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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 Infertility, Health

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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
Posted in Health, Fertility

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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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How Long Should it Take to Get Pregnant After The Pill

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2016 5:37:49 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Reproductive Specialist, Fertility

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Up until this point, you have been taking the necessary steps to avoid the chance of getting pregnant, but now you are ready to have a baby. If this is indeed the case and you have begun to try, you may not get pregnant right away. It is actually not as easy as those who are trying to avoid it worry it might be. However, if you are concerned that your birth control is responsible for the difficulty you are experiencing, this is not the case.

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What You Need to Know About Infertility Treatments After Cancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2016 12:41:42 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Infertility, Treatment, Health

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Cancer treatments can take an immense toll on your body in many different ways. It is a tremendous feat to come out of such a consuming battle unscathed. No doubt, there are parts of the body that are left as a result without the ability to function quite the way they used to.

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Does Birth Control Impact Fertility

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2016 12:35:41 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Fertility, Birth Control

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If you have been having difficulty getting pregnant, it’s possible you are wondering, “maybe my birth control has something to do with it.” It’s not a crazy thought, and many women don’t take birth control because they are afraid it will result in this very issue.

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The Truth About Stress and Fertility

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Reproductive Specialist

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“Just relax and you’ll get pregnant.” The first time you hear it, it’s easy to dismiss. But by the fiftieth repetition, this well-meaning advice from clueless loved ones can make your blood boil. Does stress cause infertility? Not usually. Indeed, relaxing and hoping for the best might be the very worst thing you can do for your childbearing prospects.

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Is There a Link Between IVF and Cancer?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 1:13:15 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Health, Research, IVF

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TV host Giuliana Rancic has long been open about her struggles with infertility. In 2011, she announced that she would be fighting an even more difficult battle -- this time with breast cancer.

Rancic's own doctor even refused to continue her fertility treatments, citing concerns that high doses of hormones involved in the treatments could speed the growth of her cancer.

The news re-triggered a longstanding debate within the reproductive health community:

Does in vitro fertilization (IVF) increase the risk of ovarian, breast, and other reproductive cancers?
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Yoga for Fertility: The Science Behind How It May Help

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2016 12:33:59 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
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Infertility is a complex and extremely frustrating position to be in. There are those that have visited multiple physicians and received some explanation as to why they are having such difficulty, and some who still have little to no clue as to why they are not having success getting pregnant.

In some cases, the male could have a low sperm count or the female may have blockage in her fallopian tubes. In less defined cases, it is possible that a big part of your issue involves stress.

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Fresh Vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer for IVF: Which is Better?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2016 10:03:19 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
Posted in Treatment, Health, Houston IVF Specialists

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If you are considering undergoing IVF treatments, it is possible you have been hearing some conflicting rumors about which process you should use and what’s most successful. For decades, since experts began working with assisted reproductive technology, fresh embryo transfers appeared to consistently have a higher success rate than frozen ones (FETS).

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Doctor: Men Should Freeze Sperm Before Traveling to Zika-Infected Areas

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2016 10:45:25 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
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