Office Hysteroscopy Can Improve Pregnancy Rates

Office Hysteroscopy Can Improve Pregnancy Rates - A woman viewing her pregnancy test

What is an Office Hysteroscopy? Office hysteroscopy is a safe and simple procedure using a very thin fiber optic camera that allows the physician to conveniently evaluate the uterine cavity. The benefits for both the patient and the physician include a timelier diagnosis while affording the convenience of not going to a surgery center or […]

Recurrent Miscarriage

recurrent miscarriage

About Recurrent Miscarriage Miscarriages are common; approximately 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. However, when a woman has lost two or more pregnancies, most commonly in the first part of the pregnancy, it is considered recurrent pregnancy loss. She should consult a fertility doctor to try to determine if there are underlying causes. While some […]

2 Miscarriage Misconceptions Explained

2 Miscarriage Misconceptions Explained

Most people believed miscarriages to be less common than they are. According to a survey, there are a number of misconceptions about miscarriage. The majority of people who responded to the survey believed miscarriages are far less common than they are, and while most people knew the usual causes of pregnancy loss, a large number […]

Does the Father’s Age Matter in Pregnancy? 3 Reasons It Does

Does the Father's Age Matter in Pregnancy? 3 Reasons It Does

We hear a lot about a woman’s age, but does the father’s age matter in pregnancy? The topic of advanced age of the male partner has been reviewed. In other words, men who are fathering children after the age of 40 may have increased risk of health risks for the baby. Although many people believe […]

DHEA: 1 Way to Help your Ovaries Be the Best They Can Be

DHEA: One Way to Help your Ovaries Be the Best They Can Be

Many of our patients have asked us about DHEA. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a naturally-occurring hormone that is produced by the adrenal gland. It can be considered simplistically to be a vitamin for the ovaries. Its primary function is to produce estrogen and testosterone. Recently, these supplements have been used in the treatment of premature ovarian […]

Does Body Mass Index (BMI) Affect Your Chances of Pregnancy with IVF?

Does Body Mass Index (BMI) Affect Your Chances of Pregnancy with IVF?

BMI may influence the chances of having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF). There is ongoing discussion about whether a woman’s BMI affects the outcomes with IVF. A article reported there is still no clear conclusion about whether high BMI impacts assisted reproductive outcomes, because the studies presented had conflicting results. There seems to be […]

What You Need to Know about AMH Testing and Ovarian Reserve

AMH Testing and Ovarian Reserve

AMH testing helps us predict how a woman will respond during an IVF cycle. Patients who are deferring their childbearing now have the AMH test to assess their ovarian reserve. IVF success declines with chronological age, a fact which is well known. Women who have low response also have low outcomes, despite their chronological age. […]

Picking an Ideal Egg Donor

Picking an Ideal Egg Donor

It can feel daunting to be told by your infertility specialist that you should consider choosing an egg donor. If you have decided on the path of egg donation, the next decision is to choose an egg donor. The most wonderful opportunities arise when a potential recipient has a compassionate donor. This category of donors […]

2 Unhelpful Myths About Recurrent Miscarriage

2 Myths About Recurrent Miscarriage

Recurrent Miscarriage: There’s lots of noise in the blogosphere with no science behind it Recurrent pregnancy loss is a very frustrating condition, especially when the cause cannot be determined through testing. Immunological experts doctors Alecsandru and Garcia-Velasco of Carlos University in Madrid, Spain, recently pointed out in Human Reproduction that there is confusion regarding immune testing and […]

Can a Pregnancy Jeopardized by Miscarriage Be Saved?

Can a Pregnancy Jeopardized by Miscarriage Be Saved?

Many patients who have bleeding or cramping in early pregnancy can still have a normal pregnancy. However, perhaps half the time a miscarriage, or unexpected loss of the pregnancy, can occur. Thus bleeding is a sign that that should be observed diligently. In the past, before the mechanisms of pregnancy loss were understood, it was […]