PCOS and Getting Pregnant

About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome As many as one in ten women suffer from some form of polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, and the disease is the most common cause of ovulation failure and infertility in pre-menopausal females. If you are …

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PCOS And Pregnancy

If you have PCOS and you’re pregnant – congratulations! It’s likely that you’ve had to make lifestyle changes and even undergo medical or fertility treatment to conceive, and you should be proud of your efforts and success. Now that the …

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Medical Conditions

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a general term for a bacterial infection in the female pelvic organs. Specific types of PID include salpingitis (infection of the fallopian tubes), endometritis (infection of the uterine lining), and cophoritis (infection …

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Heavy Men Have Fewer Sperm

Heavy men should consider going on a diet if they want their partners to bear them children, said Dr. A Ghiyath Shayeb, of the University of Aberdeen at the 24th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and …

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Overuse of ICSI

Recent figures show that the use of ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), a technique used to treat infertility, is being used in Europe so often that some researchers now suspect overuse of this treatment. In the year 2005 alone, the technique …

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PCOS Leads to Hardening of the Arteries

More Bad News More bad news for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)—they’re at risk for early hardening of their coronary arteries, often the first sign of cardiovascular disease. That’s according to Evelyn O. Talbott, Dr.P.H., professor of epidemiology at …

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IVF Condemned by the Vatican

ART Condemned A document just released contains the latest in Catholic doctrine, and condemns all types of ART (artificial reproductive technology), human cloning, and embryonic stem cell research. The document termed all of these techniques: “immoral.” While some childless couples …

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Treating Infertility With Reflexology

More and more women are claiming that reflexology has helped them with conception and solving problems related to infertility. This applies to not only the woman but also in some cases her partner. Infertility is an extremely complex problem and …

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Make Mine Decaf

Many studies have focused on caffeine consumption as a possible obstacle to getting pregnant. It seems that too much caffeine can reduce your chances for conception. But just how much is too much? If you’re the kind of person who …

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Fertility Diet

Is there such a thing as a fertility diet? Are there things that you should be eating or avoiding that will help you get pregnant or stay pregnant? According to researchers at Harvard University and the long-term Nurses’ Health Study, …

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