Attain Fertility Blog

Get the facts about the causes of infertility right here on the Attain Fertility blog. If you have been trying to get pregnant for years or have been dealing with the intense pain of miscarriage, we can answer all of your infertility questions here. Our bloggers write about fertility problems affecting first time moms- and dads-to-be as well as those going through secondary infertility. Fertility problems are stressful so let us hold your hand as you travel on the family-building journey.

  • Weight Loss Recommendations for PCOS

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    Many of my patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) have questions about finding a healthy PCOS diet. There has been general agreement over many years that for many overweight women, losing 5 to 10 percent of their current weight will help to restore regular menstruation. Weight loss may also help them potentially avoid the use of fertility medications or it could help fertility medications to work more efficiently. While there will continue to be an emphasis on PCOS diets that eliminate carbohydrates or fats, most dieticians endorse a PCOS diet program that is balanced. These balanced diets emphasize the intake of complex carbohydrates in the form of fruits and vegetables – that have not been processed – along with moderate amounts of protein in the form of meats and seafood. Avoidance of high saturated fats is also advised. If you have PCOS,


  • Living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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    There is no current “cure” for PCOS. Treatment is tailored toward the patient’s clinical symptoms and current goals. Depending on the woman, treatment can be targeted towardsfertility problems, menstrual regulation, treatment of excess hair/oily skin (hirsutism) or weight loss. Good nutrition and preventing long-term health risks are essential components of treatment for women with PCOS. You can help manage your PCOS by eating healthy and exercising to keep your weight at a healthy level. Healthy PCOS diet recommendations include the following:


  • Toxic Stress and Fertility

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    Does stress cause infertility? Will stress keep me from getting pregnant? Could high stress levels affect my success with fertility treatment?

    Click to get answers to these common questions about infertility and stress.

  • Celiac Disease and Infertility

    By Dr. Michael Darder

    Celiac Disease (CD) is an autoimmune condition that may be associated with a variety of reproductive disorders. In today's blog, we'll attempt to provide insight into the relationship of celiac disease and infertility, including whether it may be a cause of unexplained infertility.

    Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the intestines. It is caused by an immune reaction to gluten, a very common protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

    Common symptoms of celiac disease include diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal pain, weight loss, vitamin and iron ... (more...)

  • Surgery for Endometriosis

    By Dr. Estil Y. Strawn, Jr.

    Endometriosis is a very challenging disease that can certainly lead to fertility issues when fallopian tubes are damaged. Problems may also occur if there are large ovarian cysts or if the rectum and vagina are affected. However, there remains a great deal of controversy about what, if any, impact that mild endometriosis may have on a woman's fertility.