Cannabis, Fertility & Pregnancy

Although cannabis is not legal according to federal law, many states have passed legislation legalizing or decriminalizing it at the state level. It seems that some medical marijuana fecilities are promoting it to pregnant women, primarliy for morning sickness relief.

About 70% of cannabis dispensaries in Colorado in a survey recommended cannabis products for relieving morning sickness in pregnant women. …

Eating Fruit May Improve Fertility

Last week I wrote about how eating more fruit may mitigate a woman’s chance of developing endometriosis.  Now, a new study is showing us that eating fruit may have additional benefits for fertility.  The study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, showed that women who ate more fruit and less fast food took less time to conceive a pregnancy …

Does Egg Freezing Come With A Guarantee?

Of course not. Nothing is guaranteed in reproduction.

Freezing your eggs for fertility preservation is certainly not guaranteed to result someday in a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby. In fact as I scan across what’s on the internet I do not see anyone hyping egg freezing as a sure way to protect your fertility. Yet a clinical psychologist in …

Diet and Endometriosis

As Dr. Wisot reported this week, there has recently been a campaign to increase awareness about endometriosis.  This is a disease that affects up to 10% percent of women and, unfortunately, it is a diagnosis that is very difficult to diagnose and treat.  In the last decade, the field of medicine has not made significant advancements in figuring out the …

Endometriosis And Infertility

Endomnetriosis can contribute to the problem of infertility. Yet, even before a woman tries to conceive, she may suffer with monthly periods which are heavy and excruciating. But if she does not see a doctor who may suspect endometriosis she may get the advice, “Take some ibuprofen and you’ll be fine.”

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the endometrium, tissue …

National Infertility Awareness – #FliptheScript

This week is National Infertility Awareness Weeek (NIAW), which runs from April 22 -28.  NIAW brings attention to the millions of men and women, who suffer from infertility each year.   The aim of the NIAW movement is to reduce the stigma surrounding infertility and educate the public about reproductive health issues that make it difficult for many people to achieve …

Pre-Conception Planning for Pregnancy

This is a little bit off the topic of infertility but it is vital for anyone planning to conceive, infertile or not.

Of course we all knoiw that it is important to make sure that your body is prepared for pregnancy with the standard advice such as stop smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs. You should try to improve your diet, …

Women Over 40 Show a Rise in Conception Rates

The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that although the birth rate in the United States continues to fall overall, there has been a 4 percent increase in conception among women over 40 years old.  Having children later in life has become more common, but we must remember that as women get older, it becomes more …

When Should Endometrial Receptivity Testing be Done?

Endometrial receptivity testing is a way to narrow down a woman’s window of implantation prior to an embryo transfer, but is this test appropriate for every woman who has undergone an IVF cycle?  When the test was first developed, its primary indication was for women with recurrent implantation failure.  As we learn more about the test though, we’re finding that …