Lifestyle habits that optimize female fertility

Female Fertility Lifestyle Habits

What are some lifestyle habits that can optimize female fertility? Although fertility factors such as ovarian reserve, ovulation, tubal factor, male factor, uterine factor, endometriosis, and pelvic adhesions may be significant in a given case and it is important to evaluate and treat such factors, lifestyle habits can idealize outcomes. Body mass index (BMI):  BMI […]

Uterine Septum Removal Found to Improve Fertility and Pregnancy Outcome


A uterine septum is a congenital uterine anomaly that is, in essence, an embryologic remnant within the uterus that did not resorb away as it does in most women. According to a systematic review in 2011, of women in the general population, 2.3% have a uterine septum and there is a similar percentage of 3% […]

FAQ: How good are the eggs from “egg freezing”?

Egg Freezing Austin Fertility

Egg freezing, termed “oocyte cryopreservation”, is an option that is available for women in order to preserve their eggs for potential future use. The eggs from egg freezing are, at best, as good as they were prior to being cryopreserved. Younger women with good egg reserve parameters will obviously have “better” eggs. In the past, […]

Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF presents research findings that AMH predicts surplus good quality blastocyst cryopreservation at the 71st annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in Baltimore.

The medical and embryology teams at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF, in a collaborative study with the medical and embryology teams at The University of Wisconsin – Madison Generations Fertility Care, presented research at the 71st annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in Baltimore on October 20th. “Our research showed that AMH […]

What happens post embryo transfer?


After embryo transfer, although it is not mandatory, we ask that our patients have a modified bed rest for 3 days. The patient continues estrogen and progesterone supplementation through the time of the pregnancy test and if the pregnancy test is positive and the pregnancy progresses well, she continues the estrogen and progesterone supplements through […]