Could Vitamin D Deficiency Affect My Trying to Conceive?
Joan and Donald had been trying to get pregnant for over a year. They didn’t know why they hadn’t conceived, as everything was normal for both of them. With vitamin D deficiency in the news so much, they asked their primary care physician to check their level. They were both low. They started getting more […]
Does PCOS Affect My Signs of Ovulation?
Are you wondering why you still have acne in your mid-20’s? Connie has this problem, plus it seems she needs to shave twice as often as her friends. She is overweight, always fighting the central bulge. And she has developed irregular periods. After trying to conceive for over a year she is realizing that it […]
Does Endometriosis Affect My Trying to Conceive?
Amber has always had a hard time with her periods, with lots of pain and heavy bleeding. She is often tired, tends to be constipated and often has low back and abdominal pain. When she and Roger decided they wanted to start a family, they both hoped pregnancy would change her hormones and help her […]
What are 3 Ways to Improve My Signs of Ovulation?
Where is that stretchy fertile mucus she is supposed to have? And her basal temperatures are all over the place. Cheryl knows she is supposed to be using her signs of ovulation to help with trying to conceive, but they have not been helpful. She and Joe really want a baby, and have not […]
Will the Birth Control Pills I Took Affect My Signs of Ovulation?
Stacy took birth control pills for years, but stopped when she wanted to get pregnant. That was 5 months ago, and her cycles are still not normal yet. She cannot find any consistent pattern with her signs of ovulation, and is confused about what days she might even be fertile. Her cycles go from 25 […]
Can Caffeine Affect My Most Fertile Days?
Sylvia likes her coffee. She can easily drink several cups a day. A friend said the other day, “Hey aren’t you trying to conceive? You know you shouldn’t drink so much coffee, don’t you?” Sylvia actually did not know this, and now has to face making some changes in her daily habits. And she had […]
What Are the Facts About Trying to Conceive After 35?
Colleen always knew she wanted children, but she didn’t find the right man until she was older. They waited a couple of years before trying to get pregnant, and by then she was 35 years old. She still thought she had plenty of time, hearing so many stories of older women having children these days. […]
Can I Use An Ovulation Calculator With An Irregular Menstrual Cycle?
Monica has friends that use an online ovulation calculator, and they seem to find it helpful. But it is never accurate in predicting when she will ovulate. She finally realized it is because her cycles are so unpredictable in length. After 2 years of trying to conceive unsuccessfully Monica is frustrated and discouraged. Now what? […]
Are You Trying to Conceive with a Varicocele?
Tom and Sarah have been trying to conceive for over a year. Sarah finally asked her gynecologist for help, and to both of their surprise they learned that the problem might be Tom’s. When he had a thorough exam by his primary care doctor, Tom found out he has a varicocele (VAR-ih-koe-seel). He hadn’t even […]