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 […]

For couples struggling with infertility, holidays can be difficult.  Celebrating holidays by going to family gatherings with lots of children running around and family members expecting their second child can be upsetting. And on a holiday like Mother’s Day, things can really hit home. While you still want to celebrate your mother and grandmother on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Different couples require different fertility treatments in order to conceive. For some, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the best option, but others may be able to use a less invasive procedure such as intrauterine insemination. To aid in the fertilization process, intrauterine insemination (IUI) involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus with the goal of […]

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 […]