2020 Top Boston Doctor Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Weiss and Dr. Plante voted Boston Magazine’s 2020 Top Doctors! Boston Magazine’s 2020 Top Boston Doctor Awards recognized Fertility Centers of New England physicians, Dr. Robert Weiss and Dr. Beth Plante as two of the top Reproductive Endocrinologists. Dr. Weiss was selected for this honor for the tenth time, and Dr. Plante […]
Understanding how the body prepares for a pregnancy is important to understanding your fertility. Many patients ask us “what is the luteal phase?” It occurs during the second half of a woman’s menstrual cycle after ovulation and ends when you get your next period. It is an important part of your overall fertility if you […]
What Happens During Embryo Transfer?
An embryo transfer is the last part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. At Fertility Centers of New England, all embryos are grown for 5 days to the Blastocyst stage prior to transfer into the uterus. Many patients ask what happens during embryo transfer? What Happens During Embryo Transfer? Early in the morning, on […]
A recent Danish study suggests that dietary Vitamin D increases live birth rates in infertile women. The authors of the study investigated the records of over 16,000 Danish women with a diagnosis of infertility between 1980 and 1991. The first five years of the study overlapped with Denmark’s mandatory vitamin D fortification program. Women with […]
Getting in Shape for Pregnancy
Many attempting pregnancy wonder what they can do to improve their chances for a successful pregnancy. Getting in shape for pregnancy is often overlooked. There are 5 basic components to getting in shape for pregnancy. These are: Taking care of chronic illnesses such as hypertension or diabetes to achieve a normal blood pressure and tight […]
We know that smoking tobacco has a multitude of adverse effects on fertility for both men and women. Until recently, the impact of smoking marijuana has been less clear, however. A recent study found that amongst women undergoing fertility treatment, those who were current marijuana smokers had double the risk of miscarriage compared to women […]
How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility?
How does endometriosis affect fertility? Many patients with endometriosis ask this question. This is a very controversial subject with many contradictory studies in the medical literature. Whether early stage endometriosis with minimal to mild disease has any effect on fertility is not clear. Many women have endometriosis and are not aware of it as evidenced […]
Many patients wonder, “what happens to my eggs during and after their egg retrieval?” The following is a brief outline of what to expect during and after an egg retrieval. During the egg retrieval, the fluid in the follicles, which are small sacs that contain the eggs (like a small grape) is removed with small […]
Exposure to environmental pollutants for those trying to conceive can adversely affect the ability to become pregnant and overall fertility. Numerous health-related issues have been linked to air pollution. A recent study published in Nature Sustainability examined the relationship between maternal air pollution exposure and pregnancy outcomes. This study included over 255,000 women in Beijing, […]
Access to Fertility Treatment
Infertility is a disease. An estimated one out of six couples attempting pregnancy will have fertility challenges. A major barrier for infertile patients needing infertility treatment is the financial cost. It is important to know if you are struggling with this issue, you have options and you are not alone. Both the World Health Organization […]