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5 Causes of Recurrent Pelvic Pain Nov 1st, 2020

If you experience pain or discomfort in your pelvic area on a regular basis, you may have a condition known as recurrent, or chronic, pelvic pain. Recurrent pelvic pain is a common problem that can affect women of any age. Chronic pelvic pain can interfere with your everyday life, making...

Faith-Based Fertility — We Understand Your Needs Oct 1st, 2020

Creating a family isn’t just a biological process. It’s a God-given gift and vocation.  Lauren Rubal MD, our fellowship-trained reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist, respects couples who wish to let their religious faith guide them as they make choices about medical treatment for fertility. Dr. Rubal fully supports faith-based fertility,...

How Ovulation Tracking Can Help With Fertility Sep 16th, 2020

You can get pregnant if you have sex during ovulation, which is when one of your ovaries releases an egg into your fallopian tube. However, ovulation lasts for only 12-24 hours, which means that as with so many other things in life, when it comes to getting pregnant, timing is...

Hormones and Fertility: Finding the Right Balance Aug 20th, 2020

Pregnancy can occur only when many different conditions are in alignment. For example, unless timing is right, conception won’t occur, even if every other factor is in place. Likewise, even when your timing is right, conception won’t happen if structural problems prevent the egg and sperm from meeting. Hormone levels...

How Being Underweight or Overweight Can Affect Your Fertility Jun 18th, 2020

You may think of weight as mainly a cosmetic issue, something that affects how you look. But if you’re having trouble getting pregnant, you may not realize that weight can have an impact on your fertility as well as your appearance. In fact, being overweight or underweight could prevent you...

Living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May 1st, 2020

If you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) you probably know that dealing with it can be a challenge. But the good news is that even with PCOS, you can still live a full, enjoyable life. The secret to living with PCOS is understanding the lifestyle choices and treatment opportunities that...

What is Endometriosis? Apr 16th, 2020

If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, you should be aware of endometriosis, a condition in which tissue from inside the uterus grows in places where it doesn’t belong.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, nearly 40% of women with infertility have endometriosis. Lauren Rubal MD, a fellowship-trained...

PCOS: What You Should Know About the Most Common Cause of Female Infertility Mar 6th, 2020

If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, you should know about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), because it’s one of the most common causes of infertility in women. Unfortunately, many women with PCOS don’t know they have it.  PCOS is a condition in which imbalanced hormone levels can contribute to a variety...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Heavy Period Feb 26th, 2020

Normal menstrual periods last up to about a week and require a new tampon or pad every few hours or so. But heavy periods can continue for more than seven days and can cause so much bleeding that you sometimes have to replace your tampon or pad as often as...

Understanding the Common Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Jan 21st, 2020

Miscarriage is a devastating though common occurrence. About 15-20% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end in involuntary pregnancy loss before 20 weeks. Unfortunately, about 1% of all women go on to experience recurrent pregnancy loss, which is when you have two or more clinical miscarriages or three of any type...

What Is Natural Fertility Optimization? Dec 31st, 2019

Thankfully, when you’re struggling with infertility, advances in medical research and science offer many solutions to achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Unfortunately, this often includes a series of sometimes confusing medical tests and complex procedures that can greatly increase the stress surrounding infertility. Lauren Rubal, MD, is a top-rated,...