Going through fertility issues can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. With our hectic schedules, most of my patients do have a level of chronic stress that they are dealing with. This isn't a problem as our body is amazing at adapting and pivoting in stressful situations. If stress continues to build becoming overwhelming this is the time we need to become more proactive.
A study from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine came out early this year evaluating the impact of COVID infection on semen parameters. Let’s review what was found.
This study reviewed semen analysis and quality (DNA integrity) of 120 men post covid infection.
You may have heard of the hormone insulin in the context of diabetes. You might also know the term insulin resistance (IR), if you are into things health-related, as it’s a topic that’s often discussed in the realm of weight loss.
I’ve been thinking about the effects of touch deprivation on mental health lately. Our innate sense of and need for touch has been neglected in the past few years. The psycho-social reality of touch, and its role, not only in close relationships but in a larger society, has taken a back seat recently.
The short answer is YES! You can still get pregnant with PCOS. However, it is helpful to have some information on hand when it comes to PCOS and your fertility.
Whether for symptom/pain management or fertility, we see quite a few patients with endometriosis at Acubalance Wellness Centre. Endometriosis, the growth of tissue similar to that of the uterine lining on areas outside of the uterus, varies quite a bit in its presentation.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are gaining popularity for a variety conditions to accelerate healing and repair, most commonly used for sport injuries, dental surgeries and hair loss, and more recently for egg rejuvenation and uterine receptivity.
There are studies suggesting too much coffee (two or more cups) can increase the risk of miscarriages. If you have had a history of pregnancy losses then for peace of mind just avoid coffee.
Your cycle is incredibly informative. Ideally, we want to see: A cycle length of between 26-32 days, 3-7 days bleed
Minimal pain, Minimal PMS