Risks of Advanced Paternal Age

Well studied are the effects of maternal age and risk for miscarriage and aneuploidy (abnormal number of chromosomes). Less attention was focused on the risks of advanced paternal age. The average age of a woman having her first child has increased over the last two decades. Sensibly, so has the number of older men fathering children. […]

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Endometriosis May Cause Infertility

Endometriosis may cause infertility

Endometriosis is a chronic disease whose etiology is not completely understood. Endometriosis is prevalent affecting 25% to 50% of infertile women and approximately 30% to 50% of women who have endometriosis are infertile. Endometriosis may cause infertility by: distorting pelvic anatomy causing endocrine and ovulatory abnormalities inhibiting implantation impairing egg and embryo quality altering peritoneal […]

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Does Freezing Embryos Affect Success Rates?

Frozen Embryo Success Rates

On occasion during an IVF cycle the doctors may decide to forego an embryo transfer with fresh embryos and freeze all the embryos for a future embryo transfer. This can cause a lot of stress for the patients as they are anxious to move forward with the embryo transfer. There are two main reasons that […]

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How Do Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers Affect Fertility?

How Do Over-The-Counter Pain Relievers Affect Fertility?

The most commonly used over-the-counter pain relievers are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, and Aspirin. These are also commonly taken for pain relief during pregnancy. How do over-the-counter pain relievers affect fertility? Epidemiologic studies have shown a link between taking analgesics during pregnancy and the occurrence of adverse effects in the child. […]

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Outcomes of Pregnancies With Zika Infection

Outcomes of Pregnancies with Zika Infection

Recent data studying the outcomes of pregnancies with Zika infection suggests that, in the United States, 1 in 10 pregnant women infected with the Zika virus had a baby with a serious birth defect. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these birth defects included microcephaly as well as brain damage. Additionally, […]

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Which Medications Are Safe To Take While Pregnant?

Which Medications Are Safe To Take While Pregnant?

We spend much effort to preserve and incubate these bundles of promises. Joy of pregnancy can be subdued, especially when Mother-to-be is not feeling well. Standing in a pharmacy, surrounded by magnitudes of medications. A common question we are asked is which medications are safe to take while pregnant? Obviously, the benefits should always outweigh the […]

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Thank You From One of Our Patients

Thank You From One of Our Patients

We recently received a thank you from one of our patients that touched us all and is the reason we do what we do. May the kind words from one patient give hope to another. “It was Mother’s day 2 years ago when I first reached out to you and the team at FCNE. As […]

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How To Optimize Fertility

Optimize Fertility

Internet, chat rooms and apps: can be all consuming in the quest for having a baby. The idea of having a child for many is a natural progression of the familial order – an abstract thought of many years that now moves into the concrete. The desire to have a baby someday morphs into the […]

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Welcome Dartmouth-Hitchcock Patients

Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Fertility Centers of New England understands the difficulty in finding trusted providers and help in having a baby. We thank our colleagues at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Infertility Services for the care they have provided to the NH and Vermont communities. Fertility Centers of New England happily welcomes patients from the Upper Valley, and points North. Our […]

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What Can I Take for GI Complaints During Fertility Treatment and When Pregnant?

stomach pain pregnancy

Many women experience GI complaints while undergoing fertility treatments and when pregnant. These include constipation, indigestion/heartburn, and nausea in response to gonadotropin stimulation and due to high gonadalsteroid levels in early pregnancy. This is generally due to the slowing of smooth muscle contractility and central effects caused by high levels of estrogen and progesterone during […]

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