Valentine’s Day

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day is the day set aside to show your love to your partner but for those struggling with infertility, romance can be challenging. The stress of treatment can feel exhausting, affecting your relationship in ways you were not aware of. Sometimes the desire to have a baby is so strong that we forget about our partner and their feelings …

Pre-Eclampsia May Increase Mother’s Risk For Future Cardiovascular Disease And Earlier Death, Research Indicates

Yvonne Rice Nutrition & Wellness, Uncategorized

If one reads this medical headline from ACOG to our nations physicians, one would assume/conclude that pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy) itself is responsible for the increase in cardiovascular disease.  This is a classic example so common in medical “reporting” in the media.  The following is the article title. Title:  Preeclampsia and Cardiovascular Disease in a Large UK Pregnancy Cohort …

Botulinum Toxin for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis

Yvonne Rice Nutrition & Wellness, Surgery, Uncategorized

I recommend pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy to all our endometriosis patients after surgery.   I do believe that pelvic floor dysfunction does play a big role in endometriosis pain.  If the pelvis, including the pelvic floor muscles are subjected to intense inflammation due to the endometriosis, then we would it is easy to understand that these muscles would be more irritable and …

Chlamydia Increases Risk For Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Ectopic Pregnancy, Female Infertility, Study Suggests

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness, Uncategorized

I think it is not widely known in the public arena that Chlamydia infection, even treated timely, can result in tubal infertility.  We see everything from normal fertility outcome to requiring IVF to achieve pregnancy.  Even when the tubes look perfectly normal at surgery this may  be the case.  Prevention of STD’s is still the best method through the use …