Progyny In The News
March 9, 2018
Dr. Alan Copperman, Medical Director, tells HG that while on birth control, it’s possible to skip periods, but if they stop coming completely, you should talk to your doctor.
March 7, 2018
“If you’re experiencing a lot of pain or heavy flows during your period, it’s worth talking to your doctor. It could be nothing, or could be a marker of medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis. You should talk to your doctor if you think something is ‘abnormal’, because at the end of the day, you know your body best,” explains Dr. Alan Copperman, Medical Director.
March 2, 2018
“Since the majority of eggs are not normal or don’t fertilize or don’t implant, conception occurs only 20 percent of the time when a couple has timed intercourse,” explains Dr. Alan Copperman, Medical Director. “It may be actually chance alone that is responsible for conceiving or not conceiving.”
March 1, 2018
“Cigarette smoke contains harmful chemicals, including nicotine, carbon monoxide, lead, and cyanide. In pregnant smokers, these chemicals circulate through the bloodstream and to the baby, affecting the baby’s source of oxygen and nutrients,” said Dr. Alan Copperman, Medical Director.
February 27, 2018
It’s often said that if you’re looking to get pregnant, you should stop taking your form of birth control well in advance. According to Dr. Alan Copperman, Medical Director, though, this isn’t necessarily true because your fertility will quickly return to baseline after stopping the pill. He also said that there are a few steps you should take before stopping the pill if planning to conceive.