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Coenzyme Q 10 and Female Fertility

by | January 14th, 2013

Coenzyme Q 10, aka Co Q 10, but also known as ubiquinone, is a fat-soluble, vitamin-like compound that naturally occurs in most cells of the body, primarily in the mitochondria. Co Q 10 is needed for the basic function of cells and is the source of energy for the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the organelles inside…Read the Rest of Article

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Sometimes Symptomless, Endometrial Polyps Can Cause Infertility

by | September 7th, 2012

If you’ve checked the box “bleeding between periods” or “irregular menstrual periods” on your health history form, your obgyn or fertility doctor may suspect a number of causes, including endometrial polyps. These overgrowths on the inside lining (endometrium) of the uterine wall are common and usually benign, but can interfere with your goal of getting pregnant. Studies…Read the Rest of Article

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Why Should A Woman Having Trouble Conceiving Consider Having A Laparoscopy?

by | April 1st, 2012

The basic evaluation for couples struggling to become pregnant includes a semen analysis, blood tests to evaluate ovarian function, a hysterosalpingogram and a pelvic sonogram to evaluate the uterus and fallopian tubes. It is not uncommon for couples to undergo this basic evaluation for infertility and find that all of their tests are normal. At…Read the Rest of Article

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Prenatal Vitamins – More Important Than You Think!!

by | October 3rd, 2011

Any woman of reproductive age who is sexually active and not using a contraceptive should be talking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, and folate are essential for numerous bodily functions. The human body needs folate to synthesize and repair DNA and is very important for cell growth,…Read the Rest of Article

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Guys and Sperm

by | September 15th, 2011

40% of Infertility is Caused by the Male Partner When evaluating couples who are having difficulty conceiving, it is not uncommon to find that the male partner may have an abnormal semen analysis. In fact, 40% of the causes of infertility are due to the male. It is very important to take a medical history from…Read the Rest of Article

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I want a baby, but I have had my tubes tied!!

by | August 23rd, 2011

It is not uncommon for a woman to want to have another baby after having had a tubal ligation. There are many reasons women seek a reversal of their sterilization procedure. In some situations patients have undergone the sterilization procedure and later become divorced. When she finds another partner, she may want to have a…Read the Rest of Article

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Male Smokers and Fertility

by | July 22nd, 2011

What We Know about Smoking and a Woman’s Fertility It is well accepted that smoking is detrimental to ovarian function and female fertility. Smoking has been shown to be toxic to ovarian follicles and eggs, demonstrating a direct correlation between smoking and decline in fertility. Excessive smoking is linked to the premature onset of diminished…Read the Rest of Article

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Just Relax!

by | June 10th, 2011

How many times have couples who are struggling to become pregnant been told to go home and relax, or, go home and don’t think about it? And, everyone has heard about couples who have “forgotten” about their fertility problem and have conceived. The implication is that self-induced stress is the reason for not conceiving. Therefore,…Read the Rest of Article

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Does Every Woman Undergoing an Infertility Evaluation Need a Laparoscopy?

by | April 21st, 2011

In general, couples who have had trouble conceiving for 6-12 months should undergo a basic infertility evaluation. The tests include obtaining a semen analysis from the woman’s partner, undergoing an evaluation for ovarian function, having a pelvic sonogram, and undergoing a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). The final diagnostic test is a laparoscopy. However, this procedure is not…Read the Rest of Article

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Lowering the Risk of Multiple Pregnancies

by | April 5th, 2011

It is not unusual for a couple struggling to become pregnant to hope for twins as they proceed through fertility treatments. This is especially true if the couple has not had children. Sometimes they feel that they can have two babies at one time and not need to worry about trying to become pregnant again….Read the Rest of Article

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