The Elephant in the Womb: A Woman’s Aging Eggs (Part 1)

OK, to be geographically correct, the ovaries containing a woman’s eggs are outside of her uterus, but for purposes of the title, are we kumbaya with me taking some slight artistic liberties? At any rate, one of the first questions a fertility doctor inevitably asks is your age. This is because it’s still one of the best indicators [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Every Day or Every Other Day — The Perennial Question

One of the most common questions women desiring pregnancy ask me is whether they should have sex every day or every other day. If you are charting, you know that there are only a few days per cycle in which you can even get pregnant. (Actually, if truth be told, even if you aren’t charting your cycles, there are [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

Confusing Irregular Cycles with a Pregnancy

There’s a certain irony in the fact that the majority of women have at one time or other probably experienced mild panic when their period was a few days late, only to discover that years later, so many of them would do anything to get pregnant. Both situations are really two sides of the same coin, and the [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

The Biology (But Not Wisdom) Behind Old Men Fathering Babies

There are basically three differences between men and women’s fertility, though God only knows how many other types of differences there are (we’ll just have to save that for another blog). For starters, boys aren’t born with any sperm at all. They only start producing them when they reach puberty. Girls, on the other hand, are born with all [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Front Page, Tips|2 Comments

PID

We as women are so used to experiencing various types of pains and discomforts during our cycles that we may lose sight of what is normal versus what merits seeing a health practitioner. Of course, the benefit of learning about Fertility Awareness and charting your cycle is that you become acutely aware of what signs to be concerned about. [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

A Fertility Brain Teaser to Keep You On Your Toes – The Answer!

The answer to Tuesday’s fertility brain teaser is . . . (drum roll, please): Both the sister and brother each started their lives as eggs in their mother’s ovaries while she herself was but a fetus in her own mother’s pregnant womb. To help you visualize this concept, see page 16 of the color insert [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Front Page, Tips|0 Comments

A Fertility Brain Teaser to Keep You On Your Toes

Two adult siblings are heatedly discussing their respective fertility. The 31 year-old sister says to her 28 year-old brother: You know, men have it so much easier than women. After all, men produce sperm every single day from the time of puberty until they die. Women, on the other hand, are only fertile the few days around the time [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|Front Page, Tips|1 Comment

Don’t forget to do a breast self-exam (BSE) every cycle!

If you’ve been living under a rock, you may have missed the ongoing controversy the last few years about whether or not women should continue to do breast self-exams. The gist of it is that women often find lumps that turn out to be false positives, meaning that they went through a lot of needless [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|Tips|0 Comments