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Can You Stop Your Biological Clock?

Most people have never heard of OvaPrime, but this recent development could prove to be a game-changer in fertility medicine. In fact, it could very well make egg freezing obsolete and in the process transform the lives of thousands of women across the country. So, can you stop your biological clock?

“OvaPrime really just started,” says […]

Testing Options For Infertility

Testing Options For Infertility

Are you struggling to conceive? What are the possible treatment options for infertility?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.5 million women in the United States, about 6 percent, are infertile (defined as not being able to conceive after one year of unprotected sex).

Despite myths about infertility, […]

Severe Male Factor: Alternative to Donor Sperm

Over the last several years, the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology has advanced rapidly in providing assistance to couples with male factor infertility. In couples that are having difficulty trying to conceive a child, approximately 40% will be diagnosed with a male problem. A routine semen analysis is used to determine the adequate number and […]

Fertility Testing Options for Men

There are a number of reasons that keep two people from conceiving. It’s impossible to paint an entire picture with just one test, which is why we provide a range of options.

Using advanced technology and a full complement of state-of-the-art services, The IVF Center –  Fertility CARE Clinic, Andrology Laboratory provides accurate diagnosis for treatment of male […]

Varicocele & Male Infertility

Approximately 15% of men have a varicocele – a dilation of veins in the scrotum surrounding a testis usually felt like a “bag or worms.”  Certainly not all men with a varicocele experience infertility, but a varicocele is discovered in 40% of infertile men.  The damaging effects of a varicocele on fertility results from the […]

Men are Afraid to Read About These Things

When couples experience difficulty conceiving, about 20% of the time a male factor is solely responsible for the cause; and males are a contributing factor in roughly 30 – 40% of cases. That’s more than men would like to admit, which is why it’s so important to diagnosis the actual problem quickly instead of letting […]

Steps Following a Positive Pregnancy Test

All pregnancies require careful monitoring in the first trimester to insure the embryo implanted properly and is developing in the appropriate location. However, infertility patients may be at a higher risk of miscarriage and ectopic (outside the uterus) pregnancy depending upon their treatment to conceive and medical history. Hopefully you are taking daily prenatal vitamins […]

Facts about IUI

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) was at one time referred to as Artificial Insemination, and fertility doctors have used this procedure for years to improve fertility rates and help families conceive. It is a simple laboratory procedure that concentrates the highest quality sperm in a small amount of solution to then be injected into a female egg. IUI is used in fertility […]

3 Common Issues That Affect Fertility

June 18, on Fox 35 News Health Watch, I discussed the impact of three common issues affecting patients trying to conceive – cigarette smoking, cell phone usage, and stress.  Each of these topics will be summarized below in our “talking points” feature!

Cigarette Smoking

even 1/2 pack per day will decrease fertility
within year of stopping  smoking you […]

Know When You’re Most Fertile

Menstrual cycle
A normal menstrual cycle interval is considered 21-35 days and is calculated from the first day of full flow until the next month’s first day of full flow. In practical terms, a normal cycle interval is 24-34 days with minimal variation among cycles, namely 2-3 days. While regular ovulation (the release of a mature […]