Baby In Your Belly?: Buckle Up!

By | November 21st, 2013|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , , , |

Pregnant women often worry that buckling up their seat belts in the car may somehow harm the baby in their belly during an accident.  Now a recent study by Luley and colleagues published in the Americal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on February 25, 2013 debunks that potentially fatal myth.  [...]

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Stress and Fertility: Don’t Clown Around!

By | November 17th, 2013|Categories: Fertility, Health|Tags: , , , |

As I perused a recent issue of the prestigious and widely-read, peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine:  Fertility and Sterility, I came across an article that caught my eye, titled “The effect of medical clowning on pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.” (Friedler et [...]

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Frozen Eggs are Starting to Change the Way We Think About Egg Donation

By | October 30th, 2013|Categories: Fertility Preservation, Infertility|

Just last October 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) declared egg freezing for cancer patients to be non-experimental.  Given the huge, recent advances in egg freezing technology, the experts felt that the benefits of freezing eggs to preserve fertility in cancer patients were clear.  Cancer patients often must [...]

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Channel Your Inner Fertility Goddess: Tips From Your Friendly Fertility Doctor

By | October 28th, 2013|Categories: Egg Freezing, Fertility, Fertility Preservation, Infertility|

People ask me all the time… every day, actually….almost every hour “What more can I do?”  They are referring to getting pregnant – trying to conceive – what else can be done to increase their chances of having a baby.  I get this question from both men and women but [...]

Obese Moms May Increase Heart Attack Risk in Their Children

By | August 5th, 2013|Categories: Fertility, Health, Infertility, Pregnancy, Trying to Conceive|Tags: , , , , , |

A small study published in the February 27, 2013 medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition raises concerns about the effects of maternal excess weight upon the cardiovascular health of their children.  The findings were published in a letter and demonstrated that infants of mothers [...]

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Trying To Conceive? Have You Tried Sex?

By | July 20th, 2013|Categories: Fertility, Health, Infertility, Pregnancy, Sex, Trying to Conceive|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you trying to conceive? Have you tried sex? Just saying... The idea that you have to try to conceive is a myth and a burden. Precise timing of intercourse at the time of ovulation is not only unnecessary, it is completely unhelpful, and may even be harmful by causing [...]

Should You Freeze Your Eggs? “It Depends…”

By | July 19th, 2013|Categories: Assisted Reproduction, Egg Freezing, Fertility, Fertility Preservation, Health, Infertility, IVF, Pregnancy, Sex, Trying to Conceive|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The big news is that up until October 2012, Egg Freezing was considered experimental by Those in the Know.  Those in the Know being the ASRM - the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - a group of reproductive endocrinologists and other related professionals/experts in reproductive medicine. Why would egg freezing [...]

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