Nancy L. Teaff, M.D. discusses the risky impacts that testosterone supplements have on male fertility, azoospermia and building a family. Click here to learn more.

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This week, REACH fertility specialist Dr. Nancy Teaff was featured on Charlotte Today discussing pregnancy after 40. Check out the video below and revisit her postWhen It Comes to Fertility, Is Forty Really the New Thirty?” where she shares how fertility changes after forty and how fertility treatment may help.

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Not necessarily. Although more and more women are "fit and fabulous at forty," ovarian function doesn't follow this path. Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have--current research into ovarian stem cells aside--and the egg number declines as women age. The best quality eggs are released first, in the teenage years (yes, teenagers do conceive more easily). Egg quality, as well as quantity, declines from then on. Loss of eggs speeds up as women reach their mid-thirties. This is particularly bad news for women who have delayed child-bearing while pursuing their career goals or finding the right partner.

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(Part 2 of 2) - Dr. Joseph Whelan, infertility specialist at REACH Fertility Charlotte, addresses recurrent miscarriages in part 2 of his blog series on miscarriages and why they happen.
In my last post about why miscarriages happen, I outlined some of the possible causes and how a reproductive endocrinologist may be able to help you uncover the cause. Most general OBGYN doctors and Reproductive Endocrine / Infertility specialists agree that a woman ought to have a specialized evaluation for 'recurrent miscarriages' if she has had more than two miscarriages, or in any case where there is some obvious issue which may be a possible causative factor in repetitive pregnancy loss

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(Part 1 of 2) “Everything happens for a reason.” Tired of that old cliché? Yes, I am too - most of the time. The main problem with that philosophy is that it is essentially fatalistic in principle. If we assume that all events in life are unalterably pre-destined, then this can damper any will to analyze such events to see if such things can be averted in the future. No one likes getting bad news, but when bad news entails possibly something being wrong with you, and then the increase in your anxiety level is expectedly much higher.

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