During fertility treatments patients have access to many different therapies and methods for improving their assisted reproduction experience. With such a wealth of information available it can sometimes be difficult to know what supplementary treatment options provide real benefits, and which ones are less helpful.
If you’re in the middle of treating infertility, you’ve probably heard from concerned family or friends what feels like every variation of home remedy to solve your infertility issues. We’ve heard the gamut, from being told to eat more pistachios to just relaxing and it will happen “when the time is right.” These kinds of suggestions, although well meaning, are not helpful and aren’t directly linked to improved odds for natural conception. While some aspects of fertility can only be helped through medical assistance like in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI), there are physician-recommended lifestyle choices that may promote fertility and make your body more receptive to nurture a growing child. Read along for useful lifestyle tips that really do coincide with fertility:
You’ve just finished a round of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) and, if that wasn’t enough, now you’re looking at 2 weeks of waiting to know if your procedure was successful. The time frame leading up to the procedure is busy with numerous doctors appointments and staying on top of home treatments such as injections or pills, but as soon as the procedure is done it seems like there is so much open time to worry and wonder about whether you’ll receive good news.
If you’ve been struggling with infertility, by now you’ve probably received your fair share of invasive comments about your number, or lack, of children. If you have no kids, people will ask you “When are you going to have a baby?” Couples with one child will hear, “Hey, don’t you want to give little joey a brother?” If you have two kids and want another people will think you’re crazy for wanting three. Sometimes it feels like you just can’t win!
National Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place around the world in March and provides a chance for educators, doctors, and community service providers to raise awareness about this often painful disease that effects more than 6 million women across the United States and millions more across the globe. Although many women attribute Endometriosis with painful cramps during menses, Endometriosis can also quietly affect fertility and bowel function without the typical painful warning signs. Park Avenue Fertility is focused on educating the community on the side effects of Endometriosis, how it can play a role in your fertility, and what you can do about it.
It’s not uncommon that many patients who are experiencing infertility feel alone in their journey to get pregnant. However, for many couples support groups offer a chance to receive answers to questions, manage stresses, and share the emotions you may feel while undergoing treatment. At Park Avenue Fertility, we believe that the emotions you may feel do not have to detract from the experience of treating infertility and the hope you can feel for a success. Support groups can be national group like resolve.org, a strong group of friends, or an online forum.
If you are over 40 years old and looking to get pregnant, the single most important advice is: don’t waste time, and seek professional help. Time is of essence in this case, as the infamous biological clock is ever ticking, and it’s important to find a specialist who will thoroughly evaluate your individual case to quickly and effectively select the most appropriate fertility treatment for you. Dr. Andrew Levi, MD, FACOG has a broad experience with issues of age and fertility. Today we ask Dr. Levi to explain about the specific issues for ladies over 40.
Infertility is a complex issue, and it needs to be addressed on many levels simultaneously.To ensure ultimate results, Dr. Andrew Levi of Park Avenue Fertility focuses on his patients’ health in addition to medically treating infertility. He believes that every aspect of a patient’s life needs to be examined and, if necessary, adjusted, in order to achieve success in treatment.Today we would like to focus on the relationship between wellness and infertility.
At Park Avenue Fertility we recognize the importance of a holistic approach to infertility, and will be glad to assist our patients who want to explore additional adjuncts to their care. Our topic today is acupuncture, a traditional Chinese treatment which is now becoming increasingly popular in the Western society, thanks to its many touted benefits.