Influence of Paternal Age on Pregnancy Outcome

Paternal Age pregnancy

People are waiting longer to have a family. The availability of donor eggs has allowed many older couples to also start or complete their families later in life. Advance paternal age greater than age 50 is associated with many epigenetic phenomena in children including autism, dwarfism and even premenopausal breast cancer in women whose fathers […]

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Patient Thank You

Patient Thank You

At Fertility Centers of New England, we know there are choices when choosing care. 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 hope by sharing the kind words […]

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What Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle?

What Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle?

The purpose of the menstrual cycle is to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. Many patients ask what is a normal menstrual cycle? It depends on an orderly progression of hormonal signals and is simplistically divided into the following phases: 1)      Proliferative/ Follicular Phase 2)      Ovulatory Phase 3)      Secretory/Luteal Phase 4)      Menstrual Phase Cycle Day #1 […]

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How Long To Wait After A Miscarriage Before Trying To Become Pregnant

how long after miscarriage should i wait to get 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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Does In Vitro Fertilization Affect Child Development?

In Vitro Fertilization Child Development

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) embodies all methods of conception outside of natural conception. It includes stimulation of ovaries and either intrauterine insemination or removal of the eggs and fertilization in the laboratory setting (IVF). In North America, there has been approximately a 50% increase in patients using these therapies over the last decade. We are […]

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Folic Acid Can Reduce The Risk Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

folic acid autism

The benefits of folic acid in preventing neural tube defects or abnormalities of the spine have long been known. A study published last month in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives has shown that folic acid can reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorder in women who have been exposed to household or commercial pesticides. […]

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Pesticides May Negatively Impact IVF Pregnancy Rates

pesticides IVF pregnancy rates

We know from animal studies that pesticide exposure can negatively impact the number of live-born offspring. A recent study in JAMA suggests that the same may be true in humans, that is, pesticides may negatively impact IVF pregnancy rates. Researchers looked at preconception intake of pesticide residue from fruits and vegetables to see if there […]

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Thank You From One Of Our Patients

Patient Thank You

We received this incredibly kind note from one our patients. It not only touched all of our hearts but reminded us all why we do what we do. In the words of our patient, “thank you for helping us become the family we could not become on our own.” May the kind words from one […]

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Fertility Centers of New England Exhibits at RESOLVE New England’s Annual Conference

RESOLVE of New England Conference 2017

Fertility Centers of New England is proud to be an exhibitor at RESOLVE of New England’s 24th Annual Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference on Saturday, November 4th. This is the largest consumer fertility conference of its kind in the United States connecting patients with the resources they need. Since 1974, RESOLVE New England […]

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Parental Obesity Is Linked To Delays In Child Development

parental obesity child development

Obesity is linked to both male and female infertility and miscarriage. Obesity during pregnancy is also linked to pregnancy complications and a higher incidence of metabolic disorders in children. A recent study published in “Pediatrics” from the NIH found that parental obesity is linked to delays in child development. Compared to children of normal weight […]

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