Dad’s weight can affect fertility?

Among couples using assisted reproductive technology, an overweight male partner may lower the chances of pregnancy, a retrospective study showed.

Read more here! 

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Blood type can affect fertility?

Have you seen this new study? They are saying that women with the blood type O, which is the most common and almost half the population has, have fewer eggs and the eggs they have are lower quality. Blood type A has the best eggs (fat lot of good that did me!).  The study used FSH levels to determine this. FSH hormone levels increase in women with fewer eggs, as the hormone encourages egg production. This is one reason why older women have a higher chance for twins, as high FSH levels mean that more than one egg can be released.  Women with blood type O had higher FSH levels than normal for their age group.

You can read more about this study here.

What to think? Obviously more research needs to be done. But if you have blood type O, you may want to look into getting your FSH levels checked!

Infertility Blogs

I recently found an interesting site on fertility called Fertility Authority. It’s chock full of interesting articles, blogs, and information. Here are a few blogs that I picked out as being especially interesting:

The Fertility Doc: Dr. Kreiner
Recent posts include acupuncture, donor eggs/sperm, PCOS and stress and infertility.

Eating to Conceive: The Fertile Kitchen
Recent posts include top three fertility foods, eating meat, sticking to a fertility diet, and eating to improve the uterine lining.

Fertile View: Dr. Joseph Hill
Recent posts include genetic causes of recurrent miscarriage, thrombophilia and recurrent miscarriage, infertility evaluations, environmental and lifestyle factors linked to loss, immunilogic causes of recurrent miscarriage, and tons of other information on recurrent miscarriage.

The Fertile Future: Dr. Levens
Recent posts include lifestyle tips for couples with infertility, nutritional supplements and fertility, and PCOS and miscarriage.

Hopefully you’ll find some of this interesting and helpful!

TTC News Roundup

Cell Division Study Sheds Light On Special Mechanism In Egg Cells
Read about it here.

Chromosomal Disease Detection Could Be Improved By Auto NT And Pre-Calibrated Machines
New improvements to ultrasound machines for the NT scan–read about it here.

Exploring Paths To Fetal Loss Can Shed New Light On Underlying Causes Of FADS
See it here.