How you can cope with the stress of infertility

If you have been trying to get pregnant for a while, then you probably have been feeling some amount of stress. While stress does not cause infertility, infertility can cause stress. There are things you can do to relieve your stress. A whole field of study called mind-body medicine offers you a way to cope better […]

What you should know about PCOS

Are you having difficulty getting pregnant? Do you have irregular periods? Are you overweight and have a hard time losing weight? Are you insulin resistant? Then it’s possible you have PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS can cause reproductive problems and can affect ovulation. It’s also associated with metabolic issues. Women with PCOS are at […]

Do I have endometriosis?

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Endometriosis could be the reason you cannot get pregnant. Do you have the following symptoms? general pelvic pain, even when not menstruating painful periods painful intercourse heavy periods or spotting between cycles irregular cycles painful urination and bowel movements, especially during your period One of the more distressing aspects of endometriosis is the increased risk of infertility. Even […]

Do I have POI (primary ovarian insufficiency)?

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Do you ovulate irregularly? Are you having difficulty getting pregnant? Are you having the same symptoms as your mother in menopause but are too young to be menopausal? Then it’s possible you have primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). Primary ovarian insufficiency is a potential cause of female infertility. POI is also known as premature ovarian failure. Women […]

Do I have PID?

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You might have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID if you have really bad cramps or flu like symptoms during that time of the month. And you should know that PID may cause infertility. But you don’t always have these symptoms since PID can manifest acutely, chronically, or silently. If PID is acute, the symptoms may be […]

Should I get Laparoscopy?

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You have been trying to get pregnant for a while with no results. You might be wondering if you are infertile. At Midwest Fertility Center, you can get laparoscopy to determine whether you are infertile and what the cause of infertility could be. Diagnosing & Treating Infertility through Laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a simple way of looking […]

Could a STD cause infertility?

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The short answer is yes. Maybe you were a little “wild” in your youth, but a sexually transmitted disease can very well be the reason you can not get pregnant. Left untreated a STD can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease or PID. PID is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. But it’s not […]

Why should I take folic acid?

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Do you want to get pregnant? Do you want to have a healthy normal baby? Then you need to take folic acid. We all need folic acid to create normal red blood cells. Folic acid also repairs, produces and aids in the function of DNA. Because folic acid is essential to the basic building blocks […]

Douching can cause infertility

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So you like feeling fresh “down there”, but did you know douching may be the reason you are infertile? Douching can cause infertility. Douching washes microorganizms into the uterus causing conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease that are known to affect fertility. But despite this information, a third of white women and two thirds of […]

Does stress cause infertility?

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Everyone suffers from stress but there is nothing more stressful than infertility. Stress is defined as any event that a person perceives as threatening or harmful. The way the body reacts to stress is called the fight or flight response. That response results in increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and increased respiration. That would be […]