Endometriosis is a health problem that affects more than 6 ½ million women in the U.S.; it is most common among women in their 30s and 40s. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium, tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb, grows outside of the uterus and on other areas in the body.

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

miscarriage

Coping with a miscarriage or multiple miscarriages can be hard to say the least, and it’s normal to experience feelings of sorrow, anger and even confusion. But along with having these sometimes overwhelming feelings, you want to know why it happened in the first place. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) defines recurrent pregnancy […]

Toxins that affect fertility

Generally speaking, the causes of infertility are beyond your control, such as biological and genetic factors. But over the years new research has found a correlation between environmental factors and the effects they can have on one’s fertility. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), […]

fertility and weight

Even with the abundance of scientific evidence, many are still surprised that obesity can affect a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. But the truth is that obese women typically take longer to conceive than women with a healthy BMI. Here are the top 2 ways fertility can be affected by […]