Fertility Cares Blog

Author: Joseph A. Hill, III, M.D.

When to Consider IVF
When to Consider IVF
Patients often question when to consider IVF for infertility treatment. IVF should be considered when more conservative measures fail or in circumstances where more conservative measures would not be effective.…
What Is IVF and How Is It Done?
What Is IVF and How Is It Done?
Patients seeking infertility treatment commonly ask “what is IVF and how is it done?” IVF is an acronym for In Vitro Fertilization which means to fertilize an egg with sperm…
Thyroid Function Is Important for Fertility
Thyroid Function Is Important for Fertility
Proper thyroid function is important for fertility and for having a successful pregnancy. Undiagnosed thyroid disease can make it difficult to conceive and can cause problems during pregnancy. What Should…
How Pregnancy Actually Happens
How Pregnancy Actually Happens
The egg’s voyage is a miraculous journey. Ovulation is a volcano-like eruption on the ovarian surface of the follicle where the egg was matured. Some women experience this normal monthly…
Uterine Fibroids and Fertility
Uterine Fibroids and Fertility
Uterine fibroids are associated with both infertility and miscarriage depending on their size and location. However, not everyone with fibroids, even large ones, will have difficulty. Uterine fibroids are benign…
How Much Sperm is Enough for Pregnancy?
How Much Sperm is Enough for Pregnancy?
Understanding your body and what is happening is important if you are trying to conceive. Fertilization can feel like an overly complicated process and questions like how much sperm is…
What Happens When a Sperm Meets an Egg
What Happens When a Sperm Meets an Egg
While women typically release only a single egg each month, men release millions of sperm during ejaculation with only one lucky winner fertilizing the egg. What happens when a sperm…