Men Struggle During Infertility And Pregnancy Loss Too
In the three years that Thomas Smialek and his wife Sara have been trying to have a baby, they’ve endured two miscarriages and multiple failed infertility treatments. But this latest round of in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, has been especially challenging. Not only are they shelling out thousands of dollars in insurance co-pays and taking time off work to drive three hours round trip from their home in Marion, Illinois to their fertility clinic appointments in St. Louis, but Smialek, 33, can’t shake the feeling of being left out. While his wife and their doctor seem to talk over him during their conversations about treatment approaches and next steps, “I’m on the sidelines,” he said. And he’s at a loss how to support his wife when her hormone medications make her feel on edge. “She feels as if I don’t understand what she’s going through,” says Smialek about her polycystic ovary syndrome diagnosis. “I’m trying to be careful not to upset her, but I don’t know a good way to comfort her.” Fertility is one of the few medical fields that has long focused on the experience and needs of women. After all, women bear the physical and emotional brunt of hormone treatments, surgical procedures and, of course, the preconception smoothies. Yet there’s a growing awareness that men suffer from the emotional ups and downs of infertility treatments, too ― and that includes the inc...
Purpose of review We review the recent advances in physiologic monitoring during cardiac arrest and offer an evidence-based framework for prioritizing physiologic targets during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Recent findings Current CPR guidelines recommend a uniform approach for all patients in cardiac arrest, but newer data support a precision strategy that uses the individual patient's physiology to guide resuscitation. Coronary perfusion pressure and arterial DBP are associated with survival outcomes in recent animal and human studies. End-tidal carbon dioxide is a reasonable noninvasive alternative, but may...
Conclusions: The IPC might be more useful for student counseling because it can teach realistic coping methods and reduce depressive symptoms in a short period. Further studies using more participants are required. PMID: 29682345 [PubMed]
Conclusion: The QOL in Nordic people with YOD was better compared to people with LOD. Our results show depressive symptoms to be associated with QOL irrespective of age and diagnosis.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2018;45:91 –104
Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from depression six years earlier, when she first became a member of parliament. It felt like she was “in a very dark place, a very lonely place” she recalls. Crouch’s experiences may inform her new role as the country’s first Minister for Loneliness, a role c...
Conclusions: PFM exercise is recommended for healthy pregnant women as a safe and inexpensive strategy for increasing the vaginal delivery rate.Integr Med Int 2017;4:187 –197
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is a major health problem in Malawi. Each year millions of cases are recorded - most are pregnant women and children under the age of five.
We examined demographic variables; tinnitus measured by health examination; and stress, depression, and suicidal ideation measured by health interview. RESULTS: The prevalence of tinnitus was 18.0%. Tinnitus severity was directly related to level of stress (p=0.023), depression (p
CONCLUSION: For both genders, body dissatisfaction is most likely enhanced by critical comments from peers and parents about appearance, body weight etc. PMID: 29684300 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Within the analysed population the influence of place of residence on the prevalence of active smoking, number of smoked cigarettes and giving up smoking during pregnancy and breastfeeding period has been evidenced. PMID: 29684295 [PubMed - in process]
By Katrina Mark, MD 1. Fertility naturally declines as we age That alone doesn’t mean you should start to worry. The general advice I give a woman is if she has been trying to become pregnant for a full year with no luck, she might consider a fertility evaluation. For a woman over age 35, she might consider it after six months. If a woman is younger and has irregular periods, it’s likely she isn’t regularly ovulating, so she might want to be evaluated sooner. 2. Sometimes there’s a reason for infertility – and sometimes, there’s not There are some things we know cause infertility. About...
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