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Can Stress Inhibit Your Fertility?

Once you’ve decided you’re ready for a child, nothing can be more frustrating than the months going by and failing to receive a positive pregnancy test. After you’ve tried the internet remedies, your mother’s suggestions, and spent a little time crying in the bathroom, you’re probably at your wit’s end. But what if the problem […]

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Endometriosis: Infertility and Treatment

One of the top three causes of infertility, endometriosis is also the least diagnosed and treated. A condition that affects younger women at an average age of 27, endometriosis is a condition where tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else in the body. While it can cause extreme pelvic pain during menstruation or […]

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Infertility: Causes and Treatments

Having trouble getting pregnant? There are options! Infertility can be heartbreaking, but it isn’t a sentence to a childless life. There are numerous causes and treatments to explore to discover how best to proceed with creating a family; but first it’s important to know what, exactly, infertility is. Infertility can be divided into two different […]

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Infertility

Q. What is infertility? A. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child despite trying for 1 year. The condition affects about 5.3 million Americans, or 9% of the reproductive age population. To become pregnant, a couple must have intercourse during the woman’s fertile time of the month, which is right before and […]

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common disease that affects millions of women. The disease occurs only in women who are having menstrual periods. In other words, it does not affect children prior to puberty and rarely affects postmenopausal women. Endometriosis can present itself in many different ways, but most common is pain in the pelvic region particularly […]

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Anovulation

In a normal menstrual cycle there is regular hormone production and thickening of the lining of the uterus. This cycle prepares the endometrium (uterine lining) for implantation of a developing embryo. If no implantation occurs, the lining sheds, resulting in a menstrual period. There are two phases in the menstrual cycle: the follicular phase and […]

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