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Fertility

Having Trouble Conceiving?

A hormone imbalance may be affecting your success.

Fertility is an issue occupying women for a goodly portion of their lives. Getting pregnant and not getting pregnant is an important part of our relationship and our lifestyles. Nearly 11% of women aged 15-44 have an impaired ability to achieve pregnancy and/or carry a baby to term.

Being aware of the effect of hormonal imbalance on your pregnancy is the first step to avoid complications.  It's a miracle that women can even get pregnant considering the delicate harmony the body requires. One hormone out of balance can disrupt and prevent a pregnancy.

Birth Control Pills relation to female hormone balancing - estrogen, progesteroneAlthough not a form of hormone replacement, birth control pills or oral contraceptive pills (OCPs), have multiple hormonal effects on the body.

While hormone imbalance may be the underlying culprit of many of the complaints when using OCPs, many questions arise:

Exactly how are the active ingredients in birth control affecting your endogenous hormone levels?

You are trying to get pregnant, you are probably doing the best that you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  When it comes to your diet and nutrition, the following quick and easy food tips help to promote fertility. 

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Difficulties with fertility and getting pregnant are not uncommon.  Did you know that an undiagnosed thyroid problem can affect the ability to conceive? A thyroid that functions properly is absolutely vital for both conception and having a healthy pregnancy.

Being aware of the effect of hormonal imbalance on your pregnancy is an important first step to avoid complications.

It's a miracle that women can even get pregnant considering the delicate harmony the body requires. One hormone out of balance can disrupt and prevent a pregnancy. Canary Club's at home Fertility Hormone Tests can help guide you and your health practitioner in discovering hormone-related fertility issues.

Stress:  Can it Harm Fertility?

Can Stress Harm FertilityYou probably already know that stress can lead to stomach ulcers, headaches, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, heart attacks and a compromised immune system – but did you know that stress can also hurt your reproductive system?  Both men and women can be impacted, thereby reducing the chances of a healthy conception.

Infertility: Is It Low Thyroid in Disguise?

If you are trying to get pregnant and have been unsuccessful, there is one essential thing you must do before you embark on costly or invasive fertility tests, or spend thousands of dollars for assisted reproduction: make sure your thyroid is functioning properly.

Many women -- and many doctors as well -- do not realize that thyroid function is necessary for fertility, essential to the ability to become pregnant, and must be maintained in order to sustain a healthy pregnancy -- even in the earliest days after conception.