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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Twin Rates Have Dropped For The First Time In Nearly 40 Years

Twin babies bumping knuckles.

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 […]

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Finding Our Way To You

A couple shares their infertility journey.

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 […]

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Smoking Marijuana During Fertility Treatment May Increase Miscarriage

Smoking Marijuana During Fertility Treatment

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 […]

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Children Conceived Through IVF Don’t Show Any Increase Risk of Cancer

Children Conceived Through IVF Don't Show Any Increase Risk of Cancer

A recent large Dutch study confirmed what previous smaller studies had shown that children conceived through IVF don’t show any increase risk of cancer. This study followed nearly 50,000 children and young adults for an average of 21 years. 24,269 were conceived through IVF, 9,660 were conceived naturally or with fertility drugs in sub fertile women, […]

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Metformin May Increase Full-Term Delivery in Women With PCOS

A Woman With PCOS And Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 7-10% of women. The symptoms of PCOS usually present at puberty, but it may take many years before patients are correctly diagnosed. Diagnosing PCOS can be tricky because not all women will have the same symptoms. To be diagnosed with PCOS, a woman must have 2 of 3 possible findings: […]

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Nausea Elevates With Pregnancy

Pregnant Woman Experiencing Nausea

For some women, unfortunately, nausea elevates with pregnancy to the next level (figuratively and literally). Waking moments are riddled with waves of nausea and vomiting. It may be cyclic or occurring at particular times during the day or with particular triggers. The goal would be to reduce these environmental triggers (smells, visuals.. etc). If the […]

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Herbal Supplements May be Harmful During Pregnancy

Herbal Supplements May be Harmful During Pregnancy

A recent study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology looked at pregnancy outcomes in women who used herbal supplements during pregnancy. This review included 74 studies that covered 47 herbal products. The results found that herbal supplements may be harmful during pregnancy. Specifically, the use of herbal supplements was associated with an increased risk of pregnancy […]

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Taking a Probiotic May Help Embryo Implantation

Taking a Probiotic May Help Embryo Implantation

We are often asked if taking a probiotic may help embryo implantation? Recent studies have found that the gut microbiome may hold the key to treatment of some diseases and keeping other human diseases/conditions at bay. Our skin, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tracts are colonized with bacteria, virus and other organisms that seemingly go bump […]

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