Tips for Improving Your Fertility
Dr. Robins at Spokane’s Center for Reproductive Health (CRH) has been helping Inland Northwest families grow for over 20 years. With the most advanced technology and distinguished medical experts, the CRH team works tirelessly to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy quickly and safely. Before and during fertility treatment, there are steps you, the patient, can take to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Keep Your Eye On The Scale There is a strong correlation between a woman’s BMI (body mass index) and her fertility potential. For a woman’s reproductive system to function properly, she has to have a healthy amount of fat. Women who are underweight often lack the fat needed […]
Why Am I Not Getting Pregnant?
An estimated 1 in every 8 couples struggle to conceive. While infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after having regular, unprotected intercourse for 1 year, it is considered “normal” for an average fertile couple under 35 years of age to try for 1 year before conception occurs. But for those individuals who are older than 35, that time frame for conception becomes smaller. If you have not conceived during this time frame, you may be asking, “Why?” Our fertility experts at Spokane’s Center for Reproductive Health explain six reasons why you might not be getting pregnant. 1. Maternal Age Age is one of the initial indicators used to assess a […]
Do’s and Don’ts this Holiday season
End-of-the-year Holidays can be daunting, even in the best of circumstances. For those trying to conceive, holidays often add additional emotional stress to an already complicated situation. By planning in advance and acknowledging that holidays may be uncomfortable or emotional, you can better prepare yourself and improve your chances of thriving through the celebrations. Our friends at Resolve have provided helpful tips for thriving this holiday season: While Visiting Family and Friends DO: Plan to spend time with couples or friends who don’t have children if family festivities are too much to bear this year. Consider arriving just in time for the holiday dinner, rather than the night before if you find it painful to […]
6 signs you should see a fertility specialist
Thinking about your future family? These 6 Signs may indicate it’s time to see a fertility specialist. You have a history of inconsistent periods. Irregular periods typically mean irregular ovulation or no ovulation, making conception an uphill battle. If you have tried consistently for six months to a year with no luck – and you have a history of irregular periods – it’s worth getting an appointment with a fertility specialist in case PCOS, endometriosis or other issues are interfering with your fertility. No matter your age, if ovulation is random or never occurring, seeking the help of a specialist can help get everything back on track. Medications such as Clomid and treatment […]
Are you taking a vitamin D supplement? It might be time to start.
Among women of reproductive age, more than 40 percent are insufficient in vitamin D. Recent research claims that Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to infertility. According to the The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, women with sufficient vitamin D intake are more likely to become pregnant and/or produce high quality embryos if undergoing in vitro fertilization. This is not a big surprise to us here at Center for Reproductive Health, as we tell many of our patients to make sure they are getting sufficient vitamin D and many other nutrients. We obtain vitamin D when we consume milk products or fortified orange juice, but even daily consumption does […]