The Truth About Covid Vaccines and Preterm Delivery
It’s no surprise that pregnant women focus on the health and wellness of their unborn children, first and foremost. However, your baby’s health is dependent on your own to a large degree. That’s why it’s very concerning to the medical community that statistics show only about a third of pregnant women in the US are […]
Will COVID Affect My Baby if I Am Not Vaccinated?
With all of the changing information regarding COVID-19 and its variants the CDC and physicians continue to stand firm in their recommendation that pregnant people obtain the vaccine. The CDC strongly encourages the COVID-19 vaccination for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I Put Off IVF Because of COVID – Is It Safer Now to Try Again?
While the world waits in hopeful anticipation of the vaccine against COVID-19, you may be wondering if it’s safe to try to conceive. The answer is yes! Right now it appears that the vaccines will be made available in phases, with the most vulnerable, including healthcare and frontline workers being the first to receive, as […]
Does Corona Virus Affect My Fertility?
The corona virus is on everyone’s mind right now. As we slowly come out of “shelter-in-place” recommendations and get used to that “new normal” everyone keeps talking about, we all have so many questions. With “what we know” constantly changing it’s difficult to have a clear understanding of who is most vulnerable, and how the […]
Does Caffeine Affect Fertility?
For most couples, deciding to conceive a child is a conscious decision. You’ve daydreamed about your little one, possible even thought about names, taken a look at your finances, and maybe you’ve even shared your decision with a few close family members, or friends. As the possibility of becoming pregnant takes shape, you very likely […]
Fertility Dictionary by LA IVF
Learning about infertility, and the various ways the condition impacts your life, can be overwhelming. As you embark on the journey to grow your family through infertility treatment there are seemingly endless new words and terms being thrown your way. Decoding infertility terms is a task in itself, so we’ve put together a glossary to […]