lauren-mclemore

We are excited to announce the newest addition to the ART Program of Alabama, Mrs. Lauren McLemore!

TESA

Testicular Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (TESA) is one of the most successful and rewarding state-of-the-art technologies provided by the ART Fertility Program of Alabama. TESA at the ART Fertility Program was pioneered by Dr. Cecil A. Long who, in 1996, trained at the London Gynecology and Fertility Centre to learn the techniques for this procedure. The […]

donor sperm 2

An interview with Susan Collins To read part one click here. Q: How do you know if a sperm donor has achieved a pregnancy before? A: When you visit the Cryobanks and are looking at the donors, one of the questions the donors must answer is: has the donor achieved a pregnancy before?  If they […]

donor sperm 1

An interview with Susan Collins Q: What is donor sperm? A: Donor Sperm is sperm that has been donated by fertile men for patients who cannot have a pregnancy with their own sperm.  There are Cryobanks set up across the United States for men to donate sperm, just as people donate blood.

weight scale

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 […]

30 anniversary 2

ART Fertility of Alabama is an award-winning fertility program with offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery, Alabama. We are very excited to announce The ART Fertility Program is celebrating their 30th anniversary of helping couples have healthy babies. ART is dedicated to provide each couple with personal, quality care in a safe and cost-effective […]

ART Fertility Program of Alabama offers a number of IVF services, one of which is Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH). Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH) is a form of micromanipulation. LAH focuses on the embryo rather than the egg. During development, embryos are surrounded by a protective coating called the zona pellucida. It protects the embryo until […]

autoimmune disorder

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 […]

in vitro

You’ve heard the term used here and there, but have you ever really stopped to see what it means or if it relates to you? In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be used in many cases which are listed below. In normal human reproduction, an egg is released from a woman’s ovary and united with a man’s […]

couple holding hands

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 […]