Free Semen Analysis Day 9/11/17

Although infertility is still mistakenly thought of as only a women’s problem, it is in fact equally likely that the cause is due to a male factor infertility. Male infertility problems often relate to sperm production, structural issues or immunological response.           Criteria Must have a partner and be interested in … Continued

Welcome Dr. O’Shaughnessy to Conceptions!

We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy to the Conceptions REI team!!! Dr. Althea O’Shaughnessy is board certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She obtained her B.S. degree from Trinity College, before achieving her M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. She completed her OBGYN … Continued

Welcome Dr. Grindler to Conceptions!!!

  We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Natalia Grindler to the Conceptions REI team!!! Natalia M. Grindler, M.D., FACOG, received her undergraduate degree from Smith College, an all-women’s college, where she first became passionate about healthcare for women. She then obtained her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, where she graduated with highest … Continued

ICSI at Conceptions

Intracytoplasmic  sperm injection, or ICSI, is a form of fertilization used in Assisted Reproductive Technology where sperm are individually selected and then injected into each mature egg.  Here at Conceptions, we use ICSI as our sole method of fertilization, forgoing conventional insemination. Conventional insemination involves adding an aliquot of sperm to a drop of media … Continued

Semen Analysis Explained

  Semen analysis is the most common laboratory test for the initial diagnostic evaluation of male reproductive function. Characteristics assessed are volume, pH, viscosity/liquefaction, agglutination, concentration, motility, rate/progression, viability (If motility is less than 30%), morphology, and evaluation of cellular debris and white blood cells in the sample. Volume of the ejaculate is contributed mainly … Continued