Is Egg Freezing a Good Option?

There’s no question that women are most fertile when younger. In the modern world, that can create problems, as the 20s and 30s are when many women are finishing their education or starting careers. Some women deliberately delay marriage and childbearing for that reason. However, waiting too long can create biological clock problems, and it can be more difficult for a woman to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term when she is older. Egg freezing is one option for these women and may also provide a solution to a women who wants children but has been diagnosed with cancer. Here’s some basic information about egg freezing from New York…

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How to Use an Ovulation Calendar

Some women seem to be able to conceive a pregnancy without really trying, while others have to work at it. If you are in the latter category, an ovulation calendar is one of the tools you may find helpful. The window for an egg to become fertilized is relatively narrow and an ovulation calendar can help pinpoint the best times for intercourse. At New York Reproductive Wellness, we recommend the use of ovulation calendars. How Ovulation Works    Ovulation is a normal part of the healthy menstrual cycle. Once a mature egg is released from the ovary it travels down the fallopian tubes into the uterus. In most cases, only…

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What are the Types of Artificial Insemination?

Artifical insemination is an extremely common fertility treatment. The procedure is less invasive and less expensive than some other types of treatment. Many couples who are having trouble conceiving try it before moving on to IVF. While intrauterine insemination is the most common type of artificial insemination, there are other options for couples who are struggling with unique fertility challenges. Intrauterine Insemination By far, the most common type is intrauterine insemination. In this procedure, a deposit of the male partner’s sperm is deposited into the female’s uterus using a long, thin tube called a catheter. The goal is to get the sperm as close to the egg as possible to…

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Do You Have Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

One of the most frequently occurring hormonal disorders in women of childbearing age is polycystic ovarian syndrome, more commonly called PCOS.  Unlike other medical problems that impact only fertility, it sometimes affects sufferers in multiple ways.  Recognizing the symptoms is often the trigger for seeking a diagnosis and treatment. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Overview PCOS is a disorder of the endocrine system.  The University of Chicago Medicine reports that this condition affects 5 to 10 percent of women during their reproductive years.  According to the PCOS Awareness Association (PCOSAA), more than 7 million women suffer from this disorder, more than the number of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and…