The Fertility Institute of North Alabama is a fertility clinic located in Huntsville, AL serving the North Alabama and Middle Tennessee regions. Our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist, Dr. Brett Davenport, is fellowship trained and double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and REI.
➡️ Women with PCOS are often deficient in magnesium.
➡️ If you have ever taken the contraceptive pill, it is also very likely that you are deficient in magnesium as the pill is known to deplete many nutrients.
➡️ Magnesium may also help pregnant women with muscle cramping, sleeping, and stress levels.
Here are some signs that you might be deficient in magnesium:
-Muscle cramping, pain
-Frequent headaches or migraine
-Anxiety, depression or irritability
-Elevated blood pressure
-Insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome
-Low energy level and/or chronically fatigued
-Memory issues, difficulty focusing, brain fog
-Painful menstrual periods or severe PMS symptoms
-Brittle bones and development of stones
-Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
-Intense cravings for sweets, especially chocolate
Have you ever suffered from any of the symptoms listed above? It may be worth talking to your doctor about adding magnesium to your routine either through food or supplementation.
We absolutely love hearing from you! Your referrals help others who are struggling, give hope to those on their journey, and help us to know how we are doing because we are always looking to serve you better.
Check out what one of our patients says:
“Absolutely the best group of people! I can’t thank them enough for helping us during our journey! I’ve never met a group of people who cared so much for their patients and always went above and beyond on everything they did!
You always feel welcome from the front desk to Dr. D. I was never made to feel like my questions or concerns didn’t matter. Dr. D & Kendra both explained everything in detail and made sure we understood what was going on during our year there. I miss them so much but I’m also so grateful to be where we are now! We are absolutely blessed!
If you or someone you know is struggling with infertility, please reach out to FINA & join such a wonderful family! You will not regret it! ❤️❤️ ”
To our sweet patient who posted this on her wall last week, thank you! We appreciate you so much and although we miss you, we are so thrilled for your next adventure!😍
It’s been quite awhile since we introduced you to our expert, so we thought we’d tell you a little about Dr. Davenport, or as we call him, Dr. D!👏
Dr. D moved to Huntsville in 2014 with his wife Kelly and four children. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he received his undergraduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He then successfully completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
Dr. Davenport is a skilled surgeon, excelling in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and hysteroscopic surgery. He is the only reproductive endocrinologist in North Alabama who performs robotic tubal reanastomosis, and also the only REI in the region to perform testicular sperm aspiration/extraction for vasectomized/obstructed males prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF).
He has been actively involved in clinical research and has also authored several publications. Dr. Davenport has a love for teaching and lecturing.📚
But the most special thing about him?
He is passionate about providing excellent patient care and is committed to providing the most state-of-the-art solutions in all aspects of infertility and reproductive endocrinology.
Dr. D understands that infertility and hormonal imbalances are some of the most emotionally, spiritually, and mentally consuming issues that an individual or couple may face, and most patients appreciate his compassionate yet candid approach to problem solving.❤️
The month of September🍂 is dedicated to raising awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Also known as the “perfect hormonal storm,” PCOS is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women and involves irregular function of the ovaries.
PCOS is caused by an imbalance in the hormones (chemical messengers) in your brain and your ovaries, and it usually happens when a hormone called LH (from the pituitary gland) or levels of insulin (from the pancreas) are too high, which then causes the ovaries to make extra amounts of testosterone.
Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t well understood, but may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
If you feel like you may be experiencing these symptoms, consult your gynecologist or primary care provider. Lab tests and imaging can be used to help determine if you have PCOS and which treatment may be right for you.🌸