The Holiday Season can pose a challenge for patients who are struggling with their emotions regarding infertility. Greeting cards, holiday commercials and television shows are constant reminders of family and children. It usually means increased time spent with family and friends. The image portrayed in the media is of perfect families gathered to celebrate the […]

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 […]

  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 […]

When it comes to fertility, every couple is different and must go on their very own unique journey to conceive. While some may be able to use a less invasive procedure such as intrauterine insemination to achieve pregnancy, others may require a more advanced procedure such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). For those who are […]

quit smoking for fertility

For more than four decades, we’ve known the health dangers caused by smoking cigarettes. It’s now common knowledge that cigarette smoking can harm nearly every organ in the body, cause cancer and contribute to various chronic diseases. While all women are aware of the immediate need to quit smoking upon becoming pregnant, not all are […]

As more and more studies are published, we continue to see how important it is to be aware of what we’re putting in our bodies, especially when it comes to our fertility. We even recently discussed how excessive alcohol consumption can greatly affect male fertility by lowering sperm counts and testosterone levels. But what about […]

affects of alcohol on male fertility

There’s no doubt that alcohol can affect both men and women in a number ways, and we all know that chronic, heavy drinking can cause major health problems such as liver disease or pancreatitis. But an abundance of studies have shown the many negative effects that alcohol can have on male fertility. Many couples may […]

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, approximately 25% of infertile women have problems with ovulation and don’t properly develop and release a mature egg every month. Some women suffer from anovulation, meaning they don’t ovulate at all, while others have infrequent or irregular ovulation, known as oligoovulation. There are various reasons why women […]

Though many women develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, approximately 5% – 10% of women that have them struggle with infertility. Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus and may be present inside […]

You make a conscious effort to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get a workout in at least four days a week. But though eating right and exercising are both great for your fertility and overall health, you may not know just how much your oral health may be affecting your chances of getting […]