Assistance for Fertility Medications During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Assistance for Fertility Medications During the Coronavirus Pandemic

One of the many concerns that has arisen from patients is if there is any assistance for fertility medications during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Patients are asking questions like: What happens to my fertility drugs if my cycle is canceled? Will my fertility medications be covered by insurance if I try to cycle again? Can […]

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Continuing Infertility Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Continuing Infertility Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We Are Still Treating Existing Patients And Accepting New Patients Infertility is a medical condition that is time sensitive and we maintain our commitment to you. Fertility Centers of New England remains open. We continue to care for our patients and are accepting new patients. We remain focused, as always, on providing you with individual […]

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Things You Can Do To Take Control Of Your Fertility Treatment

Things You Can Do To Take Control Of Your Fertility Treatment

Stress and infertility. Infertility and stress. These words form an all too familiar pairing. Anyone who has struggled to have a baby or who has known someone struggling to have a baby is keenly aware of the ways that infertility causes stress. Sadly, you are also aware of the idea that stress causes infertility. Things […]

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What Happens During Embryo Transfer?

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 […]

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Vitamin D Increases Live Birth Rates in Infertile Women

Vitamin D Increases Live Birth Rates in Infertile Women

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 […]

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How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility?

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 […]

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Access to Fertility Treatment

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 […]

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Insurance Coverage Varies Even in States with an Infertility Mandate

Insurance Coverage Varies Even in States with an Infertility Mandate

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 […]

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What To Expect At Your First Visit To A Fertility Doctor

What To Expect At Your First Visit To A Fertility Doctor

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 […]

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Am I Ovulating?

Ovulation Calendar

“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 […]

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