Fertility

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 […]

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 […]

Infertility Jargon: Acronyms You Should Know

If you are seeking fertility treatment you’ll find that there are unfamiliar terms and jargon used. While there are treatment related terms such as IVF, IUI and ICSI that patients commonly come across, what are other terms that are important for patients to know and to learn about? Here are some of the most […]

NIAW 2018: Change the Conversation About Infertility

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is later this month from April 22nd to 28th! This year’s theme is #FliptheScript to help change the conversations so that the community understands how far reaching the issue is and how factors such as insurance, laws, costs, sexual orientation, and religion play in the ability to build a […]

The Skinny on Weight and Fitness on Fertility

When a couple is trying to become pregnant, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a key component of reproductive success. Studies show that women who control their weight with diet and exercise have a greater likelihood of getting and staying pregnant. For men, the benefits of proper weight include higher sperm counts and sperm with […]

FAQ: What can couples do in terms of diet, lifestyle and other habits to improve the chances of fertility?

For Women

Women who have significant weight gain or extreme weight loss are more likely to not ovulate on a regular basis or at all. An ideal body mass index optimizes regular, ovulatory cycles among women of reproductive age, provided that reproductive hormone tests are in range. Minimizing alcohol intake improves the chances for pregnancy, […]

FAQ: How does a fertility specialist recommend the best treatment plan?

In order to offer the best treatment plan from a female fertility standpoint, the female patient’s age, medical and surgical history, time spent trying to conceive, as well as physical exam and ultrasound findings are important as part of data gathering and evaluation. Testing such as ovarian reserve assessment, hormone profile testing as well […]

Selecting a Fertility Center

Ready to seek fertility assistance? You might be inundated with so much information that makes selecting a fertility center seem like a daunting task. Here are some tips that will help couples determine the right physicians and fertility center:

Couples Approach

It takes two – both a man and a woman are needed to successfully conceive a baby. Comprehensive fertility care is important […]

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) 2017

The 2017 theme for National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is “Listen Up!” This year NIAW runs from April 23 – 29, 2017. At AFRM we want to take this moment to spread awareness of infertility that affects millions and offer support to help those affected to reach their family building goals.

NIAW is run by […]

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi interviews with Good Day Austin Fox 7 News on Couples’ Obesity and Time-To-Pregnancy

Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed by Fox 7 News’ Lauren Petrowski about the effects of couples’ obesity on the time-to-pregnancy.  Watch the interview for more details.