Author: Dr. Michael C. Allemand, M.D. Conceiving a pregnancy naturally requires several key steps in order to be successful: Ovulation-the release of an egg from the ovary The pickup of the egg from the pelvis by the fallopian tube The presence of sperm in the fallopian tube after intercourse correctly timed with ovulation Binding and fertilization […]

We are thrilled to spotlight Beth Hide! Beth has been with ART since it opened its doors in 1986, as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. Her practice has always been in women’s healthcare and currently includes IVF and Infertility care and Gynecologic healthcare maintenance. She is also certified as a Nurse Practitioner in Reproductive Endocrinology […]

Couples who face infertility often wrestle with the same question, “Why?” While there are a lot of possible answers to that question, some couples have a harder time than others in finding answers. That’s because in some cases, the answer they’re looking for is hidden in DNA. These couples may find it beneficial to consider […]

Oftentimes, when a couple goes through in vitro fertilization (IVF), they can receive a fresh embryo transfer and there can be additional embryos that remain. Alternatively, some patients will need to store all the embryos and replace them in a later cycle if they are at risk for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS). The ART Fertility […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today there are millions of babies who have been born worldwide using this in vitro fertilization (IVF). Though more people, including celebrities, are starting to open up about their infertility struggles, many have little knowledge about IVF. The majority of people nowadays know it’s a form of assisted reproductive technology, but lack a true understanding […]