During National Women's Health Week each year, millions of women take steps to improve their fertility health. The movement serves as a reminder for women to make their fertility health a priority and build positive habits for life. The 20th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day – May 12th – and is celebrated through May 18, 2019. National Women’s Health Week encourages all women to be aware of their fertility health.
Steps to Better Fertility Health
To improve your physical and mental health, you can:
- Visit a fertility specialist for a well-woman visit
- Get active
- Eat healthy
- Pay attention to your mental health
- Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seat belt or bicycle helmet
These steps are the foundation for a lifetime of good health. They can help you be as healthy as possible.
How to Participate in National Women's Health Week
The Office on Women’s Health invites you to:
- Take one or all of the steps above for good health
- Learn more about healthy living by age
- Spread the word using social media and promotional tools
- Use #NWHW in any social media messages you share
- Organize events or activities in your community
Fertility Awareness Movements
Fertility awareness dates throughout the year.
- Cervical Health Awareness Month: January
- Endometriosis Awareness Month: March
- National Woman’s Health Week: May 12th – 18th
- World Infertility Awareness Month: June
- Men’s Health Month: June
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month: September
- Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: September
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: October
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: October
Women’s Health and Infertility Awareness
Pregnancy success is reliant on many patient-focused variables.
- Infertility diagnosis
- History of previous pregnancies
- History of previous miscarriages
- Number of failed IVF cycles – fresh and frozen embryo transfers
- Number of embryos transferred in a single cycle
- IVF protocol recommended
- IVF ancillary procedures used
- Genetic testing to select only quality embryos for transfer
- Gender Selection
Promoting National Women’s Health Week
It is important to work with specialist having the clinical experience required to design a customized fertility treatment plan meeting your personal needs. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacobs by clicking the icon below – or – call 888.325.7389.