Websites and apps that promise to calculate a woman’s most fertile days may often be off base, a new study suggests. When doctors put 53 fertility calculators to the test, they found that only four accurately predicted a hypothetical woman’s “precise fertile window.” “I’d recommend that consumers be cautious, and not completely rely on these […]
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Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should be careful about taking medications. Ask your doctor about taking prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins or supplements during pregnancy. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends: Check with your doctor before you take any drug, in particular for cough, constipation, diarrhea, nausea or congestion. Be […]
While the origins of autism remain mysterious, new research points to the infant immune system as a potential contributing factor. A team of Swedish and American researchers said levels of certain protein “markers” in newborns’ blood seemed to predict which children would go on to develop an autism spectrum disorder. This is “important evidence that […]
The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had infants with major birth defects. In women who weren’t taking the drug, 2 percent had a baby […]
Zika infection isn’t always obvious. In one recent case, a rash, bloodshot eyes and spots in the mouth were key symptoms of infection with the mosquito-borne virus, researchers report. The 44-year-old patient had no fever, a common sign of Zika infection. But he complained of headache, fatigue and redness on his arms and hands just […]
Dr. Jan Rydfors is a Board-certified OBGyn and clinical expert in high risk Obstetrics and advanced fertility treatment. Dr. Rydfors co-authored the clinical textbook used by all U.S. OBGyn residents, “Handbook in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility”.
Dr. Rydfors received his medical degree from Stanford University Medical Center and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford.
Dr. Rydfors is the Director of Freyja Clinic in Silicon Valley and a recipient of the Compassionate Doctor and Patient’s Choice award. He is the father of two girls, including a teenager.
Dr. Nasta received her Medical degree from Brown University and her specialization training from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She has additional training in functional and integrative medicine and has completed the Institute of Functional Medicine’s core curriculum and Food as Medicine course.
Dr. Nasta founded the HIV/AIDS Holistic Treatment & Care Initiative in Mumbai, India, a Clinton Foundation program.
She then worked at the Children’s Hospital Oakland and the GetzWell Pediatric practice in San Francisco.
Dr. Nasta embraces a truly holistic approach in the care of children. She is fluent in Hindi and Spanish. Dr. Nasta lives on the Peninsula with her husband and two young children.
Barb Dehn (also known as “Nurse Barb”) is a practicing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, award winning author, and a nationally recognized health expert. She holds a BS from Boston College and earned her Masters degree at the University of California, San Francisco. An in demand and popular national speaker on all aspects of women’s health, she also lectures at Stanford and is a frequent health expert on television. She has appeared on CBS, ABC, CNN, Good Morning America Now and NBC’s iVillageLive.
She’s helped countless women and couples navigate their way through infertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause.
Dr. Michael Eisenberg is a board certified urologist who received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. After receiving urology training at the University of California San Francisco, he completed specialty training in male reproductive medicine and microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Eisenberg currently is in the Department of Urology and Obstetrics/Gynecology at the Stanford University School of Medicine where he directs the Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Program.
Dr. Eisenberg serves as an associate editor and on the editorial boards of several leading infertility and endocrinology journals. He is highly regarded both nationally and internationally and has delivered invited lectures all over the globe. His clinical and research interests include the intersection between a man’s overall, sexual, and reproductive health. His group seeks to understand the implications of impaired sperm production to a man’s health as well as methods to improve testosterone and sperm production.
He is passionate about improving men’s reproductive health in the world and helping all couples achieve reproductive goals.
Tracy Donegan is an author, Midwife and Founder of GentleBirth. Tracy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two boys and husband and teaches GentleBirth workshops to expectant parents.