Breast cancer seems to be out-of-control in terms of prevalence these days. Second only to skin cancer in prevalence, approximately one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime (statistics from the American Cancer Society). It’s so important to understand the balance of estrogen and progesterone and their impact on breast cancer.
Hello there! It’s Fertile Friday again. This time last week we were flying to Scottsdale for a lovely weekend of R&R (with maybe one conference lecture presentation thrown in!). This week it’s a quiet, normal weekend, and that actually feels really good! Today I want to ask the question – Gestational Diabetes – is it overdiagnosed? I know for myself, and for several other mamas in my circle, that the whole issue of gestational diabetes was a thorn in their side during pregnancy, perhaps unnecessarily.
Welcome back to Fertile Fridays!! Since I have no interesting news yet in either direction after our IUI last week (other than a case of butterflies!), I thought today I’d give a little summary of the role of progesterone in fertility. [Read more…]
Welcome back to Fertile Fridays! So we did it – we had the IUI this week. I feel vulnerable even saying that because then there may be an expectation around the results (mostly in my own mind), but I found the IUI process quite interesting so I thought I’d share it. [Read more…]