How Long To Wait After A Miscarriage Before Trying To Become Pregnant

How Long To Wait After A Miscarriage Before Trying To Become Pregnant

How long to wait after a miscarriage before trying to become pregnant again has been debated for years with different clinicians varying opinions ranging from one to six or more months. Miscarriage is a very common occurrence. At least 15-25% of pregnancies will end in miscarriage, and as a woman ages, this percentage increases. Many women are […]

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Folic Acid Can Reduce The Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

folic acid autism

The benefits of folic acid in preventing neural tube defects or abnormalities of the spine have long been known. A study published last month in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives has shown that folic acid can reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorder in women who have been exposed to household or commercial pesticides. […]

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Pesticides May Negatively Impact IVF Pregnancy Rates

pesticides IVF pregnancy rates

We know from animal studies that pesticide exposure can negatively impact the number of live-born offspring. A recent study in JAMA suggests that the same may be true in humans, that is, pesticides may negatively impact IVF pregnancy rates. Researchers looked at preconception intake of pesticide residue from fruits and vegetables to see if there […]

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Are Cancer Patients Informed About The Impact Of Treatment On Their Fertility?

cancer patients and fertility

If you have been diagnosed with cancer or certain other diseases, your fertility may be at risk. We are often asked, “Are cancer patients informed about the impact of treatment on their fertility?” Chemotherapy and radiation can destroy follicles in the ovary, speeding the natural decline of ovarian reserve and causing either temporary or even […]

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Guidance for Providers Caring for Women and Men Of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

pregnant women zika virus

In September 2016, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued new guidance for providers caring for women and men of reproductive age with possible Zika Virus exposure. The guidance was for providers that addressed the care of non-pregnant patients desiring pregnancy. This document, now updated, is based on new information, including the recent MMWR […]

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How Do Women With Fibroids Have Successful Pregnancies?

Fibroid Treatment For Women

Conservative approaches to fibroid treatment for women who wish to have children are a common concern we see in our patients. A question we are asked often is how do women with fibroids have successful pregnancies? Myomas, or uterine fibroids are the most commonly encountered uterine tumors. The word “tumor” insights fear but it really means […]

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Drinking Before Pregnancy Is Known

Drinking before pregnancy is known

Most know that drinking during pregnancy is associated with harm in exposed offspring, but what are the effects of drinking before pregnancy is known? Less understood is whether maternal alcohol consumption before one knows whether they are pregnant is associated with harm. A meta-analysis published in Alcohol Clinical Experimental Research 2014 Jan;38(1):214-26 showed a small […]

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Thank You From One Of Our Patients

Patient Thank you

We help patients fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. When we receive a thank you from one of our patients it always reminds us why we do what we do. We hope by sharing the kind words from one infertility patient can give inspiration and hope to another. “I want to thank you very much … and […]

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Reproductive Choices For Lesbian Couples

LGBT Family Building Options

We are committed to helping create healthy families regardless of marital status or sexual orientation. We are often asked what are the reproductive choices for lesbian couples. In 1985, less than 1% of couples requesting therapeutic donor inseminations were lesbian couples. Thankfully, times have changed. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has been used by lesbian couples for years […]

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TSH Should Be Part Of The Evaluation For Infertility

Thyroid and Infertility

TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone should be part of the routine evaluation of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility. TSH should be part of the evaluation for infertility. Here is why: A TSH level of 5mU/l or greater is indicative of hypothyroidism. A TSH level less than 5 mUl but greater than 2.5mU/l is associated with […]

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