Does ToConceive help those with PCOS conceive?

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PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition caused by hormonal imbalance, and women with PCOS tend not to ovulate frequently, or at all. Ovulation—the release of a mature egg from the ovary—is necessary for conception. Unfortunately, ToConceive will not help you ovulate. ToConceive can help you have the optimum chances of conceiving when you doovulate, by creating a vaginal environment that’s …

How long will it take me to conceive while using the ToConceive and ovulation detection devices?

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Unfortunately, we have no single answer! It depends on a number of factors, including your age, the number of chromosomally normal ova you have…and, to some extent, luck. If you’re 30, and about half of your eggs are chromosomally normal (the average), then statistics tell us you should get pregnant, on average, within two to three months of using ToConceive. …

How is ToConceive used, and how is this different from intravaginal lubricants?

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ToConceive is designed to be used daily for a minimum of three months, just like a supplement or moisturizer. Massage it into the vulva and clitoris daily after a shower or bath; you can also use it externally prior to (or during) intercourse. Daily use allows l-arginine to build up in the blood vessels of the vagina, so when the critical …

Surviving the Holidays with Infertility

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Relationship therapist Dr. Laura Berman explains how to deal with well-meaning but painful questions from relatives  Over 6 million women struggle with infertility, and First Lady Michelle Obama is just one of many who bravely face this painful journey. However, the holidays can be a particularly painful time for couples who struggle from infertility. Dr. Laura Berman, relationship therapist, television …

Bedtimes Aren’t Just for Kids: New Study Says Sleep Schedules Impact Fertility

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Sex educator explains new study which links sleeping patterns to a woman’s ability to become pregnant Over 6 million women in America struggle to achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy. Now, a new study has found that our poor sleep might be to blame when it comes to fertility battles. “Researchers found that women who go to bed at the …

The Devastating Connection Between Lead Pollution and Fertility

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Sexual health expert Dr. Laura Berman discusses new findings that show the insidious impact of lead on reproductive health Lead pollution in Flint, Michigan has caused fetal deaths to increase by as much as 50%. Now, new research from Carnegie Mellon University has found that airborne lead exposure has lowered the general fertility rate in recent years. “For years, the link between …

New Medical Treatment Can Enhance Fertility in Women Over 40

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Sexual health expert discusses exciting new study & other ways older women can safeguard their reproductive health A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh recently discovered a way to improve the condition of a woman’s womb lining via the use of the fertility hormone, DHEA. Dr. Laura Berman, sex and relationship educator and therapist, New York Timesbest-selling author, …

Could a Low Sperm Count Mean You’re at Higher Risk for a Heart Attack?

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Sexual health expert and couples’ therapist Dr. Laura Berman explains groundbreaking new study Research shows that the number of men suffering from low sperm count and poor sperm motility has increased in recent years. In fact, it is estimated that sperm counts in developed nations have dropped by about 50 percent in the last few decades. And now, new research shows that poor …

New Study Says: Men, Don’t Take Antihistamine Tablets if You’re Worried about Your Fertility

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Sexual health expert Dr. Laura Berman discusses shocking new findings regarding antihistamine tablets and a man’s fertility Allergy season is almost upon us, which means that millions of us are going to be reaching for popular anti-histamine medication to help relieve our red, itchy eyes and stuffy noses. But, beware: A new study has found that men who take anti-histamine …