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Exercise During Pregnancy: Get Moving Baby!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2017 12:22:53 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Pregnancy

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When pregnant, it can be very tempting to spend your extra time relaxing and giving your feet a rest. However, exercising is a much better solution to your aches and pains. It will give you the energy you require and help build to up your strength and stamina where you need it the most.

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Pregnancy Over 40: Will You Need The Help Of A Fertility Clinic?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 2:07:26 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Pregnancy, Health

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It is becoming more common for women to wait to conceive until the age of 40. Women all over the world have gradually become more confident about embracing their freedom during youth, focusing on career goals as they become more clear, and choosing to have children once they really are sure that the time is right. While it hasn’t become what you might consider the “norm”, there are many who have done it this way.

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Sex During Infertility Treatment

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2017 10:40:41 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Fertility Treatments, Health, Fertility Specialist

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It is natural to be concerned about what is safe and what is not when it comes to your body and infertility treatment. Of course, you are going through a lot by committing to this process and you want to make sure that you aren't doing anything to mess it up. Many people wonder if they should abstain from sex while receiving treatment. The general answer is no, you do not have to.

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How to Manage Stress During Fertility Treatment

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 9:23:06 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility Treatments

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Infertility treatment can be an incredibly stressful journey. There are so many factors that contribute to it. A few examples would be the time that it takes, the loss of work, the costs involved, how your relationships are affected, and the toll the medications can take on your body. There are a lot of things you can do to manage this stress and get yourself through your treatment in a calmer frame of mind.

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Negative Pregnancy Test: Why You Could Receive A False Positive

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility

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If you are hoping to get pregnant, you most likely already have some pregnancy tests in the bathroom cabinet waiting for your tiniest inkling of hope to arise. Therefore, when you do suspect that you are pregnant, you probably do not wait for very long before you check. When the test gives you a negative result it is incredibly disappointing, especially if you felt sure that you were pregnant this time around. In fact, so much so that it has you wondering if the test could possibly be wrong.

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Obesity and Infertility: What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2017 10:55:57 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Infertility

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According to a recent CBS report, 50% of Americans are overweight and 30% of them are obese. Most people are aware of obesity causing hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. A less known fact is that it also causes ovulation problems and contributes to infertility in women. A study in 2007 revealed that women who are majorly obese were 43% less likely to be able to conceive than those of a normal weight. Many doctors do not consider the weight of their patients who are struggling with infertility.

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6 Common Concerns About Whether Your Uterus is "Baby Friendly"

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 3, 2017 11:57:39 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
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Whenever conceiving a child proves to be a consistent obstacle, it’s common for a woman to worry about the possibility that her uterus may not be fit to sustain the implantation of a fertile egg (i.e., how “baby-friendly” it may be). While most women will thankfully not face such challenges, they can arise in some women and may be worth considering if infertility appears to be delaying pregnancy by as much as a year. In fact, here are a few legitimate conditions that may require extra attention and indicate some underlying uterine issues.

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How Do Hormone Levels Impact Infertility?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2017 1:47:35 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Reproductive Specialist

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When you’re trying to conceive a child, there are few possibilities you’re unwilling to explore to make your dream come true. The road to overcome infertility issues can be a long and difficult one, and as such, we’ll bet you’re always in search of another way to look at things, in the hopes of finally identifying a viable solution.

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Can A Sexually Transmitted Disease Cause Infertility?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2017 12:03:12 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Infertility

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Not only can your health be seriously affected by a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but there are some that can go as far as putting your fertility at risk. According to the American Sexual Health Association, 15% of infertile women have an STD to blame. In these cases, infertility is caused by pelvic inflammatory disease, resulting in tubal damage in the reproductive organs. Both males and females are susceptible to damages such as these.

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The Importance of Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 3, 2017 11:05:38 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
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Whether you have been pregnant before, you know someone who has, or you have simply heard a lot about it through books and tv, it is pretty obvious that it is a big deal for your body. After all, this is something that your body doesn’t do every day. People get themselves ready for marathons with diet plans and exercise, but now you are creating a human being.

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