Fertility Cares Blog

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

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…
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…
Treatment For Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Treatment For Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
The treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss should depend on the underlying causes contributing to loss. Unfortunately, the precise cause for loss remains unknown in many cases and thus effective treatment…
How Do You Know If You Have Fibroids?
How Do You Know If You Have Fibroids?
Fibroids do not always cause symptoms, but how do you know if you have fibroids? The most common symptom caused by fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding. Other common symptoms may…