Don’t you hate periods? Why do women menstruate so often?

Don't you hate periods? Why do women menstruate so often? Foto credit: stock image at FreeDigitalPhotos.net I was 13 when I got my first period. I was alone at home with my mom on that day so it was a perfect occasion for her to have a conversation with me. In that conversation, she could have said, I love how you're becoming a woman, Darja. Or she could have said, menstruation is a [...]

2018-06-18T10:03:24+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

Slightly elevated prolactin? Three natural ways to lower it

Slightly elevated prolactin? Three natural ways to lower it Elevated prolactin may have a negative impact on egg quality. Image courtesy interphasesolutions at FreeDigitalPhotos.net One common finding among women with fertility issues is elevated prolactin. Elevated prolactin can be caused by a number of things, such as medications, long-term stress, lack of sleep (or even having sexual intercourse just before the blood check). There are frequent mentions in the medical literature (like in [...]

2018-05-31T11:24:10+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Fertility bloodwork: 7 hormones which are most important for fertility

Fertility bloodwork: 7 hormones which are most important for fertility Image credit: Tuomas Lehtinen at FreeDigitalPhotos.net This happens to me often: a woman writes to me and tells me all about her fertility journey and asks a ton of questions. Then I say: all right, but could you please send me your recent bloodwork? Then the woman sends me a ton of data: all the stimulation protocols she's been through, her husband's sperm [...]

2018-06-18T10:33:43+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Is it possible to increase low AMH levels?

Is it possible to increase low AMH level? Image credit: hadkhanong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net AMH (Anti-Müllerian Hormone) is a hormone secreted in the granulosa cells (satellite cells which surround eggs) and its robustness and stability throughout the cycle makes it the most important parameter in terms of predicting ovarian reserve. A simple blood test taken on any day of the cycle will give you this important information (best is at day 3 because you [...]

2018-06-18T10:35:40+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Tags: , , |