Mediterranean Diet May Improve IVF Success Rates

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Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may improve IVF success rates. Classically, the Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and olive oil and low in red meat. A recent article published in Human Reproduction studied the dietary habits of 244 women undergoing IVF in Greece. All participants were under 41 years […]

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Migraines and Infertility Medications

Migraines and Infertility Medications

According to the Migraine Research Foundation migraines are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and the 6th most disabling illness world-wide. Approximately 18% of American women (about 28 Million) suffer with migraines. Half of these women have at least one attack per month and 25% experience 4 or more severe episodes monthly. Migraines accompanied with […]

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Fertility Preservation

Fertility Preservation

Reproductive capacity is an age dependent process and is influenced by different conditions, some genetic and many not. The idea of fertility preservation may, in fact, be a misnomer and incorrect label; because it is reproductive capacity that is hoped to be preserved. The cryopreservation of gametes does not ensure the ability to become pregnant […]

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Dr. Robert Weiss And Dr. Beth Plante Are Two of The Top Reproductive Endocrinologists In The 2017 List of Top Docs of Boston

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We are proud to announce that Boston Magazine recognized our physicians, Dr. Robert Weiss and Dr. Beth Plante are two of the top Reproductive Endocrinologists in the 2017 list of Top Docs of Boston. Dr. Weiss was selected for this honor for the seventh time, and Dr. Plante was selected for the first time. “We are proud […]

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World Map of Areas With Risk of Zika

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World Map of Areas with Risk of Zika (Current as of: January 10, 2018)  Because Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects, pregnant women should not travel to the areas below. Partners of pregnant women and couples considering pregnancy should know the risks to pregnancy and take prevention steps. All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and prevent sexual transmission during and after […]

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Over-The-Counter Pain Killers Adversely Affect Sperm

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Sperm production in Western countries have decreased by 50% over the past 40 years. Reasons for this phenomenon have been largely unknown. A study published this week in the journal, “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” revealed that libido, male hormone production (LH & Testosterone), and sperm production are negatively affected by common over […]

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No Need To Delay Conception After A Miscarriage

No Need To Delay Conception After A Miscarriage

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 […]

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The Kind Words From One Patient Give Hope To Another

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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 […]

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Are Medications During Pregnancy Safe?

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A question we often receive is “are medications during pregnancy safe?” So many women are faced with the decision of to continue medications during pregnancy compromising often their well-being for the promise of protecting this growing miracle within. Antacids and Tylenols are the mainstay of the home pharmacy. But what to do if a spoonful […]

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Multivitamins During Pregnancy May Reduce A Child’s Risk of Autism

Multivitamins During Pregnancy May Reduce A Child's Risk of Autism

Couples going through IVF have questions about what they can do to have a healthy pregnancy and how to prepare for it. A recent study published in the BMJ found that multivitamins during pregnancy may reduce a child’s risk of autism. These findings are based on a Swedish cohort of 273,107 mother-child pairs. The children […]

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