Fertility Questions

PODCAST: Holistic fertility

How can yoga, massage, acupuncture and nutrition have an impact on fertility? We heard answers about holistic fertility from a team at Pulling Down the Moon. The panel spoke at our Chicago-based event. They also explained food allergies, the do’s and don’ts of exercise and caffeine, what the acupuncture experience should be, and how to reduce daily…

Want to understand fertility?

There is so much more to fertility than we were ever taught in sex education, particularly for women over the age of 35. There are numerous questions that you’ll find answered on this website. Such as, how do you: Understand the timing of ovulation Choose a doctor Learn about fertility drugs, including cost comparisons Contemplate genetics Consider egg…

Day 3 or Day 5 Embryo?

Dr. Rafat Abbasi, Columbia Fertility Associates

For our Choice Mom Guide: About Embryos, I asked Choice Mom sponsor Dr. Rafat Abbasi, of Columbia Fertility Center (D.C.) to talk about the difference between transferring an embryo on Day 3 of growth compared to Day 5. “Over the last several years, the development of culture systems has improved the ability of embryos to…

Q&A: On Progesterone, and Embryo Implantation Issues

Dr. Rafat Abbasi, Columbia Fertility Associates

A woman on our Choice Moms Over 40 discussion board asked women for tips on how to reduce pain from injections, which she was worried about. One woman noted that she took vaginal progesterone suppositories. Another woman wrote and warned that sometimes women don’t absorb the suppositories well. She had insisted on getting bloodwork done…

What is Epigenetics?

Sarah Kowalski

excerpted from the Choice Mom E-guides to Eggs and to Embryos, submitted by Sarah Kowalski “Within the next 10 to 20 years we will discover that our genetic code only accounts for 10 percent of what gets inherited and what makes us who we are. Genes at birth are not as essential as we once…

Q&A: Giving Yourself Fertility Injections

A woman undergoing frozen embryo transfer posted on the Choice Moms Over 40 discussion board, wondering if there were any tricks women have used to help with the fertility injections. “How the heck do I get over my fear of giving myself the intramuscular shots of Delestrogen and Progesterone??” Here is some of the response:…