Acupuncture, Stress and Infertility
Exploring the links between stress, acupuncture and infertility
This same dilemma applies to stress, acupuncture and infertility. Fertility specialists agree that stress can affect fertility, but the evidence is unclear as to why, and to what extent. Texas Fertility Center has taken a proactive step in incorporating stress-relieving acupuncture into its South Austin fertility center.
Gauge Your Fertility Potential with AMH Testing
Through June, TFC is offering free ovarian reserve screening to new patients, including the AMH test
A new blood test, anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) gives women greater insight into the number of egg-containing follicles growing in the ovaries. Texas Fertility Center research and its clinical application of the AMH test was recently on a KVUE segment with Jim Bergamo.
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Gestational Surrogacy Myths
Debunking gestational surrogacy myths
There are many gestational surrogacy myths. For women and couples who are unable to conceive due to an irregular or absent uterus, gestational surrogacy may be able to help. Gestational surrogacy (a.k.a. gestational carriage) is when the woman carrying the pregnancy is not genetically related to the child. This is legal in the state of Texas.
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Enhance Male Fertility – How to Do It
Tips to enhance male fertility
It can be downright depressing getting back a semen analysis (sperm test) that is not ‘ideal’. However, don’t feel alone. There are MANY guys in your situation (even if they are not talking about it!). It’s true that there are a number of fertility treatments that may help you to conceive.
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Looking for a Sperm Donor
Tips when looking for a sperm donor
Couples with severe male factor infertility, single women, or lesbian couples could also be looking for a sperm donor. However, it can be a little overwhelming to try to choose the right donor. Here are some tips.
Find a sperm bank that fits your needs
There are a number of sperm banks out there,
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Obesity and Fertility
Obesity and fertility issues
Obesity is an increasing problem in the United States. Approximately 31% of white women, 38% of Hispanic women, and 49% of black women in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Many people are aware of the problems that obesity can cause, but many are not aware of the reproductive consequences. There is a clear link between obesity and fertility issues.
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PCOS Support – Cysters Unite!
Find PCOS support
Let’s face it – women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a lot of uphill battles. First of all, there are the nonexistent periods. Then there’s the issue of acne. Also, the extra hair growth, or loss, may make you crazy. To top it off, all the hormonal imbalances can lead to difficulty maintaining a healthy weight.
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Celebrities with Infertility
Celebrities with infertility
Up until recently, infertility was an intensely private matter. Women would go to great lengths to hide their challenge, which unfortunately led many to believe that infertility was a rare phenomenon. A refreshing thing has happened in the last 5 to 10 years. We have become more open about the issue of infertility,
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Annual Southwest Fertility Forum Conference
Dr. Natalie Burger was the program director for The Southwest Fertility Forum in Houston this past weekend. This annual conference, which was started by Dr. Thomas Vaughn over 25 years ago, brings together OB/GYNs, REs, nurses, and embryologists from all over the United States to discuss the latest advancements in reproductive medicine.
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How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup- Male Fertility Challenges
A book about male fertility challenges
There – do I have your attention? Before I get any credit for coming up with the catchy title, let me tell you that this is the title of a new book by Greg Wolfe. He underwent the challenges of fertility treatment with his wife. This book has the interesting vantage point of seeing male fertility challenges.
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Vaccination Guidelines for Women Considering Pregnancy
Learn more about vaccines and pregnancy
As you are contemplating pregnancy, it is important to maximize your health. One thing to consider are the facts about vaccines and pregnancy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has standard recommendations for vaccinations in women contemplating pregnancy.
Ideally immunizations should occur before pregnancy because some vaccinations are not safe in pregnancy.
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Information about progesterone levels
Progesterone levels are important in a woman’s reproductive cycle. It is critical in maintaining the uterine lining so that an early pregnancy can grow normally. The follicles (egg sac) that release the egg produce this hormone.
Before ovulation, progesterone is found in low levels in the blood. After ovulation,
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