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Category: IVF General Information

Stress and IVF: How to Combat It

Anxiety and stress are common emotions during any pregnancy. It seems as though you and your partner are in constant “worry mode.” Will the baby be ok? Will you be able to handle childbirth? Are you financially and emotionally ready to raise your child? These and many other concerns go round and round in your […]

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Low Sperm Count and Treatment Options

Low Sperm Count Treatment

Infertility is the condition whereby a man and woman are unable to conceive naturally. In the US infertility affects 13% of couples with one third attributed to male factor infertility. Without the intervention of a fertility specialist, there is a very low likelihood of conception. Male factor infertility means a man is unable to impregnate […]

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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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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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What’s New in IVF? Alternative IVF Protocols

July 25th, 1978 is a big day in reproductive science history. That’s the birthday of the first “test tube” (IVF) baby, Louise Brown. In the 43 years since Louise Brown’s birth, the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and IVF has virtually exploded. As better procedures come to light IVF becomes more common and more […]

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I Am Planning on IVF Treatment. Should I Worry About Covid Infection and IVF?

Should I worry About Covid Infection and IVF?

The Covid 19 pandemic is now in its 19th month and there is still much that we are uncovering. As science and medicine work to end, or at the very lease control Covid’s assault on the world population, most people are cautiously resuming their day to day lives. For those couples who are undergoing treatment […]

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How to Cope with the 2-Week Wait Period After IVF

Yes, it happened! After weeks, months, or years of trying, you are waiting to see the second line on your pregnancy test, or to hear from your doctor that you are pregnant. During this time, you might find yourself anxious, nervous, excited, or tired. Finding coping strategies to relax your body and calm your mind […]

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Does IVF Increase the Risk for Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian stimulation is an important aspect of the overall treatment for infertility. The goal of ovarian stimulation is to harvest as many viable eggs as possible from a woman’s ovaries. By stimulating the ovaries to produce and mature a greater number of follicles/eggs, the odds of developing a healthy embryo for implantation, and thus a […]

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IS COVID VACCINE SAFE WHEN I AM PREGNANT?

All of the information-and misinformation-surrounding the Covid-19 vaccines is confusing and worrisome, especially for those who are starting a family. But it’s safe to trust the science when it comes to staying protected from this deadly virus that has held the world hostage for more than a year. Researchers at the CDC, in an analysis […]

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Could the Covid Vaccine Interfere with Fertility Treatments

Covid-19 has ravaged this country and the world for more than a year now. Finally there seems to be a light at the end of this frustrating tunnel. Globally, and especially in the U.S., we are beginning to return to some degree of normalcy. This is due in no small part to the distribution of […]

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