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Why Preconception Counseling Is So Important

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

If you’re considering having a baby in the near future, you may already be thinking about baby names and nursery themes. Although choosing just the perfect name is an important part of the planning process, discussing your plans for pregnancy with a professional is something that you should consider before you even start trying.  Pregnancy is one […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Learn Signs and Symptoms to Watch For

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month has played a key role in making women aware of the importance of early detection and treatment. In 2016, more than 240,000 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis, according to BreastCancer.org. Although this remains a devastating diagnosis, death rates are dropping due to treatment advances. Cancer […]

Fertility Treatment and Time to Pregnancy

Friday, November 14th, 2014

When choosing a fertility treatment pathway, there are many factors to consider including the head, the heart, the body, and the pocket book. While each individual person has different feelings and level of comfort with each treatment, knowing the success of each treatment option can help you make informed decisions. Success of the different treatments […]

What You Need to Know About the HSG Test

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The hysterosalpingogram, often called the HSG test, is a useful tool because it allows a reproductive endocrinologist to see the inside of the uterus and Fallopian tubes. Because fertilization occurs in the Fallopian tubes, it is very important that they are open and normal in size and shape. If you have an HSG test early […]

When Do You Need a Sperm Analysis, and How Does It Work?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

When you finally decide it’s time to try to figure out why pregnancy isn’t happening, one of the first steps your doctor may ask for is a sperm analysis. This procedure is typically part of a fertility investigation for couples who have not been able to conceive. In addition, patients interested in evaluating their own […]

3 Things to Consider Before Visiting an Egg Donation Clinic

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an option for women who have trouble conceiving due to advanced age, ovulation problems, or problems with the fallopian tubes or uterus. During this process, a sperm and egg are united in a laboratory. Once the egg is fertilized, the resulting embryo is placed in a woman’s uterus. If the […]

4 Surprising Ways the Biological Clock Affects Women’s Fertility

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

One of the gender differences in human reproduction is that men make new sperm continuously throughout their lives and women make all of their eggs before they are born.  Men are capable of conceiving children late in life while women usually exhaust their supply of eggs by their early fifties.  In addition, the quality of […]

5 Tips for Preserving Fertility in Young Adults

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Even if you are not ready to have a baby right now, you may want to consider beginning the planning process now. Although age is one of the biggest factors determining whether you will be able to conceive a child, there are a number of things that you can do now to preserve your fertility. […]

Ovulation Predictor Tests: How to Identify the Right Time to Conceive

Monday, October 14th, 2013

If you are a woman with regular monthly menstrual cycles, an ovulation predictor test can give you an idea of when you are likely to be most fertile.  If you have infrequent periods, or have not had any periods at all for an extended period of time, you are experiencing more significant problems with ovulation. […]

Preserving Fertility Until YOU’RE Ready for a Family

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Age-related infertility may seem far-off, but preserving fertility is something that you should think about when you’re young, whether or not you have definite plans to have children. The age-related decline in fertility is a natural part of a woman’s life cycle that often catches both men and women by surprise. What steps can you […]

What is the Rate of Success with IVF and Egg Donation?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Embarking on fertility treatment using IVF and egg donation is a big step for anyone wanting to become a parent. When you undertake the process you need to know what your chances are for success, because this makes it slightly less intimidating and gives you more reason for hope. Many people first try IVF with […]

The Pros and Cons of Becoming an Egg Donor

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Donating eggs or oocytes so others can become parents is a life-changing gift of life and it is decision that only a few healthy, fertile women ages 21 to 31  have the opportunity make every day. Whether you are motivated to help a struggling couple or are attracted by the monetary compensation of donating, you need […]

3 Factors that Determine the Impact of Chemotherapy on Fertility

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

One of the clear signs of success in our ability to cure certain types of cancer is the rising interest in preserving fertility in cancer patients.  While both men and women have had children after cancer treatments, it is much more effective to intervene before being exposed to chemo- or radiation therapy. Men have had […]

Fertility Issues? Boost Your Fertility with These Top Tips

Monday, May 6th, 2013

It’s one of those things everyone simply takes for granted – that one day you’ll have children.  However, one couple in six ends up needing a little help conceiving.  There are a few things you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.  Most of them are basic health […]

4 Ways to Take Part in National Infertility Awareness Week

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

National Infertility Awareness Week is here, and this your chance to do something to change the conversation around infertility once and for all. Whether you have experienced infertility personally or through someone close to you, this is the ideal opportunity for you to participate in raising awareness and understanding of the issue. RESOLVE, the National […]

4 Steps to Finding Out Whether You Need Fertility Treatment

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The ability to conceive is a life event that most couples take for granted and it can be one of the most frustrating and devastating of life’s detours when it doesn’t happen as expected.  For some couples this is the first time that they realize that they are not in control of something important in […]

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