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Can thyroid problems affect fertility?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2018 11:41:50 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Infertility Treatment, Signs of Infertility

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If you have been trying to conceive for awhile now with no success, one of the possibilities is, is that your thyroid could not be functioning the way it should. There are a lot of explanations for infertility in men and women, but not a lot of people are aware that poor thyroid function is one of them. Both males and females need a healthy thyroid in order to conceive and to maintain the pregnancy.

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Weight and Infertility: Are they related?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility Specialist, Signs of Infertility

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When struggling to achieve pregnancy, there are a number of questions that often come into the mind. One of the questions we’ve heard many times is in reference to weight and infertility, and whether or not they are related. The answer to this is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no. However, in this post we’ll explore the subject in depth to give you some insight, and hopefully answer many of the other questions surrounding this complex issue.

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How does Age affect Fertility?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Houston Fertility Clinic, Fertility Journey

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No matter how old you are, if you’re trying to get pregnant, you probably know that age matters. What you may not realize is that age is about more than a single number. There’s no way to predict any person’s fertility based on age alone. Some people remain fertile much longer than others, and individual factors such as lifestyle and overall health matter, too.

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How is Infertility Diagnosed?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2018 10:51:31 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Male Fertility, Fertility, Signs of Infertility

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Infertility is usually tested between a couple when they have been trying to achieve pregnancy for 12 months and the woman is under 35. For women of 35 years of age or older, it is recommended that infertility treatment is sought out at 6 months as she only as so much time left before her ovarian reserve will deplete to the point that pregnancy will not be possible.

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What Causes a False Positive Pregnancy Test?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2018 10:49:48 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Pregnancy

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You tried and tried, and finally achieved what you’ve been working towards and hoping for. A positive pregnancy test. You go to the doctor overjoyed, but cautious. You want to be sure this is really happening. Just one little problem. You’re not actually pregnant. What really happened was you had a false positive pregnancy test.

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What is A Hysteroscopy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Hysteroscopy

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Maybe you just heard of a friend undergoing a surgery called hysteroscopy, or you have been told that this is something that you require yourself. The idea of this procedure can seem intimidating to women at first, but in truth, it is a minimally invasive surgery.

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What You Need To Know About Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 18, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Miscarriage, Health

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Your biological clock is ticking. Odds are good that you have heard this phrase before. In many cases it comes from a well meaning family member that thinks you should get pregnant before you get too old. The question is though, is your biological clock actually ticking to the point that you may be unable to achieve pregnancy?

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Infertility Doesn’t Have To Be Scary -- With The Right Help Parenthood Is Just Around The Corner

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Infertility, Health, Fertility Specialist

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In his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, H.P. Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” One area the fear of the unknown is prevalent, is with infertility. For most people struggling with it, there are several unknowns that leave them afraid. However, infertility doesn’t have to be scary.

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Want To Improve Your Fertility? Here’s What You Can Do

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility

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When you’re trying for a pregnancy, your first two-week wait can feel like an eternity. Every twinge, tickle, and pinch could be a sign of pregnancy. You may find yourself endlessly scouring the Internet to understand your odds and improve your fertility. And in those first few months of trying, you might wonder how people who struggle with infertility manage to cope with endless two-week waits.

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Your Mental And Spiritual Health During Your Infertility Journey

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health

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Infertility can put a lot of pressure on your mental and emotional stability. People don't always realize how taxing their hopes, expectations, and potential disappointment can have on them. Not only does your struggle affect your personal state of mind, but it can bleed into the health of your relationship with your spouse as well.

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