Pregnancy

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG), is a fairly standard part of the infertility testing protocol. The test allows doctors to view the interior walls of your fallopian tubes and uterus, specifically looking for blockages or irregular shapes/contours that prevent conception or cause miscarriages. How Does an HSG Work? HSGs...

Knowing when you’re ovulating is essential because it takes an egg to grow a baby. Plus, the female egg has a shorter lifespan than healthy sperm. So, while sperm can enjoy swimming around in the cervical and fallopian tubes for days (three to five days...

When you have sex is incredibly important for successful fertilization of the egg. For many years, people focused on ovulation day and timed sex accordingly. While ovulation is undoubtedly a key factor, advances of microbiology have allowed us to learn far more than we ever...

Untying your tubes – called a tubal ligation reversal – is possible, but the success of the procedure (aka, your ability to get pregnant afterward) depends on various factors. Women planning to reverse your tubal ligation need a surgeon who is especially conscientious about completing the...

While some early signs of pregnancy are well-known and common, such as morning sickness, others might make you wonder if you should call your doctor. Keep the following normal pregnancy symptoms in mind when you’re in your first trimester. Knowing what is normal and what is...

The increasing, state-recognized legalization of marijuana – medicinally and recreationally – does NOT mean that marijuana is healthy. The de-regulation of marijuana is an indicator of a cultural shift, but it is an alarming shift for those of us who work as physicians and healthcare...

A pre-pregnancy diet isn’t all that different than a healthy life diet, but there are a few extra factors worth considering. The healthier your body is before you get pregnant, the more likely you are to experience a healthy, full-term pregnancy once your baby is...

Taking a prenatal supplement won’t improve your chance of getting pregnant, but it can help your body prepare by getting healthy. These supplements contain important nutrients that your body needs in order to have a healthy pregnancy. When to Take Prenatal Supplements Don’t wait until you’re already...

Ectopic pregnancies take place when a fertilized egg implants somewhere outside of the uterus. In 90% of cases, the fetus attaches in the fallopian tubes, although it can wind up attaching in other uterine/reproductive tissue. While rare, ectopic pregnancies are very serious. The only treatment...

The wonderful news is that you’re pregnant! You’ve survived the TWW and got the results you’ve been waiting…Wait! Where are you going? Ah! Yes. Yet another trip to the bathroom (or nearest trashcan, or the most vacant corner of the grocery store parking lot…) Congratulations! You’re Pregnant…and...

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