Author: Dr. Michael C. Allemand, M.D. Conceiving a pregnancy naturally requires several key steps in order to be successful: Ovulation-the release of an egg from the ovary The pickup of the egg from the pelvis by the fallopian tube The presence of sperm in the fallopian tube after intercourse correctly timed with ovulation Binding and fertilization […]

Author:Beth Hide, MSN, CRNP I was asked to write a story, and since it is a “story” and not a “clinical article”, I have chosen to share my 32 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health with most of that time spent in Infertility Care. As a Registered Nurse, my experience was […]

  Fertility issues affect approximately 1 in 8 couples. If you are struggling with infertility, you are not alone. Dealing with this disease can affect every aspect of your life. Many struggle with feelings of shame, loss, anger, jealousy, and anxiety, while also dealing with financial and relationship stress. All of this can be extremely […]

  Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves taking a semen sample from a man, washing the sperm cells from the seminal fluid, and placing the sperm into a specially designed media for injection into a woman’s cervix and uterus. The sperm preparation for IUI at ART is performed in one of our […]

Happy New Year! 2016 really flew by, and now it’s time to start thinking about what we want to do in the new year. Making better lifestyle choices can ultimately help you be healthier, and improve yours and your partner’s fertility. So many of the choices that you make each day have a huge effect […]

While most women are aware of the immediate need to quit smoking and/or drinking alcohol upon becoming pregnant, not all are conscious of the fact that smoking and drinking may be harming their fertility prior to pregnancy. Believe it or not, the same can be true for males as well.

When couples are actively pursuing a pregnancy, they tend to cut out foods and habits that are unhealthy for themselves and for their future child. Unfortunately, it’s possible for products/substances that we don’t necessarily ingest to have a negative impact on our fertility.

Someone who is overweight or obese is more likely to have problems getting pregnant than someone of a healthy weight. Many are still surprised that obesity can affect a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. Being underweight can also reduce a woman’s fertility.  But the truth is that obese and underweight […]

According to the Center for Human Reproduction, the term autoimmune disease refers to a varied group of more than 80 serious, chronic illnesses that involve almost every human organ system. In all of these diseases, the body’s immune system becomes misdirected, and attacks the very organs it was designed to protect. About 75% of autoimmune […]

A hormonal imbalance is a common cause of female infertility. The failure to ovulate and regulate hormone levels can cause a production of too much or too little of one specific hormone.