Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day

At Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine we strive to help couples achieve their goals of becoming parents. With Father’s Day approaching, around the corner, we would like to honor the fathers who are raising their children every day and encourage those who are struggling to be fathers to keep hope, keep trying, and to seek […]

What is the difference between fertility treatment under the care of my Ob/Gyn and the care from a Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertility specialist)?

A Reproductive Endocrinologist is a physician who, after completing a four-year Ob/Gyn residency program, subsequently has completed an three-year subspecialty fellowship training program in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI).  Board certification in Ob/Gyn is required before an REI physician is eligible for REI board certification.  Once board certification in REI is obtained, maintenance of board […]

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW)

This year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) was the week of April 19th through April 25th. This year’s theme was “You are not alone”. Although the following principles are kept in mind all year long, the week represented the recognition of infertility as a disorder for which evaluation can be sought out and which can […]

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Explained

While many couples struggling with infertility recognize that they have the option of pregnancy through in vitro fertilization, the specifics of the procedure can be a bit of a mystery. What actually happens during IVF? While every clinic has its own unique IVF technique, generally, a woman undergoing the procedure is first given a medication […]

AFRM partners with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation services for women with cancer prior to treatment for cancer

The Livestrong Foundation provides the full range of resources for women and men who unfortunately have been diagnosed with cancer. AFRM has partnered with the Livestrong Foundation to be a resource for fertility preservation for women and men who unfortunately have cancer.  “Fertility preservation is performed prior to cancer therapies that are necessary to treat cancer […]

Do Uterine Fibroids Affect Fertility?

Uterine Fibroids & Austin Fertility

What are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine “leiomyomata” or “myomas”, are solid masses arising from the smooth muscle cells that form the uterine musculature, also known as the myometrium.  They are present in 30-50% of women and, although they can occur in women of any ethnic background, uterine fibroids are more common […]