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By Amber Holmes, Former Patient of the ART Fertility Program of Alabama My husband and I never thought of a life that didn’t include children. We made plans, created dreams, and sat in prayerful hope waiting for that special moment; the moment of confirmed conception. As years passed we grew anxious, and after three years […]

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Throughout our lives, we’ve all been taught the importance of wearing sunscreen and the health risks involved, such as skin cancer, if we don’t wear it. But while it’s important to protect your skin from damage from the sun, a new study has come out that shows it might be doing more than protecting us.

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By Dr. Virginia Houserman, M.D., ART Fertility Specialist I met with a couple recently who had been trying to conceive for eight months. Typically we don’t recommend fertility treatments until a couple has been trying to conceive for at least a year, but in this case, the husband had a low sperm count, and the […]

Facing infertility is challenging in so many ways, not the least of which is the toll it takes on the relationships in your life. And that’s not just with your spouse – friendships can suffer as well. Many couples dealing with infertility find that trying to have a baby takes over every part of their […]

Holidays can be stressful. But for the person experiencing infertility, holidays can be the most difficult time of the year. You certainly can’t make the pain of infertility disappear miraculously, but by planning in advance and acknowledging that the holidays may be uncomfortable, you can prepare yourself and improve your chances of having a pleasant […]

By Virginia Houserman, M.D., ART Fertility Specialist It’s no secret that a normal weight plays an important role in many aspects of health. But many patients I see at ART Fertility are surprised to learn that being overweight can have a negative impact on fertility. The closer someone is to their ideal weight, whether they’re […]

By Virginia Houserman, M.D., ART Fertility Specialist These days, just about everyone is under at least a little stress. But if you’re having trouble conceiving, that stress is compounded. Stress plays an incredible role in infertility. Studies show – and I’ve seen personally – that the stress level in infertility patients is akin to that […]

Fertility Facts worth knowing

When you’re trying to conceive, every little piece of information regarding fertility is important. But old wives’ tales aside, there are many facts about fertility that are valid – and may just make the difference between one pink line and two. This article from The Bump, “10 Surprising Fertility Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know” […]

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When you’re trying to conceive, the two weeks between ovulation and your expected period can be filled with constant “what-ifs” and “maybe-this-times.” And those thoughts can threaten to take over your mind during those 14 days. So how do you get through the “two-week wait” with your mind intact? Don’t over-analyze possible “pregnancy symptoms.” Many of the […]

You’re preparing for your first visit to our offices. You’re likely thinking a thousand different things, and have a thousand different questions. To help you make the most of your time with our staff, we’ve put together an overview of what to expect on our webpage. We’ve also put together some questions you might want […]