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  • The 10 Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

    The 10 Essential Steps to a Healthy Pregnancy

    Start getting healthy even before you are pregnant, Dr Tejashree Singh a Specialist OB/GYN from Fakih IVF Fertility Center gives you 10 essential steps to a healthy pregnancy.

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  • Living Your Legend; With or Without Child

    Living Your Legend; With or Without Child

    So many of these blog posts here at Slow Swimmers & Fried Eggs are difficult for Eric and I to write. But I have to say that this one wins the dubious honour of being one of the toughest so far. I recently lost someone I consider a dear friend, a trusted mentor and a valued colleague in a tragic freak accident that occurred while he was about to achieve one of his most coveted accomplishments – reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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  • St Patrick’s Day FERTILE Smoothie

    St Patrick’s Day FERTILE Smoothie

    It was St. Patrick’s Day last week! Like many Americans, I do have Irish ancestry, but you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy St. Patty’s Day, just Irish at heart. St. Patty’s Day festivals adorn cities and towns all over the world, with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. Here’s how you can raise a glass to St. Patty’s Day with your own healthy, fertility friendly green drink.

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  • 5 Reasons to Take Care of Yourself

    5 Reasons to Take Care of Yourself

    Lately, I’ve been suffering from an all-too-common problem. I’ve been equal parts constipated, bloated and miserable. I know, it’s a glamorous topic to discuss. It’s not the first time this has happened to me. I’m often struggling with constipation and irregularity. But it is the first time I’ve stopped to think about what it might mean for my overall health.

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  • Follow Your Gut to Improve Fertility

    Follow Your Gut to Improve Fertility

    Lately, I’ve been suffering from an all-too-common problem. I’ve been equal parts constipated, bloated and miserable. I know, it’s a glamorous topic to discuss. It’s not the first time this has happened to me. I’m often struggling with constipation and irregularity. But it is the first time I’ve stopped to think about what it might mean for my overall health.

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  • Female Age and Fertility

    Female Age and Fertility

    Age is no barrier to achieving many things - but it can reduce the chance of a woman getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. A woman’s age is the single most important factor affecting her fertility.

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  • A Common Misconception About Weight Loss

    A Common Misconception About Weight Loss

    To speed up weight-loss in the initial stages of dieting, it’s better not to exercise…Myth or fact? This is myth - a common misconception about weight loss. During the initial stages of weight-loss, you have the fastest weight-loss pattern and your body is still trying to adapt to the lower caloric intake; hence sports may seem more tiring than usual.

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  • FAQs about Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis & Genetic Screening

    FAQs about Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis & Genetic Screening

    Naturally, families have many questions and concerns. Often, they are about to start an unfamiliar procedure with little-known terminology. Most likely, you will never anticipate needing such a procedure. Our goal is to help you build a healthy family. Aster IVF & Women Clinic is happy to work with you in an effort to minimise your concerns.

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  • Meet Allison and Her Little Miracles

    Meet Allison and Her Little Miracles

    It gives us great pleasure to receive a wonderful testimonial and beautiful pictures from Allison and her family. She was kind enough to share with us her IVF journey so it may shed some hope to couples who might be going through the same experience...

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  • Wonderful Winter Soup

    Wonderful Winter Soup

    This is really a wonderful season to eat, especially for boosting your fertility. Fertility-friendly foods abound – think leafy green vegetables, pumpkins (and their seeds), root vegetables, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, apples, and the list goes on.

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  • Stop the Urge to Fix Anything

    Stop the Urge to Fix Anything

    I recently had the awesome and amazing experience of attending what is called the World Domination Summit (WDS) in Portland, Oregon in the United States. Throughout the weekend, together we discovered answers, possibilities and opportunities exploring the question of; How do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?

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  • How to Limit Your Sodium Intake

    How to Limit Your Sodium Intake

    We eat too much sodium, but the salt shaker is not the biggest culprit. Sodium is everywhere, from milk, chips, turkey, salted nuts, pickles, dressings to ready-to-eat pasta or burger combo…

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  • Yoga & Infertility

    Yoga & Infertility

    I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to write a yoga post. Yoga is a huge part of my life. Like, a really huge part. I’ve been practising yoga since 1998. Since then I’ve been amazed at how many styles and approaches there are, and I’ve tried most of them, including sivananda, Iyengar, integral, vinyasa flow, restorative, hot yoga. I’ve also taken yoga-oriented vacations, travelling for yoga retreats.

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  • FULL Hands Can’t Grasp!

    FULL Hands Can’t Grasp!

    Hello again, dear readers. Eric here, with a hat-tip of thanks, and a follow-up, to Cathy’s recent post entitled “Numbing out.” Today’s post is about getting through the hard times. Many of ours (Cathy’s and mine, that is) stem from our struggle with infertility and all that has ensued from that difficult time, including the ripples and repercussions we are still feeling this very week, but I’m also talking more broadly about the pains and rough spots in every life.

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  • Take advice from Mr Spock

    Take advice from Mr Spock

    How does one decide when enough is enough? How much emotional and physical trauma can a person or a couple withstand? These are the types of questions that Eric and I were pondering after our second IVF attempt did not work. It was a big, fat failure actually. Even today, five years later, it is hard to ignore the reality of “We cannot control this failure – not us, not the doctors, not the acupuncturists, no book or new fertility diet or ‘fertility friend’ website.”

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  • 5 Things about Ovulation You May Not Know

    5 Things about Ovulation You May Not Know

    If you want to get pregnant, you need to educate yourself about how your body works, and one very important process to understand is your ovulation. Unfortunately, ovulation is often misunderstood or is a complete mystery altogether.

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  • Numbing Out – The New Fad

    Numbing Out – The New Fad

    Motherhood is not every woman’s dream but for those who find themselves unintentionally childless, it’s a painful reality. I always assumed like every other girl that I would have kids. I have been raised (by my parents, school and society) to know that is what I am supposed to do…

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  • Heal Through Your Diet

    Heal Through Your Diet

    You’ve heard me say many times here at B-Method, that how you eat can make or break your fertility journey. And, since you want to conceive, you want your diet to “make” your journey, right? I’ve got a new resource that can help you with that.

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  • How do Couples Curvive Infertility Intact?

    How do Couples Survive Infertility Intact?

    Today’s post is going to happily mark several milestones. The first is the one year anniversary of our Slow Swimmers & Fried Eggs blog! I cannot believe a year has gone by! What a body of work we have created here alongside Conceive Gynaecology & Fertility Hospital and the Shrivastav family!

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  • New Year Resolutions for Trying to Conceive

    New Year Resolutions for Trying to Conceive

    It’s a new year, and symbolically, a wonderful time of new beginnings and opportunities. This year, you can create some new opportunities on your fertility journey as well. I’m not talking about the trite-and-traditional so-called New Years Resolutions.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about ‘Embryo Freezing’ in UAE

    Frequently Asked Questions about ‘Embryo Freezing’ in UAE

    Embryo freezing is a rather common part of the IVF procedure. Embryo Freezing by Vitrification today is the only real advance in Assisted Reproductive Techniques after the introduction of ICSI nearly 15 years ago. Today it is scientifically proven that a deferred Embryo Transfer after vitrification & accumulation of embryos increases the take home baby rates significantly.

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  • The Link between Obesity and Fertility

    The Link between Obesity and Fertility

    Obesity is linked to several health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and infertility. In the recent years, the link between lifestyle, weight, nutrition and fertility has gained more public exposure.

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  • What you need to know about Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

    What you need to know about Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

    Preimplantation genetic testing is a technique used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) refers specifically to when one or both genetic parents has a known genetic abnormality and testing is performed on an embryo to determine if it also carries a genetic abnormality.

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  • Podcast with Kathleen Guthrie Woods

    Podcast with Kathleen Guthrie Woods

    Kathleen Guthrie Woods is a full-time writer and editor based in San Francisco, California in the USA. She creates advertising and marketing materials for a broad range of clients and writes feature articles as a freelancer. You may know her as a regular contributor to Life without Baby, where she writes the… “It Got Me Thinking…” and… “Our Stories” columns.

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  • Five tips for coping with PCOS

    Five tips for coping with PCOS

    When I went to a fertility specialist in August 2012 for help conceiving my son, one of the first questions he asked me was, “Are your cycles regular?” Another was, “Have you been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?” My answers were “yes” and “no” – and if he’d asked me, “Do you know what Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is?” I would have had to answer “no” to that one too.

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  • The things we’ve handed down

    The things we’ve handed down

    Hello dear readers – Eric here, and boy has it been a week of big thoughts. I wrote in an early post that during your journey through infertility, a comment, a song or some other random bit of life can hit you right in the heart when you least expect it. That came home to me in more ways than one this past week, and it made me realize something in a way I hadn’t before.

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  • The Effects of Hormones on Fertility

    The Effect of Hormones on Fertility

    The endocrine system and the hormones production and secretion play a significant role not only in the health of our entire body, but the ability to achieve and sustain pregnancy. Our reproductive system relies on a proper hormonal balance to function properly. Hormonal imbalance directly results in ovulation problems in women, which in turn severely increases their risk for infertility. In the case of men hormonal imbalances affect both the quality and quantity of their sperm cells as well as their sexual function and libido.

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  • Tips on How to Control Portion During Holiday Season

    Tips on How to Control Portion During Holiday Season

    Portions are spinning out of control. Children eat cookies the size of their face and popcorn from tubs that is the height of their body. Obesity is not only a problem of QUALITY but also of QUANTITY of food we eat.

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  • Struggling to have a Second Child?

    Struggling to have a Second Child?

    A study carried out by Aster DM Healthcare mentioned that one in five couples in the UAE face fertility issues – a higher figure than in other parts of the world. Statistics also show that in Dubai alone the incidence of infertile women seeking treatment per year could nearly double from 5,975 cases in 2015 to 9,139 cases by 2030. Both primary and secondary infertility are very real and very serious disorders affecting the population of the UAE.

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  • Merry & Fertile Eggnog

    Merry & Fertile Eggnog

    Last week I posted a recipe for a healthy way to indulge in chocolate. Based on the response to that post, I’d say that people like their chocolate!! It’s also safe to say that people want to eat food that not only tastes great, but that is clean and healthy too. There’s definitely a movement these days toward eating healthier, cleaner food to take better care of ourselves which is awesome!

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  • B Method - Cancelled IVF cycle - now what?

    B Method - Cancelled IVF cycle - now what?

    If you’re going through fertility treatment, chances are it’s happened to you. I’m talking about the cancelled cycle. When your doctor or nurse calls you and tells you that you won’t be proceeding with treatment and have to sit out that month.

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  • Surviving the strangest day of your life

    Surviving the strangest day of your life

    In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) children are certainly some of the most wanted and sought after children on the planet. Anyone who has taken the steps to go through the often-grueling aspects of IVF to have a child has a lot of courage, strength and determination (and financial know-how to figure out how to pay for it all).

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  • Gender Dysphoria

    Gender Dysphoria

    "Dysphoria" is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness. With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with the way you function in normal life, for instance at school or work or during social activities.

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  • A Look Into Milder IVF Stimulation Techniques

    A Look Into Milder IVF Stimulation Techniques

    Aster IVF & Women Clinic is the only fertility clinic in UAE to efficiently perform both conventional and minimal stimulation IVF techniques. Mild stimulation IVF or Aster’s IVF Lite, is a new and improved technique that can be used to help women get pregnant with minimal risks. Conventional IVF and IVF Lite are forms of ART (Assisted reproductive technology).

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About IVF LiteTM

    Frequently Asked Questions About IVF Lite

    Did you know? In IVF treatments, gonadotropin injections are used to stimulate the ovaries to increase the number of available eggs. But unfortunately, conventional IVF protocols can be expensive, inconvenient and are often associated with uncomfortable side effects. That's why at Aster IVF, we're offering IVF LiteTM, a.k.a. Minimal Stimulation IVF, which has regained favour for its many benefits!

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  • Woman 2 Woman - Breathe

    Woman 2 Woman - Breathe

    Strange are the moments in life when we have to remind ourselves to breathe. Stranger still is when those we might expect to take heed of our struggle pay no mind, piquing interest merely to satisfy curiosity and accelerate away. Sad is the moment when you see faces you trust drown away in a crowd of strangers. Beautiful is the moment when you emerge from these events a little closer to who you are, and to those who deserve you.

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  • 6 Ways to Manage Your Stress in Infertility

    6 Ways to Manage Your Stress in Infertility

    hronic stress can affect ovulation by changing signals to the brain and pituitary gland that regulate production of the reproductive hormones. So it’s a really good idea to find effective ways to manage your stress while you’re trying for a baby. Sounds great, right? But it’s definitely easier said than done and requires a lot of effort. How do you actually do it? I have a few suggestions for managing stress...

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  • Why We Should Have Mentors of Many (M.O.M.) Day

    Why We Should Have Mentors of Many (M.O.M.) Day

    Mother's Day can be a harrowing occasion for women who are struggling with infertility. To help ensure these women are not forgotten, the team at Conceive are proposing a new day... Mentors of Many (M.O.M.) Day! Find out more...

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  • Secondary Infertility

    Secondary Infertility

    What is secondary infertility, how common is it and are there any factors that contribute to secondary infertility? Secondary infertility is when a couple have children and they are trying for more than 6 months to conceive after the age of 35 (wife's age) or trying for 12 months when the wife is less than 35 years old.

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  • Male Infertility

    Male Infertility

    Male infertility is any condition in which anatomical or genetic disorders in men make them unable to conceive with their female partners. Most commonly, these problems arise when men are unable to produce or deliver fully-developed sperm. For about one in five infertile couples, the deficiency lies solely in the male partner.

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  • Does Fasted Cardio Really Burn More Fat?

    Does Fasted Cardio Really Burn More Fat?

    That won’t just thwart how much weight you can bench press or how toned you look, it will also slow your metabolism (i.e. how many calories you burn per day) and make losing weight more difficult in the long run. In an effort to prevent starvation (or very low caloric intake), your body adapts to the number of calories you have given it; hence, if you are frequently making drastic cuts to your calorie intake, your body will eventually adjust by burning fewer calories.

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  • 5 Hidden Sugars to Avoid to Jumpstart Fertility

    5 Hidden Sugars to Avoid to Jumpstart Fertility

    There's no denying that a healthy diet and lifestyle can be hugely beneficial when it comes to your fertility. Here, the experts from Conceive explain just why that is and have explained five different hidden sources of sugar you should avoid to help ensure your health is on the right track to conceiving...

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  • Adoption: Changing a Few Words Can Change A Lot

    Adoption: Changing a Few Words Can Change A Lot

    When it comes to adoption, things aren't as simple and as easy as some may assume. So much so, that by saying 'you can always just adopt' can actually be quite damaging to a couple who are eager to grow their family. Here's why you should take care when making such a careless statement when discussing adoption, as the experts explain.

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  • B Method - Summer of Love

    B Method - Summer of Love

    The Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year. The sun is at its highest point in the sky, and it’s the official start to summer (according to the calendar). After the solstice, the days start to get shorter again, growing progressively shorter each day until the Winter Solstice in December, which is the shortest day of the year.

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  • Mild Ovarian Stimulation is a Safer IVF option, say experts in UAE

    Mild Ovarian Stimulation is a Safer IVF option, say experts in UAE

    IVF Lite or Minimal Stimulation IVF is an advanced and simpler treatment protocol, associated with stimulation of quality and fewer eggs from each cycle providing better tolerability for patients over lesser time to complete the IVF cycle. Experts at Aster IVF & Women Clinic in Bur Dubai are witnessing successful results of the treatment in older women (40 and above) as well as those with low ovarian reserve, multiple IVF failures, hyper-responders or poor responders to medication.

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  • Guide to Early Breast Cancer Detection

    Guide to Early Breast Cancer Detection

    One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. However, with early detection and treatment, you can greatly improve your chance of survival. We have created this resource to empower you with the tools and information you need to take charge of your health.

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  • Risk Factors of Infertility

    Risk Factors of Infertility

    In medicine, a risk factor is something that raises the risk of developing a condition, disease or symptom. For example, obese people are more likely to develop diabetes type 2 compared to people of normal weight; therefore, obesity is a risk factor for diabetes type 2.

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  • Woman 2 Woman - Unlikely Mothers

    Woman 2 Woman - Unlikely Mothers

    Once a mother very few people see you as anything other than a mother. The title can come with expectations and presumptions about you. You wear the label with pride but it’s a heavy load when your most basic and personal decisions fall under a microscope of judgment. This judgment, it can be a peculiar thing. New mothers are new to it. We are all not mothers until we are.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - You are NOT alone

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - You are NOT alone

    According to Resolve (the National Infertility Association of America), infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age, which encompasses those who have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. 1 in 8 is someone you know. Infertility can be a very isolating disease to face. I know, because I have been there.

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  • Woman 2 Woman - Perfect Timing

    Woman 2 Woman - Perfect Timing

    Have you ever waited for the perfect timing? There’s this concept which floats in and out of us as naturally as the air we breathe. It does so pretty much all our lives and influences our decisions. Inhale, this concept of waiting, waiting for the perfect time, and exhale.

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  • Myths and Facts About Infertility

    Myths and Facts About Infertility

    It surprises most people to learn that infertility is a female problem in 35% of the cases, a male problem in 35% of the cases, a combined problem of the couple in 20% of cases, and unexplained in 10% of cases. It is essential that both the man and the woman be evaluated during an infertility work-up. Find out more myths and facts about fertility here....

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  • Myth or Fact? If a food is

    Myth or Fact? If a food is "low in fat", "fat-free", "light" or "reduced-fat", it must be healthy?

    MYTH: Lot of foods that are low in fat are definitely not a healthy choice: candy, pop, low-fat cookies and fat-free frozen treats. “Fat-free" is can also be taste-free!! To make up for that, food industries tend to pour other ingredients, like sugar, flour, thickeners, and salt into the products, which add up calories, just like our famous low-fat FROZEN YOGURT).

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  • Simple Lifestyle Changes to Boost Fertility

    Simple Lifestyle Changes to Boost Fertility

    With both male and female Infertility rates on the ascent, way of living have been under the scanner in the last couple of decades. It has been set up that specific way of life elements can interfere with a couple's capacity to conceive. Sometimes, simple lifestyle changes can boost your fertility and help you conceive.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - And then there was one…

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - And then there was one…

    As I mentioned in my last blog post, medical procedures often focus on the biological level only, while the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of the experience can be neglected or ignored completely. Conception is a powerful and sacred moment, and pregnancy is an awe-inspiring, miraculous experience that affects life’s deepest, core values and principles.

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  • B Method - Get your green glow on

    B Method - Get your green glow on

    One good rule of thumb can help you navigate the world of healthy eating, and eating to boost your fertility. Green is good. We’ve all heard the many health benefits of getting more leafy green vegetables in our diet, and if you haven’t heard, a quick Google search of “benefits of eating greens” will bring you up to speed real quickly.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Three Eggs are better than none

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Three Eggs are better than none

    Given the difficulty of going through diagnosis and subsequent treatment, in some respects, in vitro fertilization (IVF) children are some of the most wanted children on the planet. Anyone who has gone through IVF to have a child is a courageous and determined person. IVF gives many couples faced with a diagnosis of the disease of infertility a chance to have their dream of biological parenthood come true.

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  • Reduced Fertility in the Gulf linked to low vitamin D and Obesity

    Reduced Fertility in the Gulf linked to low vitamin D and Obesity

    The Middle East region is nototrious for reduced vitamin D levels in the body, and obesity as independent risk factors for poor reproductive outcome in a region-specific manner. It is important to develop educational public health strategies for couples with the aim to increase public awareness about the impact of these issues affecting female fecundity (reproductive potential).

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  • Managing Stress on Your Fertility Journey

    Managing Stress on Your Fertility Journey

    One of the major reason researchers added for stress is trying to conceive. The fertility journey is loaded with lots of stress. Normally the journey doesn’t start that way. In the start people pretend to be more optimistic and assuming that they will get pregnant in few months. No one ever thinks that they’re going to be the ones to have trouble with getting pregnant and having a baby.

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  • Eggs Increase Blood Cholesterol

    Eggs Increase Blood Cholesterol

    FALSE.. Cholesterol from eggs does not automatically raise blood cholesterol! How so? When we eat a high cholesterol-containing food, the excess dietary cholesterol is removed from the body through the liver which also down-regulates the production of cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is essential to make estrogen, testosterone, vitamin D, and other vital compounds.

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  • B Method - 30 Ways to Exercise without knowing it

    B Method - 30 Ways to Exercise without knowing it

    It’s relatively common knowledge that moving your body is important to be healthy. Notice I didn’t use the word exercise. As I’ve shared with you in the past, I really don’t enjoy exercising. I never have. I was always the kid who preferred to get lost in a good book to playing sports. I’ve been lucky as an adult to find forms of exercise that I loved – namely, running and yoga – and that served me well.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - With Friends likes these (part 2)

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - With Friends likes these (part 2)

    So in my last post, some of you may recall I talked about the old chestnut, “With friends like these, who needs enemies?” Cathy has certainly spoken about the insensitive, thoughtless and occasionally downright bizarre things that family, friends, and others will blurt, and I had started to offer some thoughts on the uniquely male, one-guy-to-another version of this same unlovable experience.

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  • B- Method - Sleep your way to improved Fertility

    B- Method - Sleep your way to improved Fertility

    Confession time: I’m writing this post on very little sleep. After working all day yesterday, running errands after work, picking up my son Charlie from his babysitter, getting dinner on the table, giving Charlie a bath and getting him to bed (which was slightly challenging last night, as he’s a little under the weather right now and more than a little cranky as a result), it was a full and busy day.

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  • B Method - Making babies in the modern world

    Making babies in the modern world

    The technology provides the option to prolong a woman’s fertility timeline to ensure that they don’t miss out on receiving all of the joys of motherhood. This can be achieved by capitalising on a woman’s prime window of healthy and quality eggs by preserving them externally, ensuring that whatever a woman’s age may be, she still has the opportunity to produce a healthy baby.

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  • What is Thalassemia?

    What is Thalassemia?

    Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal formation of hemoglobin (absent or decreased) and red blood cells in the body.

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  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders and is now recognized to be a Metabolic Syndrome. The World Health Organization estimates that it affects 116 million women worldwide as of 2010 (3.4% of the population). Find out what is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) a common disorder, affecting 5-10% of women of reproductive age.

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  • B Method - Green & Fertile

    B Method - Green & Fertile

    I love me a good smoothie. Throwing a bunch of healthy goodness into a blender and watching it magically transform at the touch of a button into a delectable potion of vitamins and minerals is pretty special, indeed.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - With Friends likes these (part 1)

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - With Friends likes these (part 1)

    Here in the U.S. at least, there’s an old saying that says “With friends like these, who needs enemies?” If your journey is anything like ours, this little aphorism will probably pop up quite a bit.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Shame, Guilt, Anxiety and All

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Shame, Guilt, Anxiety and All

    There are many experiences in our lives which can rock us to our very core. Make us question who we even are. How we got here. How do we move on? There is no doubt in my mind that infertility is one such malady to contend with on this front. Many of you know exactly what I’m talking about. Some of you may be here reading this blog to try to understand the plight of your dear ones that may be dealing with their unfortunate infertility status. Bless your hearts if you are.

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  • Detox your body, New you?

    Detox your body, New you?

    What is detoxification? Detox or cleansing diets, usually last from three days to about a month, and are claimed to be natural methods to rid the body of harmful toxins. Diets involve, either alone or in combination...

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  • Aster Study Reveals that Infertility Cases in Dubai could Nearly Double by 2030

    Aster Study Reveals that Infertility Cases in Dubai could Nearly Double by 2030

    During the inauguration of the Aster IVF & Women Clinic – a speciality clinic launched by Aster DM Healthcare – a study was unveiled revealing that fertility treatments in the UAE need to become easily accessible and affordable to tackle the growing infertility numbers among couples. The study also mentioned that one in five couples in the UAE face fertility issues – a higher figure than in other parts of the world.

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  • Double the Joy, Twice the Love

    Double the Joy, Twice the Love

    Congratulations to the proud parents of Baby Valerie and Baby Jan on welcoming their adorable twins to this world! After 7 years of trying to conceive, their dream of parenthood is finally a reality! The couple extends their warm wishes and gratitude to Dr Monikaa Chawla, Specialist OB/GYN - IVF at Fakih IVF Fertility Center, for helping them achieve their dream from the very first IVF trial.

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  • B Method - Sample Fertility Wellness Plan

    B Method - Sample Fertility Wellness Plan

    As a fertility coach, I’m often asked about food and diet. My clients not only wonder about the best foods to eat to boost their fertility but how to prepare their food and how much and how often to eat during a given day. They also like an easy-to-follow guide that spells out exactly what to eat and when, including recipes and how-tos.

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  • Woman 2 Woman - Sunflowers in a Concrete World

    Woman 2 Woman - Sunflowers in a Concrete World

    It was a moment when a friend told me about a sunflower she had kept indoors. It had grown so unexpectedly tall, bending as it reached the ceiling, endlessly searching for sunlight. Have you ever noticed how we hunch over and hide as we walk amongst each other? Seedlings, we start out playful, trusting, passionate and persevering. We need to talk about what hardens us as adults. Things we think will never happen to us inevitably do, we feel things we can’t process, and we harden.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Sperm meets Egg

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Sperm meets Egg

    Thank you sincerely for taking the time to follow us on our journey with infertility. We are just one couple sharing our story in a sea of tens of thousands of others struggling to navigate the murky waters of infertility. We hope that by sharing our story, we help other couples and individuals find some much-needed comfort and solace that they too can get through the diagnosis and subsequent treatment for the disease of infertility.

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  • Welcome to your first steps towards parenthood

    Welcome to your first steps towards parenthood

    Fakih IVF Fertility Center is committed to fulfilling dreams of parenthood by delivering personalized fertility treatments provided by specialized medical experts equipped with the most advanced technology and innovative medical protocols.

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  • UAE Reproductive Symposium 2016

    UAE Reproductive Symposium 2016

    In keeping with HH Sheikh Mohammed’s vision of making Dubai a center of medical excellence, this high-quality annual CME symposium was organized by Fakih IVF to share the latest advances in reproductive medicine with other physicians in the UAE so they apply that knowledge in their practice to better care for their patients.

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  • Take Your Fatherhood a Step Forward

    Take Your Fatherhood a Step Forward

    Everybody knows that women may have problems conceiving children. But men can have difficulties too, and it is as common as infertility in women. Some men have low numbers of sperm or swimmers that don't work well. Others may have no sperm at all. The good news is that modern technological advances made it possible for many men with azoospermia to make their wives pregnant.

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  • B Method - Kick Coffee to the Curb

    B Method - Kick Coffee to the Curb

    If you’re trying to conceive, think twice before reaching for that second cup of Joe. I realize that I might make some enemies with this post. In modern-day society, we love our coffee – the tantalizing aroma of the beans, the rich, comforting taste, the energy jolt it gives us, the way we go from feeling completely lethargic to completely alive when we drink it.

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  • B Method - Give up Gluten when trying to Conceive?

    B Method - Give up Gluten when trying to Conceive?

    Gluten is a hot topic right now. It seems like everyone is going gluten free these days. With all the rage and conflicting information about gluten, it’s hard to know if going gluten-free is just a fad or a way you can seriously transform your health. And if you’re trying to conceive, the question is even more confusing. Since I knew little about this topic, I decided to do a little research.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Listening is an act of love

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Listening is an act of love

    I hope that you enjoyed Eric’s post from last week. He and I had a week where we were dealing with some rough emotional issues with relationships that currently feel strained and difficult. We have dealt with this type of situation more than we care to admit since we have struggled with infertility. The trauma of infertility, as well as the treatment that some choose to undergo, can leave lasting effects on our hearts, our minds and leave a trail of damaged relationships.

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  • No More Hereditary Disease in Your Baby

    No More Hereditary Disease in Your Baby

    The test is called Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), also known as "embryo screening". It is the application of genetic testing on a live embryo to determine the presence of a specific gene before placing the embryo in the womb. In order to carry out a PGD test, the couple will have to conceive through an in vitro (IVF) procedure so that the embryos will be assessed in the lab.

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  • Ensure the safety of you and your baby

    Ensure the safety of you and your baby

    Giving the importance of that mixture of feeling overwhelmed you, you want to make sure that everything with your pregnancy is going perfect and you and your baby are completely safe. ANTE-Natal package is your seatbelt which make you and your baby safe throughout you gestation period from the early 10 weeks of gestation till it ends up on delivery.

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    Keep Yourself in Shape During and After Pregnancy

    Listening to your body is the key to staying in shape. Every woman is different and what works for one may not work for another. You will have weeks were you have heaps of energy and others when you have none. Do not push yourself if you are tired, it is not good for you or your baby! Listen to your body for the best results and to enjoy a happy and healthy pregnancy.

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  • B Method - Fertile mornings

    B Method - Fertile mornings

    In the morning, sometimes it’s so hard to find time to eat breakfast. Think about it, we’re rushing around, trying to get out the door, rushing to get to the bus stop before we miss the bus, getting our stuff packed with what we need for the work day, and we overslept this morning so we have even less time than usual for that mad dash out the door. Who has time for breakfast?

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  • Woman 2 Woman - Diabetes – hope post Metformin

    Woman 2 Woman - Diabetes – hope post Metformin

    At a family medicine conference recently I was alarmed to hear the latest statistics on Diabetes in this country which now ranks 16th worldwide with 19% of its population afflicted. According to the International Diabetes foundation (Nov 14, 2014). One of every five persons in UAE aged 20-19 lives with this disease. In sheer numbers, 750K people are diabetic , 900K are at high risk while 300K are undiagnosed. Even more shocking is the fact that the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes is 60.7 billion dirhams annually. Whew, that’s a lot of money.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Coping Tools

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Coping Tools

    Hello everyone. Eric here again. This week’s topic: Dealing with stress, frustration, disappointment and uncertainty. What could that possibly have to do with infertility? Ha ha! We’ve been having a particularly rough few weeks here in Eric-and-Cathy-land – not as difficult as the journey Cathy chronicles in her posts about our struggles to have a family, but a difficult time period for us, nonetheless. What I have found is that I am dealing with this particular bout of “a very difficult time” differently, maybe even a wee bit better (so far at least) than I have some such periods in the past. Why is that?

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  • Fakih IVF Offers Very Cost Effective Solutions

    Fakih IVF Offers Very Cost Effective Solutions

    A lot of question it will comes in mind when you are going to spend your money and the answer of this question that Fakih-IVF will make you sure that you spent your money in the right place with the exact value for the service you needs. Fakih-IVF cares a lot for the patient, which is not limited only to your health status but it extended as well to your money by offering you many creative solution to be assured that the received services is the most cost effective service you will get in Middle East.

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  • Turn Your Motherhood Dreams into a Reality

    Turn Your Motherhood Dreams into a Reality

    Fakih IVF team successfully take on the most difficult cases, expertly identifying underlying infertility problems and personalizing appropriate treatments that maximize the chances of pregnancy. They challenge protocols and develop innovative ways to treat their patients, which is what differentiates them from the rest. o date, Dr. Fakih and his team have helped over 15,000 couples realize their dream of parenthood by making little miracles every day.

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  • Breast Cancer & Fertility

    Breast Cancer & Fertility

    An unanticipated life event such as breast cancer can endanger a woman's fertility potential because of the exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation. Such treatments can actually destroy eggs, which is why many women become menopausal or suffer ovarian failure after cancer treatment. Since many women are surviving breast cancer these days because of the more successful treatments, the good news is that young survivors now have the option of preserving their fertility so they can create a family in the future, or complete their existing one.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Bursting with excitement

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Bursting with excitement

    I hope that you are enjoying our blog posts thus far, as we work to help reduce both the silence and the stigma around the conversation of infertility. Receiving the diagnosis of being infertile while trying to create a family can be shocking, devastating and make couples have a feeling of hopelessness. Our goal here is to provide support, answers to questions about what to expect and guide patients through the process of receiving treatment.

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  • B Method - Vitamins – are you getting what you need?

    B Method - Vitamins – are you getting what you need?

    You’ve seen those pregnant women popping their prenatal vitamins, but did you know that it’s just as important when you’re trying to conceive too? It’s important to get a sufficient amount of some nutrients before becoming pregnant. A deficiency in folate, for example, during the preconception phase is linked to serious birth defects. By the time you find out you’re pregnant and start taking a prenatal containing folic acid (the synthetic form of folate), it could be too late.

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  • B Method - Water, Water Everywhere

    B Method - Water, Water Everywhere

    Did you know that more than 70 percent of our planet is covered by water? Oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers – water is everywhere, even in the air itself! Our bodies are also made of water, comprising nearly 60 percent of our body weight, so water is truly ubiquitous. Sometimes when I drink water, I feel like I’m drinking life itself. I can feel it flowing throughout my body, delivering oxygen to all of my internal organs, flushing out toxins, helping me digest food, and keeping me healthy.

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  • Embryoscope now available in the UAE

    Embryoscope now available in the UAE

    Modern technology has continued to give couples with fertility problems hope that they can become parents. EmbryoScope, the groundbreaking technology in this field, is now the next big deal after IVF and ICSI. EmbryoScope is a new and revolutionary incubator with a built-in camera that takes periodical pictures of the embryos as they grow.

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  • Fakih Fertility Center opens new facility in Abu Dhabi

    Fakih Fertility Center opens new facility in Abu Dhabi

    Following its successful operation in Dubai and North America, Fakih IVF has set up a new fertility treatment center in Abu Dhabi. This center features the latest technologies and equipment and aims at raising the bar of fertility treatments in the UAE.

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  • Fakih IVF: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS

    Fakih IVF: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS

    PCOS is a health problem that can affect a woman’s period, hormones, fertility, heart, blood vessels and appearance. It is the most common cause of infertility among women. A woman with PCOS would have many small cysts in her ovaries, abnormal hormone levels, and suffer from symptoms.The cause of PCOS is not yet fully known. PCOS sometimes runs in families. So it may have a genetic basis. If any of your relatives (mother, aunts, sisters) are affected with PCOS, your own risk of developing PCOS may be higher.

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  • Fakih IVF: Ensure your baby is free from any hereditary disease

    Fakih IVF: Ensure your baby is free from any hereditary disease

    Single gene disorders are genetic conditions caused by the alteration or mutation of a specific gene. They are hereditary and therefore individuals with a family history of a single gene disorder may pass the condition onto their children. Some of the most common single-gene disorders include Beta-thalassemia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Spinal muscular atrophy and Metabolic disorders to name a few.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - ‘X’ marks the spot

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - ‘X’ marks the spot

    Hello wonderful readers and patients of Conceive Hospital. I have missed speaking with you and I look forward to writing another excerpt for you about my journey down the infertility path that many of you are on now. Please know that you have all of our support and warm thoughts, and that you are not alone in your struggles. We are here for you.

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  • B Method - How to make exercising fun

    B Method - How to make exercising fun

    Exercise. It seems like everyone wants us to do more of it. It’s true that the health benefits of regular exercise are hard to ignore. Exercising helps us keep our weight under control, helps stave off disease and chronic conditions, and gives us a great energy boost when we need it.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Coping with holidays

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - Coping with holidays

    For someone struggling through infertility, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time to cope with, especially if there happen to be young children and radiant, happily pregnant women there at the celebrations. While we are happy for friends and families who have young children or are expecting, it can be difficult not to feel a twinge of jealousy or even anger at our own challenging circumstances.

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  • Fakih IVF: What is Secondary Infertility

    Fakih IVF: What is Secondary Infertility

    Most people believe that if you have one child, then you are fertile and therefore can have another in the future. But this is not always true. Many couples struggle to have a second child and this is defined as Secondary Infertility. It is very common and accounts for around 60% of infertility cases. Secondary infertility is defined as the inability to conceive another child successfully and naturally. When a childless couple is unable to conceive, they tend to seek treatment.

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  • Fakih IVF: New Technology to treat men who were told they could never father children

    Fakih IVF: New Technology to treat men who were told they could never father children

    Everybody knows that women may have problems conceiving children. But men can have difficulties too, and it is as common as infertility in women. Some men have low numbers of sperm or swimmers that don't work well. Others may have no sperm at all. While in the past men with no sperm, a condition known as "azoospermia", were told that they had no hope to father children, modern technological advances made it possible for many men with azoospermia to make their wives pregnant.

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  • B Method - Your Fitness Fertility Coach

    B Method - Your Fitness Fertility Coach

    My name is Stephanie Roth and I’m a fertility and health coach. I’m the founder and owner of Your Fertile Self, a fertility coaching business founded to help people like you who want to grow your families. A little about me: I started trying to conceive my first baby at the age of 41. I was diagnosed with Diminished Ovarian Reserve and told that I had less than a 2% chance of successfully getting pregnant. One year and two miscarriages later, I did just that, via Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), and my son was born in December 2013, when I was 43 years old.

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  • Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs -  So many needles, so little time

    Slow Swimmer & Fried Eggs - So many needles, so little time

    Last I left you on our chronological journey with infertility, Eric and I had our fingers and toes crossed (blog post: Fingers and Toes crossed!) as we were about to start with our first hormone-induced IVF cycle. This was the course of action recommended by our dear doctor partly because our natural-cycle IVF was a failed attempt. My egg did not fertilize at all with Eric’s sperm, thus we did not even get to implantation day, which was quite disappointing to put it mildly.

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  • B Method - Being overweight affects your fertility

    B Method - Being overweight affects your fertility

    Today we’re going to be focusing in on weight and how being overweight or obese can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Is it possible to be overweight or obese and become pregnant without any difficulty?

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