Dr. John Jain's Corner

What Is ICSI And Can It Help You?

If you are possibly heading towards doing ART (assisted reproductive technologies) you may be preparing for something called ICSI. ICSI is “Intracytoplasmic sperm injection” and it’s one of the may ways of doing an IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) procedure. ICSI is a technique in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg. Doctors perform […]

Dry 2017? Alcohol and Your Fertility

Many women, and their fertility doctors, think that it’s ok to drinking while your trying to conceive (TTC). Of course it is safe, and may even help with relaxation and anxiety, not to mention “the mood” if you and your partner have been having baby-making intercourse for years now. And besides, win as antioxidants, and […]

Why Isn’t It Happening? And What To Do?

You decide you want a baby. Great! You’ve been trying to conceive for a while now, but no baby yet. But you’re healthy. You’ve heard it takes time, so you wait a little bit longer. You get “healthy” by eating “health foods” and being mindful about getting enough sleep, although you work all the time […]

Time Moves Fast: Creating Healthy Habits & Fertility

It’s almost February (yes, we know). Have you been sticking to your New Year’s resolution? Or have you decided to not just quit something terrible for you, as if it were lent, but go beyond the 40 days and maybe form a…new habit? Make a lifestyle change? If you are trying to implement some long-term […]

E-Cigarettes & Male Infertility

We all know smoking is bad for you health, but can smoking damage eggs and sperm, making it harder to get pregnant and have a healthy child? Indeed, yes. While “regular” cigarettes have been shown to be harmful to both gender’s health, e-cigarettes may not be that much better (although they are touted as the […]

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners, Fertility & Pregnancy

Can you safely consume NNS (non-nutritive sweeteners) while TTC (trying to conceive) or during pregnancy? If you are attempting to get pregnant of course the first thing you should do is go over your diet with your fertility doctor or fertility health care provider, such as a fertility acupuncturist who teaches patients pre-conception care including […]

Gender Selection & Genetic Screening

Can you pick the gender of your baby if you are using infertility treatments? Actually, you can. Some fertility patients may be interested in family balancing and gender selection. Gender selection is available for patients who wish to select the sex of the embryo used in their fertility treatment. Many people don’t know that the male’s […]

Are Two Better than One?

Are two better than one? When it comes to increasing your chances of success and having a healthy baby through IVF (in vitro fertilization), more might not necessarily be better. In fact, putting in that second embryo at embryo transfer day may hinder a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, by about 30%. This was based […]

Aromatherapy for Fertility Support

For hundreds of years people have been using plant resins and flower oils for adornment, to balance emotions, and to enhance health. Using aromatherapy to support fertility treatments is becoming increasingly popular. The practice of aromatherapy is based on many traditional uses of natural plant oils and plant resins, including age old favorites like lavender, frankincense […]

Fertile New Year’s Resolutions

So ya. We’re reeling towards a new year, with this Saturday being New Years Eve and this Sunday being the first of a hopefully wonderful year, the ever-awaited 2017. And hopefully, despite one’s political orientations, a better one.  New years are often times for fresh starts, new beginnings and a whole slew of resolutions. January […]

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