Category: Dr. Ehlers

Can Smoking Really Affect My Chances of Getting Pregnant?

By: Dr. Kara Ehlers

Did you know that up to 13% of infertility might be caused by smoking? As a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility specialist, I want my patients to be as healthy as possible prior to attempting pregnancy. While most people are well aware smoking can lead to cancer, lung disease, and heart disease, they are not aware of the significant impact smoking has on fertility.

Below are common questions about smoking and fertility health.

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So I’m ready to get pregnant, now what?

10 Ways to Maximize Your Natural Fertility

By: Dr. Kara Ehlers

As a fertility specialist, I spend all day, every day counseling patients on how to maximize their chances of getting pregnant. For many people, attempting pregnancy is kind of a taboo topic. No one wants to have to answer questions every month about whether or not she is pregnant, so many couples don’t say anything which means they may miss out on valuable tips and tricks for decreasing time to pregnancy. Here is my top 10 list of how to maximize natural fertility. (more…)