Plastics are bad for your Sperm

The low quality and quantity of sperm is one of the problems a couple faces in their fight against infertility. When I had my sperm checked by doctors 8 years ago, my test showed that I also had this problem. I was surprised considering that my family had no history of infertility and I lived a normal lifestyle for someone who lives in Manila. Going through IVF, I also met a lot of couples who are battling infertility and found out that there are a lot of men who have this problem. I then realized that it is more widespread than I have previously imagined.

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How to lose weight without really trying?

Being overweight affects fertility due to hormonal changes inside the body. For women, being overweight lets your body (adipose tissue) produce more estrogen, which prevents regular ovulation. It also increases your chance of being insulin resistant. Having a high level of insulin in the blood can cause metabolic disturbances that also affect fertility.¹  Continue reading “How to lose weight without really trying?”

How to Improve Egg Quality Before IVF

written by Sansan

I’ve had irregular menstruation ever since I could remember and I didn’t really think much about it until I had a check up before Archie and I got married and discovered I had Polycystic Ovaries. I just thought, wow I have lots of eggs. Well, yeah but it wasn’t until we were having our fertility workups that I realized that most of my follicles were actually of very poor quality. Continue reading “How to Improve Egg Quality Before IVF”