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Could More Fish in the Diet Boost Sex Lives and Fertility?

Posted 4 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 – Adding more seafood to the diet could help get couples' sex lives, and even their fertility, back in the swim of things, new research shows. The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but couples who ate more fish each week were more likely to conceive children during the year of the study. "Our study suggests seafood can have many reproductive benefits, including ...

Conception Tougher for Couples When Male Partner Is Depressed

Posted 9 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 – Depression in the man may reduce the chances that a couple struggling with infertility will ultimately conceive, new research suggests. Depression among women was not linked to lower conception rates, the study authors said. But women being treated for infertility who also took a type of antidepressant known as non-selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (non-SSRIs) were ...

Some Women Have Regrets After Freezing Eggs for Later Pregnancy

Posted 9 days ago by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 – Women who want to delay childbearing increasingly opt to freeze their eggs for future use. But some later regret the decision, new research reveals. As the procedure – called elective oocyte cryopreservation – becomes more accessible across the United States, the finding suggests women should not bank their eggs without careful consideration. "This technology is ...

U.S. Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 – American women continue to wait longer to have children. Birth rates fell for nearly all age groups of women younger than 40 in 2017, sending overall fertility rates to a record low, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. The only age group that saw a rise in birth rates: Women in their early 40s. "This is the third year that the [overall] number of births has declined ...

No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 – Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won't. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or "sham" acupuncture along with their in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The women ranged in age from 18 to 42 and underwent IVF cycles using fresh ...

Food for Thought: Keys to Fruitful Fertility

Posted 4 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 – If you're a woman who's trying to get pregnant, it might be a good idea to eat more fruit and cut back on fast food. That's the advice of researchers who conducted a study following nearly 5,600 women in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland who had never had a baby and wanted to conceive. Those who ate fruit less than one to three times a month took a ...

Study Debunks Idea That Epilepsy Can Hamper Fertility

Posted 30 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 – Having epilepsy doesn't appear to lower a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, new research finds. "Our paper is a myth-buster," said study author Dr. Page Pennell, director of research in the division of epilepsy at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "When I entered this specialty, there were a lot of myths and stigma about women living with epilepsy," Pennell ...

A Diet to Boost a Woman's Fertility?

Posted 30 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 – Could the so-called Mediterranean diet boost success of infertility treatment involving in vitro fertilization? Maybe, a very small study suggests. Greek researchers report that younger women who followed this heart-healthy eating plan in the six months before trying IVF had better odds of a successful pregnancy than women who didn't. IVF is the process of fertilization ...

Essure Female Sterilization Device Appears Safe: Study

Posted 23 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 – Essure implants used in female sterilization have come under fire in recent years, with women reporting a wide array of problems to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A new study from France shows the implants are relatively safe and do not raise the risk of side effects or health problems, however. The results show that Essure should remain on the market as a viable ...

Health Tip: Talk to Your Youngster About Adoption

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- If you are a parent of a young adopted child, it may be time to talk about the child's birth story. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Be honest, and make your explanation simple and direct. Tell the child that he or she was born to other parents who could not take care of the youngster. Explain to the child why you chose to adopt him or her. Talk about how much you and your spouse ...

Having Too Little Iodine Could Harm a Woman's Fertility

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – Nearly half of U.S. women have at least a mild deficiency in the nutrient iodine, and new research suggests it could impair their fertility. Iodine – a mineral that helps regulate metabolism – is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products, and some fruits and vegetables. But in a new study of 467 American women who were trying to get pregnant, those with ...

With IVF, Are Fresh or Frozen Embryos Better?

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 – The chances of having a baby after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are similar for most women whether frozen or fresh embryos are used, a new study finds. In a group of infertile women with normal ovulation, rates of live birth were nearly 49 percent in those who received frozen embryos. Rates were just over 50 percent for women who received fresh embryos, said researchers ...

Mild Low Thyroid Levels May Affect a Woman's Fertility

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – Having even a slightly underactive thyroid may interfere with a woman's ability to get pregnant, a new Harvard Medical School study has found. Doctors have known for some time that women with low thyroid hormone levels struggle with fertility, said the study's senior researcher, Dr. Pouneh Fazeli. She's an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a ...

When Treating Infertility, Vitamin D Levels May Be Key

Posted 20 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 – Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin D levels, a new study suggests. The finding stemmed from a review of 11 published studies that involved a total of 2,700 women who were undergoing ART, which includes in vitro fertilization and frozen embryo transfer to achieve ...

Weighing Too Much or Too Little When Pregnant Can Be Risky

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 – For women contemplating having a baby, new research adds to the evidence suggesting that starting a pregnancy at a normal weight is best. The study found that too much or even too little weight increases an expectant mom's risk for severe illnesses and death. "Not only for baby's sake, but also for your own sake, have a healthy diet and get regular exercise before ...

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