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Is it safe to use Zofran during pregnancy for morning sickness?

Morning sickness in pregnancy is common. In fact, over half of women will vomit during pregnancy, and 80% will have some level of nausea. In most cases, these symptoms improve by the end of the first ... read more

What Are the Risks of Being an Egg Donor?

Egg donation is generally very safe with no long-term risks. Society would not permit a young, healthy woman to donate her eggs if the procedure was always dangerous. However, there are some ... read more

Flu Shots and IVF: What You Need to Know

I am frequently asked by patients whether to get vaccinated for the flu. The answer is an unequivocal yes! Whether a woman is trying to conceive, just found out she is pregnant, or is well into her ... read more

Does Letrozole Increase the Risk of Birth Defects? | InVia

Letrozole (marketed as Femara in the U.S.) is a drug that is approved for the treatment of breast cancer after surgery. It is also used (“off label”) for ovulation induction. I have discussed its ... read more

Why Fertility Doctors Shouldn't Give hCG Booster Injections

I have by now answered several questions from readers who tell me they have a positive pregnancy test. They will often give me their pregnancy test result and ask me if the level is okay. On further ... read more

Smoking and Infertility

The number of people smoking has decreased significantly over the past 30 years. However, 30% of reproductive age women and 35% of reproductive age men in the United States still smoke cigarettes. ... read more

Treatment of Intrauterine Adhesions

Intrauterine adhesions (scar tissue), also called Asherman syndrome, can cause infertility, menstrual irregularities (light or absent menses) and recurrent pregnancy losses. In a previous blog, I ... 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

Are you safe from IVF complications?

The number of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles performed in the US has been increasing steadily (75, 516 cycles in 2000 vs. 101,213 cycles in 2011). There have been considerable advances that have ... read more

How many embryos should I transfer?

"How many embryos should I transfer when pursuing IVF?" This is a seemingly easy question but the answer may not be as simple as it seems. With transfer of a single embryo, the risk of multiple ... read more

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