Being Overweight During Pregnancy May Lead To Increased Birth Defects

Being Overweight During Pregnancy May Lead To Increased Birth Defects

It has long been known that being overweight during pregnancy could lead to medical problems during the pregnancy such as high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition, being overweight during pregnancy may lead to increased birth defects. Women have been encouraged to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant and to try to maintain a […]

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Walnuts Can Control Appetite

Appetite Control

Obesity continues to be an important factor in pregnancy loss and infertility. Overeating and poor food choices are the primary reasons for weight gain. There is a lot of discussion on how walnuts can control appetite. How can a nut have such power? Walnuts are thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. A […]

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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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FCNE Proudly Supports RESOLVE’s Walk of Hope

The Fertility Centers of New England proudly supports RESOLVE and RESOLVE New England’s Walk of Hope. On Sunday, September 17th, the Fertility Centers of New England will walk to support the infertility movement and all patient’s in the journey to becoming parents. RESOLVE’s Walk of Hope is a 1-mile, all ages awareness and fundraising event […]

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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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Drinking Before Pregnancy Is Known

Drinking before pregnancy is known

Most know that drinking during pregnancy is associated with harm in exposed offspring, but what are the effects of drinking before pregnancy is known? Less understood is whether maternal alcohol consumption before one knows whether they are pregnant is associated with harm. A meta-analysis published in Alcohol Clinical Experimental Research 2014 Jan;38(1):214-26 showed a small […]

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Thank You From One Of Our Patients

Patient Thank you

We help patients fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. When we receive a thank you from one of our patients it always reminds us why we do what we do. We hope by sharing the kind words from one infertility patient can give inspiration and hope to another. “I want to thank you very much … and […]

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Reproductive Choices For Lesbian Couples

LGBT Family Building Options

We are committed to helping create healthy families regardless of marital status or sexual orientation. We are often asked what are the reproductive choices for lesbian couples. In 1985, less than 1% of couples requesting therapeutic donor inseminations were lesbian couples. Thankfully, times have changed. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has been used by lesbian couples for years […]

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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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