Monthly Archives: April 2014

Coping during fertility treatment: what helps?

Infertility treatment is often an emotional roller coaster, and for some patients it is quite stressful. Others, though, handle it well. New research has uncovered clues about what types of strategies, social circumstances and personality traits help people cope with … Continue reading

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Progress in preserving fertility after cancer treatment

When young boys receive chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer, it can destroy their ability to produce sperm later in life. However, new research is finding ways to help preserve fertility in these cases. Published in Fertility and Sterility, the … Continue reading

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Aspirin for pregnancy? Not so fast

Many health care providers prescribe low-dose aspirin therapy for women who have had a pregnancy loss (miscarriage or stillbirth) and would like to get pregnant again.  However, the effectiveness of this treatment has not been proven. In the largest study … Continue reading

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Fertility problems linked to women born underweight

Women who were very small or underweight at birth may be at least twice as likely to have fertility problems as those who were of normal size at birth, new research suggests. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, included … Continue reading

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Can stress cause infertility?

Yes, says new research based on 501 couples in the Longitudinal Investigation of Fertility and the Environment (LIFE) Study between 2005 and 2009. It found that women who had the highest levels of the stress marker alpha-amylase also had double … Continue reading

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A close look at diet and IVF

What you eat has a great impact on all areas of your health, including reproduction. Reputedly one of the healthiest diets around is the Mediterranean diet, and fertility experts in England want to find out if such an eating plan … Continue reading

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Help us recognize National Infertility Awareness Week

Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey and RESOLVE:  The National Infertility Association will recognize the 25th Anniversary of National Infertility Awareness Week, April 20 through April 26, joining millions of women and men who are fighting the disease of infertility, … Continue reading

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Cracking the genetic code for infertility

A landmark study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine and Human and Molecular Genetics, shows for the first time that a mutation in a particular gene is the major cause of two human fertility disorders: premature ovarian failure … Continue reading

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What to tell the children?: Digging deeper, part 3

By Kristen Mulheren Levitt, MS, LCSW, Infertility Counselor Below are some excellent resources for both parents and children that offer advice and guidance about the issue of disclosing to children the facts about a donor’s role in their conception. Websites: … Continue reading

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What to tell the children?: Digging deeper, part 2

By Kristen Mulheren Levitt, MS, LCSW, Infertility Counselor An organization called Resolve: The National Infertility Network, is the only established nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to family building options for men and women. … Continue reading

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