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Category: Fertility Treatment

How to Prepare For Egg Retrieval

One of the more exciting times for those on a fertility journey is the egg retrieval. But it isn’t without some trepidation. If you don’t know what to expect you are likely more anxious and a bit unsettled as the procedure approaches. Knowing what to expect is the best way to calm your fears and […]

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What is OHSS and How to Minimize the Risk

Fertility treatment is an answer to the prayers, hopes and dreams of many couples and individuals experiencing infertility. IUI, IVF and cryopreservation of your eggs all involve ovarian stimulation. When your physician provides medication to encourage your ovaries to produce mature eggs it’s known as ovarian stimulation. While these treatments are highly successful, they are […]

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Can Testosterone Use Affect My Sperm?

Testosterone is a necessary hormone for male development. Although women do produce testosterone in smaller amounts it is essential to the development of growth and physical characteristics in men. Testosterone is responsible for growth and development of:   Facial hair Pubic hair Bone and muscle mass Sex drive Vocal development/deep voice Mood Quality of life […]

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I’m Vaccinated and Starting IVF-Should I Get the Covid-19 Booster?

There’s so much information (and misinformation) surrounding Covid-19, the vaccines and boosters and the average person is easily confused. For people considering or already undergoing, treatment for infertility, who obtained the vaccine but not the booster shot, avoiding the booster shot may seem prudent right now. Of course it is ultimately up to you to […]

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Fertility Preservation Options for Cancer Patients and What Insurance Covers

Cancer treatment greatly reduces a person’s ability to have biological children in many cases. Certain types of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery interfere with the reproductive system often in irreparable ways, rendering the patient infertile. The term describing this type of infertility is iatrogenic. Most patients who suffer iatrogenic infertility are able to anticipate the […]

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My Rapid Test for Covid Came Back Positive. What’s Next?

false positive rapid covid test

Covid testing is all over the news these days. As the Omicron and Delta variants of the virus continue to rise infecting people in record numbers obtaining a test is more difficult. Moreover, there are different types of testing available and deciding which one is right for you can be confusing. Understanding the different types […]

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Does Being Underweight Affect Fertility

Fertility and Obesity

Infertility impacts around ten percent of the population in the US. There are myriad reasons why those of childbearing age experience difficulties becoming pregnant. Both female factor infertility and male factor infertility stem from many different conditions and sometimes both partners contribute to infertility. Even more frustrating? A diagnosis of unexplained infertility. Sometimes your fertility […]

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Does Being Obese Interfere with Fertility?

Obesity is a major health concern in the U.S. The obesity rate for Americans ages 15 and over is a staggering 42.4%. Researchers predict that number will creep past 50% in the next decade. And with it any related and potentially life-limiting conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. You already know the list […]

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Are There Herbs to Naturally Support My Fertility Treatment?

In the last few decades the traditional western approach to medicine combined with naturopathic medicine proved to be successful in treating many conditions. Naturopathic medicine uses natural remedies such as herbs, supplements, acupuncture and nutrition as a means of helping the body heal itself. But what are the benefits of herbal supplements to fertility? And […]

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Can Stress Really Affect My Fertility?

If you’re trying to conceive without success, it’s almost a guarantee somewhere along your journey some well-meaning soul advised you to “just relax and it will happen.” Well, don’t be so quick to dismiss their advice. According to a few recent studies, there is some connection between stress and fertility. It’s difficult to assess the […]

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