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.Continue reading “Plastic vs. Sperm”
In the Philippines, smoking cannabis or more locally known as marijuana is illegal and you can be imprisoned for life or worst, be killed by overzealous policemen. It has also been demonized in the media and it is seen to be the scourge of the Filipino youth. Continue reading “Marijuana and Higher Sperm Count”
Let me tell you about the time I self-medicated and messed up our IVF schedule. You should never,ever do this, which is why I wanted to share what happened to me. It’s nothing super serious, but it kinda messed up our schedule.
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?”
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”
written by Sansan
My husband and I have been so busy taking care of Hiro for the past almost 9 months and haven’t thought much about our past IVF journey. I guess that’s just what it means to be parents. The whole world now revolves around our baby. Continue reading “Preimplantation Genetic Screening”