Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a serious condition that occurs when the embryo implants outside the uterus, such as in one of the fallopian tubes. This happens very rarely, in about 2% of naturally conceived pregnancies, but medical attention is needed immediately when it does happen. It can be scary and sad to go through, and the loss may take some time to cope with emotionally….

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How common are fertility treatments in the U.S?

Since the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) was successfully performed in 1978, there has been a huge increase in couples using assisted reproductive technologies – couples who wish to conceive but experience difficulties getting pregnant or staying pregnant. For hundreds of years, about 10 to 15 percent of all couples in the U.S. experienced significant problems with achieving pregnancy. Historically, these couples were left with…

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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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Endometriosis and Infertility – What to Know When You’re Trying to Conceive

A common problem, endometriosis makes it difficult for many couples to conceive. Thankfully, surgery and other methods of fertility treatments offer excellent outcomes for couples struggling with endometriosis. What is Endometriosis? When the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium) is found outside the uterus, it is called “endometriosis.” To further explain, the cells in the inside lining of the uterus support…

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Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces New Tupelo Location

Satellite office helps new patients in northeast Mississippi Fertility Associates of Memphis has announced the opening of a new satellite office in Tupelo, Miss., offering infertility consultations and new patient visits. Appointments began May 19, 2014. The Tupelo satellite office is located at North Mississippi Medical Center’s Longtown Medical Park, 4381 S. Eason Blvd, Suite 204. Dr. Paul Brezina, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and…

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