Hope and Help for Infertility
The 33rd Annual Midwest Infertility and Adoption Family Building Summit, a daylong event with speakers, information and resources to help those struggling to get pregnant, took place Nov. 17. Clinic Sofia’s Dr. David Clay had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion, “Infertility 101,” as well as a couple of TV interviews leading up to the event.
When Breastfeeding Is a Struggle
Breastfeeding can be a challenge for many new moms. Consulting a lactation consultant and pumping more can be helpful in your breastfeeding journey.
Struggling to Get Pregnant the Second Time
There are also women who get pregnant relatively easily the first time around, but face secondary infertility, or failure to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sex. Sometimes age plays a big role; women who conceive easily in their early 30s have a different set of eggs later in that decade. Also, hidden scars caused by childbirth, male factors (low sperm count or motility), hormonal changes or shifts in weight can all play a factor in your ability to get pregnant.
Ask Sofia: What are the Signs of Endometriosis?
The signs of endometriosis, where the uterine lining begins to grow outside the uterus, can include painful menstruation, low back pain, discomfort during intercourse, fatigue and gastrointestinal issues – all of which can be mistaken for other issues such as fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease or irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr. Amy Hammers’ Birth Story
Dr. Amy Hammers is enjoying every minute of her maternity leave and the chance to get to know Aleksander Brendan, born on Dec. 23 weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces and 19 inches long. Here she shares more about her birth story and first month with her son…
Ask Sofia: What Should I Pack in My Hospital Bag?
I’m getting closer and closer to my due date and have heard people talk about “packing their bag” to go to the hospital. What should be in there?
Great question! The answer, of course, depends a lot on you.