To Zoloft or Not to Zoloft When Trying to Get Pregnant

Should you stop your Zoloft if you are trying to conceive? Or your Prozac, Wellbutrin, whatever? Should you stop your psychotropic drugs before you try to conceive, before you get pregnant, once you are pregnant? So many people take antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication that this becomes a relatively common question. Remember that pregnant women are…
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Alcohol and IVF: Do They Mix?

I recently read a very interesting article by Rossi et al. “Effect of Alcohol Consumption on In vitro Fertilization,” published in the prestigious journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in January 2011, volume 117, pages 136 to 142. The authors looked at more than 4,700 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles in more than 2,500 couples. Couples…
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Breast Cancer: New Options and New Promise – Part 1

Watch the first segment of the latest breast cancer awareness special on WABC!

Fertility and Breast Cancer Awareness: Freezing Your Eggs

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What does breast cancer have to do with fertility? Breast cancer treatment often involves exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation. Chemotherapy and radiation can dramatically increase your risk for infertility. Both of these treatments can destroy eggs — so much so that many women may become prematurely menopausal after cancer…
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