A major emphasis of Fertility & Endocrine Associates is an efficient evaluation of couples’ combined fertility challenges. In many cases, there is not an absolute cause for infertility but several sub-fertile factors that lead to the couple’s difficulty in conceiving their first child or subsequent children after they have either had a child or experienced […]
Facing the Facts
Myths versus Truths about Infertility The inability to give birth to a child when desired is a very personal and stressful life experience. Many myths surround this area of human life and though medical science has brought about a rapidly growing number of interventions and technologies to assist individuals toward pregnancy, much of […]
Your Weight Matters!
Whether your immediate concerns involve achieving a successful pregnancy or improving your general health, being overweight is a critical issue! Excess weight is associated with many chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, adult onset diabetes, abnormal uterine bleeding and ovulation disorders. Many women have struggled for years to lose weight and […]
The FDA recently met to discuss a fertility procedure that would combine the genetic material of three people.
Although this scientific technology is exciting and, at first glance, seems a way to prevent inherited or genetic disorders, there are many potential problems associated. Where would the line be drawn between replacing genetic material to prevent a birth defect and replacing genetic material to assure a brown-eyed baby, rather than a blue? How about […]
Don’t let the fear of expensive treatment keep you from discovering your options!
When new patients call our office after months or years of trying to get pregnant or having miscarriages, their primary concerns are: first and foremost, what can we do to have a child and, understandably also important, can we afford the treatment? There are many options available today for women and their spouses or partners […]
Will my insurance pay for fertility treatment?
It depends… Some insurance plans include coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility , but not all do. Some plans cover diagnostic treatment up to the diagnosis of infertility, some offer coverage for fertility treatment but limit it to intrauterine insemination (IUI), and some offer coverage for all fertility treatment (diagnostic testing, IUI, ovulation […]
What the heck does “Morphology” mean on a Semen Analysis and why should I care?
What the heck does “Morphology” mean on a Semen Analysis and why should I care? Early in the evaluation of a couple undergoing a fertility evaluation, the male partner will usually have a semen analysis. Most men dread this, but it is important. It is the best “snapshot” your healthcare team has to predict a […]