Fertility Blog

Cryptorchidism and Male Infertility

There are many causes of male infertility. One condition that can contribute is cryptorchidism, which means hidden testis. This is incomplete testicular descent in the scrotum and may be in one or both of the testicles. The testicles descend to a scrotal position in humans in order to help with sperm production. An undescended testicle(s) … Continued

IVF Cycle – One & Done

IVF doctors have a term called “One and Done.” It means that a patient can complete her family with only one full IVF cycle. Certain approaches can help optimize the chances of an IVF cycle with only one egg retrieval.

AMH Levels Low? Young? Don’t Give Up!

AMH, or Anti-Müllerian Hormone, is one of the tests in a fertility work-up. This hormone is produced by the cells in the ovary and is one of the markers for ovarian reserve. The level is ideally between 1 and 2. If age is not an additional factor, don’t give up, even if the AMH is rock-bottom low. Do the stimulation and see if some follicles develop.

Zika Virus & Pregnancy

The CDC confirmed the Zika virus can cause some pretty serious birth defects if a mother contracts Zika while pregnant. Learn how to avoid the virus and plan your pregnancy.