| Posted On Jun 17, 2021 | By:

You’re Tracking Everything Else, Why Not Your Fertility?

So many people I know are tracking step counts, sleep cycles, nutrients and what they eat, heart rates, and more. However, most of the women I talk with have never learned that their bodies have observable, trackable signs of fertility. There is so much more than just the date of the last menstrual period. Knowing and using these signs can help women and their partners either avoid or achieve pregnancy, no added chemicals needed! Tracking these signs can also help women notice changes in their health earlier and seek care if needed.

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| Posted On Dec 03, 2018 | By:

When Getting Pregnant Doesn’t Happen Easily

Many women can spend up to two decades of their life trying not to get pregnant. When the time comes that they decide that they do want to have a baby, it can come as a shock that pregnancy may not happen as easily as they thought it would. Conceiving a baby is typically not as simple as just discontinuing your birth control and then getting pregnant the next month. It can take time for your body to regulate once you stop birth control pills.

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| Posted On Apr 01, 2016 | By:

Fertility Does Decline with Age…but There Are Options

I recently had a conversation with my 90-year-old grandmother—who had given birth to 4 children between the ages of 23 and 30 years old. She asked me what the average age of my patients was. When I replied that the average age was 37, her surprised response back to me was, “You can help a 37 year old get pregnant?!” Thankfully, the answer is a resounding yes!

As a fertility doctor,

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| Posted On Mar 05, 2015 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Shannon

When Shannon and her wife, Jess, decided to have a baby, Shannon knew she would require help getting pregnant but found that bringing a bundle of joy into their lives was far from easy.

Shannon’s Harvard Vanguard primary care physician, Dr. Mahmooda Qureshi, suggested she meet with Dr. Christine Skiadas, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and a subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, to guide her through the process of conceiving.

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| Posted On Aug 21, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Paula

After Paula and her husband Chris had their son Grayson three years ago, they struggled to get pregnant again. After months of frustration and a very emotional period in their lives, Paula and Chris turned to Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Dr. Christine Skiadas, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and a subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility in our Fertility and Reproductive Health Department, to get to the bottom of the problem and explore their options.

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| Posted On Jul 30, 2013 | By:

Understanding Male Infertility

Although having a problem conceiving can feel very isolating, fertility issues are common.  About one in six couples are unable to conceive after one year of trying.  About 30% of the time, a problem with the male partner’s fertility is the single contributing factor to the couple’s inability to conceive.

The good news is that many of these conditions are potentially reversible or respond well to treatment options. 

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| Posted On May 08, 2013 | By:

What to Say and Not to Say: Supporting a Friend or Family Member with Infertility

Family members and friends can unintentionally hurt the feelings of couples dealing with infertility. Although it may seem natural to ask couples when they plan to have children, even this question can be hurtful for some.  If you ask and don’t get a straight answer, drop the subject.  If a friend confides in you about fertility issues, listen without judgment.

Here is a “top five” list of things NOT to say or ask someone trying to get pregnant.

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