Thinking About Freezing Your Eggs? Get Healthy Now!

By | July 28th, 2014|Categories: Egg Freezing|

Originally Posted on http://www.fertilityauthority.com/Fertility preservation is a hot topic these days. With recent dramatic improvements in live birth rates using previously frozen eggs, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) just declared in October 2012 that freezing your eggs prior to cancer treatment is no longer experimental. Then, in July of 2013, [...]

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Obesity and Pregnancy: Time For Straight Talk

By | July 11th, 2014|Categories: Health, Pregnancy|

The New York Times just published an article on the tremendous risks to mom and baby from maternal obesity (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/overweight-and-pregnant/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0) because the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) Committee on Ethics just released a Committee Opinion on Ethical Issues In the Care Of The Obese Woman (http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2014/06000/Committee_Opinion_No__600___Ethical_Issues_in_the.49.aspx ). The [...]

Stillbirth Still Matters

By | April 15th, 2014|Categories: Infertility, IVF|

Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya is dedicated to taking the taboo out of stillbirth while striving to improve outcomes in this under-recognized maternal health issue.  In July 2011, my world was turned upside down. At a routine 22-week checkup my obstetrician could not detect my baby’s heartbeat. I never knew the true [...]

Freezing eggs can “miraculously” preserve a woman’s ability to have a baby.

By | December 17th, 2013|Categories: Egg Freezing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A diagnosis of cancer is life-altering, and one fear it may bring for women of childbearing age is that treatment could leave them unable to have children. Indeed, chemotherapy sometimes has that result. But pre-treatment oocyte cryopreservation— egg freezing—can often preserve a woman’s eggs for later use in in vitro [...]

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Fibroids and Frozen Eggs – Ask the question.

By | December 17th, 2013|Categories: Egg Freezing, Fertility Preservation, Health|Tags: , , , , |

Should you freeze your eggs before you have your fibroids removed? The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has just declared that freezing your eggs prior to egg-destroying cancer treatments is no longer considered experimental.  However, they did not recommend that all women bank eggs for the future in case the [...]

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Serious Childbirth Complications on the Rise in the USA: What can you do?

By | December 17th, 2013|Categories: Health, IVF, Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported (Callaghan et al, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nov 2012)  that serious complications during childbirth such as heart attack, stroke, hemorrhage, and kidney failure are up 75% (yes SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT) in 2008-2009 compared to a decade ago.  Post delivery complications rose [...]

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Can your weight affect your fertility?

By | December 13th, 2013|Categories: Fertility, Health, Trying to Conceive|Tags: , , |

Can your weight affect your fertility?  The short answer is YES.  Fat is an endocrine organ and if you have too much of it, or too little, it can affect your reproductive function in many different ways.  If you are overweight, the excess fat can lead to higher estrogen levels.  [...]

Are Frozen Eggs the Fountain of Youth?

By | December 11th, 2013|Categories: Egg Freezing, Fertility, IVF|Tags: , , |

Should I freeze my eggs? Why are people talking about freezing their eggs now? Will this allow me to delay childbearing and still preserve my fertility? Even though the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born in 1978, and the first birth from a frozen egg was reported in [...]

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The Internal Despair of Infertility – Think about Yoga?

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Infertility, Trying to Conceive|Tags: , , |

This morning, I was listening to NPR while driving to work and was really moved by a story about Africa’s Yoga Project – helping people in dire circumstances find hope and some happiness through yoga.  They interviewed a woman who teaches yoga in the ghettos of Nairobi – an area [...]

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