Flu Vaccine And Pregnancy

flu vaccine and pregnancy

Flu season is upon us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there were 40 million cases of influenza last year with 970,000 people hospitalized. We receive a lot of questions on the flu vaccine and pregnancy? Pregnant women and those contemplating or attempting pregnancy should get the flu shot due to […]

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Get Your Flu Vaccine Early This Year

Well, flu season will be here before you know it and the 2013-14 vaccine has recently become readily available. The CDC recommends that all women, including pregnant women receive the flu vaccine. So, certainly women who are trying to conceive should get their vaccine as soon as possible. The CDC recommends all of the inactivated […]

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Decisions When Undergoing IVF Treatment

In last Sunday’s NY Times style section, Carla Naumburg had a short piece about the stress of having to make  so many decisions when undergoing IVF treatment. One of the hardest decisions was whether to transfer 1 or 2 embryos into her uterus. Although she desperately wanted to get pregnant and  was aware of the […]

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Acupuncture and Infertility

In 2002, a fertility center in Germany published “Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproductive therapy” (Fertil Steril 77(4):721-4).   In this small study of 80 patients, those receiving acupuncture had a higher IVF pregnancy rate (42.5%) than those without acupuncture (26.3%).  Since this publication, numerous studies have been published […]

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Buyer Beware! A Patient’s Guide to Asking the Right Questions When Paying for Fertility Treatment

For many in the United States, advanced treatments for infertility (for example, In-Vitro Fertilization, or IVF) is not covered by their health insurance.  This means that those needing advanced treatment have to pay for the related expenses “out of pocket” if they want to build their family.  The cost of treatment can range from $10,000-20,000 (USD) and is often the […]

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RESOLVE of New England's Annual Conference: Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices, and Adoption

Resolve, a non-profit infertility patient support-group, will be holding their annual New England conference on Saturday, November 5th, in Marlborough, MA.  Resolve provides patients with education, advocacy and support throughout the year; however, this annual conference is unique opportunity with more than 40 workshops and presentations from experts in the New England area. Lynette Scott, […]

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