Fertility Centers of New England Named 2017 Cigna Infertility Center of Excellence

Cigna

The Fertility Centers of New England is proud to announce that we have been designated as a Cigna Infertility Center of Excellence. The Cigna Center of Excellence recognizes participating infertility centers that meet or exceed rigorous performance standards. “It’s an honor to be designated a Cigna Infertility Center of Excellence,“ said Fertility Centers of New […]

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Infertility and Early Menopause Linked to Smoking

smoking fertility

Data from over 88,700 women in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study indicate that those who smoked or were exposed to secondhand smoke (passive smokers) were more likely to have difficulty getting pregnant or enter menopause before age 50. Further, women who smoked as few as 100 cigarettes (5 packages) or more in their lives […]

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Infertility and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Infertility and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Every to be parent is concerned whether they will have a healthy baby. Approximately 3-5% of children born each year have some form of physical disability. The incidence of developmental disabilities is higher. About 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008 ranging from mild disabilities such as speech […]

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‘Healthy Obesity’ is a Myth

Overweight and obesity with infertility

Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions throughout the world and especially in the United States.  Obesity is associated with a myriad of metabolic diseases from hypertension, diabetes to certain types of cancer. The association between obesity and reproductive difficulty and complications of pregnancy […]

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Obesity is Associated With Infertility

female BMI and Infertility

The incidence of obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30, is rising.  Obesity is associated with infertility and maternal complications while pregnant including an increased chance of miscarriage, still birth, gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, difficult delivery, cesarean section and complications related to operative delivery.  Maternal obesity also is associated with type […]

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IVF is a Very Good Treatment for Infertile Women With Endometriosis

endometriosis and ivf

Endometriosis is a significant cause of infertility. Until recently surgery was thought best for treating this terrible disease. However, recent studies have shown that surgical removal of endometriosis from the ovaries called endometriomas can reduce ovarian reserve and impair the number of eggs retrieved after ovarian stimulation. A recent study published in Fertility and Sterility […]

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Is There a Link Between Celiac Disease and Reproduction?

Gluten Free Pregnancy

Celiac disease is not new. However, in recent years, it has gained more awareness in the public eye. It is a chronic disease whose cause is intolerance to ingested gluten. This intolerance causes an immune-initiated inflammatory response in the small intestine. In turn, this constant inflammation causes damage to the delicate lining of the intestines. […]

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A Hand in the Circle of Life

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“The object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel.” ~ Florence Nightingale The people who surround you in a journey such as fertility will help enable success. I try to practice this with each and every patient when providing care. The patients we see are […]

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STD Awareness Month: Preventable Causes of Infertility

STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are nearly 20 million new STD cases every year with half occurring in young adults ages 15-24. The cost of treatment is approximately $16 billion annually. Many STDs are treatable and most can be cured. The CDC recommends annual Chlamydia screening […]

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Binge Drinking In Women

Binge drinking in women

The Centers for Disease Control and prevention released their Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report on Binge Drinking Among Women and High School Girls. The report announced that 1 in 8 adult women and 1 in 5 high school girls in the United States practice binge drinking (at least 5 drinks in a row), and tend […]

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