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A blog by Dr. Sonya Kashyap, Genesis Fertility Centre, September 18, 2014

On a scale of 1-10, how important is it for you to one day conceive with your own eggs?

This is a question I ask my patients frequently. It is not uncommon for women and couples to be uncertain about their desires to conceive, or to have a timeline. And there are, of course, many options for building a family. There is no doubt that for most women, trying to conceive sooner or egg freezing at a younger age will be associated with higher success rates but these are not the right options for everyone.

A blog by Megan Swanek, September 17, 2014, 2014

“The only organization more fascist than the FDA is the IRS.” So says one of the fertility doctors who I saw prior to my egg retrieval and embryo transfer last week. While it is great that the Food and Drug Administration looks out for the safety of what we put into our bodies, just how stringent they are with approval of new drugs comes at a cost. Literally. When there is only one drug on the market for a particular condition, the price can be whatever the company would like to charge, and we are forced to pay that amount.

A blog by Caroline Phillips, September 17, 2014

There is no doubt that due to increasing popularity of IVF treatment abroad, more and more IVF clinics in Europe are opening their doors to people from other countries. Just last year a new IVF clinic opened in Prague, and some established clinics in other countries are moving into modern buildings as they expand the services they offer. There has never been a greater choice if you are considering Europe for treatment. But how do you choose the right place to go? Let’s take a look at what some of the countries have to offer.

a blog by Maya Moskin, September 16, 2014

Dealing with infertility can be very stressful on many levels. We’ve all seen those psychological impact surveys that state that women with infertility experience depression and anxiety similar to those diagnosed with cancer and other major illnesses. Infertility impacts so many parts of ones life. It’s a physical, mental, emotional, relational and financial experience that can really rock a person to their very foundation. That’s why finding ways to stay grounded and sane during your journey to parenthood is so important.

A blog by Neway Fertility, September 16, 2014

Infertility is always in the back of a man and woman’s mind when trying to conceive without success. Before seeking help from a doctor, couples and individuals commonly look to improving their lifestyle choices for overall health. Research has found that a healthy diet and exercise can promote ovulation in some women and sperm count in men. However, men and women should be cautious while exercising as excessive workouts can cause a low sperm count or disrupt menstrual cycles.

a blog by Dr. Andrea Reh, Dominion Fertility, September 15, 2014

Dr. Reh here with a happy story about a couple with the most frustrating infertility diagnosis of all: “unexplained infertility.” Up to one-third of couples presenting with infertility are “diagnosed” with unexplained infertility, which means their testing fails to identify a cause. While having unexplained infertility means that couples could still conceive on their own, the likelihood goes down over time.

a blog by Dr. Mark Payson, Dominion Fertility, September 12, 2014

The decision to use donor eggs can be one of the most difficult that fertility patients face. When we were growing up most of us assumed children would come without much difficulty, or we worried that pregnancy would come before we were ready!

A blog by Martin Freedman, MD, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia & Central PA, September 10, 2014

It is well known that there is a significant decline in fertility after age 35. The standard of care for women 35 and older who are having difficulty achieving pregnancy is to consult a fertility specialist if, after six months of trying (i.e. unprotected intercourse), pregnancy has not been achieved. Starting with IVF initially in older couples is the most effective form of treatment.