Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) are extremely common muscle tumors (or growths) that develop from a single muscle cell within the womb. It is stated in the literature that up to 75% of women develop a fibroid prior to menopause (1). That being said, not all women require intervention. The questions that need to
Caution: It has been amazing to me the speed with which the marijuana legalization movement has changed popular thought. Especially in our younger patients, there is a sense that somehow marijuana is good for everything. We see patients regularly who have "read studies" that marijuana works for just about anything. We jokingly say, soon there
Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests.
Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests. This study clearly supports our belief that BMI correlates with metabolic dysfunction severity. Pre-pregnancy weight is the measure of this parameter. If this can be significantly changed, we see a much better outcome beginning with fertility
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Many Women With Menstrual Symptoms Do Not Tell Their Families Or Physicians, Study Indicates. These findings are completely consistent with our findings after taking thousands of histories of women with pelvic pain. We ask every patient if their period pain was worse than their peers in the teen years. The vast majority say they don't
Stress Appears To Lower A Woman’s Chances Of Getting Pregnant, Study Finds. There are so few studies focused on stress and fertility. We know from working daily with patients struggling to become pregnant, that stress is a huge factor. This study does show that stress around ovulation may be more important. This is an epidemiologic
Working At Least Two Night Shifts Weekly Increases Risk Of Miscarriage In Pregnant Women. This study finding supports our theory describing circadian rhythm and sleep disruption as with sleep apnea as maybe the most intense physiological stressor in humans. It seems to be about the only thing that disrupts the male hormone and fertility
Infertility & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Support Group This group meets the second Thursday of each month in our lobby from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to find encouragement and hope on this journey. You do not need to be a patient here or seeking treatment to attend. Low Carb Support Group This group meets the fourth Thursday
At JCRM, we have taken a very conservative approach to embryo genetic testing (CCS). Many programs have required all patients to do CCS as part of their IVF cycle and discard “abnormal” embryos. We have been wary because of the issue that occurred with the older day 3 procedures with a decrease in pregnancy rates.