The decision to freeze your eggs to preserve your fertility is a personal one. Today, more and more people with ovaries are considering egg freezing for a variety of reasons, both medical and non-medical. The good news is that the procedure may help relieve some societal pressure you may be feeling while also giving you more options when it comes to your future fertility. Maybe you know you want to have kids and are currently in a relationship, but don’t want the pressure to move faster than you’re comfortable with. Perhaps you don’t have a partner...

Whitney Welsh •Dec 1, 2022

Close to one in six U.S. couples don’t get pregnant despite a year of trying. Whether that describes you, or you simply want to get ahead of any potential fertility challenges, there are some things you can avoid to help improve your chances of conceiving. Either way, focusing on what you can control on the fertility journey is key to maintaining optimal physical and emotional health during this time.  What To Avoid When Trying To Get Pregnant 1. Smoking We’ll start with the obvious. Research shows that both women and men who smoke are significantly more...

Michelle Meyer •Nov 22, 2022

If you have a love/hate relationship with hormonal birth control, you are not alone. Whether you started birth control to regain control of your menstrual cycle, reduce acne, or prevent pregnancy, you may now be wondering if there are any long-term implications when it comes to your fertility. Specifically, can birth control cause infertility? The short answer is no, but let’s dig in and find out more.  Can Birth Control Cause Infertility? It’s true that birth control is designed to temporarily halt fertility and prevent pregnancy. Once you stop contraceptives, however, your fertility hormones should go...

Whitney Welsh •Nov 18, 2022

If there’s one thing you get familiarized with very quickly during fertility treatments, it’s hormones. How much you have, what you’re lacking, what you need, and what your protocol will include. It can feel like one big acronym soup: What’s your AMH? Have you checked your FSH? Are you testing your LH on day 14 of your cycle? What’s the 411 on your estradiol levels?   To help simplify things, we’ve compiled a guide on the five key fertility hormones, what they do, how they do it, and why they’re important. It can feel overwhelming at first,...

Kristin Diversi •Nov 14, 2022

Tia’s SoHo Clinic wraps you in a blanket of warm pink and oranges the minute you walk off the 2nd-floor elevator. The integrative women's healthcare practice has clinics in New York, California, and Arizona. As I step into the waiting room of their newest clinic in Soho, my eye catches the shelves of books with titles like, “Come As You Are” by Emily Nagoski and “How To Do The Work” by Nicole LePera. I immediately feel my shoulders relax; this won’t be like other OB/GYN visits.  Less than a year ago I was in a small,...

Vivian Nunez •Nov 7, 2022

As if you don’t already have enough things to worry about while trying to conceive, tacking your skincare regimen onto that list might seem a bit ridiculous, or annoying at best. The unfortunate truth is, certain chemicals found in skincare products can cause complications during pregnancy, so it’s best to avoid them while on your journey to conception.  But how do you know which products are safe and which ones to ditch? We’ve wrangled up some of the most important skincare guidelines to follow while trying to get pregnant so you can rest assured that you’re...

Brighid Flynn •Oct 31, 2022

Fall, beyond even October, is synonymous with pink ribbons on lapels and 5k walks to raise awareness around breast cancer, the second most common cancer for women in the United States. According to American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for “about 30% (or 1 in 3) of all new female cancers each year.”  And while a diagnosis of breast cancer — or any cancer — may take anyone by surprise, the deep breath that comes after a diagnosis may be filled with questions. Questions like, “What will treatment look like?” or “Will I survive?” are givens, but...

Vivian Nunez •Oct 31, 2022

For those of us trying to conceive, the world of nutrition advice can be a tricky one to navigate. The amount of “you HAVE to try this!” guidance from well-meaning friends and family (or, let’s face it, sometimes simply strangers on the internet) can range from the truly helpful, to “eh, it can’t hurt," to off-the-wall gimmicks with no factual basis in science or medicine. With that being said, it’s no wonder so many folks have a difficult time sifting through these suggestions trying to ascertain the facts from the fiction. But knowing what nutrients you...

Lindsey Williams •Oct 27, 2022

Reproductive diseases like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), interstitial cystitis, and endometriosis can make family planning more challenging. Another lesser-known condition many women face is uterine fibroids, which can not only cause pain and discomfort but can also lead to potential fertility complications.  Between 20-70 percent of women will develop fibroids during their reproductive years, and they're almost always harmless, but that doesn't mean you should ignore them. For patients with fibroids looking to expand their family, it’s essential to understand the potential risks that may arise before, during, and after pregnancy.   Here’s what you should know about...

Taneia Surles •Oct 27, 2022

If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while without success, you may have started looking at your daily routine with a much more discerning eye. If I begin eating organic, will it help me get pregnant? What kind of supplements should I be taking for optimal fertility? So much of this journey is out of our control, and it can feel empowering to make positive changes in hopes of increasing your chances of conceiving. We know because we’ve been there.   But what about the products we use every day in our homes? While most of...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Oct 18, 2022
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