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The Case for Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)

A common question I get asked is “How many embryos should I transfer?” Most of my patients want to get pregnant as soon as possible, and a significant percentage actually want twins. The logical ... read more

Most Parents Using Egg Donor Plan to Tell Child, Study Shows

One major topic of discussion between a couple who is using an egg donor is whether or not they are going to disclose this information to their children later. As the egg donor coordinator at InVia ... read more

Management of Premature Ovarian Failure

Premature ovarian failure (POF) or premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is defined by loss of ovarian activity before the age of 40 years. It is characterized by menstrual disturbance (absent or ... read more

InVia IVF Success Rates for 2014

When considering working with a fertility clinic, it is very important to review the clinic's IVF success rates. As a prospective patient, you need to know the clinic's success rates with fresh ... read more

Embryo Quality Is Improved by Antioxidants, Study Shows

For those who have had trouble getting pregnant, once pregnancy is achieved it's important to do everything possible to improve embryo quality to maximize the chances of a successful outcome. read more

Varicocele and infertility: what is the connection?

What is a varicocele? A varicocele, or abnormally enlarged veins in the scrotum, are present in roughly 15% of the normal male population, jumping to 40% in men presenting with primary infertility, ... read more

Treating Failed IVF With Endometrial Scratching

Failed IVF is a possibility for anyone undertaking IVF — and in most cases, it's impossible to know why failed IVF happens. Some fertility clinics have turned to endometrial scratching — also known ... read more

Timing of Treatment for Endometriosis and IVF

Since many patients who have endometriosis are also infertile, they are not sure about what they should do. When considering treatment for endometriosis and IVF, which should come first? In most ... read more

Choosing an egg donor: Genetic carrier testing update

Genetic carrier testing is one of the main topics fertility patients ask about when choosing an egg donor. A lot has changed in genetic carrier testing since my last blog about it last year. Because ... read more

Understanding the Zika Virus Infection

[Updated August 23, 2016] As discussed in my previous blog, I've had several patients share their concern with me regarding Zika virus infection and pregnancy. In that blog, I shared some information ... read more

Zika virus infection prompts CDC pregnancy warnings

I have had several patients share their concern with me regarding Zika virus infection (Zika) and pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Zika virus is spread ... read more

How long does IVF take? New tool predicts success

Patients considering IVF often want to know the answers to two questions: "What are my chances of success?" and "How long does IVF take to succeed?" read more

Reasons for losing weight while pregnant and before

Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published a bulletin concerning obesity in pregnancy. It stated that obesity is the most common health care problem in women of ... read more

Changes in fertility health insurance in 2016

Welcome to the new insurance benefits year! If you're receiving or planning on receiving treatment related to fertility, insurance is something you need to keep up to date on, as benefits and ... read more

Using cervical mucus charting to tell the best time to get pregnant

Changes in the cervical mucus in response to hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can be used to pinpoint the fertile window and help with timing intercourse. By paying attention to these ... read more

For men: Tips to get a woman pregnant

Women and couples can take a number of steps to maximize the chance of conception, including having sex during the fertile window (the best time to get pregnant), monitoring cervical mucus, and use ... read more

New Year, New You! Lessons from a Gratitude Journal

With a new year comes new expectations you put on yourself. You want to lose weight. You want to find a better job. You want to save more money. You want to travel more. You want to write a novel. ... read more


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