Tag Archives: fertility

All About Egg Donation

In vitro fertilization (IVF) was designed to help women with fallopian tube blockage or structural damage – known as tubal factor infertility – which accounts for as much as a 25-30% of all infertility cases. Corrective tubal surgery was not very successful if there was severe tubal damage from prior infections, endometriosis, or scar tissue  Continue Reading »

Diminished Ovarian Reserve & How it Differs From Age-Related Infertility

Diminished ovarian reserve and age related infertility are NOT the same. Mary Smith (not her real name) recently came to the office requesting egg freezing. She was thirty years old with regular menses but no lifetime partner, and she wanted to preserve her fertility. She had heard that in one month she could store up  Continue Reading »

The Cons of Fertility Preservation

In our last blog post we discussed the pros of fertility preservation. And there are many, as technology has finally caught up with women’s desire to have it all on their own terms and at their own pace. For many women, freezing their eggs when they are young can alleviate the anxiety and urgency related  Continue Reading »

The Pros of Fertility Preservation

Egg freezing is a boon for women, giving them the option to preserve their fertility until they are truly ready to have a child. The label “experimental” was recently lifted by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) from the title of the procedure; however, it is still debatable how women will and should incorporate  Continue Reading »

In Honor of National Infertility Week: Lifting the Taboo from Infertility

As a young doctor, I quickly learned that some medical conditions were considered taboo. Infertility is a one of those conditions, and couples often suffer in silence. Even though there are many online communities for chatting with others who share their diagnosis, this is often done from the privacy of their living room and under  Continue Reading »

The Ovulation Situation, Part II: The DuoFertility Monitor – As Effective as IVF!

You’ve been trying to get pregnant for while, but despite the fact that all of your tests for fertility are normal, nothing’s happening. You’ve tried to assess your ovulation situation using an app, a kit, and even a watch, with no luck yet. Before you throw the towel in and pursue aggressive treatments, there is  Continue Reading »

The Ovulation Situation, Part I: Cheap & Effective Fertility Tests

The first time you heard the word “ovulation” was most likely in middle school health class when you learned that once a month a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is ready to be fertilized. That simple textbook explanation made getting pregnant sound so easy that you’ve been  Continue Reading »