Thomas S. Ivester, MD, MPH, Associate Professor with UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine talks about the recent JAMA-Pediatrics article 'Association of autism with induced or augmented childbirth in North Carolina birth record...' by S. Gregory, et al.

The Fertile Window - A Crash Course!

By Dr. Emily Evans-Hoeker

WHAT IS THE FERTILE WINDOW?

The fertile window refers to the time during the menstrual cycle when intercourse is most likely to result in pregnancy.

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Monitoring Your Cervical Mucus While Attempting Conception:  The Myths, the Facts and the How To's

By Dr. Emily Evans-Hoeker

MYTHS

I have to insert my fingers into my vagina to get cervical mucus.

False  Cervical mucus monitoring can be performed by assessing the toilet tissue after wiping.

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Could My Uterus Be Causing My Infertility?

By Steven L. Young MD, PhD

Patients often ask me whether infertility itself or failure of infertility therapy is due to an abnormality of the uterus.

Getting older?  Worried about your eggs? 

By Dr. Anne Steiner

While age is a good predictor of your overall fertility, clearly women of the same age vary in their reproductive potential.

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Body Weight and Fertility

By Dr. Kathryn C. Calhoun

Take Charge of Your Fertility!

Patients often ask me what they can do to maximize their fertility. In addition to reducing stress, there is a lot to be said for eating right, staying active and maintaining a normal body weight.

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Are My Tubes REALLY Blocked?

By Dr. Marc Fritz

During an evaluation for infertility, the most common test performed to determine whether the fallopian tubes are open or blocked is the hysterosalpingogram, or HSG.

Fertility and Cancer:  Are medical providers telling patients what they need to know?

By Dr. Jennifer Mersereau

A new diagnosis of cancer is hard for anyone.

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By Dr. Jeffrey Wilkinson

We are close to the opening of the renovated maternity hospital, Bwaila "Bottom" here in Lilongwe.  This renowned building will serve as the new Obstetric Fistula Unit for the Freedom from Fistula Foundation in Malawi.

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By Dr. Alison Stuebe

For the past 2 months, I’ve been learning about a fascinating study in Chapel Hill. Foteini Hassiotou, a researcher from the University of Western Australia, is working with Pilar Blancafort, a UNC faculty member, to study the cells in mother’s milk.

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