Maintaining a Social Life During Fertility Treatments

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If you’re trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatment, you may have been advised to eat a healthy diet, exercise and refrain from alcohol. Consider it training for the real thing! Although these limitations may seem to contrast with your usual lifestyle, you can still enjoy an active social life while trying to conceive.

Age and Fertility

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While much is spoken about age and fertility, I still see many women who are genuinely surprised by the reduction in fertility from as early as the mid 30’s.  We know that fertility rates decrease significantly as women age beyond the age of 35 years.  While women older than this can and do still achieve... Read more »

Absent or irregular periods?

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It is not uncommon that women present to me with infrequent or absent periods. A fairly universal concern in these women is that they may be menopausal and that they will have no chance for a pregnancy.  In fact, premature menopause is exceptionally rare, and the causes of absent periods can usually be addressed quite... Read more »

Antioxidants and sperm DNA fragmentation

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Everyone is talking about antioxidants as being the answer to so many health issues. Here is one in which there is little doubt they are helpful. Sperm is created in the testis, and stored for 3 months in the epididymis prior to ejaculation. It is during this storage time that healthy sperm can be exposed... Read more »