The first IVF baby was born in 1978 in England. More than 40 years later, thousands of couples have built families thanks to in vitro fertilization and other advances in fertility. One of the newest treatments available is INVOcell, which uses the same principles as traditional IVF with a special modification. Instead of growing embryos […]
Acknowledging the Trauma of Pregnancy Loss
The experience of losing a pregnancy is devastating, no matter the circumstances or how long you carried your baby. Whether you got pregnant on your first fertility treatment or after your fourth round of IVF, the feelings of sadness, anger and guilt are likely the same. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and […]
Polyps, Fibroids and A Woman’s Fertility
Small growths of tissue known as polyps or fibroids in or around a woman’s uterus are very common, and they’re usually nothing to worry about. In some cases, however, these growths can make it more difficult to get pregnant. The biggest difference between polyps and fibroids is where they originate. Polyps are usually non-cancerous growths […]
How to Preserve Fertility for Your Future Family
More and more people are taking steps to make sure that having children is a still an option for them when they’re ready, despite today’s common life choices and health conditions. Many couples are choosing to spend their 20s and early 30s focusing on their careers, which means they are waiting later to start a […]
What If It’s Him? Treating Male Factor Infertility
Women tend to speak more openly about their fertility problems than men, but when a couple has difficulty getting pregnant, it’s just as likely to be the man’s problem as the woman’s. In fact, only about one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, and one-third to the male partner. The other third is […]
Treatments Offer Relief from Endometriosis Pain
One of the most common reasons women in their 20s, 30s and 40s struggle with painful periods is a condition called endometriosis, where cells found on the inner lining of the uterus grow in other places, like on the ovaries or fallopian tubes. The most likely cause is “retrograde menstruation.” This is where cells normally […]
You Can Reduce the Risk for Some Birth Defects
Couples who struggle with infertility will do everything possible to get pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy and ultimately deliver a healthy baby. While there are some things neither parents nor modern medicine can control when it comes to the health of an unborn child, some birth defects are highly preventable.
Grief After Pregnancy Loss
If you’ve lost a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend, it’s natural to feel their absence more strongly during the holidays, when it seems like everyone around you is celebrating. But what about those who miss someone they never met? Couples who’ve had a miscarriage also suffered a devastating loss, and that unique type of grief […]
Weight Loss and the Holidays
Getting to your ideal weight is one of the most important things you can do to increase your chances for having a baby. For many of our patients who are trying to shed some pounds, the holidays can be a challenging time.
Never Fear: Surgery to Improve Fertility Can Be Safe and Easy
Before some of the recent advances in technology came along, “surgery” was a frightening word. It often meant big risks, one or more overnight stays at the hospital, and a long road to recovery.
Today, many of the most common surgeries for women’s health are outpatient. You can usually expect a quick and easy procedure with few risks, pain easily managed by medication and slight scarring. When it comes to recovery time, you can often be back at work in just a few days.