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The Emotional Side of Infertility

Grief, anxiety, shame, and depression are just a few of the many emotions tied to infertility. Learn what to expect and how to handle the flood of feelings when you struggle with fertility.

Oct 1st, 2022
What Most Women Don't Know About Ovulation

You know what a period is, but ovulation is a little mysterious. If you’re trying to get pregnant, you need to know all you can about this part of your cycle, so we’re offering a crash course on ovulation.

Sep 1st, 2022
Important Reasons to Consider a Semen Analysis

Everything seems to be working fine when you have sex, so what could possibly be wrong with your sperm? Only a professional semen analysis can tell you for sure. Here’s why you might need this test.

Aug 1st, 2022
5 Encouraging Facts About Freezing Your Eggs

Your biological clock is ticking away, but you’re not quite ready for a family yet. Egg freezing preserves your fertility, so it’s ready when you are. Here’s what you need to know.

Jul 1st, 2022
How To Manage Endometriosis Pain During Your Period

Endometriosis hits hard during your period and can stop you from participating in the activities you love. But you can keep the pain at bay with a few simple techniques. Try these tips next time your endometriosis flares.

Jun 1st, 2022
What You Should Know About Fertility

When you’re ready for kids, you may want to buy a house in a great school district and swap your sports car for a minivan, but before you make these big moves, there are some things you should know about fertility.

Apr 1st, 2022
Does Infertility Run in the Family?

Did your mother have difficulty conceiving you? Are you worried that she may have passed that gene on to you? Keep reading to find out if infertility is hereditary.

Mar 1st, 2022
Signs You May Need to Consider Fertility Treatments

Many couples are shocked to learn that conception doesn’t always go as planned. And when a few baby-less months go by, they begin to question everything, including whether they need to consider infertility treatments. Here’s what you need to know.

Feb 1st, 2022
When Is the Best Time of Month to Get Pregnant?

When you’re trying to get pregnant, timing is everything. There’s actually a very small window each month when you’re fertile and able to conceive. Here’s what you need to know about ovulation, sex, and fertilization.

Jan 1st, 2022
Who Should Freeze Their Eggs?

More and more women are freezing their eggs these days for various reasons. Find out why they’re doing it, and learn if it’s right for you.

Dec 1st, 2021
Myths and Facts About IVF

If you’re facing infertility, you have enough to deal with without worrying about what’s true and what’s not. Here’s a clear and honest look at IVF, so you can focus on what’s right for you.

Nov 1st, 2021
Tips for Men Trying to Improve Their Fertility

If you’re having trouble getting your partner pregnant, there’s a 50-50 chance the problem is on your side of the bed. Fortunately, many cases of male infertility can be addressed with simple lifestyle changes. Here are some things to try.

Oct 6th, 2021
Does Endometriosis Impact Fertility?

Pain, heavy periods, and uncomfortable sex are some of the classic signs of endometriosis, but is infertility one of them, too? Find out how this chronic condition may affect your ability to conceive.

Aug 25th, 2021
What Is Low Ovarian Reserve?

How many eggs do you have? Is it enough to have the family you want? What if your count is low? Here’s what you need to know about your ovarian reserve and your treatment options if you need them.

Aug 1st, 2021
Benefits of PGS/PGD Genetic Testing

Are you considering in vitro fertilization? The process can be physically, emotionally, and financially exhausting. Learn how preimplantation genetic testing can help.

Jul 20th, 2021
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: You're Not Alone

Miscarriages happen to 80% of women in the first trimester. But if it’s your second or third loss, you need more than stats, you need answers. Here’s what you should know about repeated miscarriages.

Jun 16th, 2021
5 Telltale Signs of Endometriosis

From the muscle fibers in your heart to the hard nails that protect your fingertips, every human tissue has a specific role. But if you have endometriosis, your uterine tissue has gone rogue. Learn how to spot the signs of this problematic condition.

May 23rd, 2021
How Ovulation Induction Works

When irregular ovulation stands between you and the family you’re planning, the solution may be ovulation induction. Here’s how it works and how to find out if you might be a good candidate.

Apr 15th, 2021
I Regret Having My Tubes Tied

Everyone has made a decision they later regret, from tattoos to hairstyles. Fortunately, many can be reversed. If you had your tubes tied and wish you hadn’t, you may be able to restore your fertility with tubal reversal.

Mar 15th, 2021
What's Involved in a Semen Analysis?

Was your vasectomy — or vasectomy reversal — successful? Need to find out whether your sperm are healthy and viable? A simple semen analysis can give you all the answers you need. Here’s what to expect.

Jan 29th, 2021
Special Testing for the Male Partner

Is it you? Is it me? These questions haunt you if you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year with no luck. The not knowing is the worst part. But sophisticated tests can get to the answers quickly.

Nov 9th, 2020
Low Egg Reserve — Points to Consider

If you want to start a family but have been diagnosed with low egg reserve, you may still be able to get pregnant. Learn more about this condition and how a fertility specialist can help.

Oct 2nd, 2020
Is Tubal Reversal an Option for Me?

Life sometimes surprises you. You might have thought your family was complete, but today wish that you hadn’t had your tubes tied. Fortunately, tubal ligation reversal is available and has high success rates. Find out if it’s an option for you.

Sep 1st, 2020
Strategies to Optimize Your IVF Success

If you’re turning to IVF to build the family of your dreams, your fertility road has likely been a frustrating one. To maximize your chances of success, here are a few strategies that can help you get the most out of your IVF process.

Aug 18th, 2020
Egg Freezing: What You Need to Know

You want to have children at some point, but on your own terms and on your own schedule. Egg freezing is a great way to provide extra insurance that you can create the family of your dreams down the road.

Jul 14th, 2020
There's Hope After a Biochemical Pregnancy

A biochemical pregnancy, while initially disappointing, provides a glimmer of hope for better days ahead. It's Nature's way to ensure births of healthy babies. After biochemical pregnancies, most women will likely conceive again and have healthy children.

Jan 16th, 2020
10 Ways to Optimize Your Natural Fertility

When you're trying to conceive, it's empowering to know that there are certain factors in your control. Things like understanding your fertile window and making healthy lifestyle choices can improve your odds of becoming pregnant.

Oct 1st, 2019
IVF Protocols

Different IVF protocols for different women Many women going through IVF find comfort and community in online forums.

Sep 29th, 2017
Limitations of PGS

What you need to know about the limitations of PGS Preimplantation genetic screening, or PGS, sounds like a dream come true for many people who hope to have an easy pregnancy and healthy child.

Sep 29th, 2017
Advanced Semen Analysis

Beyond the basics: Advanced semen analysis When your male partner is diagnosed with male factor infertility, you’ll likely want to learn as much about it as you can.

Sep 29th, 2017
Zika Virus and Pregnancy

Have a safe summer: Learn about Zika virus and pregnancy Summer is here, and so are the pesky mosquitos.

Sep 29th, 2017
IVF Discounts for Teachers

Teachers: Take advantage of IVF discounts this summer One of the wonderful things about being a teacher is taking the summer off to take care of your personal priorities.

Sep 29th, 2017
Infertility Awareness

Infertility Awareness Tips for Getting Pregnant in Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter Quick: What’s prime time to conceive?

Sep 29th, 2017
IVF for Veterans

VA Now Offering IVF for Veterans Wounded in Service America’s veterans sacrifice so much to protect and defend our freedom, and some pay a very high price.

Sep 29th, 2017
Mini IVF

With Mini IVF, Less Is More Too many women have invested thousands of dollars in a single cycle of in vitro fertilization, only to end up with too few eggs and another negative pregnancy test.

Sep 29th, 2017
Obesity and Infertility

Our fertility clinic highlights the link between obesity and infertility When you are trying to get pregnant and can’t conceive, you may feel frustrated and discouraged.

Sep 29th, 2017
Ovarian Reserve Testing

When Is the Right Time for Ovarian Reserve Testing? When people talk about the “biological clock,” they’re talking about ovarian re-serve, and the unfortunate fact that women’s egg quantity and quality declines with age.

Sep 29th, 2017
The Mini IVF Cycle: When Less is More

print One of the main goals of IVF is to obtain as many mature eggs as safely as possible in order to maximize the chance of having a normal embryo for transfer.

Sep 29th, 2017
Cancer: Not An End to Fertility

Whenever a person is diagnosed with cancer, it is a traumatic experience. It can be even more distressing if the person is of reproductive age and has not completed their childbearing.

Sep 29th, 2017
The Mini IVF Cycle: Worth A Try

It’s been a year since the mini IVF program was first offered at IVFMD, and looking back at the data, we have reasons to be positive!

Sep 29th, 2017
Infertility Awareness Quiz from IVFMD

Our fertility center team is devoted to raising infertility awareness Approximately 1 in 8 couples in this country experience fertility issues that make getting pregnant difficult.

Sep 29th, 2017
BRCA Carriers

Ask our fertility center about proactive treatment for women with the BRCA gene Many individuals and couples visit us because they need help getting pregnant.

Sep 29th, 2017
PGS for Aneuploidy

Our fertility center expert explains PGS for aneuploidy When patients visit IVFMD, we understand that they are driven by a desire to build or expand their families.

Sep 29th, 2017
Freeze All IVF

The latest in fertility news: Why you should choose freeze all IVF cycles Over the decades, assisted reproductive technology has continued to change and evolve, especially in the area of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Sep 29th, 2017
New World Health Semen Analysis Parameters

In 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its reference values for the Semen Analysis.[1] This update was long overdue as the last version was published in 1999.

Sep 29th, 2017
One vs Two IUI's

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a low-cost treatment available to sub fertile couples. The procedure is typically used in combination with ovulation induction medications such as Clomid, Femara or injectables, but can also be used with spontaneous or na

Sep 29th, 2017
Zika Virus

At IVFMD, we understand that you are focused on achieving a healthy pregnancy and building your family.

Sep 29th, 2017
On Weight and Fertility

Have you ever wondered about the effect of weight on your fertility? Having a reasonable weight has an important impact on your chances to conceive and deliver a healthy baby.

Sep 29th, 2017