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

How Smoking May Affect Fertility 

Cigarettes are bad for you

Should you stop smoking tobacco cigarettes while on IVF treatments?  Awareness on the side effects of smoking cigarettes are constantly advertised in the US; from the surgeon general warning on cigarette packs to uncanny TV commercials featuring victims of smoking. However, when it comes to reproductive health and smoking, the only visible warnings are to … Read more

Celebrities who have struggled with infertility

Celebrity IVF

What do Mariah Carey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian all have in common? The obvious fact is that they are all celebrities, but did you know that they all struggled with their fertility? Sometimes trying to conceive is difficult, and this obstacle can even affect those considered glamourous and lucky. Here are … Read more

Infertility statistics to show you are not alone

The emotions endured while struggling with infertility can be so difficult – sadness, anger, confusion, frustration, impatience, hopelessness, and the list goes on. Fertility Institute of San Diego works daily with women and couples going through these struggles. Our staff does their best to provide comfort, compassion, understanding and hope. It’s important and reassuring to … Read more

What is Infertility

Infertility

If you are trying to conceive and it’s not happening as quickly as you expected, you maybe wondering if you have fertility issues. Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of trying to conceive if you are 35 years old or less and after 6 months if you are over … Read more