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

National Infertility Awareness Week – Start Asking

April 24-30 2016 is National Infertility Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Start Asking”. You can start learning more about your fertility by taking this free fertility facts quiz: http://www.myfertilityfacts.com If you have any questions, please schedule a consultation so we can meet with you and person to answer them.

Basic Infertility Evaluation

  Basic infertility evaluation involves evaluation of the eggs, sperm, uterus and fallopian tubes as well as a complete medical history. Egg testing involves consideration of the age of the patient, ultrasound and blood testing – usually AMH.  Ultrasound can evaluate the ovaries and often a count of the resting eggs or follicles is performed. … Continued

Ovulation Induction: Update on the Original Modern Fertility Treatment

Most couples seeking fertility treatment want their plan to be as simple as possible. For decades now the typical entry level of fertility treatment for a variety of underlying conditions has been ovulation induction (OI) with intrauterine insemination (IUI). The goal of these combined treatments is simple; cautiously enhance the number of fertile eggs a … Continued

Weight and Infertility

Obesity is an increasing problem in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 31% of white women, 38% of Hispanic women, and 49% of black women in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Many people are aware of the medical problems that obesity can cause (ie, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack to name … Continued