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Coping with Grief at the Holidays

The holiday season can be a difficult time for couples who have faced challenges in their journey to start a family, whether that means they are unable to get pregnant, or they have suffered the loss of a pregnancy. It is normal to feel a heightened sense of emptiness and grief when you’re inundated with all the joyful faces of kids and families in movies, on TV and at the malls this time of year.

For many couples, grief is a natural byproduct of their infertility journey. When you hope for a pregnancy during a cycle of treatment and are disappointed, or when you experience the joy of conceiving a child only to lose the baby a few weeks later, you inevitably feel profound loss. With every unsuccessful treatment or miscarriage, your losses multiply and the grief can become overwhelming.

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Testimonial: One Family’s Fertility Journey

When Karen C. and Amanda C. decided to start a family together, they came to us for help. Here, Karen describes their journey to have a baby, and their positive experience with Dr. Krause during that process. We are so grateful to have been able to help bring a new life into this wonderful couple’s world.

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Is Natural Cycle IVF Right for You?

Most couples who are struggling with infertility are aware of the basics of in vitro fertilization (IVF), where both an egg and sperm are removed from the body and used to create an embryo in a lab setting. In conventional IVF, the woman takes medication to stimulate egg production.

For some couples, natural cycle IVF, which is similar to conventional IVF just without the drug stimulation, may be a good alternative. For example, couples with significant male factor infertility, or those in which the female partner has had a tubal ligation or her tubes removed, could be good candidates for natural cycle IVF.

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Dr. Who? Meet Miriam Krause, MD

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Dr. Miriam Krause’s journey to Louisville was filled with rewards and surprises. With the support of family and friends, she has built a life more than 4,000 miles away from her hometown as a practicing reproductive endocrinologist and OB/GYN for Fertility and Endocrine Associates.

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Here We Grow!

More couples are seeking expert fertility services than ever, and we at Fertility and Endocrine Associates want to be ready to meet that increased need. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the expansion and renovation of our space in Norton Medical Plaza!

We’ve added 1,705-square-feet of space adjacent to our existing offices, and we just finished some major infrastructure updates to our state-of-the-art IVF laboratory, part of our Louisville Reproductive Center. This is exciting news for our patients!

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IVF Success Story — The Bowling Family

In 2010, Ellen Bowling and her husband decided they wanted to start a family. The couple tried for several months with no results.

Ellen made an appointment with Dr. Homm in the spring of 2011, and he recommended blood work for Ellen and a sperm analysis for her husband. The results of the sperm analysis showed male factor infertility.

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Is Donor Sperm a Good Option?

Donor sperm insemination was originally used only in heterosexual couples who had significant male factor infertility, meaning the man did not have enough sperm in his ejaculate for insemination, or the sperm could not be retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF) for a variety of reasons.

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IVF May Have Grown in Popularity, But It’s Not Always the Right Choice

Most infertility issues can be successfully treated other ways

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Men’s Health Month: The Truth About Male Infertility

When a couple can’t conceive, the problem could be his

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Revisiting Zika virus: What you need to know

Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive still at greatest risk.

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