THE NEW ICE AGE

7 things every woman should know before freezing her eggs  As women age, the likelihood of chromosomal abnormalities climbs, and with it, the risk of miscarriage, birth defects or disorders that makes conceiving more difficult. Egg freezing is seen by some as a way to stop the biological clock, expand reproductive options and preserve the…

ABOUT MALE INFERTILITY

Infertility is a topic shrouded in myth and misconception. The few misconceptions presented here only scratch the surface and it should therefore be the prerogative of any prospective parent to get their facts straight before attempting conception. Because, contrary to popular belief, getting pregnant is not always easy. When a couple is diagnosed infertile, first…

MALE INFERTILITY: MANAGING THE MALE EGO

Be Extra Patient Accepting infertility is never easy and when it is about male infertility it is even more difficult. As a wife, you must understand and be really patient. There will be times when he would just get angry or ignore you but remember those are his coping mechanisms. Give him time to come…

PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF INFERTILITY

By Dr Kedar Tilwe, Psychiatrist, Sexologist & Geriatric Psychiatrist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India.   Infertility usually refers to the inability of a person to reproduce normally. It is estimated that 1/6 couples worldwide and approximately 27.5 million couples in India experience Infertility. Probable cause is attributed to 50% female related factors, 35% male…

COMMON FEMALE INFERTILITY MYTHS

Myth: Conception occurs only during intercourse. Fact: Believe it or not, a man’s sperm can survive for three to five days in a woman’s reproductive tract. So, even if you’re not ovulating during those moments of passion, his little swimmers can still fertilize an egg if you start ovulating a couple of days later. In…

FEMALE FERTILITY BOOSTERS

By Dr Jaee Khamkar, Dietician, Fortis Hospital Kalyan, India Most people don’t focus on food, unaware of the fact that food and fertility are closely related. When planning for baby it is essential that you eat a healthy diet with a balanced intake of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Pulses & legumes: Pulses…

HOW CAN DIABETES AFFECT YOUR FERTILITY?

By Dr Tejal Lathia Consultant Endocrinologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Mumbai, India   Diabetes mellitus affects more than 70 million people in India. Though traditionally we expect diabetes at older ages, in India the demographic of diabetes is rapidly changing. Every single day we see young patients between the ages of 30-40, both male and female…

EASY, FERTILITY BOOSTING SMOOTHIES

The Ingredient Advantage: These smoothies are high in nutrition and low on fat. Start your mornings with these easy to make smoothies. Dried fruits contain phytoestrogen, which mimics the estrogen in the body. If there are estrogen hormone deficits, dried fruits can help boost low hormone levels and increase fertility. Nuts and Seeds provide omega…

6 THINGS EVERY MAN CAN DO FOR HIS FERTILITY

Re-check your lifestyle. Look at your challenge areas. Does your diet need more fresh foods? Do you need to cut back on drinking alcohol or quit smoking? Make positive changes where you know you need to. If you need to decrease fast or convenience foods, try to plan healthier meals in advance. Take Antioxidants. Like…

SPERM COUNT 50% LOWER IN SONS OF FATHERS WHO SMOKE

Studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. Now a research team at Lund University in Sweden has discovered that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy had half as many sperm as those with non-smoking fathers. The study…