Fertility Cares Blog

Author: Danielle Vitiello, Ph.D., M.D.

Endometriosis and Fertility
Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?
Endometriosis is a common condition in women often associated with pain and infertility. It occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium) grows on the outside…
Can I Test My Fertility At Home?
Can I Test My Fertility At Home?
Patients often ask “can I test my fertility at home?” At-home fertility tests are available over-the-counter, however, it is important to note that this does not replace the testing that…
The Two-Week Wait Prior to Pregnancy
The Two-Week Wait Prior to Pregnancy
Fertility treatments allow patients to be empowered and to regain hope. Once the patient has engaged in treatment, the two-week wait prior to pregnancy confirmation can be unbearable. Not surprisingly,…
How Does Weight Affect Fertility?
How Does Weight Affect Fertility?
An extreme in weight, either too thin or too heavy, can adversely affect reproductive health. Patients often ask, “How does weight affect fertility? or “What is the ideal weight to…
How Genetics Can Affect Pregnancy
How Genetics Can Affect Pregnancy
Patients who have lost a pregnancy or worry that there is a genetic cause to their infertility consider genetic testing to improve the success of pregnancy. If you are trying…
Pollution and Toxins Affect Fertility
Pollution and Toxins Affect Fertility
Exposure to environmental pollutants for those trying to conceive can adversely affect the ability to become pregnant and overall fertility. Here we talk about how pollution and toxins affect fertility.…
How Do You Freeze Embryos?
How Do You Freeze Embryos?
The ability both to cryopreserve and to thaw eggs, sperm and embryos has revolutionized fertility treatment. In the deep-freeze, the succession of time is almost halted, or at least moving…
Gut Microbiome and COVID Symptoms
Gut Microbiome and COVID Symptoms
The microbiome consists of billions of bacteria in and around our bodies, primarily in the gut. They are the regulators, statesmen, warriors and peacemakers of our existence. The gut microbiome…