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Drinking Caffeine Decreases Chances of Getting Pregnant

Potentially yes, drinking caffeine decrease chances of  your getting pregnant, especially in combination with any other fertility factors. There is a lot of evidence in the scientific literature about the impact of caffeine in the form of tea, coffee and soft drinks. Even some supplements have caffeine in them, so it’s important to read labels.…

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Unexplained Infertility: How Do I Remain Hopeful?

Q: How do I remain hopeful even after the doctors tell me that egg donation is the only way forward for unexplained infertility? Unexplained infertility, in my opinion is a lazy way of diagnosing infertility. Truth is unexplained infertility should not be “unexplained” there are reasons why. I believe that when it comes to infertility and…

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What can I do if my partner is not supportive?

The question of what to do when a partner is not supportive raises a whole lot of  other questions because if your partner is not supportive, then you need to sit down together and have an open and honest conversation about what exactly, you each want. Sometimes men and women don’t want to change because…

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Recurrent Miscarriage : Impact of Being Overweight

What impact does being overweight have on recurrent miscarriage? This is a great question that we often fail to ask because we probably don’t see the correlation. Weight gain and excessive weight does relate to ones ability to keep a healthy pregnancy to term. Of course with precondition such as diabetes, insulin resistance, or hormone…

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Why change my lifestyle when trying to conceive?

 Prior to joining our program people often question “Why do I have to make all of these changes to my lifestyle when I am trying to conceive?” The truth is that our methodology is highly encompassing with the FERTILE Method, we work to understand several things such as; What is your lifestyle currently like and…

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How much alcohol is OK to consume when TTC?

A lot of people ask me how much alcohol is okay to consume when trying to conceive. The reality is that there is no safe level. Even though there are some guidelines and some of these guidelines have been shifted and increased and decreased over the years, the truth and the scientific literature actually shows…

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How does endometriosis affect fertility

How does endometriosis affect fertility? Truth is, it depends on whether the endometriosis is in the form of an endometrioma, which is in the ovary, or whether it’s generalized within the pelvic cavity. Both ways, can negatively impact the quality of the egg, causing inflammation in the pelvic region that is not ideal. Certainly, endometriosis…

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Is Preimplantation Genetic Screening a Good Idea?

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is a wonderful technique for some couples who are experiencing multiple failed IVF attempts. I was recently asked if this is a good idea during IVF or just an extra they sell to patients. If you have experienced multiple failed IVF attempts or you have a medical history or a genetic…

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Diagnosed without regular symptoms of PCOS

“How can you have some but not all of many of the regular symptoms of PCOS yet be classified as having the condition?” With 15 percent of the female population suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) it is perhaps the leading reason for why so many women of reproductive age are diagnosed as infertile. It…

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How to Improve Egg Quality

How to improve egg quality, is the most frequently asked question I get, by far. It’s such an important topic because in my line of business, it’s all to common, for women to be told that “your eggs are no good” or “your egg quality needs to be improved” or “your egg quality is not…

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Can I Conceive with Low AMH?

“Can I conceive with low AMH and have a baby?” “My ovarian reserve is low.” “My egg quality is low, Is there something I can do to improve it, am I ever going to be able to have a baby?” Whatever way you choose to phrase the question the answer is very likely yes. We’ve…

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How to Test for Cervical Mucus

How do we test for cervical mucus? This is one of the questions I often get asked  around the topic of charting one’s cycle. Some women are even a bit kind of weird about testing their cervical mucus or maybe uncertain is more the case because it’s common for people to ask how? Do I insert…

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Should I Use an Ovulation Kit?

One of the questions I often get asked in my practice is should I use an ovulation kit, one of those pee-on-a-stick type kits. I am not the biggest fan of ovulation kits because they don’t help you if you have an irregular cycle, if your cycle varies, if ovulation varies and for the price…

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How do I test my fertility?

How do I test my fertility?  Now the majority of the patients that come to our practice have been trying to conceive 2 years or more. They typically have had many different fertility tests, yet it remains all to common for us to see couples for whom so many things have not yet been tested.…

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How Should I Track Ovulation?

 One of the questions I often get asked is “how should I track ovulation?” There’s the scientific ways, including ultrasounds and blood tests, then there are the ways that you can track ovulation at home. We recommend our patients track basal body temperatures, simply measure and record body temperature, at the same time each…

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Whole Lemon Drink Instruction Video

Whole Lemon Drink Instruction Video :: Hands down the Whole Lemon Drink is one of the highlights of the Fertility Challenge both for people taking up the habit and for us here, because despite its simplicity, we get inundated with questions about exactly how to make it. I hope with this video I can clarify…

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Does Age Affect Male Fertility?

Absolutely age affects male fertility. Where once, in terms of fertility, we thought women were the only ones impacted by age, scientific evidence also shows that male fertility is very much impacted by age. Specifically a man’s sperm is impacted by age in that Sperm DNA fragmentation Sperm motility, the ability of the sperm to…

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How Do I Improve Chances of Implantation

Q: How to improve chances of implantation? A: There are many different things that you can do to optimize your fertility. When trying to conceive, being as healthy as you can, makes a huge difference to hormonal balance. A healthy diet goes a long way to delivering the nutrients you need. Eating the right foods…

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How Long Until the Changes Take Effect?

How long usually until the changes take effect and pregnancy is more likely to happen? What we often don’t realize is that the changes that you make to optimize your fertility are designed to impact your fertility through focused implementation over many months. The vast majority of the couples who come and join us have…

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How Do Fibroids Affect Fertility?

Q: How do fibroids affect fertility?  A: Depends on the location of the fibroids. inside the uterus in the lining of the uterus in the wall of the uterus and on the outside of the uterus When located in the lining of the uterus or inside the uterus they are more likely to cause problems. On…

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Five Critical Mistakes that Couples Make on their Fertility Journey

Today’s video shares the top five critical mistakes that couples make on their fertility journey, based on ~1000 responses to our recent survey question “What are the top 3 mistakes you’ve made on your fertility journey that you wish you had been told about and you could have avoided?” There were some clear trends which…

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Make Your Own Nut Milk

I’m back in my kitchen to share how I make my own nut milk. It’s super easy, super quick, cheap and it’s a much healthier option than buying nut milk in tetra packaging, lined with either aluminum or plastic. To help you avoid endocrine disruptors – which are very detrimental to your fertility – and reduce…

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