HUFFPOST PERSONAL 04/23/2018 05:45 am ET Liz MelchorGuest Writer I thought my friend was being neurotic last month when she texted me: “I’m going to move half my eggs to Reno, you should, too.” She was thinking about moving some of her frozen eggs to another state after learning that an issue at an Ohio fertility clinic had ruined about 2,000 eggs and embryos. I told her I thought I remembered hearing about a car accident involving a transport truck that had led to embryos going splat all over the freeway. “I’m leaving it to chance,” I said. Less than 12 hours later, I received an email from Pacific Fertility Clinic in San Francisco. It was the first one the clinic had sent me since I’d gone in for my egg-freezing procedure the year before. Subject: “Important Confidential Message.” The email reported there had been a tank malfunction but said in bold letters that my tissue had been unaffected. Others, … [Read more...] about Freezing My Eggs Helped Me Accept My Ambivalence About Motherhood
Monday, April 09, 2018 by: Janine Acero Tags: alternative medicine, erectile dysfunction, fertility issues, herbal medicine, Herbs, impotence, male fertility, male infertility, male libido, male reproductive system, men's health, natural cures, natural medicine, natural remedies, prostatitis, reproductive health, reproductive issues, sex drive, tincture, tincture recipes, traditional medicine (Natural News) There are many studies that explore the ins and outs of the female reproductive system, and the natural remedies used traditionally against its related health issues. In contrast, male reproductive issues have not been explored as extensively. Herbalist and ethnobotanist David Winston, whose training spanned 32 years in Cherokee, Chinese, and Western herbal medicine, has made a list of herbs that can effectively treat, reverse, or prevent the symptoms of various male reproductive issues such as BPH, acute prostatitis, orchitis, impotence, sexual neurasthenia, etc. The … [Read more...] about Herbs for the male reproductive system
In some women, the womb or uterus is tipped backward, pointing toward the lower back. This is known as a retroverted, tilted, or tipped uterus. Usually, the uterus sits upright, in a vertical or up-and-down position. A tilted uterus is quite common, with 20 women out of every 100 having the condition. The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ that sits in the lower part of a woman's pelvis. It is where a fetus grows during pregnancy. A woman can have a tilted uterus for several different reasons: Weakening of the pelvic muscles: After menopause or childbirth, the ligaments supporting the uterus can become lax or weakened. As a result, the uterus falls in a backward, or tipped position. Enlarged uterus: An enlarged uterus due to pregnancy, fibroids, or a tumor can also cause the uterus to become tilted. Scarring or adhesions in the pelvis: The uterus or pelvis can be scarred by conditions, including endometriosis, infection, or previous surgery. This scar tissue can pull the uterus … [Read more...] about What causes a tilted uterus?
(Natural News) We’ve known for a long time that a Mediterranean style diet is just as healthy as it is tasty. Now scientists are saying that the famously excellent diet can improve a woman’s chance of conceiving a child through IVF, as reported by a Daily Mail article.The Mediterranean diet (a mouthwatering mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil and fish) is rich in antioxidants. According to a research team from Harokopio University of Athens, high levels of antioxidants can improve the fertility of a woman’s eggs and protect the vulnerable lining of the womb.Furthermore, the diet only has a slight smattering of red meat, which has been found to reduce the chances of pregnancy. Instead, it is rich in whole grains, which can improve the chances that an embryo will develop and survive.Thanks to these healthy bonuses, a woman on a Mediterranean diet can expect a 70 percent success rate when she has an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.“Women … [Read more...] about Increase your chance of success with IVF by 70% with the Mediterranean diet
A testicular ultrasound is a low-risk procedure that is used to diagnose a range of medical issues, such as testicular torsion, testicular cancer, and epididymitis. This article will look at the uses of testicular ultrasound, what to expect during the procedure, and how to prepare for a scan. An ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body. The images can help a doctor to diagnose an illness or injury. A testicular ultrasound, also called ultrasound imaging of the scrotum, looks specifically at the testicles. The testicles are part of the male reproductive system. Their primary purpose is to create sperm and hormones. Testicles are contained within a sac called the scrotum. The ultrasound procedure is safe, very low-risk, and non-invasive. The examination takes place entirely outside the body. A testicular ultrasound is used to investigate a range of problems with the scrotum, testicles, or epididymis. A doctor may recommend a … [Read more...] about What happens during a testicular ultrasound?