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What to Expect When You're Trying to Conceive after Bariatric Surgery

Any kind of surgical procedure has the potential to put tremendous stress on the body and can lead to major post-surgical physical changes, some expected and some that are surprising. If you've recently had bariatric surgery, you already know that life is very different than it was before your surgery.
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Infertility Etiquette: What to Say and What Not to Say

Infertility is an often sensitive and difficult subject for women to discuss. In our society, young girls are frequently brought up with the belief that they are made to bear children, so finding out as a woman that they are unable to conceive naturally can be heartbreaking, especially when they are
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IVM: In Vitro Maturation

An increasing number of women are turning to a lesser-known alternative to in vitro fertilization (IVF) these days: in vitro maturation (IVM). Women are exploring this newer approach to fertility for many reasons, some of which are medical, others of which are purely financial or personal. Regardless
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Trying to Conceive with PCOS

By JustMommies staff

Fertility issues are a burden on any family. Struggling to conceive can be stressful, overwhelming, and confusing. For women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), the struggle to conceive can be taxing and anxiety-filled. The good news is, a diagnosis of PCOS doesn't automatically equal fertility
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PCOS and Infertility

By JustMommies staff

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Approximately five to ten percent of women of childbearing age have PCOS. Most women with PCOS don’t even know that they have it. In fact, less than twenty-five percent of women with PCOS have actually been diagnosed.
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Smoking and Fertility

By JustMommies staff

We all know that cigarette smoking is an unhealthy, even potentially lethal habit. If you’re a non-smoker, don’t start. If you do smoke, now’s a good time to stop or at least cut back. Most people are familiar with the serious risks of smoking in terms of lung cancer, heart disease and other health
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Stress & Trying to Conceive: Can Stress Keep You From Getting Pregnant?

By JustMommies staff

We live in stressful times, and the way we deal with it can have a profound impact on many areas of life. While research does suggest a link between stress and problems conceiving, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine there is no clinical proof that stress causes infertility. Most
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What is corpus luteum defect?

By JustMommies staff

Corpus luteum defect, also known as luteal phase defect, is a controversial topic among doctors. Some physicians believe that corpus luteum defect is a frequent cause of miscarriage in the first trimester. The corpus luteum produces progesterone which is necessary for a healthy pregnancy. If the corpus
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When To See A Fertility Specialist

By Nancy Da Silva

You and your spouse have a dream. You want to start your family. Yet as more time goes by without you becoming pregnant, worry starts to set in. Maybe you’re only being impatient, you tell yourself. Not everybody gets pregnant right off the bat. Maybe you’re just one of those couples that take a
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3 Fertility Alternatives to consider Before You Turn to IVF

By JustMommies staff

When a couple begins exploring infertility treatments, many people immediately think about trying in vitro fertilization (IVF), which is the best known of the currently available assisted reproduction technologies (ART). But there are other, less well known ART methods that might offer viable fertility
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