By Chris D. Meletis, N.D. In your journey to get pregnant, you will likely start to hear terms like “fertility rate,” “pregnancy rate,” and “live birth rate.” My patients often find these terms confusing—and with good cause. At first glance they seem as if they should mean the same thing. But there is a subtle […]
Category Archives: Understanding Fertility
The topic of fertility can seem overwhelming at first – full of cryptic acronyms and medical terms. But like other seemingly complex topics, it becomes understandable with a bit of context. Here’s where you’ll find that context.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone, commonly referred to as FSH, is a hormone that can directly influence your chances of conceiving and/or sustaining pregnancy. The level of FSH your body produces correlates to the quality and quantity of your remaining eggs. Typically, women that are trying-to-conceive want to see their FSH levels below 10mIU/ml. When FSH levels […]
Fertility coaches, also known as infertility life coaches, help a couple to steer their way through the difficult decisions and treatment options that may be presented throughout their bout with infertility. As many know, this time can be especially trying on your relationship as well. Family and friends may not know what to say or […]