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 […]

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 […]

Almost Tripping Over Swollen Ankles

Rarely in a lifetime, let alone a medical career, one person has the opportunity to affect another person in a profound way. Even more rare, both people may share in the joy of enlightenment. Such an event recently happened with me.

Having a usual day in the office, I was called by my receptionist and asked […]

Fertility in Patients Battling Cancer

The new field of oncofertility focuses on the importance of maintaining fertility in cancer patients using a multidisciplinary approach to include the fields of oncology, reproductive endocrinology, and molecular biology.

Owing to the increasing success of oncologists over the past four decades, patients diagnosed with cancer are surviving longer, and care now focuses on improving quality of life […]

Facts about Fertility Medications

The first step we recommend for patients experiencing challenges when trying to conceive is learning as much as possible about fertility and its treatment options. Understanding the various types of fertility medications is an important component of education for all fertility patients, both women and men alike. So, at Fertility CARE, we want to help […]

3 Proven Methods to Fast-Track Your Fertility

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive following one year of unprotected intercourse in a couple WITHOUT any risk factors.  We are all familiar with the adage, “Stop, Look, and Listen” but did you ever think it could assist in having a baby?

Well, it turns out applying the tools in this simple exercise can […]

Importance of Regular Monthly Menstruation

Despite the many common misconceptions, monthly menstrual flow offers several critical biologic roles. Specifically, a healthy cycle validates usually normal reproductive anatomy precluding outflow tract obstruction, indicating probable ovulation to facilitate fertility, and establishes protection from endometrial hyperplasia (excessive uterine lining growth potentially leading to cancer). These assumptions are not always valid as there are specific […]

Uterine Fibroids Can Impact Your Fertility

The Reproductive Facts from The American Society for Reproductive Medicine

A 37-year-old woman goes to her doctor for evaluation and treatment for infertility.  She has never been able to get pregnant and very much wants to have a baby.  She has bleeding for 10 days with her periods and she says she has feelings of fullness […]

(Video) Options When Trying to Conceive

Dr. Trolice sits down with FOX 4 Morning Blend’s Stephanie Summers and Juliana Metzner of Family Source Consultants to talk about the different options families have when trying to conceive.

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