Am I Ovulating?
“Am I ovulating?” This question comes up a lot with patients. Ovulation is the process whereby an egg is released by the ovary. Ovulation usually occurs cyclically giving rise to a regular (every 25-35 day) menstrual cycle should pregnancy not occur. Anovulation is the inability to ovulate. Anovulation is thought to be responsible for about […]
Which Is Best, Ovulation Induction or IVF?
Without a doubt IVF is the most effective method of achieving a healthy, successful, singleton pregnancy as long as it is performed in a ‘Center of Excellence’ where an elective single embryo transfer (eSET) is the norm. Nevertheless, ovulation induction (OI) with clomiphene, letrozole or gonadotropins followed by intrauterine insemination (IUI) remains a first line […]
Letrozole May Induce Ovulation
Ovulation is critical to achieving a natural pregnancy. Ovulation dysfunction is one of the primary causes of infertility. Clomiphene citrate (clomid) has been used for decades to induce ovulation in women unable to ovulate on their own so they may become pregnant. Clomid however has many adverse side effects. One such side effect is causing […]
Improving Fertility in Women With PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS affects as many as 5 million women in the United States and is one of the most common causes of infertility. PCOS is likely a number of different diseases that manifest in similar physical symptoms, such as acne, excess facial and body hair growth, insulin resistance, abnormal menstrual periods, infertility, […]
What is a Fertility Specialist?
A Fertility Specialist practices in a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology called Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. While any physician with a medical degree can claim to be a Fertility Specialist, only the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) can certify a physician in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and only such certified Fertility Specialists can […]