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Often in my practice, my patients ask me about recent articles or studies that have come out around pregnancy and fertility issues. Seemingly every day, a new chemical or material is found to cause a wide array of issues – from cancer and obesity to miscarriage and birth defects. Of course, it’s understandable for women to be alarmed by these studies, especially pregnant women or…Continue
Stacie Warcewicz, a part-time office manager in Salisbury, Mass., feels lucky that she’s a full-time mom. After seven years of fertility treatments, Stacie and her husband, a contractor, are happy that they have finally built a family.
Stacie started her fertility treatment journey at age 28, undergoing three intrauterine inseminations (IUI’s), several rounds of in vitro fertilization with fresh eggs, and one frozen egg transfer (FET). “I am, thankfully, past my…Continue
When trying to conceive or going through fertility treatment it's almost impossible to stay motivated to eat right and exercise; both crucial in increasing fertility and going on to having a healthy pregnancy and baby. Add those crazy hormones like estrogen and progesterone that make you feel like crap, doesn't help either. But we all know, eating right and getting your body moving is the…Continue
Can eating soy products such as tofu or soy milk affect fertility?
There has been some concern about the estrogen mimicking compounds in soy known as isoflavones. These compounds can affect overall hormone balance in both men and women. Animal studies have suggested that consumption of significant amounts of soy can decrease secretion of FSH(follicle…