In one of our Clubhouse sessions, Let’s Talk Periods (Weekly): Ask Gyns About Your Periods! dated last Sat Nov 06, 2021, My Dynamic Uterus’ founder Dr. Cindy M. Duke, shared with our members about a patient who was diagnosed with breast cancer and is now a happy mommy of a healthy baby who will not pass on that cancer gene anymore. You can listen to this session’s full recording on our Clubhouse channel.
In up to 13% of patients coping with infertility, smoking has been implicated as the cause of infertility. 🚭 That’s smoking cigarettes–with nicotine being the major ingredient that’s implicated in decreasing fertility–but we also know that even in people who smoke filtered, tarless, and other types of cigarettes, it’s not just the nicotine content that affects fertility, but all the components of smoking.
A fertility diet is your diet choice that is aimed at supporting your body, in its reproductive efforts. It includes foods that are compact in specific nutrients necessary for general health and maintenance, balance or homeostasis, hormonal function, egg health, fetal development, sperm health, blood health, and more.
Yes, it's true! Infertility affects your male partner, too. Male infertility can be caused by abnormal sperm function, deficient sperm production, or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Some factors that may contribute to this problem include chronic health problems and lifestyle choices.
Let's Talk About Low Progesterone Like its name suggests, it is a PRO-GESTational-hoRmONE i.e. it is critical to the successful continuation of a pregnancy! It's important for the implantation of the embryo & for the pregnancy continuing in the 1st trimester. It also plays a big role in preventing Preterm birth in the 2nd/3rd trimester. If prog is low, a pregnancy either will not form or continue! However, diagnosing & using the information of low prog is not clear cut!
know what disappointment and pressure feel like. Because of distress, many of them choose to be silent and endure the pain inside. But it shouldn't be that way. It's only when you muster that courage and open up about your story, that you realize many people have actually been through it as well. Shared experiences are so powerful. Your stories validate your sentiments, and they also serve as inspiration to many.
For some reason, this myth has become prevalent even amongst healthcare providers. As a result, some women with PCOS have been erroneously told that they can never get pregnant on their own. This is not true and often leads to the ‘miracle’ stories where women detail conceiving even after a healthcare professional told them they could not. This myth also leads to many PCOS women incorrectly choosing not to use contraception, even though they are sexually active and do not desire pregnancy.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding reproductive health and infertility. Scheduling an appointment with your healthcare provider is one step closer to debunking myths and arming yourself with facts, so that you can be prepared to make educated decisions about your health. Book an appointment if you are ready to start your journey with us!
While PCOS is known as a significant cause of anovulatory infertility for women seeking to start a family, this is not the case for everyone with PCOS. The truth is that while some women with PCOS struggle with conceiving, even those who do not ovulate regularly, can ovulate and get pregnant without intending it. If you desire to conceive and have PCOS, give yourself a redemption by consulting with your doctor and discussing fertility treatment options.
This is another myth that has gained popular attention and traction and leads to many women falsely reassuring themselves that they could not possibly have PCOS. Having a regular period does not mean that you do not have a history of irregular periods and, thus, PCOS if you have any of the other diagnostic criteria. Some PCOS patients indeed have regular periods their whole lives.
This is one myth that really does a disservice to many women and girls who are actually suffering from PCOS. It never ceases to amaze me when patients say they were told that they could not possibly have PCOS because they have ‘normal’ weight… a complete piece of misinformation that leads to these women and girls going years without their correct diagnosis and management! Be informed. Engage in a conversation with your fertility doctor to learn more about PCOS.
We've all had someone ask us these questions. Unfortunately, just about every person going through their infertility journey faces these touchy and often intrusive questions and comments. Coping with infertility or the inability to have kids is hard enough. Engaging in a long, drawn-out conversation, triggered by nosy questions or individuals (even if they might be family), is not helpful and you have every right to set boundaries. You don't owe anyone any explanations.
PCOS is one of the most misunderstood medical disorders in women. Unfortunately, there are heaps of myths circulating about PCOS that overshadow and misdirect the public perception. Although you can easily sift through the internet for fact verification, as a PCOS expert, I must also admit that the reliability of much of the information online can be questionable at times.
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