Early Delivery And The Long-Term Effects On The Child

Early Delivery And The Long-Term Effects On The Child

Perhaps it is all about inflammation. The cause of premature delivery is unclear – it is signaled by the baby who is in peril or the mother whose body thinks it is delivery time or a cross-talk or lack of communication of both? Is inflammation the root cause and does it follow the fetus, now […]

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The Impact of Male Partners Who Smoke And Pregnancy

The Impact of Male Partners Who Smoke And Pregnancy

In women who smoke, the adverse effects on fertility and pregnancy have been well-documented. The impact of male partners who smoke and pregnancy has not been studied as extensively, however. A recent study looked at pregnancy outcomes in women whose partner smoked during early pregnancy. These researchers found that women whose partner smoked during the […]

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Preconception Counseling And The Prevention Of Zika Virus

Preconception Counseling And The Prevention Of Zika Virus

The following is the ASRM update to the Zika guidance document in response to updated CDC guidelines. “In early August, the CDC released an update to their interim guidance for preconception counseling and the prevention of Zika virus transmission. The ASRM guidance document has been updated to reflect the changes and can be found here. A major […]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Is A Continuing Source of Common Misunderstanding

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Is A Continuing Source of Common Misunderstanding

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an important medical condition that has both metabolic and reproductive impact. PCOS is extremely common and affects one in 10 women of reproductive age; however, various studies put the percentage of impacted women at eight to 13%. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a continuing source of common misunderstanding. Despite its name, PCOS […]

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Donor Insemination

Donor Insemination

Donor Insemination (DI) is performed by placing sperm form either an anonymous or designated (Identity Known) donor into the cervical opening (Intracervical Insemination, ICI) or into the uterus (Intra-Uterine Insemination, IUI) to help a woman become pregnant. Fertility centers most commonly use IUI instead of ICI with the monthly chance of pregnancy ranging between 8% […]

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Transfer of Cryopreserved Embryos is Safe and Highly Effective

Transfer of Cryopreserved Embryos is Safe and Highly Effective

Many couples are wary of using cryopreserved embryos believing that there are increased risks of health to the child and lower chance of a successful pregnancy. However, transfer of cryopreserved embryos is safe and highly effective in helping couples achieve a successful pregnancy. Numerous studies performed in the last few years and an analysis of […]

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What Is PMDD?

What is PMDD?

What is PMDD? PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) impacts the psychological well-being of 3-5% of reproductive-age women. When symptoms are severe enough to cause problems with work or personal relationships, it is likely that a woman is suffering from PMDD. PMDD has only recently been recognized as a distinct disorder. Previously, women suffered in silence. The symptoms […]

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are ubiquitous in the environment being used in the manufacturing of pesticides, industrial chemicals, plastics, cash register receipts, hand sanitizers, medical equipment, dental sealants, personal care products, sunscreens, cosmetics, and other common consumer house hold products such as carpets, vinyl flooring, flame retardant clothes, furniture, and electronics, canned foods, and even […]

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Preservation of Eggs and Sperm

Preservation of Eggs and Sperm

Preservation of eggs and sperm is now a component of the discussions in women and in men who wish to preserve their reproductive capacity. Our ability to cryopreserve and reliably use these oocytes in an efficient manner that produce children has paved roads for both medically indicated and social gamete preservation. But what about those […]

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Painkillers During Pregnancy May Affect the Unborn Child’s Future Fertility

Taking Painkillers During Pregnancy May Affect The Unborn Child’s Future Fertility

A new study finds that taking painkillers during pregnancy may affect the unborn child’s future fertility. Ibuprofen, trade name Advil and Motrin, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is not recommended during pregnancy or even while attempting pregnancy due to potential adverse effects on ovulation, implantation and […]

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