The Secretly Busy World of the Developing Fetus

The first pregnancy ultrasound is exciting but approached with much trepidation.  It may have taken months or years to come to this point.  Finally, the pregnancy was positive with pregnancy hormone levels rising appropriately.  However, quickly approaches the defining moment.  Without doubt, the uterus holds this incredible gift. The uterus is unmistakable and the usual […]

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Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy After Infertility Therapy

I’ve waited so long to become pregnant and have been through so much. Now that I finally am, I’m as sick as a dog. Why is this happening to me? Don’t worry. Your body is not trying to reject the pregnancy that you have worked so hard to have. Nausea and vomiting is extremely common […]

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Spitting: A Bad Habit. The Role of Saliva vs. Serum (Blood) Test for Hormone Evaluation

Patients undergoing infertility treatment are faced with numerous appointments, various testing, “needle-pricks” by phlebotomists, and injections of fertility medications.  Quality centers search for ways to minimize the stress and inconvenience that infertility treatment can impose on patients and search for ways to make treatment more “patient-friendly“ without compromising  pregnancy success rates.  We believe that making infertility […]

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The Reproductive Life Cycle

There are five reproductive stages in a woman’s reproductive life cycle.  These include premenarche (before the first menstrual period) stage; the reproductive, premenopausal stage; the early menopausal transition stage; the late menopausal transition stage; and finally, menopause.  There is no single test to determine reproductive potential, but the menstrual cycle pattern and hormone levels can […]

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