There’s been a lot in the news lately about how female fertility declines dramatically after the women turn 35. Of course age matters and if you’re in your 20s or early 30s and wondering if now’s the time to expand your family, don’t wait. But what if you’re one of the millions of women in your late 30s or 40s who discovered love late or only now decided to add to your family?
Once in awhile, a couple of months into treatment, a patient will say “remind me why I’m not eating bread?” As part of the fertility diet, we generally recommend minimizing inflammatory foods, one of which is gluten.
I read recently how science is looking at the behavior of rats and how their response to stress can shed some light on human reproduction. When I first mentioned this connection between stress and infertility in a public forum in 2002, I was raked over the coals by a local RE. It was nonsense, I was told, and lacking any evidence.