Conditions Involved in Male Factor Infertility

Infertility can be caused by a variety of factors affecting the male or female partner, or both. Though issues involving male infertility can make up as much as 50% of infertility cases, less than half that percentage of men seem to be referred for a medical analysis. We review some... Read more »

Preimplantation Testing Can Reveal At-Risk Embryos

If you are considering in vitro fertilization to help you realize your dream of having a family, there are two separate methods of preimplantation testing for embryos to be aware of.  Both provide helpful information about the embryos and may assist in planning for your transfer.  Risks of a specific... Read more »

Could a Medical Condition Be Blocking Conception?

A common infertility stigma is that it’s mainly an issue for middle-aged women who didn’t get pregnant early enough in life. While it’s true that age can affect the ease of conception, a larger truth is that infertility can happen to anyone for a number of reasons. With National Infertility... Read more »

What You Should Know about Infertility

Every year in April, we witness National Infertility Awareness Week, a time to pay special homage to those who have had to define their expectations for a family, as well as address the stigmas that surround infertility. We offer a review of the nature of infertility to support those who... Read more »

The Effect of Endometriosis on Fertility

Have you heard that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month? We are committed to raising awareness of this health condition and how it relates to infertility in women. Whether you have been with diagnosed endometriosis or would like to learn more about the condition, we invite you to learn more about... Read more »

Treating Endometriosis and Associated Infertility

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, making it a great time to share some helpful information for those with a known diagnosis and for those who may be experiencing these common symptoms.  What is Endometriosis?  Endometriosis is a health condition in which the tissue lining the uterine cavity grows in other... Read more »

What’s next after failed IVF cycle?

The success rate of a single in vitro fertilization  (IVF) cycle can be in the 60's and even 70's percentile.  In comparison, natural conception rates are 20% per month.   IVF greatly increases the likelihood of pregnancy but for those who have been through an IVF cycle and not had success,... Read more »

What Are My Options for Oncofertility?

“Oncofertility” is a term coined by Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff that addresses fertility issues resulting from cancer. Undergoing treatment for cancer can have many effects on your body, including your ability to conceive and carry a pregnancy. If you plan to undergo chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery, our reproductive endocrinologists can... Read more »

Discuss Your Fertility Concerns With a Fertility Specialist

The prospect of infertility or difficulty conceiving is a fear that many couples have, and one that should be discussed with the appropriate medical professional. While speaking with your primary care doctor is a start, you and your partner would do well to bring your fertility concerns and questions to... Read more »

Are You Trying to Conceive? These Tips May Help

Conception is a natural ability, but one that can be more challenging for some couples than others. You can improve your ability to conceive a child by implementing a few new lifestyle changes that boost your fertility. We invite you to try the following methods to optimize your health and... Read more »