Preparing for the Holidays with Infertility

Infertility doesn’t take a holiday, so the added stress of preparing for the whirlwind weeks ahead can leave you feeling even more overwhelmed and oftentimes sad. Restaurants, churches, synagogues, stores, streets, and our neighbors are all in on the celebration, oblivious to our grief. So what’s a hopeful parent to do when preparing for the holidays with infertility? Here are some tips to help you…

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Breeding out Disease: 60 Minutes Segment Explores Genetic Testing

60 Minutes on CBS recently reported on the science of genetics, noting that there are few fields of medicine that are having a bigger impact on how we diagnose and treat disease. (View 60 Minutes segment here.) The science of genetics has gotten so sophisticated so quickly that it can be used not only to treat serious diseases, but also prevent them well before pregnancy…

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I’m Finally Pregnant! What Happens Next?

For many couples struggling with infertility and pregnancy loss, getting a positive pregnancy test is the moment they have been waiting for – sometimes for months or even years. The goal has been achieved, but now there’s a new set of questions: When should I be seen by my doctor? How do I know the baby is healthy? What happens next? Testing Hormone Levels Fertility…

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News report: Genetic Tests for People Who’d Rather Not Know

Fertility Associates of Memphis responds to non disclosure testing Some people have a family history of diseases that cause devastating symptoms, in some cases significantly impacting quality of life. Increasingly, these disorders are found to have a genetic cause. Some forms of Alzheimer’s dementia, for example, are now known to be associated with specific genetic mutations. For many patients, the ability to test for such…

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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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