Ovarian Reserve Declines with Age

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

The anti mullerian hormone is a substance produced by reproductive tissue. Its values indicate the level of ovarian reserve in a woman. Ovarian reserve (the number and the quality of the eggs) declines with age. Women are born with all the eggs that they will have throughout their lives. When […]

Definition of Infertility

Posted on December 1st, 2016

The definition of infertility is the inability to conceive for a couple after trying for one year if the female partner is under age 35, and for 6 months if the female partner is above age 35 years old. In women fertility depends on 2 key factors: 1. The ability […]


Posted on November 16th, 2016

Infertility is defined as an inability to conceive for 6–12 months, depending on your age. On your first visit to an infertility specialist the doctor will listen to your medical history, review any medical records available, and order a set of labs that will help determine the underlying cause of […]

How Do I Know if My Tubes Are Tied?

Posted on November 8th, 2016

Tubal ligation, often referred to as “getting your tubes tied”, is a surgical procedure in which a woman’s Fallopian tubes are cut or burned to prevent pregnancy. This is a very effective form of birth control, because it prevents the egg and sperm from meeting, thus the egg cannot be […]

How does In Vitro Fertilization and Artificial Insemination Differ?

Posted on November 2nd, 2016

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are 2 commonly used treatments at RFC, under the guidance of Peyman Saadat, M.D. These treatments are used for couples or individuals who may not be able to conceive. IUI is a process in which the woman will be inseminated by her […]

In Vitro Fertilization Treatment Success

Posted on October 24th, 2016

In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment success is generally reported based on the female partners age group as well as the clinical success rate of the specific clinic. Usually the success rate is highest among patients under age 35 and also those using an egg donor. The success rate starts to […]

What is Low Fertility? How is it Treated?

Posted on October 12th, 2016

Low fertility or sub-fertility is defined as inability to conceive after trying for 6 months to a year, depending upon the age of the woman. Usually in a woman under 35 a 12 month trial is recommended, and for a woman over the age of 35, a 6 month trial […]

Are Long Periods a Sign of Infertility

Posted on September 16th, 2016

A woman’s period generally lasts between 5-7 days. A period that lasts longer than that may be a sign of an underlying condition that might cause, or contribute to, infertility. Having normal menstrual cycles is usually a sign that the brain and the ovaries and uterus are communicating and working […]

When to Seek Help for Fertility

Posted on September 16th, 2016

The dawning realization that you may not be able to conceive now that you have begun trying can be shocking. Most of us assume that once we have chosen to start a family, it will just happen. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In fact, 1 in 8 couples […]

The IVF Diet

Posted on September 9th, 2016

Diet – what foods we fuel our body with – plays an important role in our overall health, and this includes our reproductive health, according to fertility expert Peyman Saadat, M.D. It’s well known that lowering the amount of carbohydrates, particularly simple carbohydrates, and increasing fruits, vegetables, healthy protein and […]

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