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The 7 Steps of IVF Treatment- Start to Finish

Posted on April 30th, 2018

IVF  (In Vitro Fertilization) treatment has been available for around 40 years and has helped millions of people worldwide overcome fertility issues. If you are new to the idea of IVF, it can be overwhelming.  Below, we have broken it down into 7 steps, with a brief explanation of each.  […]

Myths About Sexual Practices That Affect Fertility

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

For many couples, becoming pregnant is a goal that requires active effort and attention to even the smallest details, even during sexual intimacy. Childbearing is an integral part of the human experience, and as such, there are countless myths and superstitions surrounding fertility, or the capacity for a man or […]

Common Myths About IVF

Posted on April 16th, 2018

1. IVF is the only option available for couples trying to conceive.  There are many assisted reproductive procedures available including timed intercourse, IUI (intra-uterine insemination), ovulation induction and others.  IVF is only one of the treatments available.  Talk to your fertility doctor to determine which is right for you. 2. […]

Are Long Periods a Sign of Infertility?

Posted on April 9th, 2018

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 […]

3 Ways to Increase Your Chance of a Successful IVF Cycle

Posted on April 2nd, 2018

The age of first time moms continues to increase – which means that more and more couples are turning to IVF to help.   Once considered a last resort, IVF is now becoming more and more routine.  So how likely are you to be successful with IVF?   While a […]

Factors That Can Impact Your Fertility

Posted on March 19th, 2018

A woman’s inability to become pregnant is often not under her control. As we’ve discussed in the past, age plays a significant role in determining one’s fertility. Pre-existing medical conditions can also leave a woman unable to become pregnant naturally. Beyond this, however, in otherwise healthy and age-appropriate women, many […]

How Do I Know When I’m Fertile?

Posted on February 6th, 2018

There is a common misconception that it is easy to become pregnant; people often think that if a woman has regular intercourse without birth control, she will soon conceive. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many couples. For most women, conception takes planning because they can only become pregnant […]

How Does Age Impact Fertility?

Posted on January 22nd, 2018

Fertility can be impacted by a series of factors, such as genetics, lifestyle, age, etc. In fact, fertility is more of a sliding scale than an all-or-nothing issue. Age, however, is one of the most impactful factors in a female reproductive cycle. For some couples who have difficulty conceiving, assisted […]

Is IVF on the Rise?

Posted on December 20th, 2017

The first in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born in 1978 in Britain. Just three years later, the first IVF baby would be born in the United States. Since then, IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies have allowed hundreds of thousands of families to conceive a child they may have […]

How to Tell If You Are Infertile

Posted on November 17th, 2017

Even though pregnancy is a common occurrence, becoming pregnant is actually a complex process. Many people struggle with becoming pregnant. If you have been trying to become pregnant for several months and have seen no success, you may begin to worry that you or your partner cannot have children. Many […]

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