Christmas love couple walks in the wood in colorfull clothes

The holidays can be stressful, but for couples experiencing infertility this can be the most difficult time of the year. By simply acknowledging the fact that the holidays may potentially put you in an uncomfortable situation, you can prepare yourself and even embrace the true meaning of the season. Here are a few tips to […]

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 […]

sperm, egg

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 […]

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 […]

affecting your fertility: age

From the media we’ve been hearing a great deal of about how it’s hard for a woman over the age of 40 to get pregnant, yet we also hear how Halle Berry, Alyssa Milano and many other celebrities have become pregnant in their 40s. Seems a little contradictory, right?

lab equpiment

We’re excited to announce that we recently invested in new technology for our endocrine lab: the Roche Cobas e411. Two lab technicians were sent to Indiana for professional training. The Cobas e411 is used for screening of infectious diseases such as Hepatitis B & C, Rubella (measles), as well as testing for Vitamin D and insulin levels.  […]

Portrait of young woman suffering from pain

Though it’s estimated that Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, people generally know little about the disease. Chances are, a woman you know is suffering from Endometriosis, and it wouldn’t hurt to have some knowledge on it. Simply knowing what exactly the disease is and the symptoms it causes can help you better understand what […]

injection

Scientists at the Imperial College London believe they may have found a safer and more effective way of stimulating ovulation in women who are undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Typically doctors use a hormone called hCG to help make women’s eggs mature. But just recently, scientists have found that another hormone, Kisspeptin, may be a more […]

Alabama

At ART Fertility, we understand that infertility treatment is a stressful time. That’s why we’ve tried to make it easy on our patients with four Alabama locations. In addition to our main Birmingham office, we have clinics in Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa to serve you. We provide services to new patients during times that our […]

NIAW

This week, April 21-27, is National Infertility Awareness Week®. It’s a nationwide campaign designed to educate the public about infertility. The theme of the week this year is “Join the Movement.” We think this is an important message for everyone who has faced infertility to band together. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is calling on […]