Infertility clinics have seen an increasing number of women desiring children in their 40s and 50s. In addition, men aged 60 and even into their 70s desiring to father a child are becoming more common. In vitro fertilization (IVF) rates using a women’s own eggs in her 40s dramatically decreases even in patients with […]
It is recommended if a woman is under 35 and has not successfully conceived after a year of trying to seek help from a fertility specialist, who can help evaluate and provide treatment plan options. Issues relating to the female reproductive system is one of the common causes of female infertility.
THE FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
Do COVID-19 vaccines adversely affect fertility? In December 2020, there was misinformation via a post on social media, which falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines negatively impact fertility. The theory, which has been shown to be untrue, was that the antibodies generated by the COVID-19 vaccination would not only defend the body against the spike […]
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month: Dr. Maya Barsky Speaks about the Importance of Maternal Immunizations
For International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, I wanted to take a moment and discuss maternal immunizations. It is important before getting pregnant to know your rubella and varicella status. If not immune, please get these vaccines prior to pregnancy and wait one month after getting the recommended regimen before trying to conceive. These infections […]
Available data suggest that symptomatic pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with nonpregnant women. The absolute risk for severe COVID-19 among pregnant women is low; however, data indicates an increased risk of ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support, and death reported in pregnant women […]
Austin Fertility is excited that Dr. Dan Lebovic has joined the clinic. Specializing in reproductive endocrinology and fertility, Dr. Lebovic’s clinical and research experience will be invaluable in helping patients with their family building goals. Learn more about him by reading his bio and CV.
We had an opportunity to ask him some questions. Here’s […]
Austin Fertility is thrilled to have Dr. Maya Barsky, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, join the practice. A highly respected physician, she brings years of clinical and research experience.
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi, Austin Fertility’s Medical Director states, “Dr. Barsky is an excellent fit for our center. As part of our team, we’ll be able […]
Couples seeking fertility help to start a family should know that lifestyle, diet, and health can impact the ability to conceive. The steps that they take before, during and after fertility treatments may improve their odds of getting pregnant.
The results of fertility treatments may be more positive when the couple keeps their overall health […]
E-cigarette use, or “vaping”, due to statements of greater safety than cigarette smoking, has become more popular among adolescents and pregnant women. Moreover, it has been used more commonly in recent years as an alternative by individuals who are attempting cessation of cigarette smoking. Due to a lack of long-term and second generation data, […]
As marijuana use is legalized in more states and it becomes more socially acceptable to use it recreationally, use of this drug has increased. This holds true for couples of reproductive age who may be trying to conceive. Accordingly, it is critical that doctors understand how marijuana use may affect fertility preservation so that […]