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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 […]

Telling Your Family about Fertility Treatment

Posted on August 30th, 2016

One of the many issues that Dr. Peyman Saadat has seen come up for those of us struggling with fertility is what to tell our family and friends. Sometimes even the most caring relative or friend can offer suggestions or advice that can be hurtful simply because they are unaware. […]

Exercise During IVF Treatment

Posted on August 24th, 2016

Everything in moderation is a phrase we hear often, but just because it is frequently heard does not lessen its value. Take for example exercise during an IVF cycle. Dr. Peyman Saadat encourages all patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which means a healthy diet as well as exercise. However, […]

Male Factor Infertility

Posted on July 14th, 2016

Infertility has long been considered a female issue, so it might be surprising to learn that in approximately 40% of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole or contributing cause. Problems with male fertility generally fall into two categories – productive or obstructive. Issues with sperm production can […]

The 7 Steps of IVF Treatment – Start to Finish

Posted on July 12th, 2016

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. […]

The Importance of Genetic Carrier Screening for Intended Parents As Well As OVA Donors

Posted on June 19th, 2016

Undergoing fertility treatment can be stressful enough. Worrying about the health of your unborn baby can add to the stress. At RFC, under the leadership of Peyman Saadat, M.D. we offer and encourage our patients (and their ova donor, if applicable) to undergo a process called “Carrier Screening”. This screening […]

Zika Virus

Posted on June 15th, 2016

As you have probably heard about in the news, the Zika virus continues to spread. While the virus has been predominantly found in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, it has recently been reported in Brazil and now in the Americas. Because the mosquitos that spread the disease are […]

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