Is Vaping Safer Than Smoking Cigarettes?

Is Vaping Safer Than Smoking Cigarettes?

The Center for Disease Control recently recommended that all women who are pregnant discontinue the use of e-cigarette’s commonly known as vaping. Patients often ask “is vaping safer than smoking cigarettes?” Most vaping products contain nicotine which alone has been linked with adverse effects on a baby‘s brain development in the uterus. Other studies have […]

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What To Expect At Your First Visit To A Fertility Doctor

What To Expect At Your First Visit To A Fertility Doctor

Making an appointment to see a reproductive endocrinologist, a fertility specialist, can be a difficult step. However, it shouldn’t be. It is a first step to receiving the knowledge and support of a trained, focused specialist and use of the most advanced technology in the world. Knowing what to expect at your first visit to […]

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Am I Ovulating?

Ovulation Calendar

“Am I ovulating?” This question comes up a lot with patients. Ovulation is the process whereby an egg is released by the ovary. Ovulation usually occurs cyclically giving rise to a regular (every 25-35 day) menstrual cycle should pregnancy not occur. Anovulation is the inability to ovulate. Anovulation is thought to be responsible for about […]

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Twin Rates Have Dropped For The First Time In Nearly 40 Years

Twin babies bumping knuckles.

While infertility is on the rise, twin rates have dropped for the first time in nearly 40 years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, twin births declined by 4% from 2014-2018. Historically, fertility treatments have been responsible for a significant portion of the twin births in the United States. Due to advances in […]

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Finding Our Way To You

A couple shares their infertility journey.

We help patients achieve their dreams of being parents. Every note, comment, photo and testimonial continually reminds us why we do what we do. It is our job to make this easy for patients and guide them on their journey to becoming parents. We recently received a note from one of our dear patients titled […]

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Getting To Baby

Couple going through infertility.

Over the years I have had the opportunity to know countless women and men struggling with infertility. For some, the journey is relatively short—they try to have a baby on their own, seek treatment and within months, they are successfully pregnant. For others, the journey is far more arduous—they move from one treatment to another, […]

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Smoking Marijuana During Fertility Treatment May Increase Miscarriage

Smoking Marijuana During Fertility Treatment

We know that smoking tobacco has a multitude of adverse effects on fertility and obstetrical outcomes. The impact of smoking marijuana has been less clear, however. A recent study published in Human Reproduction found that smoking marijuana during fertility treatment may increase miscarriage. Further, the study found that amongst women undergoing fertility treatment, those who […]

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Fertility Is Related To Diet And IVF Success

Healthy Diet for Fertility

Good health in general correlates with a good diet. Fertility is related to diet and especially success in IVF. While there remains no specific dietary guidance higher adherence to healthy eating does correlate with IVF success. A pro-fertility diet consisting of higher intake of supplemental folic acid, vitamin B12, Vitamin D, low pesticide residue produce […]

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The Declining Birth Rate in the United States

Baby holding mother's thumb after birth.

No doubt, you have read the many headlines in the last few months about the declining birth rate in the United States. The most recent data released from the CDC has shown a steady decline in birth rates for the fourth year in a row. This has dropped  the birth rate to 1,728 births per […]

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Does Working the Night Shift Increase the Risk of Miscarriage?

Women Working Late

A recent Danish study examined a cohort of over 22,000 pregnant women, specifically looking at work shifts and pregnancy outcomes. Does working the night shift increase the risk of miscarriage? They found that after 8 weeks of pregnancy, women who worked two or more night shifts the previous week had a 32% increased risk of […]

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