Items Tagged ‘IVF’

Egg freezing: Preserving fertility before cancer treatment

December 11, 2018

Egg freezing: Preserving fertility before cancer treatment

By uclahealth uclahealth

Adolescents or young adults who receive a cancer diagnosis are focused on how to begin treatment quickly. For many of these individuals, childbearing is far enough in the future that they don’t think about whether cancer treatment could affect becoming a parent. Cancer treatment may cause infertility Discussing fertility preservation with a physician is an […]

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Tags: cancer treatment, childbearing, Cryogenic freezing, egg preservation, fertility preservation, IVF


How obesity can affect a woman's ability to conceive

December 28, 2016

How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

By uclahealth uclahealth

You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in infertility. If you are overweight and having […]

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Tags: activities, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, conceive, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, excess weight, fertility, gestational diabetes, heart disease


Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

June 16, 2016

Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Joel Mecklenburg and his wife, Stacey, wanted very much to have a child. They tried. And tried. For 3 ½ years. Finally, they decided it was time to see their doctors. “I was a big, healthy guy. I was thinking there’s no way it was my issue,” said Mecklenburg, now 38. “But I went to […]

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Tags: acupuncture, Dr. Jesse Mills, fertility, heat and sperm, heat and sperm count, IVF, low sperm count, male infertility, men's health, microdissection, pregnancy, sperm count


Nine ways to combat infertility stress

May 5, 2016

Nine ways to combat infertility stress

By uclahealth uclahealth

Infertility is more than a physical condition, however, as it can represent a deeply distressing experience for individuals and couples affected. For many, working through the many aspects of infertility can be filled with complicated medical decisions and feelings of sorrow, shock, anger or frustration. If you find yourself overwhelmed, isolated or depressed, here are […]

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Tags: depression, in-vitro fertilization, infertility, infertility stress, infertility testing, IVF, online support community, sleep, stress, UCLA Fertility and Reproductive Health Center