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fertility

3 Ways To Deal With Stress & Uncertainty On Your Fertility Journey

No one plans to experience the pain of infertility. But feeling better *is* possible.

Why I Recommend Yoga If You're Having Trouble Getting Pregnant: A Fertility Doctor Explains

In one study, a yoga program significantly lowered anxiety rates by 20 percent in fertility patients.

5 Concerns Of Women Who Are Pregnant After 35 + What I Tell Them: An MD Explains

As a doctor in the reproductive psychiatry and OB/GYN departments at UCSF Medical Center, I've worked with many moms who are considered older (or of...

Anna Glezer, M.D.
June 23 2016

Trying To Get Pregnant? Everything You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

As a fertility doctor, I have many patients concerned about how the Zika virus will affect their plans for pregnancy. Here’s what I tell them about...

3 Surprising Factors That Could Be Hurting Your Fertility + How To Improve It

We often get caught up focusing on the importance of female fertility. But there are plenty of things that can potentially stand in the way of a man’s...

Alisa Vitti
June 1 2016

I'm A Fertility Doctor. Here's What I Tell My Patients About Getting Pregnant After 40

As soon as it was announced that Janet Jackson is pregnant just two weeks shy of her 50th birthday, I was flooded with questions about how women well...

7 Natural Ways To Relax & Bring Comfort To Your Childbirth

From giving yourself a warm oil massage to meditating during the early stages of labor, here are a few strategies that can help you have a relaxed,...

Liddy Arens
May 1 2016

Are You Missing This Essential Fertility Nutrient?

As a hormone expert and health coach, I find that many women—even the most well-informed health junkies—often don't know they’re lacking an essential...

Alisa Vitti
April 27 2016

What Every Woman Should Know About Pregnancy After Age 35

The “advanced maternal age” woman is becoming more and more the typical patient rather than the unicorn she once was. Even so, there's still some...

Shannon M. Clark, M.D.
April 4 2016

The One Factor In Fertility I Wish More People Understood: An OB Explains

Some 12 percent of all infertility cases are the result of a woman weighing too much or too little—and the man’s weight can be a factor, too.

Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs
April 1 2016

5 Foods To Eat To Boost Your Fertility

Digestion and nutrition play a key role in just about every aspect of our health — including fertility. Dr. Jamie Grifo of the NYU Fertility Center...

Kyra Phillips
March 10 2016

Why I Decided To Become A Mom On My Own At 35

"I’m on firm ground in my identity and career. But now, just shy of my 35th birthday, this is where I’ve chosen to go: a fertility therapist’s office,...

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt
March 9 2016

A New Study Suggests Antidepressants Can Hurt Fertility. Here's What You Need To Know

Researchers discovered that taking an antidepressant significantly reduced the odds of conceiving. So, if you're currently taking antidepressant...

Alice Domar, PhD
February 21 2016

Why I'm Happier, Healthier & Sexier Off Hormonal Birth Control

It wasn't until I finally ditched my birth control pill, after years of feeling like I was missing something, that I started to really come into my...

Kara Ferreira
February 16 2016

PCOS: A Functional Doctor Explains What You Really Need To Know

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects an estimated 10 percent of women — but there's a lot of misinformation out there about what it means and how it...

Robin Berzin, M.D.
February 12 2016

What I Tell My Patients About Endometriosis + How To Manage It Naturally

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women in America. As a natural doctor focused on women’s health, my approach to managing this painful condition involves...

Aviva Romm, M.D.
February 10 2016

I Was 16 When I Was Told I'd Never Have Kids. Here's How I Learned To Accept My Infertility

It was a horribly awkward day when my mom dragged me to the pediatrician to report that I still hadn’t had my first period.

Heidi Swymer
February 9 2016

Ladies, Meet Your Uterus: A Lesson In Vaginal Steaming

Today's women have come a long way and we've worked hard to get there. Role models like Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, and Hillary Clinton show the world...

Sandy Eulas
January 31 2016

I Had 4 Miscarriages In 3 Years. Here's How I Finally Got My Happy Ending

After I tied the knot in 2011 at age 27, I got pregnant immediately — but what came afterward wasn't all rainbows and butterflies.

Kristen Jamie
January 26 2016