Folic Acid Can Reduce The Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Folic Acid Can Reduce The Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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Pesticides May Negatively Impact IVF Pregnancy Rates

Pesticides May Negatively Impact IVF Pregnancy Rates

We know from animal studies that pesticide exposure can negatively impact the number of live-born offspring. A recent study in JAMA suggests that the same may be true in humans, that is, pesticides may negatively impact IVF pregnancy rates. Researchers looked at preconception intake of pesticide residue from fruits and vegetables to see if there […]

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Thank You From One Of Our Patients

Patient Thank You

We received this incredibly kind note from one our patients. It not only touched all of our hearts but reminded us all why we do what we do. In the words of our patient, “thank you for helping us become the family we could not become on our own.” May the kind words from one […]

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Fertility Centers of New England Exhibits at RESOLVE New England’s Annual Conference

RESOLVE of New England Conference 2017

Fertility Centers of New England is proud to be an exhibitor at RESOLVE of New England’s 24th Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference on Saturday, November 4th. This is the largest consumer fertility conference of its kind in the United States connecting patients with the resources they need. Since 1974, RESOLVE New England […]

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Parental Obesity Is Linked To Delays In Child Development

Parental Obesity Is Linked To Delays In Child Development

Obesity is linked to both male and female infertility and miscarriage. Obesity during pregnancy is also linked to pregnancy complications and a higher incidence of metabolic disorders in children. A recent study published in “Pediatrics” from the NIH found that parental obesity is linked to delays in child development. Compared to children of normal weight […]

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Are Cancer Patients Informed About The Impact Of Treatment On Their Fertility?

Are Cancer Patients Informed About The Impact Of Treatment On Their Fertility?

If you have been diagnosed with cancer or certain other diseases, your fertility may be at risk. We are often asked, “Are cancer patients informed about the impact of treatment on their fertility?” Chemotherapy and radiation can destroy follicles in the ovary, speeding the natural decline of ovarian reserve and causing either temporary or even […]

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Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men Of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men Of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

In September 2016, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued new guidance for providers caring for women and men of reproductive age with possible Zika Virus exposure. The guidance was for providers that addressed the care of non-pregnant patients desiring pregnancy. This document, now updated, is based on new information, including the recent MMWR […]

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Obesity Causes Hormonal Imbalances That Can Cause Infertility

It is without dispute that obesity causes hormonal imbalances that can cause infertility. These imbalances can manifest in ovulatory dysfunction (irregular periods) and play a role in infertility. But these effects, do not end once conception occurs. What obesity spurns spills over into a general inflammatory response in mother and fetus alike. Maternally, obesity and this […]

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Being Overweight During Pregnancy May Lead To Increased Birth Defects

Being Overweight During Pregnancy May Lead To Increased Birth Defects

It has long been known that being overweight during pregnancy could lead to medical problems during the pregnancy such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition, being overweight during pregnancy may lead to increased birth defects. Women have been encouraged to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and to try to maintain a […]

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Walnuts Can Control Appetite

Appetite Control

Obesity continues to be an important factor in pregnancy loss and infertility. Overeating and poor food choices are the primary reasons for weight gain. There is a lot of discussion on how walnuts can control appetite. How can a nut have such power? Walnuts are thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. A […]

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