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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Breastfeeding May Reduce a Woman’s Risk of Endometriosis

Breastfeeding May Reduce a Woman’s Risk of Endometriosis

A recent study published in the BMJ suggests that breastfeeding may reduce a woman’s risk of endometriosis. The Nurses’ Health Study II ran from 1989 to 2011. Included in the cohort were over 72,000 women who had one or more pregnancies. Of these, 3,296 women had confirmed endometriosis. The investigators found that women who breastfed […]

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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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Help For PCOS And Weight Gain

PCOS and weight gain

Insulin is the key that opens the door and allows the sugar to transit from outside the cells to the inside. Weight gain can be associated with additional weight gain. Many patients suffering with PCOS ask us how to get help for PCOS and weight gain? Excess fat cells drive insulin resistance (where the cells […]

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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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Does Freezing Embryos Affect Success Rates?

Frozen Embryo Success Rates

On occasion during an IVF cycle the doctors may decide to forego an embryo transfer with fresh embryos and freeze all the embryos for a future embryo transfer. This can cause a lot of stress for the patients as they are anxious to move forward with the embryo transfer. There are two main reasons that […]

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Thank You From One of Our Patients

Thank You From One of Our Patients

We recently received a thank you from one of our patients that touched us all and is the reason we do what we do. May the kind words from one patient give hope to another. “It was Mother’s day 2 years ago when I first reached out to you and the team at FCNE. As […]

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What Can I Take for GI Complaints During Fertility Treatment and When Pregnant?

stomach pain pregnancy

Many women experience GI complaints while undergoing fertility treatments and when pregnant. These include constipation, indigestion/heartburn, and nausea in response to gonadotropin stimulation and due to high gonadalsteroid levels in early pregnancy. This is generally due to the slowing of smooth muscle contractility and central effects caused by high levels of estrogen and progesterone during […]

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Antidepressant Medications Are Not Associated With Autism Spectrum Disorder

antidepressants and autism

Previous studies have reported that antidepressant medications (SSRIs) taken during pregnancy may lead to autism spectrum disorder in exposed offspring. Larger studies published April 18, 2017 in The Journal of the American Medical Association show that the use of SSRI medications during pregnancy are not associated with autism spectrum disorder but genetic factors, familial environmental […]

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Low AMH Levels Are Associated With Miscarriage Following IVF

AMH levels miscarriage

Anti-Mullerian Hormone or AMH is secreted by ovarian granulosa cells and is a useful marker for the ovarian response to gonadotropin stimulation in women having IVF. A recent study reported that low AMH levels are associated with miscarriage following IVF. The study, which was reported at the October 2016 meeting of the American Society for […]

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