The Kind Words From One Patient Give Hope To Another

May the kind words from one patient give hope to another. We recently received a thank you from one of our patients that touched us all and is the reason we do what we do. My husband and I had a long road to having our baby. Dr. Plante was our main doctor who is […]

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Multivitamins During Pregnancy May Reduce A Child’s Risk of Autism

Multivitamins During Pregnancy May Reduce A Child's Risk of Autism

Couples going through IVF have questions about what they can do to have a healthy pregnancy and how to prepare for it.  A recent study published in the BMJ found that multivitamins during pregnancy may reduce a child’s risk of autism. These findings are based on a Swedish cohort of 273,107 mother-child pairs. The children were […]

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10 Healthiest Behaviors To Bring About Good Health

10 Healthiest Behaviors To Bring About Good Health

In the book “Us! Our Life. Our Health. Our Legacy.”  by LD Bradley and ML McKenzie, MD, the authors list the 10 healthiest behaviors to bring about good health. These are: Walk at least 30-45 minutes per day most days of the week; Engage in resistance training 2-3 days per week; Eat primarily a plant-based […]

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Women With Low Vitamin D May Experience Less Success With IVF

Women With Low Vitamin D May Experience Less Success With IVF

A recent study published in Human Reproduction suggests that women with low vitamin D may experience less success with IVF than women with normal vitamin D levels. The findings came from a meta-analysis of 11 previously published studies including 2,700 women. Women with normal vitamin D levels were found to be 46% more likely to […]

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Influence of Paternal Age on Pregnancy Outcome

Influence of Paternal Age on Pregnancy Outcome

People are waiting longer to have a family. The availability of donor eggs has allowed many older couples to also start or complete their families later in life. Advance paternal age greater than age 50 is associated with many epigenetic phenomena in children including autism, dwarfism and even premenopausal breast cancer in women whose fathers […]

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Patient Thank You

Patient Thank You

At Fertility Centers of New England, we know there are choices when choosing care. Every note, comment, photo and testimonial continually reminds us why we do what we do. It is our job to make this easy for patients and guide them on their journey to becoming parents. We hope by sharing the kind words […]

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What Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle?

What Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle?

The purpose of the menstrual cycle is to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. Many patients ask what is a normal menstrual cycle? It depends on an orderly progression of hormonal signals and is simplistically divided into the following phases: 1)      Proliferative/ Follicular Phase 2)      Ovulatory Phase 3)      Secretory/Luteal Phase 4)      Menstrual Phase Cycle Day #1 […]

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How Long To Wait After A Miscarriage Before Trying To Become Pregnant

How Long To Wait After A Miscarriage Before Trying To Become Pregnant

How long to wait after a miscarriage before trying to become pregnant again has been debated for years with different clinicians varying opinions ranging from one to six or more months. Miscarriage is a very common occurrence. At least 15-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and as a woman ages, this percentage increases. Many women are […]

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Does In Vitro Fertilization Affect Child Development?

Does In Vitro Fertilization Affect Child Development?

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) embodies all methods of conception outside of natural conception. It includes stimulation of ovaries and either intrauterine insemination or removal of the eggs and fertilization in the laboratory setting (IVF). In North America, there has been approximately a 50% increase in patients using these therapies over the last decade. We are […]

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Folic Acid Can Reduce The Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

folic acid autism

The benefits of folic acid in preventing neural tube defects or abnormalities of the spine have long been known. A study published last month in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives has shown that folic acid can reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorder in women who have been exposed to household or commercial pesticides. […]

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