When struggling with infertility, you may sometimes feel as though you’ve exhausted all of your options. The stress of trying multiple different treatments to no avail can weigh on your conscience — and this inner turmoil can make it even more difficult to conceive.
Hormone balance plays an important role in your overall health, not least of all your reproductive health. These chemicals send signals to your body to help it perform essential tasks, like triggering the release of an egg or the shedding of the menstrual lining.
When you are facing infertility, you would give anything to have the family that you’ve dreamed of. For many people, acupuncture might not be the first treatment they’d choose for infertility — whether it’s skepticism, a fear of needles or something else entirely that’s stopping them.
If you are struggling with infertility, you and your treatment team will likely consider both in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) in order to help you conceive. But what is the difference between IVF and IUI — and which one is right for you?
We’ve talked a lot about ovulation on this blog — including signs of late ovulation and reasons you might not be ovulating at all. But since tracking your ovulation is one of the most important things you can do while you are trying to get pregnant, naturally, you may have more questions about your ovulation phase, like how to tell if you’ve ovulated at all.
As a woman, estrogen is one of your most important reproductive hormones. Low levels of estrogen can impact your mood, fertility and overall health and wellness. But how can you tell if your estrogen levels are low — and that this problem may be contributing to infertility?