Author:Beth Hide, MSN, CRNP I was asked to write a story, and since it is a “story” and not a “clinical article”, I have chosen to share my 32 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health with most of that time spent in Infertility Care. As a Registered Nurse, my experience was […]

  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 […]

The following post is a success story that Ashley Sargent has graciously decided to share with us.  On July 25th, 2016, our lives would forever be changed. I met my husband, Chris, when I was only 14 years old. Not everyone falls in love so young and marries their high school sweetheart, and even fewer […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]