What Happens During Embryo Transfer?
An embryo transfer is the last part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. At Fertility Centers of New England, all embryos are grown for 5 days to the Blastocyst stage prior to transfer into the uterus. Many patients ask what happens during embryo transfer? What Happens During Embryo Transfer? Early in the morning, on […]
A recent Danish study suggests that dietary Vitamin D increases live birth rates in infertile women. The authors of the study investigated the records of over 16,000 Danish women with a diagnosis of infertility between 1980 and 1991. The first five years of the study overlapped with Denmark’s mandatory vitamin D fortification program. Women with […]
How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility?
How does endometriosis affect fertility? Many patients with endometriosis ask this question. This is a very controversial subject with many contradictory studies in the medical literature. Whether early stage endometriosis with minimal to mild disease has any effect on fertility is not clear. Many women have endometriosis and are not aware of it as evidenced […]
Access to Fertility Treatment
Infertility is a disease. An estimated one out of six couples attempting pregnancy will have fertility challenges. A major barrier for infertile patients needing infertility treatment is the financial cost. It is important to know if you are struggling with this issue, you have options and you are not alone. Both the World Health Organization […]
Affording Infertility Treatments Having a child is expensive. If you are having difficulty conceiving, as 15% of those desiring a baby do, then the financial obstacles can be prohibitive. This is especially true for those working in states who do not have a mandate for employers to cover fertility treatment options. Insurance coverage varies even […]
Making an appointment to see a reproductive endocrinologist, a fertility specialist, can be a difficult step. However, it shouldn’t be. It is a first step to receiving the knowledge and support of a trained, focused specialist and use of the most advanced technology in the world. Knowing what to expect at your first visit to […]
Am I Ovulating?
“Am I ovulating?” This question comes up a lot with patients. Ovulation is the process whereby an egg is released by the ovary. Ovulation usually occurs cyclically giving rise to a regular (every 25-35 day) menstrual cycle should pregnancy not occur. Anovulation is the inability to ovulate. Anovulation is thought to be responsible for about […]
While infertility is on the rise, twin rates have dropped for the first time in nearly 40 years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, twin births declined by 4% from 2014-2018. Historically, fertility treatments have been responsible for a significant portion of the twin births in the United States. Due to advances in […]
Finding Our Way To You
We help patients achieve their dreams of being parents. 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 recently received a note from one of our dear patients titled […]
We know that smoking tobacco has a multitude of adverse effects on fertility and obstetrical outcomes. The impact of smoking marijuana has been less clear, however. A recent study published in Human Reproduction found that smoking marijuana during fertility treatment may increase miscarriage. Further, the study found that amongst women undergoing fertility treatment, those who […]