One of the main reasons that family and friends have trouble helping their loved ones who are struggling with infertility is that they know so little about the emotional aspects of it. From the shocking diagnosis and demanding treatment to the disruptive day-to-day experiences, this emotional assault can leave couples depressed, angry and guilt-ridden. Unfortunately, […]
When couples are actively pursuing a pregnancy, they tend to cut out foods and habits that are unhealthy for themselves and for their future child. Unfortunately, it’s possible for products/substances that we don’t necessarily ingest to have a negative impact on our fertility.
Oocyte storage is the storage of a woman’s frozen oocytes (mature eggs) for future use. To collect oocytes, women are often administered fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries into producing more eggs. The eggs can then be used in one of many different types of fertilization methods, or frozen and stored for future treatment cycles […]
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 manner. The mission is to serve couples experiencing infertility with compassion, dignity and state-of-the-art technology.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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), […]
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. […]