Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization
Now acronyms that most people are familiar with, artificial insemination (AI ) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) have come a long way since the “test-tube babies” of the 1970s. Artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing sperm directly into the uterus whereas IVF is a procedure where eggs and sperm are combined in a laboratory, and then placed in the uterus once embryos form.
When is it “Too Late” to Have Kids?
While there are more potential risks and complications for moms over the age of 35, first-time older mothers are also more educated and more likely to have greater resources to support their family. Healthy 40-year-olds can have easier pregnancies than younger women if they prepare their bodies for pregnancy and focus on eating well, avoiding harmful behaviors and exercising while pregnancy. While you may see your doctor more often, there is no reason you can’t have a happy, healthy pregnancy in your late 30s, or 40s.
Birth Control After Baby
Choosing the right birth control after having a baby may mean choosing something that you haven’t used in the past.
When to Seek Help with Infertility
When you’re ready to start or add to your family, even a month or two can seem like a lifetime when it comes to conception. However, if you have been having unprotected sex for a year or more with regular periods and are not able to conceive, you may want to schedule an appointment with your doctor
Busting Myths About Birth Control
Always a hot topic, birth control has been both revered and reviled through the ages. Clinic Sofia offers a variety of options and education when it comes to birth control, including these five common birth control myths.
Birth Control is More Affordable and Offers More Options than Ever
Cost and lack of viable options are no longer barriers to birth control for women. Thanks to health care reforms last year, insurance companies must now fully cover key women’s preventive health services, including birth control, without copays, co-insurance or other extra charges.