Cell phone radiation negatively impacts fertility for both women and men when a cell phone is kept in close proximity to female ovaries or male testes. Additionally, cell phone radiation can negatively impact the growth of a fetus in a woman, as well as pose other threats to an unborn baby. To limit the effects of cell phone radiation on fertility, people should store their phones away from their reproductive organs and unborn babies. See the article to learn more!
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Some miracle babies are born after a man or woman goes under chemo treatment for cancer, but there are risks associated with trying to have a baby after chemo. It is recommended that women and men cryopreserve their eggs and sperm prior to undergoing chemo, allowing them to have children even if their fertility is damaged do to chemo and cancer.
7 eating habits from the article that can “dramatically affect your fertility”:
- not eating enough
- eating foods that trigger an allergic reaction
- consuming food from plastic containers
- taking herbal remedies
- eating more fish and vegetables
- the type of milk you drink
- drinking too much caffeine
See the article to get the details!
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Quote from article: “There has been a long-standing interest in the role of cortisol on fertility outcomes. Much of this interest stems from the fact that we know that cortisol is typically elevated in relation to stress; and stress is often believed to influence fertility. However, many factors influence cortisol (including physical activity, sleep and some aspects of our diet such as caffeine) and so it is possible that any or all of these factors may account for the effects of cortisol on pregnancy.” – Kavita Vedhara, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham
Environmental toxins pose a fertility threat to women and men. The top environmental toxins mentioned in the article to avoid include: pesticides, formaldehyde, bisphenols, organic solvents, unfiltered tap water, and heavy metals.
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Over the past 10 years, the number of people using adopted embryos has dramatically increased in the UK. This increase is a result of more people becoming aware of embryo adoption as an option, more egg donors, more older women, more single women, and more same sex couples, adopting embryos.
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“In a breakthrough treatment, cell therapy has reversed early menopause in several women, giving hope that they may be able to regain their fertility and even bear children. It has also eliminated their need for hormone replacement therapy (HRT).” – business-standard.com
This treatment is still early in development.
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Consuming too much sugar can negatively impact fertility for women and men.
Sugar does not have a direct effect on fertility, “but the associated complications like insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, weight gain, lowered immunity and hormonal imbalance are found to decline the fertility potential of the individual.” – Kaniza Garari
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Although the overall fertility rate in the United States has declined, more women these days are becoming mothers.
Women over 40, well educated women, and women who have not been married before, are having more children than in the past.
Story via Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times
Fad diets, such as juice cleanses, the raw vegan diet (Veganuary), meal replacement shakes, the Ketogenic diet, and caffeinated diet pills and drinks, can negatively impact female fertility.
Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can negatively impact male fertility when taken in doses commonly prescribed to athletes. This is true for young men as well as male babies still in their mothers’ wombs.
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A new study by Brazil’s Fertility Medical Group found that diet and regular soda both negatively affect female eggs and compromise female fertility.
Story via Medical Daily
The Gibsons recently had a daughter, Emma, from a record-breaking 24 year old frozen embryo!
Emma Wren was born healthy in November. Mr. Gibson said, “Emma is such a sweet miracle. I think she looks pretty perfect to have been frozen all those years ago.”
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