Why me?  PCOS is a condition diagnosis in #1in10 Canadian women

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Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, affects millions of women every year and is caused by an imbalance of a woman’s reproductive hormones. This imbalance can create issues with the ovaries which normally creates and releases an egg each month. With PCOS, the egg may not mature fully or release when it should. This can result in the ovaries developing cysts. …

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The “Two Week Wait”

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The time between ovulation and (hopefully) a missed period is referred to as the “Two Week Wait” and these two weeks can feel very long.  Every patient wishes for the two-week waiting period to speed by and when they take a pregnancy test, see those two blue lines indicating a positive pregnancy test.  It is important to understand what the …

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Happy ending after 4+ years

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We are forever grateful to Dr. Dzineku and Dr. Roumain and their team for their help and support through a long and difficult fertility journey that ultimately has a happy ending after 4+ years! Our little baby boy was born in June and we are over the moon. He was the 5th embryo that we transferred and our first successful …

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Uterine Fibroids – what are they and what to do?

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It’s Fibroid Awareness Month and we need to talk about uterine fibroids!  Uterine fibroids (also called leiomyomas) are usually noncancerous growths made up of the muscle and connective tissue from the wall of the uterus. Fibroids can grow as a single nodule (one growth) or in a cluster and can range in size from 1 mm to 20 cm in …

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Yoga and Fertility

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Prana is the life-force energy that can be described as our sense of feeling alive and well.  This energy compels us to share or exchange our intimate thoughts and feelings so, it’s no surprise that it’s also synonymous with our sexual energy. Increased circulation is required for sexual arousal, and it heals and strengthens organ tissues. Paying attention to our …

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Endometriosis – The Unknown disease of reproductive-aged women

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Growing a family and becoming a mom is a lifelong dream – full of excitement. When it is finally your turn to get pregnant, you do not dwell too much on the fact that something could go wrong. The larger scientific and reproductive endocrinology community still has a lot to learn about endometriosis, but what we do know remains a …

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What is the role of a Reproductive Nurse?

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Reproductive Nurses (also known as Fertility Nurses) care for individuals, couples, and families who seek treatment options related to reproductive health. These nurses work with women experiencing infertility, couples having difficulty with conception, or women going through menopause. If practicing in Ontario, Reproductive Nurses are registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and usually active members of the Registered …

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