The Fertility Centers of New England is proud to announce that our own Dr. Joseph A. Hill has been recognized by his peers in NH Magazine as one of the leading Reproductive Endocrinologists and Infertility Specialists in the NH 2017 list of Top Docs. “We feel fortunate to count Dr. Hill among our team of […]
Marijuana Risks to Fertility and Pregnancy
Washington, DC along with 29 states have passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana. The medical efficacy of marijuana and the primary psychoactive ingredient, THC is limited although, the other cannabinoid in marijuana, Cannabidol is medically approved for treating nausea especially in those having chemotherapy for cancer. However, the marijuana risks to fertility and pregnancy should be […]
Hunger Neurons and Fertility
New information on hunger neurons and fertility just released in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine shows how the body’s nutritional status is communicated to the endocrine system. It has long been known that during times of nutritional […]
Access To Fertility Clinics
In the United States, it would be easy to assume that all patients have access to infertility treatment. In fact, approximately 25 million women in the U.S. have limited or no access to fertility clinics. While there are over 500 IVF clinics in the U.S., the vast majority (greater than 85%) are in metropolitan areas, […]
The Male Influence
Let not the male counterpart be the forgotten part of the equation in looking at fertility health. The male influence does affect IVF outcome. In a report by Eisenberg et al, researchers have analyzed over 5000 IVF cycles over a ten year mark. They assessed IVF pregnancy rates as well as how the fetuses and […]
New study finds that preconception weight loss improves pregnancy success rates in women with PCOS. A randomized controlled trial, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metababolism 2015:100:4048-58, found that delaying ovulation induction in women with PCOS until weight loss could be achieved significantly improved both ovulation and live birth rates in obese women with […]
Why Genetic Testing?
At least one in 30 people are a carrier of a genetic disorder. Most carriers don’t have a family history of a genetic disease. Many patients ask us why genetic testing is important to consider? Being a carrier of a genetic disorder does not usually affect one’s individual health, but being a carrier does mean […]
A new study out of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that couples with obesity may have more difficulty conceiving than couples where both partners are at a normal weight. Specifically, obese couples were not even half as likely to conceive as couples with a normal body mass index (BMI). Additionally, couples where both […]
Is IUI a Waste of Time and Money?
We are often asked, “Is IUI a waste of time and money?” The answer is, yes, it is. With that being said, the pros and cons of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) are controversial depending on the source of information. If the source is from a practice where the most advanced form of fertility therapy is an IUI then […]
What Happens After The Egg Retrieval?
Moving toward an IVF cycle can be both a nervous and exciting time. There are multiple ultrasounds and recurrent blood work. It is not uncommon to feel like a pin cushion – and partially expected. Frequent ultrasounds document the progress of growing follicles. Images that were difficult to assess by patients, become quite pronounced as […]