Is PGS worth it? Probably not, and here is why

Is PGS worth it? Probably not, and here is why Photo courtesy: jesadaphorn at FreeDigitalPhotos.net There are people in this world such as fertility specialists on CHR (Center for Human Reproduction in New York) who are true magicians in making women pregnant and who really understand the issues surrounding low ovarian reserve or bad egg quality in women over forty. So when they say that the PGS (pre-genetic screening, also called PGD or [...]

2018-06-18T10:41:53+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

How to find out how many eggs you have left? What a fertility test should include

What is fertility testing? Image courtesy: hyena reality at FreeDigitalPhotos.net In reality, fertility of a women is a continuum and not something that categorizes well. A certain value from a blood test can cause feelings of panic by placing you in a particular category ("low responder"! "high FSH"! "diminished ovarian reserve"!) whereas in reality there is very little difference in fertility potential between you and someone belonging to the neigboring category ("normal ovarian [...]

About Ana who pissed me off (but then got pregnant anyway)

About Ana who pissed me off (but then got pregnant anyway) Ana (the name changed) is one of the readers of my blog who managed to get pregnant by changing her diet and taking supplements to improve egg quality. What makes Ana special is that at our first contact she managed to really piss me off. Her first email to me went like this: I have found your blog on the Internet and I have [...]

2018-06-18T11:09:40+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Why communication with fertility doctors sometimes fails?

Why communication with fertility doctors sometimes fails? Image credit: stuart miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Almost daily I get emails from women who report some kind of miscommunication with their fertility doctors. Some of the most common misunderstandings seem to be: Not understanding when to move to the next level (trying naturally - IUI - IVF/ICSI) Too short or too long times in-between the treatments No time to individualize stimulation protocols Fertility treatments which are [...]

2018-06-18T11:08:27+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Tags: , |

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility and why?

Which CoQ10 is best for fertility and why? Thanks to many awesome professional fertility websites and personal blogs which have exploded in numbers over the past years (several thousand fertility blogs as I'm updating this post in 2017), women over 35 who are struggling to get pregnant now know with confidence that: 1. Egg quality and quantity is THE single most limiting factor in getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby in women over 35. [...]

2018-06-18T11:44:54+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Fertility coaching by e-mail or Skype

Fertility coaching by e-mail or Skype On days in which my inbox becomes overloaded with messages that are just too many to cope with, I may trash them all except for the emails coming from women who need help. I can't recall ever ignoring an email from a woman in need or intentionally not answering an urgent question. Because that's why I bother having a blog like this: it gives me a great feeling to [...]

2018-06-18T11:47:40+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Tags: , , |