Content Tagged: Female fertility

Brazil nuts may boost a woman’s fertility

According to a new study, there is good evidence that women who are trying to get pregnant should include brazil nuts in their diets. Selenium, a natural antioxidant found in protein-rich foods like red meat, seafood, and nuts, has been found to be important to men’s fertility. However, new research suggests that selenium is also […]

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New study suggests link between excessive weight and reduced embryo quality

A new study suggests that there are major differences in the early development of embryos in overweight and obese women, compared to women with a normal weight. The researchers found that the eggs of overweight and obese women are also smaller, which may reduce the likelihood of a successful pregnancy. The study was conducted at […]

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Busting myths about the IUD

Ever wondered if an IUD is for you? There are currently three types of IUD: the Mirena and Skyla are hormonal IUDs that contain progesterone, a low-dose birth control hormone. The Paragard is a copper IUD that prevents pregnancy because copper is toxic to sperm.  Dr. Luu Ireland, an obstetrician/gynecologist and fellow in Family Planning […]

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Don't Give Up

I’m in my early 30s and I recently had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. What usually causes a miscarriage? Will I still be able to get pregnant in the future or will it be harder because I’ve had a miscarriage? My mom had several miscarriages before she had me. Are miscarriages hereditary?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Stephen Hudson, Director of the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia, Canada.  First of all this miscarriage was not your fault. Miscarriages are very common, in fact approximately 1 in 4 women will experience a miscarriage. For a variety of reasons women offer suffer in silence after a miscarriage. […]

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