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What Are the Complications With Covid Infection During Pregnancy?

Covid-19 and its variants continue to impact day-to-day life for people across the globe. After 19 months of the pandemic most of us in the United States are eager to get back to some semblance of normal. For many that means taking their plans for growing their family off pause and moving forward. Pregnancy places […]

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Genetic Carrier Screening: I’m Healthy So Do I Really Need it?

For couples and individuals with a history of genetic disorders a carrier screening test brings peace of mind. Doctors typically recommend genetic carrier screening if you or your partner are at high risk for passing on certain diseases like Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis. Of course, you don’t always know whether you’re a carrier and not […]

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What to Expect During and After an Early Miscarriage

Early miscarriage is especially difficult. You’re likely settling into the notion that you’re pregnant and then it’s over. You’re sad and confused and, of course, apprehensive about trying again. An unfortunate statistic is that 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, depending on age, and it’s much higher in advanced reproductive age. The majority occur before […]

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Late Miscarriage: What Are the Causes?

Miscarriage is a difficult, yet common (1 in 4) occurrence in early pregnancy. Early miscarriage usually happens due to fetal or embryo abnormalities, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities, exposure to certain toxic substances or medications the mother took prior to realizing she was pregnant. Early miscarriage is the term which describes loss of pregnancy prior to […]

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Who Carries the Child in a Same-Sex Female Couple?

Every prospective parent faces a barrage of questions and concerns. When do we start trying? What will we name the baby? How do we make sure we’re ready? Can we afford a child? It’s only natural to experience concerns such as these and more. However, a same-sex female couple faces a unique question; who carries […]

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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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Will Taking Birth Control Make it Harder to Get Pregnant?

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It’s certainly one of life’s great ironies; when you’re at your most fertile you take steps to prevent pregnancy and when you are ready to start a family your fertility is beginning to wane. If you’re over 30 and it seems to be taking longer than you’d anticipated to conceive, you’re probably wondering if something […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Navigating Your IVF Journey – Your Checklist Part 2

At this point in your IVF journey the appropriate tests have been performed and you and your fertility specialist have set a course for your IVF cycle. Your ovulation has been charted and recorded on your individual calendar and you will be prescribed medication that will aid your ovaries in producing several mature eggs at […]

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