How Does Nutrition Directly Relate to Reproduction?

How Does Nutrition Directly Relate to Reproduction?

We are what we eat and do and probably, and most importantly, we are what we don’t eat and don’t do. But how does nutrition directly relate to reproduction, particularly in our current environment? Benefits from the diet are seen in nutritive forms – folic acid, vitamin D. Also, we must think of the classes […]

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Boston Magazine Recognized Our Physicians, Dr. Robert Weiss and Dr. Beth Plante as Two of the Top Reproductive Endocrinologists

Boston Magazine Recognized Our Physicians, Dr. Robert Weiss and Dr. Beth Plante as Two of the Top Reproductive Endocrinologists

We are proud to announce that Boston Magazine recognized our physicians, Dr. Robert Weiss and Dr. Beth Plante are two of the top Reproductive Endocrinologists in the 2018 list of Top Docs of Boston. Dr. Weiss was selected for this honor for the ninth time, and Dr. Plante was selected for the second time. “We are proud […]

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Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy

Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy is common and severe cases called hyperemesis gravidarum occur in 3% of pregnant women. What is a safe remedy for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy? An effective anti-nausea medication called Ondansetron, better known as Zofran, has been used for decades. Earlier studies suggested that taking Ondansetron during early pregnancy […]

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What is the Right Time for an Embryo Transfer?

What is the Right Time for an Embryo Transfer?

ERA testing—It is time to pay attention to the uterus When a patient or couple begins an IVF cycle, we are always hopeful that success will be achieved the very first cycle. Despite excellent pregnancy rates, some patients may require more than one cycle to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Most failed cycles occur because the […]

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Healthy Baby Born From Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

Healthy Baby Born From Embryo Frozen 24 Years Ago

Earlier this year, a mother in Tennessee gave birth to a healthy baby born from an embryo frozen 24 years ago. This remarkable case appears to represent the longest time frame for a frozen embryo to result in a successful live birth. The baby girl, Emma, was conceived through a process called embryo adoption. The couple […]

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Ibuprofen Use May Have a Negative Impact On Male Fertility

When a couple is trying to conceive, the focus is often on the female partner. Many women will learn to track their periods, check for ovulation, and identify their fertile window. The male side of the equation should not be overlooked, however, including how ibuprofen use may have a negative impact on male fertility. For […]

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Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Birth Outcomes

Maternal Caffeine Consumption and Birth Outcomes

Coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverage consumption has continued to increase over the past several decades. Is there a link between maternal caffeine consumption and birth outcomes? A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition from Ireland in 941 mothers and their newborns found that birth outcomes were negatively associated with maternal caffeine […]

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Can Inflammation Cause Lack of Ovulation?

Can Inflammation Cause Lack of Ovulation?

Can inflammation cause lack of ovulation? Inflammation is bad. The effects of inflammation are worse and compounding. The associations have been correlated to cardiovascular disease. But also we must consider other organs and systems, perhaps even more delicate. Insulin resistance and inflammation are now correlates. We know that impaired glucose tolerance not only boosts a […]

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The Type of Male Underwear May Affect Sperm Function

The Type of Male Underwear May Affect Sperm Function

The type of male underwear may affect sperm function. A recent study published in Human Reproduction (Sept. 2018) reported that of 656 men attending a fertility center, those who reported wearing boxers had higher sperm concentration and total sperm count and lower FSH levels than men who wore tight fitting underwear.  Wearing tight underwear may […]

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Preconception Health Of Both Men And Women Can Affect The Health Of Their Offspring

Preconception Health Of Both Men And Women Can Affect The Health Of Their Offspring

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy is well known to be important in attaining a successful pregnancy, however, a recent study determined that preconception health of both men and women can affect the health of their offspring. Studies recently reported in the British Journal, ‘The Lancet’ published April 16, 2018 document that the health and […]

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