Infertility

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September 19, 2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infertility is not simply an inconvenience. It should be viewed as a disease of the reproductive system. In June, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) authored a resolution supporting this perspective. It was joined by another influential organization, the American Medical Association (AMA) when delegates at the AMA Annual Meeting voted to adopt the designation of infertility as a disease.1

The ASRM resolution was co-sponsored by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Urological Association (AUA), the Endocrine Society, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.1

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June 06, 2017

If you’re dealing with the challenges of infertility, you no doubt want to do everything in your power to have a healthy baby. You may be asking, “Is there anything else I can do to increase the chances of becoming pregnant?”

Comprehensive, high-quality studies to address the links between lifestyle and fertility are few and far between. Still, we do know that physical and mental health can influence the health of your reproductive system. That’s why we offer advice like that below. It’s based on the best data we have so far, plus a dash or two of medical common sense.

Nutrition
It may be possible to boost fertility with dietary supplementation, but this is not very easy to prove, especially since there is such a wide array of influences in our diets. Still, the large U.S. Nurses’ Health Study, among others, has shown a link between ovulation problems and dietary factors such as:

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May 02, 2017

NBC Nightly News reports that at least a million US infants are born thanks to fertility treatment.

We applaud the courageous women and men who have faced infertility and been empowered to confront it by getting fertility treatment. 

PFC has helped bring over 10,000 babies to life.  Congratulations to all these happy parents!

Read the full story on NBC here.

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April 28, 2017

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  Over the past few days we have provided tips from RESOLVE on how to get involved and help spread the message!

One last way RESOLVE suggests you #ListenUp and help spread the message is to know when to see a fertility specialist.

According to the CDC, 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Infertility is a disease or condition of the reproductive system often diagnosed after a couple has had one year of unprotected, well-timed intercourse, or if the woman has suffered from multiple miscarriages and the woman is under 35 years of age. If the woman is over 35 years old, it is diagnosed after 6 months of unprotected, well-timed intercourse. If this is you, it is recommended that you speak with a fertility specialist at Pacific Fertility Center: 415 834-3095.

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April 27, 2017

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week.  Check in each day for another tip on how to get involved and help spread the message!

Another way RESOLVE suggests you #ListenUp and help spread the message is to educate yourself about the policies and legislation that can impact access to many family building options. There are several ways to get involved and help to end these anti-family laws.

RESOLVE has created The Center for Infertility Justice. According to their website, the Center brings together advocates, supporters, partners, and like-minded organizations to effectively study, defend, and promote infertility.

Learn about the current California bills regarding infertility here.

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