Minimally Invasive Surgery and Fertility
During a fertility evaluation, many women are diagnosed with anatomic problems that make it difficult for them to conceive and deliver a healthy child. These problems may include uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, uterine septa, and problems with the fallopian tubes. Thankfully, the vast majority of these issues can be addressed and corrected through minimally invasive surgery. Below are 5 things you should know about minimally…
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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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Optimizing Male Fertility
June is Men’s Health Month, so now is a great time to learn more about optimizing male fertility – especially since male infertility is so common. Of all couples struggling to get pregnant, approximately one-third have a problem regarding sperm production or function. Many times, such abnormalities can be identified through a semen analysis. In other cases, problems still exist with sperm even with normal…
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Is Your Weight Lowering Your Pregnancy Rate?
The number of overweight individuals has increased sharply in our country, with statistics showing that 68% of our population is overweight (body mass index is greater than 25) and around 36% of our population is considered obese (body mass index is greater than 30). This is a real and growing problem for many of our patients who are trying to get pregnant. What is BMI?…
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, defined as two or more consecutive miscarriages, is a devastating condition that causes grief for many couples. Many couples may experience a pregnancy loss, especially an early loss in the first trimester. This does not carry with it an increased risk of having pregnancy loss in the future. Having two or more miscarriages, however, places a couple at a much higher statistical…
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