10 Tips for Getting Pregnant Faster

February, 2020

Whether you’re just starting to think about trying to conceive or you’ve been working on making a baby for a while, these tips just might help you get pregnant faster.

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If you’ve got a bad case of baby fever, chances are you’ll try just about anything that could help you fast-track conception. But before you start chanting baby-making mantras or standing on your head, there are plenty of other things you and your partner can try to get pregnant faster — and some of them are surprisingly simple. Just remember, no single strategy can guarantee success, but these ten tips can go a long way toward putting a bun in your oven.

Say bye-bye to birth control sooner rather than later

If you use the pill, patch or shot — or another form of hormonal contraceptives — the sooner you stop, the faster your cycle can return to its natural groove. Hormonal contraceptives usually contain a combo of estrogen and progesterone, which keeps you from getting pregnant by suppressing ovulation or preventing implantation. That’s why it can take a few months after going off birth control for your hormones to get up to speed again and for your period to come regularly. 

Talk to your practitioner about the best time to get off your birth control: Generally, three months is the preferred time for women using the pill or patch, but it can take up to nine months (or longer) for your reproductive system to bounce back if you use the Depo-Provera injection.

Check in for a checkup

It’s a good idea to book an appointment with your practitioner (or midwife) to get some help with your make-a-baby to-do list, like ditching meds that aren’t baby-friendly and making sure your body (and your partner’s) is in its best baby-making shape.

A head-to-toe exam can screen for chronic conditions that might interfere with conception, such as thyroid disorders or ovarian cysts, and identify any fertility issues. Once you get the word that all systems are go, you can get down to business — getting pregnant.

Work out wisely

Study after study shows that being fit can make you more fertile. Not only does exercise help you shed unwanted pounds (excess weight can be a fertility buster), it also lowers blood pressure, reduces your levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increases blood flow to reproductive organs — all necessary for conception. But don’t overdo it. Other research shows that super-vigorous workouts can derail your pregnancy plans, especially if your weight is already where it should be, even though it can help overweight or obese women get pregnant faster.

Why the discrepancy? Fast-paced aerobics like running or cycling can mess with your menstrual cycles — and even temporarily stop ovulation — but can also reverse the harmful effects of being overweight. To find a balance between working out too hard and not hard enough, talk to your doctor. In the meantime, you can always try low-impact exercise like walking

Choose the best fats — and help your partner do the same

What you eat matters if you want to get pregnant faster. After all, healthy foods not only fuel fertility but also build a healthier baby. But did you know that when it comes to getting pregnant faster, reaching for the right stuff is important for your partner too? Healthy fats like omega-3s can boost his sperm count and motility, while saturated fats (the kind found in chips and fast foods) can sabotage sperm size and shape, making them less hardy, according to one study. 

So encourage your hubby to lay off the burgers and dig into some salmon, sardines, leafy greens and walnuts to keep his swimmers in tip-top shape.

Don’t forget these other sperm-boosting foods

Add these fertility foods to your man’s menu:

  • Oysters – We’re not sure if oysters are an aphrodisiac, but we do know that their zinc content pumps up the production of sperm and testosterone. If your partner’s not a fan, he can get his share of zinc from lean beef, poultry, dairy, nuts or eggs, though oysters have the highest concentration of this baby-making nutrient.
  • Fruits and veggies – Produce is rich in the vitamins that can help protect your guy’s sperm from cellular damage. He can get folate from leafy greens — men who don’t get enough of this B vitamin tend to have sperm with abnormal chromosomes. Give him plenty of citrus fruits, tomatoes and berries for vitamin C (which can boost sperm quality) and carrots, red peppers and apricots for vitamin A (which keeps sperm from getting sluggish). Or serve sweet potatoes, which are rich in all three — folate, A and C!
  • Honey and pomegranate juice – Honey contains boron, a mineral that may increase testosterone, and pomegranate juice may up sperm count and quality.

Take a prenatal vitamin

A prenatal vitamin is good insurance for you and your future baby. Studies show downing a daily supplement can lower your risk of giving birth prematurely and even stave off morning sickness. But that’s not all a prenatal can do. A recent study found that women undergoing fertility treatments who were taking prenatal multivitamins were twice as likely to get pregnant as women who were undergoing the same treatments but taking only folic acid.

While this finding isn’t a guarantee that you’ll get pregnant faster, popping a prenatal once a day is always a smart move when you’re TTC (or a mama-to-be).


Boost your dairy and iron intake


Besides eating right and taking prenatal vitamins, try to fit in one serving of full-fat dairy a day as part of your plan to get more calcium. Research shows that one serving of whole milk or cheese — or yes, even a scoop of full-fat ice cream — can lower your chances of ovulatory infertility (the inability to produce healthy eggs).

Also aim for two servings a day of iron-rich foods like leafy greens, beans and lean meats since some research shows that anemic women can have irregular cycles.


Cut down your caffeine intake…and cut out other vices


There’s a whole host of studies showing that too much caffeine and alcohol can derail your campaign to conceive. So if you really want to get pregnant soon, limit your caffeine intake to about 200 mg per day — which is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee. (If you’re undergoing fertility treatments, your doc may lower that limit even more.)

But cut out alcohol altogether and tell your partner to decrease his drinking too — it can do a number on your fertility and his. And though it probably goes without saying, nix nicotine now if you haven’t already; it can cause major cell damage to your eggs and increase the chances of miscarriage once you do get pregnant.


Skip the lubricant


If you’re trying to get pregnant faster, get your juices flowing with some good old-fashioned foreplay instead of reaching for the lube. Oil-based lubricants (like massage oil) can change your cervical mucus and the pH of your vaginal tract, making it more difficult for your partner’s sperm to find its way to the promised land.

Even saliva can turn into a sperm-killer. An alternate get-in-the-mood idea: Watch a sexy movie together — doing so actually boosts the quality of your guy’s sperm. (If these tactics don’t do the trick and you find that you’re simply too dry to get the deed done, try a dime-sized dollop of a water-based lube like K-Y.)


Don’t worry too much


Studies show that extreme stress can lower your chances of getting pregnant by causing hormone levels to go haywire and decreasing cervical mucus. We’re talking about high anxiety here — not run-of-the-mill frustrations like a demanding boss or tantrum-ing toddler.

But even if you’re not at freak-out levels, it can’t hurt to keep your nerves in check by avoiding work overloads, hitting a yoga or Zumba class, listening to music or venting to your partner or a sympathetic pal. Another plus to finding time for R&R now: Once you do make and deliver a baby, “me” time will be a whole lot harder to nab.






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Five ways to stay healthy when breastfeeding

February 2020

A good diet is particularly important when breastfeeding. “You’re fuelling yourself to fuel a baby,” says Jane Moffett, a breastfeeding counsellor with the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

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“Eat a varied, balanced diet,” she says . “If you’re vegan, think about calcium-fortified foods.” Wholegrains, protein and vegetables help to regulate blood sugar and may reduce your cravings for high-fat and high-sugar foods.

But, with breastfeeding burning about 300 calories a day, this is not the time to cut calories.

“As you’ll be feeding through the night as well as the day, it may be an idea to take a tuck box to bed,” says Moffett.

Take care of your emotional and mental health

Breastfeeding, like all elements of early parenting, may be different from what you expected. You may feel tired, frustrated, confused or helpless.

According to research by the NCT in 2017, half of mothers experienced mental health problems at some time during pregnancy or within the first year of their child’s birth. If you feel in need of support, ask your GP, midwife or health visitor about breastfeeding clinics, drop in sessions and support groups. Help may be available locally but, if not, there are several national helplines in the UK. Check the NHS website for details.

Get enough rest

The pressure to relax can feel, ironically, rather stressful when your schedule is being dictated by a small baby. So, instead of telling yourself to sleep whenever the baby does, simply try to do things that make you happy. “Get rest,” advises Tamsin English, a baby feeding supporter based in east London.

“It doesn’t have to be sleep – it could just be lying on the sofa, watching TV, or listening to music. Anything that helps you feel less frazzled.”

Be breast aware

While breastfeeding, take the time to look at your breasts in the mirror, and check them regularly for signs of tenderness. “If you start to feel fluey, have a red area on one of your breasts, or if your breasts feel painful, tell your doctor, midwife or health visitor,” says Moffett. These can be the early signs of mastitis, a painful condition caused by a buildup of milk in the breast. 

If you suspect mastitis may be coming on, the NHS recommends massaging the affected area in a warm shower, continuing to breastfeed, trying different positions to stimulate the blocked area and maybe starting your baby feeding on the affected breast to try to drain any blockages.

Look after your back

Breastfeeding can cause aches and pains, particularly if you don’t watch your posture. There are different breastfeeding positions that may suit parent and baby – from the rugby hold to the cradle hold, from lying flat to lying on your side, or even the jazzy sounding “koala” position. The Medela website has useful pictures and notes of several of these positions, or you can ask to be shown them at breastfeeding drop-ins, which are usually run by local health services.

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What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

January 2020

The excessive hormonal production associated with PCOS can interfere with a woman’s ability to ovulate — and it may also lead to skin and weight problems, and excess hair growth. Discover treatment options that may help.

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Many people aren’t aware of polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, but it’s not uncommon — the condition affects 5 percent to 10 percent of women of childbearing age. PCOS interferes with a woman’s menstrual cycle and her ability to release eggs through monthly ovulation, and it is the most common cause of female infertility.

PCOS develops because a woman’s body produces excessive levels of androgens, which are sometimes called “male hormones,” but are also naturally produced by females. When androgen levels are too high, it can interfere with the release of eggs through ovulation.

Here’s something else to consider: While researchers haven’t proved that being overweight or obese will cause PCOS, many women who have PCOS do carry excess weight.

It’s not clear what causes a woman to develop PCOS, either, but researchers believe these factors may play a part:

  • Genetics. PCOS tends to run in families, so if your mother or sister has PCOS, you are at higher risk of developing it.
  • High insulin levels. Women with PCOS tend to have high levels of insulin, which is thought to increase the production of androgens.

Common PCOS Symptoms

Since excessive production of androgens can affect many areas of your body, PCOS symptoms vary considerably. PCOS symptoms may include:

  • Missed periods, or an irregular menstrual cycle. The excessive level of androgens that is associated with PCOS can make your menstrual periods infrequent, irregular, or even nonexistent.
  • Infertility. Since women with PCOS may not ovulate, they often have trouble getting pregnant.
  • Excess hair growth. The hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS can lead to excess hair growth on your back, chest, stomach, face, thumbs, and even your toes.
  • Ovarian cysts. Since eggs are often not released from the ovarian follicles of women with PCOS, the immature follicles can fuse together to form large, painful cysts on the ovaries.
  • Skin problems. Women with PCOS often experience oily skin, acne, dark patches of skin, or dandruff.
  • Weight problems. It is still unclear whether weight problems lead to PCOS, or vice versa, but women who are obese are at increased risk of having PCOS.
  • Miscarriage. If they do get pregnant, women with PCOS have an increased risk of miscarrying.

How PCOS Is Treated

Even though there is no cure for PCOS, its symptoms can often be managed, and fertility treatments can help some women with PCOS get pregnant. Lifestyle changes and treatment options that may be used to help manage PCOS include:

  • Birth control pills. The Pill can reduce androgen levels, help regulate menstruation, and even clear acne in women who have PCOS.
  • Weight control. If you are overweight, losing weight can be a very important part of PCOS treatment. Losing as little as 10 percent of your body weight can help regulate your insulin levels, and may resolve your symptoms and help restore your fertility.
  • Dietary changes. Studies have shown that certain changes in your diet aimed at lowering your blood sugar levels and improving the way your body uses insulin may be able to help improve PCOS symptoms. So consume a diet low in saturated fat and one that consists of no more than 30 percent of total calories from fat. Avoid highly processed foods and foods with added sugars, and opt for fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. Also, spread your calorie intake throughout the day, eating small, frequent meals.
  • Diabetes medications. Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved it yet for treating PCOS, metformin, a type 2 diabetes medication, has shown promise in reducing PCOS symptoms.
  • Fertility treatments. Certain fertility medications, including Clomid and Serophene (clomiphene), metformin with clomiphene, and gonadotropins, can help stimulate ovulation in women with PCOS to help them become pregnant. Also, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can successfully help women with PCOS become pregnant.
  • Anti-androgens. If cosmetic problems are a concern, anti-androgen medications, such as Aldactone (spironolactone) and Proscar and Propecia (finasteride), can help reduce acne and control excess body hair growth.
  • Surgery. While surgery is not used as a first-line treatment for PCOS, a procedure known as “ovarian drilling” has been shown to stimulate ovulation in women with PCOS. Ovarian drilling involves laparoscopic surgery to puncture the ovary with an electrically charged needle to lower androgen levels, which may help stimulate ovulation.

If you are concerned you may have PCOS, talk with your doctor. The earlier PCOS is diagnosed and treated, the more likely you are to avoid complications.

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Lifestyle Changes That May Boost Fertility

February, 2020

Whether you’re thinking about getting pregnant or have already been trying, it’s never too early (or too late) to evaluate your lifestyle choices. Starting healthy habits – or getting rid of bad ones – can measurably improve your overall health. And some lifestyle changes may promote fertility in both you and your partner.

Below we’ve outlined practical recommendations that can help increase fertility among men and women.

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How to Improve Male Fertility

Getting pregnant requires healthy sperm, but your sperm may only be as healthy as you are. Here are ways you can help maximize the quality and quantity of sperm your body produces:

  1. Stop smoking. Men who smoke tend to have lower sperm counts, and the sperm they produce may not be properly formed.
  2. Lose weight. Research suggests that obesity affects male fertility in many ways. Excess weight can cause hormone changes that reduce fertility. It is also linked to lower sperm counts and sperm that don’t move quickly enough. Understanding Body Weight and Fertility
  3. Reduce your alcohol consumption. An occasional beer or glass of wine isn’t likely to harm sperm production. But frequent drinking can lower testosterone levels, reduce sperm count and cause erectile dysfunction.
  4. Don’t take drugs. There are many well-known reasons to avoid illegal drug use, but their impact on male fertility is often overlooked. Cocaine and marijuana use can reduce the number and quality of your sperm, and anabolic steroids can shrink your testicles. If you take legal drugs (such as prescription medications or herbal supplements), check with your doctor or a fertility specialist to make sure they don’t impact sperm production.
  5. Practice safe sex. Unprotected sex, especially with multiple partners, increases your chances of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Men infected with an STD such as chlamydia or gonorrhea may experience fertility problems. These include low sperm count, poor sperm movement and sperm DNA fragmentation.
  6. Don’t get overheated. Elevated temperatures, especially around your scrotum, may reduce sperm production. Many doctors recommend you limit your time in hot tubs and saunas. You should also avoid tight-fitting pants and placing your laptop computer directly on your lap during use.

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How to Improve Female Fertility

As a woman, you’re likely aware that it’s important to make healthy lifestyle choices during pregnancy. But you may be less familiar with lifestyle choices that can improve fertility. 

Adopting these healthy habits may increase your chances of getting pregnant and help you set the stage for a healthier pregnancy:

  1. Stop smoking. Some evidence shows that smoking ages the ovaries and decreases your supply of eggs. It also harms your cervix and fallopian tubes and increases your risk of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity can harm your health in several ways, including interfering with your ovulation. But women who are severely underweight are also at increased risk for ovulation problems. Whether you need to lose weight or gain it, aim for a healthy body mass index (BMI) to help maintain normal ovulation. Understanding Body Weight and Fertility
  3. Reduce your alcohol consumption. It’s common knowledge that women shouldn’t drink alcohol while pregnant. But you may not be aware that frequent drinking before pregnancy is linked to ovulation disorders. If you’re trying to get pregnant, try to avoid alcohol completely.
  4. Limit your caffeine intake. Scientists still aren’t sure how much caffeine is “too much” when it comes to infertility. You don’t need to rule out caffeine completely, but try limiting your daily caffeine consumption to 200 mg per day, especially when you’re trying to conceive. That’s the equivalent of about two, eight-ounce cups of coffee per day.
  5. Practice safe sex. Having unprotected sex, especially with multiple partners, increases your chances of getting chlamydia, gonorrhea or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These infections can permanently damage your fallopian tubes and uterus.

Fertility Tips for Both Partners

Together you and your partner are hoping to get pregnant and become parents. And together you can make some lifestyle adjustments that benefit your overall health and wellness as well as your fertility.

Having a supportive partner who helps you tackle your goals may be the key to maintaining healthy lifestyle choices, including:

  1. Tweak your diet. If your busy schedule has you reaching for packaged snacks and other processed convenience foods, your body may not get the nutrition it needs. Preparing more meals at home and adding more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein to your diet are an easy place to start. Besides nourishing your body, you may shed excess weight and gain energy along the way.
  2. Acknowledge and manage your stress. None of us can avoid stress. But for some couples, trying to get pregnant can cause extra worry or anxiety, especially if one or both of you has concerns about infertility. If you feel like stress is affecting your health or your relationship, consider talking to a licensed counselor or psychologist who can help you with coping strategies. You may also enjoy trying new activities that can help relieve stress, such as yoga, meditation or massage.
  3. Bump up your exercise. Moderate physical activity, like taking a walk with your partner after dinner, can do wonders for your health. Regular exercise not only helps promote weight loss and a healthier body, it can help ease stress. But the key word is “moderate” – women who take part in frequent, intense exercise may experience ovulation problems. For that reason, many doctors suggest limiting vigorous activity to no more than five hours per week.

Still Having Trouble Getting Pregnant?

Lifestyle changes alone may not help you get pregnant if you or your partner have a medical condition that affects fertility. If you’ve tried to get pregnant for more than a year – or if you are a woman over 35 who has tried for more than six months – you may want to consider seeing a doctor for fertility testing.

Generations Fertility Care specializes in female infertility and male infertility. In fact, our team includes the region’s only fellowship-trained male infertility specialist, Dr. Daniel Williams.

We also offer a unique couples clinic, which provides simultaneous male and female infertility testing. We’ll help you get the answers you need in an efficient and caring manner.

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10 New Year's Resolutions which can make 2020 a good year for you

If you’re struggling to find out your New Year resolutions, here are some ideas which can make this year better for you.


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it’s New Year and you can make a difference in 2020. Oh yes! You can do it with some positive New Year resolutions. New Year resolutions become completely achievable when you’re sorted with your priorities and can do anything to get these things done. Though, sometimes it becomes difficult to find out ideas which should be in our New Year resolutions.

If you’re struggling to find it out, here are some New Year resolution ideas which can make this year better for you.

1. Consume Healthy Diets

Healthy diet habits in New Year resolutions will demand a change of your mindset about foods that you eat daily. Especially, if you consider yourself as a foodie, it is going to be hard to develop practice. But, have you ever thought of why we should develop this practice?

A good food habit is not only going to benefit your physical, mental and emotional health but also, can combat diseases, boost your energy doing many more wonders. To improve your overall well-being, start practising a good food diet now!

2. Do Digital Detox

You should take a break from the gadgets and spend some time on doing what you love to do. And, it’s important. It’ll be an impractical suggestion to say stay away from technology and social media platforms but, you can always reduce your time there.

Doing Digital Detox will help you to reduce stress, increase attention span, improve your sleeping patterns providing other beneficial things.

3. Try Learning New Hobbies

Finding a new hobby isn’t always an easy thing. But, if you find one, a new hobby can help you to stay present focusing on the moment. Other than this, new hobbies do help to take new challenges, clear visions about your goals allowing you to explore yourself and your talents.

Additionally, new hobbies can give you some additional income as well.

4. Whenever Possible, Travel

Exploring new places can help you to gain a lot of treasure moments in your life. To do this, you just need to plan your work schedule accordingly, mange your weekend plans and be ready with your backpack. When you start travelling, you’ll realise how it can give a better understanding of different cultures, increase eagerness for listening to new stories, reduce workplace stress and enhance your creative abilities.

So, take out some time from your day-to-day responsibilities and travel as much as possible.

5. Start Saving More

Beginning of a year is always the best time to outline a better budget plan to save more money. But, whatever plan you make for the rest of the year, you need to assure that you will stick to it. Apart from saving money, this New Year resolution will help you to fulfil your dreams, at the end of the year.

6. Be Aware of Gossiping

No wonder, every people gossip about something or someone. But, do you know, gossiping about people mostly spreads negativity around you? Not only that, but people can also stop trusting you. They may think several times before telling you something serious if they especially know you love to do gossiping.

This is why, be aware!

7. Practice Yoga and Meditation

We often forget to take out some time to maintain our inner balance. Practising yoga and meditation can help to create mental clarity, increase your body awareness, relaxing the mind sharpening your concentration power.

This should be your one of those priorities which you’ll not fail to do in your daily life. You’ve to make it a priority to improve your mental well-being, this year.

8. Go Green

Going green goals will show your concern for society over increasing pollution. Here, gardening can be one of those ways which can be easy to implement. It does not only have mood-boosting benefits but also, it can help to combat your loneliness.

Plant a tree for a greener future.

9. Read Books

Choose good books and read. Reading good books will surely improve your vocabulary skills and give unique ideas to shape your life.

At the end of the year, be assured, you’ll always be in the gaining side if you adopt this habit.

10. Give to Charity

We don’t live in a world where everyone has everything. For this reason, we should always help people who are in need. 

Donating money to charity will not only give you a sense of pleasure and make you happy, but also, motivate others to do their part to build a better society.

Have a great year ahead!

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Do you have Endometriosis? Consult your gynecologist

What is Endometriosis?

If you have endometriosis, you know it causes pain and cramping, which can sometimes be severe, especially during your period. It can even create problems when you want to have a baby. But what exactly is endometriosis and what causes all the symptoms that are associated with it?

Endometriosis occurs when tissue that should line the inside of your uterus, the endometrium, grows outside of it instead. Even though the tissue is outside of your uterus, it still acts like it should during your menstrual cycles. That means at the end of your period, this tissue will break apart and bleed.

However, the blood from this tissue has no place to go. Surrounding areas may become inflamed or swollen, and scar tissue and lesions can develop. The most common site for endometriosis is on your ovaries.

Symptoms

Many times, endometriosis has no symptoms. When symptoms are present, they may include:

  • Abdominal cramps or back pain during menstruation
  • Severe menstrual cramps
  • Painful bowel movements or urination, especially during menstruation
  • Abnormal or heavy bleeding during periods
  • Painful sex
  • Difficulty becoming pregnant

Causes

Doctors don’t know exactly what causes endometriosis. Some experts think that menstrual blood with endometrial cells travels back through the fallopian tubes and passes out into the pelvic cavity where the cells stick to the organs. This is known as retrograde menstruation.

Genetics may also play a role in whether you get endometriosis. If your mom or sister have it, you’re more likely to get it, also. And research shows that when there is a hereditary link, the disease seems to be worse in the next generation.

Some women with endometriosis also have immune system disorders. But doctors aren’t sure whether this is a cause or an effect of the endometriosis.

Diagnosis

If you have any symptoms of endometriosis or are having difficulty becoming pregnant, contact your gynecologist. There are several things she can do to determine if you have endometriosis, including:

  • Pelvic exam and history
  • Ultrasound exam
  • MRI
  • Laparoscopy
  • Biopsy

Treatments

There is no known cure for endometriosis. Treatments usually include surgery or medication to manage symptoms.

  1. Pain medication. If your symptoms are manageable with over-the-counter medications, your doctor will likely suggest you take a pain reliever such as an NSAID like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve). If these don’t relieve your pain, talk to your doctor about other options.
  2. Hormones. Hormonal therapy is used to minimize the amount of estrogen your body creates, and to prevent your menstrual period. This helps lesions bleed less, which decreases inflammation, scarring, and cyst formation. Common hormones prescribed include:
  3. Surgery. For some cases, surgery to remove as much of your endometriosis as possible may be necessary. In some cases, surgery improves symptoms and may increase your chances of pregnancy. Sometimes pain returns, though. Your doctor can perform surgery laparoscopically, which is less invasive, or through standard abdominal procedures, so be sure to discuss all of your options.

    In the most severe cases of endometriosis, a hysterectomy to remove the ovaries, uterus, and cervix may be the best option available. This is usually considered the last option, especially if you still want to have children.

Artificial Insemination : IUI Treatment

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When you and your partner talk to a doctor about getting help for infertility, he may suggest a technique called “artificial insemination.” It’s a simple procedure with few side effects, and it can help some couples who haven’t been able to get pregnant.

In artificial insemination, a doctor inserts sperm directly into a woman’s cervix, fallopian tubes, or uterus. The most common method is called “intrauterine insemination (IUI),” when a doctor places the sperm in the uterus.

Why is this helpful? It makes the trip shorter for the sperm and gets around any obstructions. Your doctor may suggest this method first as a treatment for infertility.

What Type of Infertility Can Artificial Insemination Treat?

The procedure can be used for many kinds of fertility problems. In cases involving male infertility, it’s often used when there’s a very low sperm count or when sperm aren’t strong enough to swim through the cervix and up into the fallopian tubes.

When the issue is female infertility, it’s sometimes done if you have a condition called endometriosis or you have anything that’s abnormal in your reproductive organs.

This method might also be right for you if you have something called an “unreceptive cervical mucus.” That means the mucus that surrounds the cervix prevents sperm from getting into your uterus and fallopian tubes. Artificial insemination lets the sperm skip the cervical mucus entirely.

Doctors also often suggest artificial insemination when they can’t figure out the reason a couple is infertile.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Your doctor will use ovulation kits, ultrasound, or blood tests to make sure you’re ovulating when you get artificial insemination. Then, your partner will need to provide a sample of his semen.The doctor will suggest that your partner avoid sex for 2 to 5 days before the procedure to help make sure his sperm count is high. 

If you live close to the clinic, your partner may be able to collect a semen sample at home. If not, he’ll do this in a private room. The reason it helps if you live close to the doctor’s office is that the sperm must be “washed” in a laboratory within 1 hour of ejaculation.

The process of “washing” the sperm in a lab removes chemicals in the semen that may cause discomfort for a woman, and raises the chances of getting pregnant. Technicians liquefy the sperm at room temperature for 30 minutes and add a harmless chemical to separate out the most active sperm. They use a centrifuge to collect the best sperm.

Those are placed in a thin tube called a catheter and put through your vagina and cervix into the uterus.

Artificial insemination is short and relatively painles. Many women describe it as similar to a Pap smear. You may have cramping during the procedure and light bleeding afterward. Your doctor will probably have you lie down for about 15 to 45 minutes to give the sperm a chance to get to work. After that, you can get back to your usual activities.

In some cases, before you have the procedure, your doctor will place you on fertility drugs, such as clomiphene citrate (Clomid). This helps your body ovulate multiple eggs.

Success rates for artificial insemination vary. Some reasons why the chances might be lower that it will work are:

  1. Older age of the woman
  2. Poor egg or sperm quality
  3. Severe case of endometriosis
  4. A lot of damage to fallopian tubes, usually from long-term infection
  5. Blockage of fallopian tubes — IUI will not work in this case

Other Issues With Artificial Insemination

The procedure won’t work for everyone. Some couples try it several times before they get pregnant, while others may not have any success at all.

Your doctor may suggest trying it at least three to six times with injectable hormones before moving on to another treatment. If artificial insemination doesn’t help you, there are other approaches you can try, such as in vitro fertilization with your own eggs or with donor eggs.

Be sure to compare costs before you choose a clinic for artificial insemination. Prices vary greatly from one to another. Make sure the estimate includes the costs of hormones and any other drugs you’ll need, as well as the fee for sperm washing. If you’re using sperm from a donor, remember that there will be an extra fee for each dose you use. Ask the clinic in advance which costs could be covered by your insurance.

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Does risk of osteoporosis increase with age in menopausal women?

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones weaken, increasing the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures.

The term ‘osteoporosis’ means porous bones and the condition results in significant loss of bone mass and strength. There is a direct correlation between the development of osteoporosis and the lack of estrogen during menopause. Estrogen is the hormone which plays a crucial role in overall health, and it declines following menopause. The post-menopausal period is characterized by the resorption or breakdown of existing bones and formation of new ones. Therefore, low levels of estrogen during menopause can cause loss of bone mass.

“Since menopausal women above the age of 50 years are more prone to osteoporosis, it is important for them to understand the onset, warning signs, diagnosis and management of the disease,” says Dr Vineesh Mathur, director – division of spine, Institute of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Orthopaedics, Medanta, The Medicity, Gurgaon.

What causes osteoporosis?

The exact cause of osteoporosis is unknown. Our bones are made of living and growing issues with an outer shell of dense bones wrapping a sponge-like bone. When osteoporosis strikes, the holes inside the sponge part of the tissue increase in size and number, weakening the interiors of the bone. “Till the age of 30 years, our body builds more bones than it loses but this process starts reversing post the age of 35 years leading to a loss in bone mass. When the bone loss aggravates it causes osteoporosis,” he adds.

Warning signs

A calcium-deficient diet, owing to inadequate intake over time, may lead to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is commonly known as the ‘silent disease’ because the symptoms cannot be easily detected. A person may be aware of the disease only when a sudden bump or fall causes a fracture due to weak bones. The symptoms include:

  • A collapsed vertebrae
  • Sloping shoulders
  • Back pain
  • Spinal deformities such as hunched posture
  • Curve in the back

Risk factors:

  • Age: This is a significant risk factor as the bone strength and density naturally declines as one grows older.
  • Gender: Women above the age of 50 years are more prone to risk as compared to men. Factors such as having lighter and thinner bones and menopause increase risk.
  • Body weight and structure of bones: Women who are thin and petite are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis because they have lesser bones as compared to women with more body weight.
  • Family history: A family history of osteoporosis among parents or grandparents increases the risk.

Preventive measures:

Consuming calcium-rich foods such as milk and dairy products is recommended.

  1. Exercise and engage in physical activities regularly. This helps make the bones and muscles stronger, thereby preventing bone loss apart from helping you stay active. The best method of preventing osteoporosis to do weight-bearing exercises like walking, jogging, dancing and playing tennis three to four times a week. Strength and balance exercises are also recommended.
  2. Consuming calcium-rich foods such as milk and dairy products, seafood, canned fish like salmon and sardines, dark green leafy vegetables, such as kale, collards and broccoli and breads made with calcium-fortified flour is recommended as calcium helps in increasing bone strength
  3. For those who are lactose-intolerant, consuming lactose-free foods that are high in calcium, such as leafy green vegetables, salmon, and broccoli and lactose-free dairy products is recommended
  4. Our body uses vitamin D to absorb calcium and increasing access to the same is beneficial. Exposure to the sun by being outdoor for 20 minutes daily and consuming vitamin D rich foods such as eggs, fatty fish like salmon, cereal and milk fortified with vitamin D can help.
  5. Limit the consumption of alcohol and smoking. This is because smoking affects the formulation of estrogen hormone which protects the bones.
  6. Avoid certain medications like steroids, certain drugs used to treat seizures (anticonvulsants), blood thinners (anticoagulants), and thyroid medications as they aid bone loss. In case these medications are necessary, they must be supplemented with lifestyle changes and diet to reduce the adverse effects.

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Problems with Sleep? You Might Have Problems with Fertility, Too

There’s a long list of “lifestyle” factors that we know can affect the fertility of both women and men. From weight to smoking to stress, you can now add problems with sleep to the list. Sleep disorders likely increase the risk of infertility for both sexes.

According to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), lack of sleep – which more than one third of Americans experience – can affect the hormones related to fertility. The part of the brain that regulates “sleep-wake hormones” in both sexes is also responsible for triggering the daily release of hormones that affect ovulation in women and sperm maturation in men.

For women, losing sleep over the long term may have a direct effect on various reproductive-related hormones including estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone. For example, the release of LH is critical as this hormone is responsible for a regular menstrual cycle and ovulation. An irregular cycle may complicate or delay a woman’s ability to conceive.

With men, the hormone testosterone is critical to healthy sperm production. The hormone is released daily, usually during sleep. Optimal levels of testosterone are affected by several factors including sleep and total sleep time has been positively linked to testosterone levels in several studies, according to Lauren Wise, a Boston University researcher and professor of epidemiology.

While most of the research on sleep reveals a link between too little sleep or poor-quality sleep, too much sleep can also make a difference. Men who sleep either too little or too much may have problems with their fertility.

A study from Boston University’s School of Public Health looked at the appropriate level of sleep needed by couples to get pregnant. The results from 790 couples (all trying to get pregnant) showed:

  1. Sleep defined as short – less than 6 hours and as long – more than 9 hours, was associated with a “reduced probability” of pregnancy.
  2. Men who slept too little or too long had a 42% reduction in probability of conception in any given month, using 8 hours as a reference point.
  3. Men who self-reported trouble with sleep half the time also had the greatest problems getting their partner pregnant.

Study author Lauren Wise points out that her study shows an association between sleep and fertility but does not prove cause and effect. Poor sleep can affect libido and health status which can also impact fertility. However, the study did control for additional factors known to influence fertility including age, body mass index (BMI), frequency of sex and more. More research is needed according to Wise.

The research findings are good news according to Peter Schlegel, MD, chair of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the professional society of fertility specialists. He notes there is little data about how men’s sleep affects their infertility.

To Schlegel, this study “strongly suggests that for men, aiming for the 7 to 9 hours of sleep helps to optimize their fertility and their chances of contributing to a pregnancy.” He also recommends — based on these research results – that doctors talking to couples about infertility should ask how much sleep the male partner is getting.

Another study also showed that sleeping too little (less than 6 hours) or too much (more than 9 hours), as well as going to bed later, can affect male fertility through a reduced sperm count and reduced sperm survival and motility, in part due to the production of an antisperm antibody.

Women reporting sleep problems – other than sleep apnea – were 3.7 times more likely to be at risk for infertility than women with normal sleep patterns according to a large study of more than 16,000 women in Taiwan over a ten-year period. The risk was highest in women aged 26-30. Sleep apnea has previously been linked to fertility problems for women and is also associated with other health conditions including obesity, heart disease and diabetes, all of which affect fertility.

There were a number of limitations to the Taiwan study including that results were not adjusted for other factors that may affect infertility including smoking, exercise and family medical history. Also, the women with sleep disorders were also more likely to have irregular menstrual cycles, thyroid issues, depression and anxiety which can all have a negative effect on fertility. Poor sleep may help contribute to these conditions and vice versa.

“Although we do not yet know whether treating sleep disorders improves fertility, treatment may help and is not likely to hurt,” says Jennifer Felder, a UCSF clinical psychologist who studies sleep disorders, depression and interventions. She adds that to treat insomnia – which is the problem most often cited in the study – cognitive therapy is first recommended. This can be done with a therapist in-person, using a digital app or with self-help workbooks.

Knowledge is powerful for any couple or individual trying to conceive and that includes a complete assessment of each person including their lifestyle habits. There are many factors you can control on your fertility journey – what you eat, not smoking, how much exercise you get, controlling stress levels and the quality of your sleep. Achieving some of these healthy habits may call for consulting experts.

In the meantime, here’s what the experts recommend for a good night’s sleep:

  1. Get outside and exercise every day
  2. Be consistent about when you go to sleep and when you wake up
  3. Make sure your bedroom is dark
  4. Relax before bedtime – don’t watch an upsetting program or pay bills
  5. Limit or eliminate stimulants and alcohol or have at least 5 hours before bedtime

And, our advice? Get your quality sleep now to help conceive because once the baby arrives, all bets are off… at least for a while!

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Expert winter skin care tips for your kids

Baby’s skin is naturally hydrated and moist and natural products provide gentle care required to preserve the softness of the baby’s skin.

During winter, your baby needs extra care and attention to prevent seasonal illness as the cold season is known to make their skin dry that can lead to diaper rash, rough cheeks, flaky skin and scalp. So, give your little bundle of joy extra care. Ranjan Pejawar, Bangalore based paediatrician outlines the common skin problems that babies face during winter:

Diaper Rash:

Wearing a diaper of the wrong size and friction generally causes diaper rashes.

Rough, Red Cheeks:

Chapped skin is basically dry skin that becomes inflamed due to irritation caused by friction from clothing and runny nose.

Eczema:

Babies with eczema have insufficient skin surface for holding moisture. Like regular dry skin, dermatitis tends to erupt during winter.

“Baby’s skin is naturally hydrated and moist and natural products provide gentle care required to preserve the softness of the baby’s skin,” says Prathibha, Ayurveda Expert, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company.

She suggested few methods that can protect your baby’s skin from the harsh winter:

  • Give an oil massage to your baby before a bath to nourish your baby’s skin
  • Give your baby a massage 2-3 times daily with an oil infused with Winter Cherry to improve skin tone and soothe baby skin.
  • During winter, avoid giving baby a head bath every day and use only lukewarm water for the daily bath. Hot water may hurt the protective layer of your baby’s skin.
  • Choose a moisturiser that contains the goodness of Olive oil and Almond oil which improves skin softness.
  • Use a diaper rash cream infused with Almond Oil and Yashada Bhasma to protect your baby’s bottom from the irritating rashes.
  • Choose a mild and gentle shampoo/soap which is enriched with herbs and is from parabens and alcohol.
  • Use a baby bath with ingredients like Chickpea, Fenugreek and Green Gram to retain the natural oils in baby’s skin.

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Source: www.indiatvnews.com


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