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 […]
In these trying times, many infertility patients are contemplating waiting or proceeding with infertility treatments during COVID-19. Some patients are torn between wanting to get pregnant as soon as possible and not delay conception, especially those over 35 years of age, and yet they’re concerned about the additional stress of being pregnant during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Although […]
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 […]
If you are interested in having a baby but have had your tubes tied in the past, you can still get pregnant either by undergoing IVF treatment (which bypasses the blocked fallopian tubes) or by surgically reconnecting the fallopian tubes. This surgery for tubal ligation reversal is also known as reanastomoses. The goal is to […]
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 is a Freeze-All Cycle?
What is a freeze-all cycle? A fresh embryo transfer occurs in the same IVF cycle in which the embryos were created (a “fresh” cycle). Any embryos remaining following a fresh embryo transfer can be frozen (vitrified) for later use in a “frozen” embryo transfer (FET) cycle. Sometimes, instead of performing a fresh embryo transfer, all embryos […]
Infertility patient visits and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic are both essential and possible at the Fertility Centers of New England. The safety of all of our patients and staff is our primary concern. All initial and follow-up appointments are being performed via telemedicine using our secure video conferencing technology. We find these virtual appointments […]
What To Expect in a Virtual Appointment with a Fertility Doctor I’m Dr. Weiss, one of your physicians at the Fertility Centers of New England. Let’s talk about telemedicine, also known as virtual appointments, and what it’s like from my perspective as well as what I hear from our patients. It’s a new experience for […]