What do my treatment options mean? – part 1

Part 1 of the “What do my treatment options mean?” series ….       When one begins the journey of looking at fertility treatments, it can be very overwhelming, so we are going to do a series of posts on what that information means for you.  In general, if you are not getting pregnant, … 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

Can being overweight cause male infertility?

According to Episona, the odds of infertility increase by 10% for every 20 pounds a man is overweight.  Episona is an epigenetics data company focused on improving healthcare outcomes. The effect of a female’s weight on fertility has been long understood, the effect of a male’s weight has only recently been understood. Male weight can play … Continued

Ovarian Cyst? You may not need to delay your IVF cycle after all

One of the most frustrating experiences for some women preparing to go through IVF is to find an ovarian cyst at their baseline ultrasound. An ovarian cyst can produce hormones that inhibit the ability of other follicles to develop and even reduce their potential by their size alone. Worse still, in rare instances they can … Continued

An Embryo’s Journey

  Many times, the days an embryo spends growing in the lab are just a waiting game for patients.  While there is a vague idea of what happens, it seems like a lot of acronyms are thrown around and then 5 days later, there is the call with numbers.  In this post, we will break … 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