Five Ways to Be a Good Friend to Someone Having Fertility Treatment

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility support, Fertility treatment, Fertility education, Infertility, IVF December 11, 2018

Bill Watterson — cartoonist and the creator of “Calvin and Hobbes” — famously said, “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” Fertility treatment can be an exciting and, yes, sometimes intimidating prospect. While partners are often a wonderful source of support and comfort, those having fertility treatment need support from friends and family members, too. Here are five ways you can …

Why More People Should Know About Secondary Infertility

Posted in General | Tagged Secondary infertility, Infertility, IUI, Egg freezing, IVF November 27, 2018

Most people think about primary infertility when they hear the word “infertility.” However, secondary infertility is something prospective parents face too. The difference is simple: Primary infertility affects a woman’s first pregnancy whereas secondary infertility affects any pregnancies thereafter. About three million American women of childbearing age who have given birth to one baby struggle to co…

How to Support Your Partner During Fertility Treatment

Posted in General | Tagged Infertility, Infertility support, Fertility treatment, IVF October 25, 2018

Undergoing fertility treatment can be stressful. You’re committing your time and finances to something you really want — building your family — but you may not be sure how things will turn out. On the bright side, fertility treatments are more successful than ever before. In fact, our IVF success rates are as high as 50%, and our frozen embryo transfer success rates are as high as 63%. If you have …

What You Need to Know About Tubal Reversal Surgery

Posted in General | Tagged Tubal reversal, Tubal reversal surgery, IVF, ASRM, Pregnancy August 31, 2018

Simply put, tubal reversal is a medical procedure that unblocks or reconnects the fallopian tubes. If you have undergone tubal ligation — i.e., had your “tubes tied” — you might believe you’ve waved goodbye to your chance at pregnancy. However, tubal reversal microsurgery has been successfully restoring the ability to conceive naturally since the 1970s, and it now has a success rate as high as 80%. Unfo…

Why Does the IVF Lab “shut down” for a Week in December?

Posted in IVF | Tagged IVF, IVF laboratory, Michael Lee January 8, 2018

By Michael Lee, MS, TS, ELD Many patients find it inconvenient to delay a cycle due to the IVF lab closing in December, and we wanted to offer an explanation for why this process is needed. IVF laboratory instruments The IVF lab consists of numerous highly sophisticated instruments. These include 11 very critical benchtop incubators, warmers, heated surfaces for microscopes and laminar flow…