Discover How You Can Have A Safe, Full-Term Pregnancy And A Healthy Baby…while minimizing your risk of complications, miscarriage and developmental disorders.
Deciding to start a family is no small feat and fertility problems are more common than many prospective parents realize. While a fertility problem can be a devastating setback, many fertility issues are treatable with early prevention and detection. From knowing personal risk factors, addressing lifestyle changes to increase fertility and promoting awareness on intervention and treatment options, Dr. Rebecca Pierson has dedicated her life to educating couples on the factors they need to consider to overcome common fertility issues from conception to cradle.
Dr. Rebecca Pierson earned her M.D. from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and completed her fellowship training in clinical pharmacology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Louisville. She is a practicing OB/GYN specializing in polycystic ovary syndrome and the challenges it creates for women trying to conceive.
Nearly 6 million women in the United States will experience difficulty with getting pregnant. Risk factors like advanced maternal age contribute to a significant decline in fertility and many women feel pressured between the choice to grow their careers or their families. “For a healthy 30-year-old woman the chances of conceiving are around 20 % per month and those chances steadily decrease as the woman ages,” says Dr. Pierson.
While the statistics on age and fertility are well established, Dr. Peirson cautions that personal lifestyle choices can often have a bigger impact on avoiding fertility problems. Diet and smoking cessation are two of the largest fertility risk factors a prospective parent can control. Smoking affects the time to conception for both men and women and Dr. Pierson strongly advises her patients and their partners to stop all forms of smoking or recreational drug use and to limit alcohol. Diet can also affect women experiencing issues with fertility due to hormonal imbalances from polycystic ovary syndrome. Eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and taking a multivitamin with CoQ10 and vitamin C is a good practice for all and can even help address male fertility issues by boosting sperm quality.
The timing of trying to conceive is also paramount to increasing the odds of a healthy conception and women should use a calendar or web-based application to track their cycles and when they ovulate. Women with endometriosis, irregular periods, or a history of disorders affecting the fallopian tubes experience a significant increase in fertility problems and difficulty trying to conceive and may need to seek evaluations for in vitro fertilization or IVF.
Learn even more ways to avoid fertility issues and difficulties trying to conceive and identify the best treatment options for your family and join Dr. Pierson along with 20+ pregnancy experts to discover how you can best prepare for a healthy conception and pregnancy.
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