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Archive for September 2012

It’s not just a woman’s weight that can affect fertility

To date, research exploring the connection between weight, fertility, and fetal outcomes has largely focused on the effects of maternal weight. However, researchers are beginning to examine the role of paternal weight and its impact on men’s fertility, as well as on the development of the fetus. For example, a recent study conducted at the […]

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Now or never? Breaking our decision-making deadlock about having kids

Jason and I have been together for about 8 years. I’m 31 and Jason is 42. We’ve lived together for the last 5 years. We’re at very different stages in terms of our careers. He’s settled into his career and has a great position in advertising. I just recently finished my certificate in massage therapy […]

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Painful periods may be an indicator of a common condition that affects fertility

Endometriosis is a common female health condition where cells from the lining of the uterus –  endometrium – grow in other areas of the body. These growths, or endometrial implants, most commonly occur in areas associated with the pelvis such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and outer surface of the uterus. But they may also […]

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More individuals and couples are turning to fertility preservation if they aren’t ready to have children

New research suggests that approximately half of fertility clinics across Canada are now offering “social” egg freezing (egg freezing that is not for medical reasons). A recent survey of fertility clinics in the US suggests that egg freezing for social reasons is on the rise in the US as well – with over half of […]

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