Seeking fertility preservation before chemotherapy (males & females)

chemotherapy fertility preservation

The drugs and radiation treatment used in chemotherapy has the potential to adversely affect both male and female fertility.   Chemotherapy attacks fast dividing cells.  Unfortunately, as sperm cells rapidly divide, they can be targeted and destroyed by the process, resulting in potentially lower sperm counts, reduced testosterone, and damaged sperm (and the cells that create … Read more

Exercise and Fertility – What You Need to Know

Exercise and Fertility

We’ve all heard the saying of “everything in moderation.”   As it turns out, that holds especially true for exercise – particularly for women concerned with their fertility. Exercise can HURT my chances of fertility? The short answer is YES.   The longer answer is slightly more complicated, but crucial to understanding how you can pursue a … Read more

Is Your Weight Affecting Your Fertility?

Female stressed due to infertility

Here’s why being underweight or overweight may be affecting your chances of conceiving. When people think about weight affecting you negatively, many people quickly think about being overweight. It may surprise you that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) reported that the infertility cases are fifty-fifty between women being underweight and overweight. Out of … Read more

4 Foods That Can Harm Male Fertility and Sperm Health

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Keep These Items Off Your Grocery List to Avoid Declining Sperm Count When it comes to sperm health, you may not realize how your shopping list can make an impact on your fertility. Lifestyle choices such as your diet, is a huge way you can make a positive change when trying to conceive. Let’s delve … Read more

6 activities to enjoy when trying to get pregnant

Ovulation, temperatures, pregnancy tests, oh my! Trying to get pregnant can be overwhelming and when it takes longer than expected, it can become stressful. Trust me, I understand how frustrating the phrase, “relax and it’ll just happen” can be to a woman when she is trying to conceive. However, there is a little validity to … Read more