Testing For Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Testing For Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage occurs more often than most woman realize. At least 15-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and as a woman ages, this percentage increases. Many women are not aware of this high percentage of pregnancies that miscarry and want to understand why it happened and could it have been prevented. We are often asked […]

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Healthy Eating for Immunity

Healthy Eating for Immunity

Having a healthy immune system has never been more important. Immunity can be affected by what you eat. Eating healthy for immunity includes eating Vitamins A, C, D and E which support immunity. Broccoli, carrots and sweet potatoes are high in these vitamins. Benefits of Eating Vitamin D for Immunity A new study is showing […]

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What to Expect With a Semen Analysis

What to Expect With a Semen Analysis

Male factor infertility is the primary cause of over one-third of cases of infertility amongst couples and is a contributing factor in as many as 35% of infertility cases. For this reason, one of the first tests offered to couples at the Fertility Centers of New England is the semen analysis. For most men, the […]

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Metformin Increases Pregnancy Success for Infertility Patients With PCOS

Metformin Increases Pregnancy Success for Infertility Patients With PCOS

A recent meta-analysis of 12 randomized clinical trials analyzed pregnancy rates amongst women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who were overweight and going through fertility treatment. This study found that metformin increases pregnancy success for infertility patients with PCOS. Specifically, PCOS patients taking metformin had higher clinical pregnancy rates compared to those who were not […]

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What To Expect With an HSG

What To Expect With an HSG

One of the first steps of diagnostic testing of infertility is an evaluation of the uterine cavity. What to expect with an HSG, SHG, or hysteroscopy and how they differ is helpful to ease any anxiety. There are three essential components to reproduction: the egg, the sperm and a place where they can meet. The […]

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How To Get Pregnant With PCOS

Trying To Get Pregnant With PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a lifetime affair. What you should know about how to get pregnant with PCOS: What are PCOS symptoms? PCOS manifests often in the late teens early twenties often causing irregular menstrual cycles and elevated androgen (male hormone) levels. This hyperandrogenemia can manifest in unrelenting acne, hair loss upon the head and […]

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Marijuana While Pregnant Can Increase Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Marijuana While Pregnant Can Increase Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

In the largest study of its kind, the use of marijuana while pregnant can increase risk of autism spectrum disorder in the offspring by an astounding 50%. This study which was published in Nature Medicine reviewed the data from all births in Ontario that occurred from 2007 to 2012. Over 500,000 women and their children […]

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The Key to Understanding Male Fertility

The Key to Understanding Male Fertility

Approximately 40% of infertility is related to the male. The key to understanding male fertility is analysis of the semen. Semen samples can vary from month to month, or even day to day because it takes about 72 days for sperm to develop within the testicles. Unlike eggs, which are present since you were born, […]

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Benzodiazepines Are Linked to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy

Benzodiazepines Are Linked to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy

Over 100,000 ectopic pregnancies occur in the United States each year. Some of the known risk factors for ectopic pregnancy include: previous ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, prior pelvic or abdominal surgery, prior sexually transmitted infection, smoking, and infertility. However, approximately half of women who experience an ectopic pregnancy have no known risk factors. A recent study […]

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How Quickly Does Ovarian Reserve Diminish?

How Quickly Does Ovarian Reserve Diminish?

“Ovarian Reserve” is a term referred by many infertility specialists to describe the size, quality and developmental potential of the eggs remaining in the ovary. As a woman ages ovarian reserve diminishes along with the chance of a chromosomal abnormal egg which increases the potential for miscarriage. As a result, older women are less likely […]

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