Female Fertility

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed on KVUE ABC News about diet and female fertility

There has been a recent increase in attention directed towards diet and its effect on female fertility, as multiple studies and review articles of previous studies have been published in journals over the last few years.  Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi was interviewed by KVUE anchor Ashley Goudeau regarding diet and female fertility.

Watch the full interview […]

Random controlled ovarian stimulation prior to cancer treatments in women of reproductive age who are diagnosed with cancer

Until
several years ago, the prevailing thought was that only one “wave” of follicles
is available for growth per monthly menstrual cycle; therefore, controlled
ovarian stimulation (COS) for fertility preservation would require waiting for
a woman’s period to start prior to her starting fertility medications for COS
leading up to oocyte retrieval for fertility preservation prior to cancer
treatments such […]

NIAW 2019: Infertility Uncovered

This year’s theme for
National Infertility Awareness week (NIAW) is #InfertilityUncovered, which
focuses raising awareness about the lack of access to family building options
and emotional support for millions of women and men struggling to build a
family. Visit NIAW to learn
more.

Follow us on as we will be
publishing educational posts about infertility.

NIAW is organized by RESOLVE, the National […]

Most recent take on endometrial scratching

To scratch or not to scratch:  that is the question.  Based on recent data, the current recommendation regarding endometrial scratching is not to scratch.

Endometrial scratching involves the use of an endometrial biopsy sampler such as a pipelle, which is a straw-like apparatus that is thought to increase the rate of embryo implantation by remodeling […]

What does the egg freezing process involve?

Although the following are highlights of the process that are hopefully helpful in terms of providing a general overview, consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) provides more detailed information regarding the oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) process.  Female age and ovarian reserve testing are the two most important predictors of a successful egg freezing cycle.  […]

Genetic carrier testing

Testing is currently available to test patients for the presence or absence of gene mutations that can be associated with genetic disorders.  Genetic carrier testing specifically tests for autosomal recessive and X-linked gene mutations, which some people may have and be unaware of due to the lack of clinical manifestation in carriers who do […]

Hydrosalpinx – How Blocked Fallopian Tubes affect Female Fertility

You may have heard people talking about ‘blocked tubes’ when they explain their female fertility problems. If a fallopian tube blockage is located at the distal end of the fallopian tube, which is located furthest from the uterus, and if the fallopian tube is distended by fluid that has accumulated within the tube as […]

Norwegian study suggests that maternal use of acetaminophen during pregnancy may be associated with ADHD risk in offspring

A recent study in the journal Pediatrics showed a twofold higher rate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among offspring that were exposed to 29 days or more of maternal acetaminophen use during pregnancy. If maternal acetaminophen use was less than 8 days there was a lower rate of ADHD. Although maternal preconceptional acetaminophen […]

Fertility Myth Busters

With so much information about fertility it can be difficult to determine what is true or false. Here are a few misconceptions explained.

 

Myth 1:  Lie in bed with your feet in the air to increase chance of getting pregnant. 

While this potential routine after intercourse may be ritualized for some couple who are trying […]

Is a Short Luteal Phase Affecting Your Fertility?

A short luteal phase or luteal phase defect may affect a woman’s fertility. If you have been having problems trying to conceive then it’s worth discussing the possibility of a short luteal phase with your doctor.

What is a Short Luteal Phase?
The luteal phase is the latter part of your menstrual cycle. It occurs after […]