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Content Tagged: fertility problems

A pint of beer a day may help improve male fertility

A new study may give men an excuse to enjoy a pint of beer after work each day. Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston studied 105 men whose partners were undergoing IVF. The men, who were on average 37 years of age, completed a dietary questionnaire that included questions about alcohol intake. The […]

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Egg yolks and soya: a possible fertility treatment?

A couple who spent six years trying to become pregnant via in vitro fertilization are now parents to a baby boy – Joseph – thanks to an egg yolk and soya treatment. Cathy Garvey and her partner Dan Bowley underwent four unsuccessful cycles of IVF, one of which sadly ended in a miscarriage. After countless […]

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Our son and his wife just told us that they’re going to be starting an IVF cycle after they have been trying for have a baby for the last two years. I had no idea! I’m so upset for them. I want to support them, but I’m worried I might say the wrong thing. How can I best support my son and his wife in their efforts to have a family?

Written by our mental health expert, Dr. Karen Kranz, Registered Psychologist.  I am so happy to receive your question. I commend you for recognizing that you may not have the words to support your son and daughter-in-law, and as such, may inadvertently say something hurtful. Most people who have not experienced fertility challenges, do not […]

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Things you should know before walking into a fertility clinic

A blog post on HuffPost Health highlights things people should know before walking into a fertility centre. The post was written by Dr. Angeline Beltsos, based on her experience as Medical Director and Clinical Research Director at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Beltsos suggests those considering fertility treatments should: find a doctor with whom you […]

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