18th October 2016
My menstrual cycle is more like 40 days long rather than 28. How do I determine when I’m ovulating? Is it still day 14 even if my cycle is longer?
NOTE: We’re reposting this Ask an Expert post from October 2012 due to popularity and interest from our site visitors. Written by our medical expert Stephen Hudson, M.D. The quick answer is NO. If a cycle is longer than 35 days, it may be anovulatory (meaning that ovulation did not occur). However if ovulation did […]
1st May 2015
My husband recently found out that he likely won’t be able to have a genetic child because of poor quality sperm. I can tell that he’s hurting and disappointed, but he won’t talk to me about it. How do I support him after this loss?
Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz, Registered Psychologist. It may help to understand that like many men, your husband is likely trying to cope with this loss by not talking. Many people, when deeply hurt, withdraw from others because they either have not had the experience of being supported when in pain, […]
10th April 2015
My partner and I have been trying to have a child for two years. We recently went for fertility testing and were surprised to learn that he has a low sperm count and the quality of his sperm isn’t very good. Is there anything he could be doing to improve the quality or volume of his sperm? What are our options in terms of fertility treatments?
Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada. Approximately 1 in 7 couples have difficulty conceiving. In about ¼ of couples there may be a male factor identified. However, there may be multiple causes and in my experience there is often more than one factor. […]