The Chicago Cubs, the World Series, and Infertility

The Chicago Cubs, the World Series and infertility have more in common than you realize. I am the first to admit I have never been a die-hard baseball fan….. until recently.  Somehow the Chicago Cubs have captivated an awful lot of my time and attention and I am...

Fertility Options for Women Facing Breast Cancer

Although the incidence of breast cancer has increased dramatically, so have survival rates after breast cancer. This naturally leads to more survivors wanting to conceive after treatment. Many women treated for breast cancer have concerns about loss of fertility after...

Simple Changes to Reduce PCOS

September is PCOS Awareness Month. One of the most important steps a woman with PCOS can take is changing her lifestyle to include sensible eating and regular exercise. Here are some reasons why. Lifestyle changes are the first and best steps to managing PCOS. This...

PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Disease Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility in women. It is characterized by anovulation (lack of ovulation) or oligoovulation (irregular ovulation), ovaries containing numerous cysts, insulin resistance and...

De-stress for Fertility Success

Can stress cause infertility? More and more research is confirming the answer to that question is yes, and there are many possible reasons for this answer. When couples are stressed out they are far less likely to have intercourse. They are also much more likely to...

Infertility Does Not Discriminate

Infertility can strike anyone. It does not discriminate; however it can affect everyone differently. Historically, women of color have been portrayed as hyper-fertile, leading to the misperception that they are immune to infertility. Therefore when the unthinkable...

Infertility & Heart Health Awareness

Since February is “Heart Awareness Month” I have had many patients ask if and how their fertility treatment will affect their heart. Although there is not a lot of research on this topic, there is one good study called the GRAVID Study (General...