What to Expect When You're... Still Not Expecting

IVF Isn't About the Journey, It's About the Destination While some women may share their birth stories, I wanted to share our fertility story. Translating my mind's weavings into words on paper has helped me weather numerous storms, but throughout 2015 -- a year marred by a lot of heartbreak and too many hormonal injections -- when I've needed this kind of therapy the most, I maintained silence on a subject that hit me like a piece of fallen scaffolding. Instead, I relied heavily on the physical support of my husband, family and friends, all for whom I am extremely grateful. With each setback along this grueling and at times never-ending journey, I would begin the story over and over again in my head, but I never got around to completing it. Until now. *** After a year and a half of trying to get pregnant the old-fashioned way, which is to say without downloading ovulation apps and marking red Ps on the calendar every month, and just hoping it would take a few romantic evenings at home or on vacation with my husband, we consulted a local OB-GYN about our dilemma. She prescribed a few months of charting everything from my morning temperature to the location of my cervix. That didn't work. She then prescribed three months of Clomid -- a drug that helps women ovulate more regularly, which in turn can help you track when to have sex more accurately. My cycles were anywhere between 28 and 40 days, so I hoped this would be the wonder drug we needed to get pregnant. It was n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Holleran G, McNamara D Abstract INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal angiodysplasias (GIADs) have a wide variety of presentations, which can be significant and debilitating in a subset of patients. Endoscopic ablation is currently the most effective treatment for GIADs, however re-bleeding rates are high. Several medical have been used for GIADs and reported in the literature, however these medications have significant side effect profiles and randomised controlled trials are lacking. A relatively poor understanding of the pathophysiology of GIAD formation has limited the development of more effective treatments...
Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Nano Energy, Volume 51Author(s): Jun Li, Lei Kang, Yanhao Yu, Yin Long, Justin J. Jeffery, Weibo Cai, Xudong WangAbstractImplantable nanogenerator (i-NG) has shown great promises for enabling self-powered implantable medical devices (IMDs). One essential requirement for practical i-NG applications is its long-term bio-compatibility and bio-safety. This paper presents a systematic study of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and PDMS/Parylene-C packaged polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) NGs implanted inside female ICR (Institute of Cancer Research) mice for up to six months. The PVDF NG had a st...
Source: Nano Energy - Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: research
Authors: Ryu S, Chang Y, Kim YS, Kim HJ Abstract OBJECTIVES: We aimed to examine the relationship between sitting time and the development of ultrasonography-diagnosed gallstone disease (GSD) in young and middle-aged Korean men and women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 147,237 participants without GSD at baseline who underwent a health checkup examination between 2011 and 2015 and were followed annually or biennially until December 2016. Sitting time and physical activity were measured using the validated Korean version of the international physical activity questionnaire short form. GSD w...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Authors: Faden MS, Brown RN PMID: 30030060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Advising pregnant women about behaviours and lifestyle habits to prevent infectious diseases remains important, and information about preventive practices needs to be complete and adequate. The health care providers who participated in this study did express a clear need for information related to food safety during pregnancy and listeriosis, as supported by their lack of knowledge in some areas. If that lack is remedied, the knowledge gained could improve counselling practices. PMID: 30030057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Volume 21, Issue 9Author(s): Sangeeta Rathi, Nicholas F. Taylor, Brendan Soo, Rodney A. GreenAbstractObjectivesTo determine whether patients with symptomatic rotator cuff pathology had more glenohumeral joint translation and different patterns of rotator cuff muscle activity compared to controls.DesignRepeated measurements of glenohumeral translation and muscle activity in two positions and six testing conditions in two groups.MethodsTwenty participants with a symptomatic and diagnosed rotator cuff tear and 20 age, and gender matched controls...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
An old saying “If you can't stand the heat, don't go in the kitchen” is quite well applicable in the prescription of anticoagulant drugs after stenting. If not given in adequate dosage and duration there is enhanced risk for acute stent thrombosis, at the other hand every anticoagulant regime will increase bl eeding.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
ConclusionNAFLD is an additional risk factor in OSA subject which contributes to systemic inflammation in Asian Indians.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
This study was conducted using 80 multiparous Awassi ewes during the breeding season to compare the effects of controlled internal drug release (CIDR) treatment durations on ewe reproductive performance, hormone profiles, and economic production measures. Ewes were evenly allotted to one of various CIDR treatment durations (3, 6, 9, or 12 d) in four groups (CIDR3, CIDR6, CIDR9, and CIDR12 (control), respectively). The ewes in all groups were injected with 300 IU of equine Chorionic Gonadotropin (eCG) at the time of withdrawal. Blood samples were collected at the time of CIDR insertion and withdrawal, as well as at the time...
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Small Ruminant ResearchAuthor(s): Jeanette Olejnik, Natalka Suchowerska, Muren Herrid, Michael Jackson, Geoff Hinch, Jonathan HillAbstractMany alternatives to surgical castration have been explored to induce short or long term infertility in male animals. Comparatively few have been carefully evaluated in very young production animals. A comparison of four treatments known to deplete testicular cells in rodents (heating, cooling, chemotherapy, radiation) was undertaken using ram lambs.Neither testicular cooling (0 °C) nor heating (45 °C) affected ...
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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