How Do You Know if IVF is Right For You?
What is your chance of becoming pregnant naturally? When pregnancy is desired success is expected the first cycle trying. This can happen but for most people the chance of becoming each month of trying is only 20% per menstrual cycle attempt. This is the rate of natural fecundity. Infertility is defined as the inability to […]
Can I Trust a Home Pregnancy Test?
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, much of medicine has become virtual. Patients are speaking with their healthcare providers over phone and video on a regular basis. Office visits are primarily reserved for blood work, imaging, and necessary procedures. Increased time at home has led many patients to ask, “Can I trust a home […]
What is Luteal Phase Defect?
What is a luteal phase defect? The proposal of a luteal phase defect (LPD) has floated around infertility forums and research for years. The data supporting its existence remains thin. What is a luteal phase defect? It has been defined as “the condition where progesterone from corpus luteum is not sufficient to maintain endometrium and […]
The Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients and healthcare providers have wondered about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes. On a daily basis, statistics and recommendations related to this virus continue to evolve. Overall, we have more questions than answers in terms of both maternal and fetal effects. Most of the available information […]
Our fertility doctors have shared the many benefits of Vitamin D as it relates to infertility treatment, including how it may increase live birth rates, may reduce the risk of miscarriage, and what dose of Vitamin D for pregnant women is right. Now a new study is showing another possible benefit this supplement offers for the […]
What Are Your Chances of Getting Pregnant?
Did you know that an estimated one out of six couples attempting pregnancy will have fertility challenges? If you are struggling with this issue, you are not alone. What are your chances of getting pregnant? For fertile couples, the chance of achieving a successful pregnancy is: 20% for any given month; 57% within three months […]
Healthy Lifestyle Amidst COVID-19
COVID-19 has resulted in people putting so many aspects of their lives on hold from weddings, vacations, to buying a new home. Managing infertility has also become challenging. A healthy lifestyle amidst COVID-19 can help you take control of an uncertain time. Many women can benefit from a diet and lifestyle reset. Eating fertility-boosting foods […]
Many patients are taking a break from fertility treatment during this uncertain and challenging time. Life as we know it has changed dramatically. It may be the perfect opportunity to reassess your fertility path and seek a second opinion. Some patients are evaluating fertility and when to seek a second opinion. Obtaining a second opinion […]
We Are Still Treating Existing Patients And Accepting New Patients Infertility is a medical condition that is time sensitive and we maintain our commitment to you. Fertility Centers of New England remains open. We continue to care for our patients and are accepting new patients. We remain focused, as always, on providing you with individual […]
How does Coronavirus affect fertility and pregnancy? Over the next several months many people may be exposed to COVID-19. How many of these people will become infected remains unknown. It is known that few of these people who become infected will suffer dire consequences unless they are immune compromised or suffer chronic medical illnesses such […]