I recently attended a fertility conference and learned that 40% of women going through repeat fertility care experience some form of depression or anxiety. I share this so that if you are struggling, you know that you are not alone.
We've often heard how lowering our stress helps improve overall health, including infertility, but how do we go about managing our stress, when just the idea of trying to lessen it creates more stress?
Thought this link might be a good reminder to all of us, especially on those hard to take days. What do you think?
See this incredible link about foods that cure, based on Joan Bauer's new book Food Cures.
We found this article on acupuncture improving the odds of IVF success and wanted to share. It seems that so little is known about alternative care and it is worth becoming more educated.Link to article: Getting Acupuncture May Improve the Odds of IVF Success
Came across this inspirational column today. And wanted to share some excerpts:All of us experience surprises every day which cause changes in our lives.These surprises can be joyful or they can be sad. Either way they have to be embraced so we can go forward.
It’s common for couples undergoing fertility treatment to experience vaginal dryness. Sensual by “in Harmony Naturals” supports fertility treatment.
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Depending on each individual patient and their personal history, oftentimes a single embryo transfer is the best option to hopefully achieve the goal of a healthy live birth and a good obstetrical outcome.
“National Infertility Awareness Week is April 22-28, 2018. NIAW is a collaborative effort on the part of the millions of women and men diagnosed with infertility and the nation’s medical, mental health, family building experts and policymakers to raise awareness about infertility.”
The world of fertility is ever-changing with new tests, studies, and information regularly emerging. As healthcare professionals, it is our job to interpret this information and determine how it may help increase the likelihood of helping patients ultimately achieve their dream of having a family.
Vitamin D is known to be an important part of our general health. Data now suggests it may play a role in fertility and success of treatments.
Zika has been a hot topic in the news lately, causing much concern for couples trying to conceive. Despite the widespread knowledge regarding precautions, treatment, and delaying pregnancy related to Zika exposure and travel to Zika infected areas, it appears as many couples are still not following the suggested guidelines.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nicole Budrys, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and leading fertility doctor has joined our fertility clinic. She will be seeing patients in our Plymouth office. Dr. Budrys believes in treating the whole person, not just a specific symptom. Her interests include female and male fertility, menstrual disorders, premature ovarian failure, and pediatric and adolescent gynecology. A true Michigan girl, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, before attending Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at Royal Oak Beaumont and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She began her career with the University of Oklahoma before returning to Michigan; first at Henry Ford and now as part of the Michigan Center for Fertility & Women’s Health medical team.
Michigan Center supports our service men and women with discounted services.
There's an increase in male infertility in recent decades. We'll examine a few common sources.
Many of you know that being overweight increases the risk of health problems, such as blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and diabetes. But many are unaware that this can also reduce the ability to conceive and have a healthy child. Being underweight can also have an adverse effect.If you are trying to get pregnant, or plan to start trying, the closer you are to a healthy body weight, the greater your chance of getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby.
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