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Natural Cycle IVF, Is it for You?

Considering Natural Cycle IVF

Dominion Fertility’s Medical Director Dr. Michael DiMattina discusses the ins and outs of Natural Cycle IVF in an effort to help you make the fertility treatment choice that is best for you.

The Best Predictors of Your Fertility

When considering a fertility evaluation, most women take to the internet to understand the various fertility tests to be conducted and what the test results mean. While some tests are more accurate than others, each of these tests serves as a piece of the fertility puzzle; the two biggest pieces of that puzzle being age and length of time having unprotected sex.

Two to Tango: Why Both Partners Need a Fertility Workup

June 27, 2013

When a couple realizes they are having trouble trying to conceive or things just aren’t working as quickly as they had imagined, a woman typically consults her OB-GYN who either diagnoses and treats the infertility condition or refers her to a fertility doctor. Too often, women (through no fault of their own) are prescribed Clomid or another treatment for female factor infertility yet their partner has not tested his fertility. Now, you don't have to be a doctor or know much about fertility to raise a little red flag and question: “What if her partner also has infertility?”

April is Stress Awareness Month

April 5, 2013

Undoubtedly, the infertility journey is physically and emotionally stressful. Receiving the diagnosis of infertility and trying to conceive after failed cycles makes us feel as though our bodies have failed us, while yearning for a family is exhausts our emotions. Although this is a time we should take the best care of ourselves to optimize our health and fertility, stress often prevails.

Infertility After 40: Don't Waste Time With IUI

For infertile women over 40, getting pregnant can be a challenge not to be taken likely. While many women gravitate toward less invasive fertility treatments, moving on to in vitro fertilization (IVF) sooner could be the best investment, financially and emotionally.

Success Rates Over 40: IVF Better Than IUI

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If you’re over the age of 40 and wondering which fertility treatment is right for you, you might find that in vitro fertilization (IVF), not intrauterine insemination (IUI), is your best bet for getting pregnant. Research presented by Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Center at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) suggests older women trying to conceive move straight to IVF to maximize their odds for success and minimize their financial and emotional losses.

Baltimore, MD

There are six fertility clinic options in the state of Maryland, including four in the Baltimore area.

Baltimore, MD, Videos

In order to analyze the sperm, a sperm analysis can be done several times to ensure accuracy of the test results. If there is a reproductive issue with the male, time is a dependent factor on prospective treatment for the couple, explains Dr. Seth Levrant who participates in the clinic Partners in Reproductive Health in Munster, IN and Tinley Park, IL.

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor with USC Fertility in Los Angeles explains how the hormones estrogen and progesterone can prepare the uterine lining for implantation of an embryo, even in women who have had ovarian failure or in menopause.

UCSF's Dr. Evelyn Mok-Lin discusses the role of egg freezing today.

Baltimore, MD, in The News

Maryland Legislation Would Set Rules for Frozen Eggs, Sperm

Baltimore Sun,  Mar 22, 2012

If you wanted to use your late husband's frozen sperm to have a baby, you would need his written permission under legislation that appears poised for approval in the Maryland General Assembly. The House and Senate have both passed bills that would make it illegal to use a dead person's preserved genetic material to reproduce without the notarized, written agreement of the donor.

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Fertility Preservation for Women with Cancer

Baltimore Sun,  Mar 7, 2012

When a young woman is diagnosed with cancer, getting pregnant is probably the last thing on her mind. But if she wants children in the future, it's something she should think about. The chemotherapy and radiation treatments used to treat cancer can hurt a women's fertility. Nearly 10 percent of the 1.5 million diagnosed with cancer each year are of childbearing age, according to the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Melissa M.

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Women's Lung Cancer Risk Not Tied to Childbirth

Baltimore Sun,  Dec 26, 2011

A woman's lung cancer risk doesn't appear to be linked to the number of children she has, although some scientists had thought hormonal changes during pregnancy might protect against the disease. That's according to a new report that sums up 16 previous studies on the topic, which researchers have explored to get a better understanding of lung cancer and possible treatments.

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