Is There Preparation for Egg Freezing?

As reproductive techniques and technologies have advanced, women have more options than ever before when it comes to planning their families, including the timing of starting their family. The ability to freeze one’s eggs is here, enabling women and couples to potentially hold off the start of their families for various reasons, whether it’s to pursue schooling or careers, travel, or for health reasons. Egg freezing was approved in 2012 by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Since then more women have turned to essential preserve their future fertility. Some do so to preserve eggs before undergoing cancer treatment. Others want to focus on their careers before beginning a family.…

How You Can Use an Ovulation Calendar to Get Pregnant

Once you make a decision to start a family, you probably would like to conceive as soon as possible so that you and your partner can start to make your dreams become a reality. While some couples are willing to just let things take their natural course, other couples desire to maximize their chances of getting pregnant each and every month. Using an ovulation calendar is an excellent method to help you understand your most fertile days to help you maximize your opportunity of conceiving as early as possible. Here are a few ways you can use an ovulation calendar to help you to get pregnant. Understand your fertile cycle. Most…

Choosing Intrauterine Insemination As a Viable Option

There are a number of options for women who want to conceive but may have trouble becoming pregnant naturally, or for women who are without a partner but who are looking to have a child. Not all options work well for all women, and it is important to find the one that will provide a women with what she really needs to have the highest level of success. By choosing intrauterine insemination, patients can choose a more customized path that can help them get pregnant sooner and reduce the cost of their fertility treatments. That can make a big difference for women whose budgets are tight but for whom children…

How is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Diagnosed?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder among women who are at their reproductive age within their endocrine system.  According to the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between five and ten percent of women in their childbearing ages of 15 through 44 years of age have PCOS. If you have PCOS, your ovaries may become enlarged and each ovary may contain follicles (small collections of fluids) or cysts.  You might also have irregular periods, thinning scalp hair, acne, and/or extra hair growth on the chin, body, and face. Diagnosing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome There isn’t any one specific test for diagnosing PCOS. You…