbeat for the first time, and your doctor wants you back in the office in one week to screen for <a href=http://www.fertilityauthority.com/blog/regine-lim/2014/6/16/demystifying-down-syndrome-part-1>Down syndrome</a> and other chromosomal abnormalities.
If you do choose to proceed with chromosomal screening, below is a breakdown of the tests available during your pregnancy.
a blog by Jane Frederick, M.D., HRC Fertility, September 25, 2014
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, circulatory system, and appearance. Women have both male and female hormones, but women who have PCOS have higher levels of male hormones and experience irregular or absent menstrual cycles and small cysts on their ovaries. It is estimated that 5 to 10% of women who are of child bearing age have PCOS.