What can your period tell you about your fertility?

How long ago did you have your last period? How long did it last? These may sound like standard questions at any doctor’s appointment, but for your fertility specialist, the answers to these questions can offer numerous clues into your fertility. That’s because your...

The “Other” Kind of Infertility

When people hear the word “infertility” they often assume a woman is unable to get pregnant. But there is another kind of infertility that is just as heartbreaking if not more so: recurrent miscarriage. Recurrent miscarriage, also known as recurrent pregnancy loss, is...

PGD – Helping you deliver a healthy baby

One way at-risk couples can increase their chances of having a healthy baby is through pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Fertility specialists use PGD in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to assist in choosing embryos with the best chance of...

HSG – How diagnostics can sometimes treat infertility

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a common tool used to diagnose female infertility. During an HSG test, an iodine-based dye is introduced through the cervix, and x-rays are used to track the movement of the dye through the uterus and fallopian tubes. By viewing the flow...

Don’t Let Infertility Struggles Define You Infertility may be the most painful thing you experience in this life. Not only is it heart-wrenching, but it can last a long time, double-digit months or even years. Infertility is a ruthless foe. And when you are in battle...

HSG – How diagnostics can sometimes treat infertility

A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a common tool used to diagnose female infertility. During an HSG test, an iodine-based dye is introduced through the cervix, and x-rays are used to track the movement of the dye through the uterus and fallopian tubes. By viewing the flow...

How Many Follicles Do I Need for IVF?

If you’re learning about ovarian reserve and how it relates to treatment for infertility, you may have read that a diminished ovarian reserve may make you a “poor” candidate for IVF. You may also be wondering just how many egg-producing follicles you need to be...

What to Bring to Your Fertility Consultation

So you have your appointment scheduled with a fertility specialist. This is an exciting time! You are on the road to getting answers and creating a plan for your fertility future. Here are some things you can do personally to make sure the first few steps of that...

Over 40 and want to get pregnant?

Are you over 40 and want to get pregnant? You are not alone, but you are definitely in the minority. The CDC reports that in 2015, 11 births per 1000 were to women between the ages of 40 and 44 (up 4% from the previous year and the highest rate since 1966). The rate...