When trying to conceive, it’s important to remember that it takes two to tango. While much of the focus is often on female fertility, it’s equally important to address male fertility and sperm quality. In fact, male factors contribute to infertility in about 30-50% of cases. Here are the top 5 things men can do to improve sperm quality when … Read More
Breast cancer drugs for infertility treatment?
My doctor prescribed a medicine called letrozole to help treat my fertility issues but the insert from the pharmacy and manufacturer says it’s for breast cancer treatment. What’s that all about? Femara (generic name, letrozole) is a commonly used breast cancer drug that is also frequently used by fertility specialists and obgyn doctors to stimulate egg production in women who … Read More
Pineapples and Fertility
If you have been trying to get pregnant and are a part of the online fertility community, you probably already know that the pineapple has been adopted a symbol for women undergoing fertility treatment, particularly IVF. You may also be curious as to how this came to be. How did pineapple become a symbol for IVF and overcoming infertility?Pineapples have … Read More
Testosterone and Fertility
My husband’s doctor started him on Testosterone supplements and I want to have a baby. Is that a problem?With few exceptions the answer is yes. Most men who take testosterone see dramatic reductions in their sperm counts and it is very common for us to see azoospermia (no sperm in the ejaculate) when guys are on testosterone or similar supplements … Read More