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Celebrities who have struggled with infertility

Posted by Minoos Hosseinzadeh on March 17, 2017

What do Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian all have in common? The obvious fact is that they are all celebrities, but did you know that they all struggled with their fertility? Sometimes trying to conceive is difficult, and this obstacle can even affect those considered glamourous

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6 activities to enjoy when trying to get pregnant

Posted by on March 10, 2017

Ovulation, temperatures, pregnancy tests, oh my! Trying to get pregnant can be overwhelming and when it takes longer than expected, it can become stressful. Trust me, I understand how frustrating the phrase, “relax and it’ll just happen” can be to a woman when she is trying to conceive. However, there is a little validity to it. The emotion of stress can reduce blood flow and delay or stop ovulation. Stress can also affect the glands responsible for regulating your appetite, emotions

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Vitamins to help fertility

Posted by on March 3, 2017

Research has shown that certain vitamins can increase your chances of getting and staying pregnant. In order to increase your chances of conceiving it is very important that you and your partner are living healthy lifestyles. By eliminating vitamin deficiencies through healthy eating habits, you might be able to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Here is a list of the most essential vitamins to consume on a daily basis to increase fertility: Vitamin D Vitamin D is needed to help produce the

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9 ways to improve sperm quality

Posted by on February 24, 2017

Did you know that sperm production takes about three months, so any changes a man makes today won’t show up in the semen for at least that long? If you and your partner are planning or trying to conceive, there are some lifestyle changes the man should consider making in order to improve his sperm quality.  Check medications – Any prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins or herbal supplements can affect the quality or quantity of a man’s sperm. If you are taking

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Causes of Secondary Infertility

Posted by on February 17, 2017

Most couples that have a child together assume getting pregnant again will be as simple the next time around. But that’s not always the reality. In fact, a report by the National Center for Health Statistics estimated that more than 3 million US women with one child have a difficult time getting pregnant again — or even carrying another baby full-term. This situation is called Secondary Infertility. Secondary infertility is the inability to become pregnant or to carry a baby to

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Infertility statistics to show you are not alone

Posted by on February 10, 2017

The emotions endured while struggling with infertility can be so difficult – sadness, anger, confusion, frustration, impatience, hopelessness, and the list goes on. Fertility Institute of San Diego works daily with women and couples going through these struggles. Our staff does their best to provide comfort, compassion, understanding and hope. It’s important and reassuring to know that while you are facing difficult times, you are not alone. Consider these statistics:4 million women (11.9%), have received infertility services in their lifetime.

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Foods that can improve fertility

Posted by on February 3, 2017

We are sure you have heard the saying, “You are what you eat”. If you are a woman in the process of trying to conceive, it is recommended that you pay special attention to your diet. According to the National Survey of Family Growth, infertility affects over 7.4 million women (11.9%) in the United States. While there are numerous conditions that may cause or contribute to a diagnosis of infertility, a poor diet is a growing and significant factor that

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Genetic Testing 411

Posted by on January 27, 2017

There is so much to think about when you are in the process of trying to conceive. A sensitive but important topic to discuss with your partner and doctor is genetic testing. What is genetic testing? Genetic testing is a blood test parents can have done to look for abnormal genes that can lead to certain diseases in their child. Most genetic diseases are known as “recessive disorders,” which means that each parent needs to pass along an affected gene to the baby

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Egg Freezing: Do you feel your biological clock ticking?

Posted by on December 23, 2016

Egg freezing is an appealing option for women who want to extend their fertility time frame. Women elect to use this service for a variety of reasons, including:Fertility preservation (to pursue educational, career or personal life goals) Prefers to avoid freezing surplus embryos after an IVF cycle Medical conditions or treatment (chemotherapy or radiation that can affect the pelvic region)Age is the single most important factor that affects fertility. Between the age of 30 – 35, women will begin to experience a

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Are you trying to get pregnant in your late 30s?

Posted by on December 16, 2016

This isn’t another depressing or discouraging write-up on how fertility declines in your 30s, so please, read on! Women in their late 30s can do a variety of things to improve their chances of getting pregnant. The fertility odds are manageable! In fact, 80% of women between 35-39 can become pregnant within a year. To give yourself the best chance for a normal pregnancy and a healthy baby, consider making these lifestyle changes:Don’t drink alcohol – As few as five drinks

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Celebrities who have struggled with infertility

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