Smoking and Fertility: Why You Should Quit
Did you know that smoking cigarettes hurts your fertility? You know that smoking is bad for you – causing lung cancer, heart disease, and other health risks. But did you know that smoking cigarettes hurts your fertility, too? Even women exposed to secondhand smoke can suffer health risks. It takes 30 days for the harmful substances from one cigarette to be cleared from the blood…
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How to Talk about Infertility
When you are trying to conceive, communicating with your family and friends can be difficult and challenging. Even a well-meaning relative may offer suggestions or ask questions that will come across outrageously insensitive to you. Below are some tips for how to talk about infertility with family and friends, if you so choose. Decide how much detail you and your significant other should share. Respect…
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Infertility Awareness: What you Should Know in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s
National Infertility Awareness Week is April 20-26 this year, so this month is a great time to learn more about infertility. Infertility is a problem that can touch couples in all age ranges, although fertility potential generally decreases over time. Here’s what you should know: In Your 20s Your 20s are your peak fertility years. However, some may still experience difficulty achieving pregnancy. For many…
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Understanding “Natural Killer Cells”
Understanding why people experience recurrent pregnancy loss has proven challenging over the past half century. Throughout this time, many suspects have been identified as possibly causing increased miscarriage rates – but then have been found not to play a meaningful role in this process. One such suspect is natural killer cells. What are Natural Killer Cells? In the mid 1990s, so-called “natural killer cells” or…
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