Obesity and Infertility: A Growing Concern

Obesity and Infertility: A Growing Concern

Obesity is a known risk factor for many conditions. However, one body system is often overlooked: the reproductive system. Infertility is another complication of obesity, made evident by irregular menstrual cycles, reduced pregnancy rates (spontaneous and assisted), and increased miscarriage rates. With the rising prevalence of obesity and infertility, interventions are needed to prevent and treat both conditions, and lifestyle changes are a vital component of such strategies. This blog post written by Allison Prew summarizes an article titled, “The Overlooked Role of Obesity in Infertility.”

Empowered by FABMs: One Woman’s Story

Empowered by FABMs: One Woman’s Story

Women deserve comprehensive reproductive care, whether it is for family planning, irregular periods, PMS or other symptoms. By using a FABM method such as the Creighton Model, women are able to chart their cycles and have a clear representation of what is happening within their bodies on a hormonal level. The recent interview by Dr. Cecilia Baradhi, DO offers perspective from one couple’s transition to the use of FABMs to grow their family naturally and treat root cause problems in the process.

Surprised by FABMs: A Couple’s Experience with Infertility

Surprised by FABMs: A Couple’s Experience with Infertility

This interview with a user of fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) is part of our series that highlights the reality of using FABMs, including benefits as well as challenges of the various methods. Dr. Macy Rupprecht conducted this interview – a hopeful example of a couple that benefited from an FABM as a powerful adjunct to not only diagnose the root cause behind infertility but also to restore fertility.

The Role of Cervical Mucus in PCOS-Related Infertility: A Review of Research Findings

The Role of Cervical Mucus in PCOS-Related Infertility: A Review of Research Findings

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month, and we join the many organizations raising awareness and providing education about this common condition. PCOS affects 10-15% of women and is the leading cause of female infertility. It is also associated with medical conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, among others. Learn here how PCOS can affect infertility.

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