Cellphones and Miscarriage

It is not just cell phones but a variety of devices that cause magnetic field non-ionizing radiation exposure. Pregnant women exposed to high radiation levels from sources like cell phones, wireless devices and cell towers miscarried at nearly three times the rate as those exposed to low levels, according to new research.

“I hope this study makes us rethink the …

More Companies May Be Offering Fertility Benefits

Based on a new research by Willis Towers Watson, a global multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company, there is expected to be a 10% increase in employer-offered fertility benefits over the next two years.  The research suggests that employers are viewing coverage of fertility treatment as an important tool to recruit and retain skilled employees.

A prior Willis …

Age and Fertility-A Man’s Age

When we think of age and fertility we usually think about a woman’s age. But a man’s age can matter too, according to a recent article in Self magazine. This article was prompted by the pregnancy created by John Stamos, 54, and his wife, Caitlin McHugh.

“In general, maternal and paternal age do impact fertility rates and after age 40, …

Ibuprofen Taken in Pregnancy May Affect Daughter’s Future Fertility

I recently wrote an article about how ibuprofen may affect male fertility and now there is a evidence that it could affect female fertility as well.  A new study published in the journal, Human Reproduction, suggests that if ibuprofen is taken by a woman early in pregnancy, it may affect her daughter’s future fertility. More specifically, the study suggests …

Diet and IVF

Js it possible that modfiying your diet could improve your chance of success with IVF?

Greek researchers report that younger women who followed a so-called Mediterranean heart-healthy eating plan in the six months before trying IVF had better odds of a successful pregnancy than women who didn’t. “As more couples worldwide face infertility problems and seek access to assisted reproduction …

Educate Yourself About Egg Freezing

Egg freezing for elective fertility preservation has become more popular over the last several years and, in an ideal world, would give every woman the chance to delay their fertility until they find the right time in their lives to have a child.  As a recent article in the Washington Post points out though, it doesn’t always work out that …

Diet and Fertility

Some out there are promoting the “fertility diet.”

According to an article in that great medical jouirnal, USA Today, “Many nutritional experts say follow the “fertility diet.” The plan is based on research from the landmark Nurses’ Health Study — one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on women’s health — which informed 10 steps for improving fertility through …

Iodine Deficiency May Harm Fertility

A new study published online in the journal Human Reproduction suggests that women with moderate to severe iodine deficiency are less likely to get pregnant during each menstrual cycle than women with normal iodine levels.

The study looked at 467 women in the U.S. who were trying to get pregnant.  Urine samples for iodine analysis were collected from each woman …

Clomid or Gonadotropins

When considering treatment for-non-ovulating women with normal pituitary hormones, a decision must be made about which type of drug to use to enhance the chances of success: oral agents like CLOMID® (clomiphene citrate) or FEMARA® (letrozole) or injectables represented by a variety of gonadotropins, MENOPUR® (menotropins for injection), GONAL-F® (follitropin alfa for injection), BRAVELLE® (urofollitropin), and FOLLISTIM® (follitropin beta injection). …

Ibuprofen May Affect Male Fertility

A new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that ibuprofen alters the endocrine system and has a negative impact on the testicles of young men.

The study looked at 31 men between the ages of 18 and 35.  Fourteen of these men were given 600 milligrams of ibuprofen twice a day.  The remaining …