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Can I Exercise During Fertility Treatment?

Mar 17th, 2023 | Information Resource
fertility treatments in Kitchener Waterloo
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For IUI and IVF treatments, there are specific guidelines for each woman to follow, including the amount of allowable exercise during fertility treatment. Many couples trying to conceive take particular care to avoid potential harmful foods, beverages, and lifestyle habits that could hinder the fertility process.Exercise is essential to maintain good health, regardless of your […]

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The Role of Testosterone in Male Fertility

Nov 2nd, 2022 | Information Resource
male fertility and testosterone

The sex hormone testosterone is a key player with a man’s reproductive system. Produced by the testes, this hormone is responsible for the development of muscle, bone, hair, and sex organs. It is also necessary for sperm production.Testosterone and Male InfertilityWhen testosterone levels are either high or low, a male’s fertility may be affected as […]

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Things to Know Before Planning for a Baby

Sep 26th, 2022 | Information Resource
things to know while planning for a baby

If you are considering in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in Ontario at a reputable fertility clinic, there are a few key factors that can improve your chances of a successful pregnancy. It is evident that certain lifestyle changes are expected but did you know that regular medical appointments and lowering stress are just as important?Before visiting a […]

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Tips for Choosing Your IVF Clinic

Sep 1st, 2022 | Information Resource
tips to choose ivf clinic

Getting access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in Ontario is an important issue that many couples face. Which clinic has the best success rate? How much will the treatments cost? How long will the fertility journey take?These and other questions are at the forefront when choosing the right fertility clinic. In this article, we look at […]

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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) FAQ’s

Aug 23rd, 2022 | Information Resource
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As fertility treatments can be a complex process, having answers to some intrauterineinsemination (IUI) FAQs can help couples be more educated before meeting with their fertilityspecialist.Understanding what intrauterine insemination is and how it works is half the battle for asuccessful outcome. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is commonly known as artificial insemination. It is an assisted reproductive procedure […]

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8 Facts About Male Fertility That Will Surprise You

Jun 16th, 2022 | Information Resource
Male Fertility
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In the past 30 years, couple infertility rates have more than doubled, with male fertilityfactors contributing to up to 50% of those rates. Fertility rates are based on issues affectingboth the male and female parties involved.In fact, one-third of infertility cases are attributed to male conditions. This can include lowsperm count, abnormal shape of the […]

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Fertility Cycle Monitoring: Day 3 and Day 21 Tests

May 11th, 2022 | Information Resource
Fertility Cycle Monitoring

If you have been preparing for infertility treatment, it is important to understand how cycle monitoring works, specifically for Day 3 and Day 21. This allows your fertility specialist to track hormone levels, the size of the follicles, and the lining of the uterus in terms of its thickness. We will look at the steps […]

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Foods to Increase Sperm Count and Motility

Apr 7th, 2022 | Information Resource
Foods to Increase Sperm Count and Motility
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With nearly 40% of infertility issues directly related to male factors, it is crucial to consider a fertility diet for men as well as for women. For the male, low sperm count, abnormal sperm appearance, and poor sperm movement can be affected by several factors, including food. In addition to regular exercise and avoiding tobacco […]

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When to Seek Infertility Counselling

Mar 17th, 2022 | Information Resource
Infertility Counselling

Both men and women facing infertility may benefit from infertility counselling in Kitchener-Waterloo. Infertility counselling is an integral part of infertility treatment as the process can impact one’s physical, mental, and emotional health, not to mention the family’s financial state. Through individual and couples therapy, an infertility counsellor can help navigate through the mixed emotions that […]

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Varicoceles and Male Infertility: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Feb 16th, 2022 | Information Resource
Varicoceles and male Infertility

One of the complexities of male infertility relates to the presence of a condition known as varicoceles. So, what are varicoceles? We’ll answer that and explain how this condition may affect conception. Largely undetected, varicoceles have been noted in 15% of all males. However, 40% of those men classified as subfertile have been diagnosed with […]

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