Fertility Preservation

Fertility Preservation

Reproductive capacity is an age dependent process and is influenced by different conditions, some genetic and many not. The idea of fertility preservation may, in fact, be a misnomer and incorrect label; because it is reproductive capacity that is hoped to be preserved. The cryopreservation of gametes does not ensure the ability to become pregnant […]

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Dr. Robert Weiss And Dr. Beth Plante Are Two of The Top Reproductive Endocrinologists In The 2017 List of Top Docs of Boston

Dr. Robert Weiss And Dr. Beth Plante Are Two of The Top Reproductive Endocrinologists In The 2017 List of Top Docs of Boston

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 2017 list of Top Docs of Boston. Dr. Weiss was selected for this honor for the seventh time, and Dr. Plante was selected for the first time. “We are proud […]

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World Map of Areas With Risk of Zika

World Map of Areas with Risk of Zika (Current as of: January 10, 2018)  Because Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to the areas below. Partners of pregnant women and couples considering pregnancy should know the risks to pregnancy and take prevention steps. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission during and after […]

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Over-The-Counter Pain Killers Adversely Affect Sperm

Over-The-Counter Pain Killers Adversely Affect Sperm

Sperm production in Western countries have decreased by 50% over the past 40 years. Reasons for this phenomenon have been largely unknown. A study published this week in the journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” revealed that libido, male hormone production (LH & Testosterone), and sperm production are negatively affected by common over […]

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No Need To Delay Conception After A Miscarriage

No Need To Delay Conception After A Miscarriage

A new study finds that there is no need to delay conception after a miscarriage. Historically, many women were instructed to wait to conceive after a miscarriage. A recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology examined whether the interpregnancy interval after a miscarriage impacted the risk of another miscarriage. This study included a group of […]

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The Kind Words From One Patient Give Hope To Another

Thank You

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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Are Medications During Pregnancy Safe?

Are Medications During Pregnancy Safe?

A question we often receive is “are medications during pregnancy safe?” So many women are faced with the decision of to continue medications during pregnancy compromising often their well-being for the promise of protecting this growing miracle within. Antacids and Tylenols are the mainstay of the home pharmacy. But what to do if a spoonful […]

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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 […]

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10 Healthiest Behaviors To Bring About Good Health

10 Healthiest Behaviors

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 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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