Fertility Preservation

Fertility Preservation

Reproductive capacity is an age dependent process and is influenced by different conditions, some genetic and many not. The idea of fertility preservation may, in fact, be a misnomer and incorrect label; because it is reproductive capacity that is hoped to be preserved. The cryopreservation of gametes does not ensure the ability to become pregnant […]

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World Map of Areas With Risk of Zika

World Map of Areas with Risk of Zika (Current as of: January 10, 2018)  Because Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to the areas below. Partners of pregnant women and couples considering pregnancy should know the risks to pregnancy and take prevention steps. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission during and after […]

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Over-The-Counter Pain Killers Adversely Affect Sperm

Over-The-Counter Pain Killers Adversely Affect Sperm

Sperm production in Western countries have decreased by 50% over the past 40 years. Reasons for this phenomenon have been largely unknown. A study published this week in the journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” revealed that libido, male hormone production (LH & Testosterone), and sperm production are negatively affected by common over […]

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The Kind Words From One Patient Give Hope To Another

Thank You

May the kind words from one patient give hope to another. We recently received a thank you from one of our patients that touched us all and is the reason we do what we do. My husband and I had a long road to having our baby. Dr. Plante was our main doctor who is […]

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Are Medications During Pregnancy Safe?

Are Medications During Pregnancy Safe?

A question we often receive is “are medications during pregnancy safe?” So many women are faced with the decision of to continue medications during pregnancy compromising often their well-being for the promise of protecting this growing miracle within. Antacids and Tylenols are the mainstay of the home pharmacy. But what to do if a spoonful […]

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Multivitamins During Pregnancy May Reduce A Child’s Risk of Autism

Multivitamins During Pregnancy May Reduce A Child's Risk of Autism

Couples going through IVF have questions about what they can do to have a healthy pregnancy and how to prepare for it. A recent study published in the BMJ found that multivitamins during pregnancy may reduce a child’s risk of autism. These findings are based on a Swedish cohort of 273,107 mother-child pairs. The children […]

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10 Healthiest Behaviors To Bring About Good Health

10 Healthiest Behaviors

In the book “Us! Our Life. Our Health. Our Legacy.”  by LD Bradley and ML McKenzie, MD, the authors list the 10 healthiest behaviors to bring about good health. These are: Walk at least 30-45 minutes per day most days of the week; Engage in resistance training 2-3 days per week; Eat primarily a plant-based […]

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Women With Low Vitamin D May Experience Less Success With IVF

Women With Low Vitamin D IVF

A recent study published in Human Reproduction suggests that women with low vitamin D may experience less success with IVF than women with normal vitamin D levels. The findings came from a meta-analysis of 11 previously published studies including 2,700 women. Women with normal vitamin D levels were found to be 46% more likely to […]

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Influence of Paternal Age on Pregnancy Outcome

Paternal Age pregnancy

People are waiting longer to have a family. The availability of donor eggs has allowed many older couples to also start or complete their families later in life. Advance paternal age greater than age 50 is associated with many epigenetic phenomena in children including autism, dwarfism and even premenopausal breast cancer in women whose fathers […]

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Patient Thank You

Patient Thank You

At Fertility Centers of New England, we know there are choices when choosing care. Every note, comment, photo and testimonial continually reminds us why we do what we do. It is our job to make this easy for patients and guide them on their journey to becoming parents. We hope by sharing the kind words […]

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