National Infertility Awareness Week 2020

National Infertility Awareness 2020

This year’s NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) is about “empowering you and changing the conversation”. Infertility is a challenge that affects millions of Americans. The NIAW movement is here to help and support all who are struggling with infertility and want to build families. How can you participate? Head over to NIAW 5 Day Photo […]

Tips for Couples to Maximize Their Fertility

tips for couples to maximize fertility

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 […]

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


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, there […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 important […]

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 family. […]

The Skinny on the Impact of 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 greater […]

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 as […]