Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy is a frightening experience and in the past was assumed to represent a threatened miscarriage. However bleeding in early pregnancy is quite common affecting up to 20% of pregnancies, yet the majority of these women, over 80%, go on to have a successful delivery. There are many causes of vaginal […]
Is ICSI Safe?
Women having IVF are at increased risk for obstetrical and neonatal complications. When deciding between ICSI and conventional IVF, we are often asked is ICSI safe? Most agree that increased complications are not due to the procedures themselves but rather due to inherit risk factors in women and couples having IVF that are different than […]
A new study finds that there is no need to delay conception after a miscarriage. Historically, many women were instructed to wait to conceive after a miscarriage. A recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology examined whether the interpregnancy interval after a miscarriage impacted the risk of another miscarriage. This study included a group of […]
May the kind words from one patient give hope to another. We recently received a thank you from one of our patients that touched us all and is the reason we do what we do. My husband and I had a long road to having our baby. Dr. Plante was our main doctor who is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Help For 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 […]
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 […]
Does Freezing Embryos Affect 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 […]