Our infertility roller-coaster took a drastic turn this year. We were on the steady up and down, stomach dropping in a consistent rhythm until BAM! The ride took us to a dark place, lights out, upside down, screaming. We lost our baby we were so close to having home. Our baby via a gestational carrier after years of infertility due to Asherman's…Continue
When I drank my very first green juice, I prepared myself for the worst. I pinched my nose and threw back the glowing green kryptonite concoction like it my first shot of tequila. But I was left pleasantly surprised. It actually tasted really good – very fresh, almost vibrant and I could instantly tell I was…Continue
Added by PCOS Diva on July 5, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Originally described in the medical literature as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, it is now commonly referred to as Polycystic ovarian syndrome or disease. (PCOS, PCOD).
What is PCOS?
It is a condition caused by an excess of androgen secretion in the female. It is a common condition affecting between 4-18% of reproductive age women. It has a genetic component, because several studies have shown a familial occurrence, a greater incidence in monozygotic twins,…Continue
Added by Rafat Abbasi on May 2, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Avocado, where have you been all my life? For years I avoided you especially during my fat-free NabiscoSnackwells® phase. My taste buds beckoned your rich, creamy guacamole goodness. So glad I decided to study nutrition, because now I can finally welcome you with open, guilt-free arms.
Diets don’t work for me. I believe, like author Geneen Roth, that for every diet there is an equal and opposite binge. Deprivation and denial don’t create health. Often taking a person’s favorite food away can be almost as bad as taking drugs away from a drug addict. The food is giving them something they need…Continue
Following treatment for Asherman's Syndrome, the resumption of normal cycles is generally high ranging from 45-50%.
The pregnancy rate is around 30-40%, but the term birth rate is usually about 30-40%. Ashermans’ syndrome is a difficult condition to treat with good results.
What are the obstetrical complications of pregnancy with…Continue
Added by Rafat Abbasi on January 25, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
The occurrence of scar tissue in the uterine cavity was first described in 1894. However, the term Asherman’s syndrome did not come about until 1948. The syndrome included the presence of scar tissue in the cavity, coupled with the absence of a period. The scarring caused the walls to stick together, obliterating the cavity.
The definition was altered to include the presence of scar tissue together with light periods, absence of periods, and…
There a many women on Bridge To Baby who have either been recently diagnosed or are trying to have a baby after dealing with Asherman's syndrome for many years. Maybe you have never heard of it but it is more common than you think and it can happen to you.
It can occur when one of the following happen:
1) A woman has a D&C after a miscarriage to remove products of conception.
2) A woman has a D&C after a postpartum hemorrhage when a…Continue
How amazing this topic is getting so…Continue
Added by Bridge To Baby on March 30, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments
I've never wanted Aunt Flo to show more than any time before. Well not true. When I was 12 I couldn't wait to be on the rag for the first time. What a milestone in young woman hood.
So the catheter and balloon were taken out. No biggie actually. I was actually a little nervous. I took some Advil. Didn't hurt at all. Actually didn't feel it when my doctor took it out. Prior to her taking it out she did a transvaginal ultrasound. It was a beautiful picture. It reminded me of my…Continue
Added by Marni (BTB Creator) on September 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments