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Celebrities Moms and Infertility

National Infertility Awareness Month

Celebrity moms are just like us. They struggle with infertility, too When patients come to Fertility Associates of Memphis, they sometimes tell our fertility specialists that they feel like they’re the only ones struggling with infertility. However, our Memphis fertility center knows that this isn’t true. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we would like to talk about some brave celebrity moms who have…

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Smoking and Fertility: Why You Should Quit

Did you know that smoking cigarettes hurts your fertility? You know that smoking is bad for you – causing lung cancer, heart disease, and other health risks. But did you know that smoking cigarettes hurts your fertility, too? Even women exposed to secondhand smoke can suffer health risks. It takes 30 days for the harmful substances from one cigarette to be cleared from the blood…

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News report: Apple, Facebook to pay for female employees to freeze eggs

Fertility Associates of Memphis expert responds to the benefits of egg freezing Silicon Valley is known for offering valuable job perks, but the latest moves by Apple and Facebook could help the companies attract more female employees. According to national reports, Apple and Facebook are adding a new perk: Free egg freezing that would let female employees delay parenting for a few years.  Facebook started…

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When Does Female Fertility Start to Decline?

A concern for many women entering their 30s and beyond is when their fertility potential will begin to decline. Studies show conclusively that older women suffer more fertility problems than younger women. In our society especially, where women pursue rewarding careers and often delay childbearing in the process, deciding when to pursue pregnancy while facing a ticking “biological clock” can be a daunting choice. The…

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What is a Saline Infusion Sonohysterogram (SHG)?

For many couples trying to conceive, a Saline Infusion Sonohysterogram (SHG) is a part of the initial evaluation recommended by reproductive medicine specialists. Through this test, doctors can learn more about abnormalities that might be making it hard to achieve or maintain a pregnancy. An SHG is done in-office while the patient is awake. It involves the placement of a small catheter into the uterus…

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