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How are Immunological Causes of Recurrent Miscarriage Determined?

Carolyn B. Coulam, M.D., is an associate physician at Reproductive Medicine Institute and is Board Certified in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology. Here, she discusses how immunological causes of recurrent miscarriage are determined.

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What is Recurrent Miscarriage?

Carolyn B. Coulam, M.D., is an associate physician at Reproductive Medicine Institute and is Board Certified in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and in the sub-specialty of reproductive endocrinology. Here, she defines and discusses recurrent miscarriage.

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Fertility Centers of Illinois Announces Lederer IVF Center

June 11, 2013

In honor of the late Kevin J. Lederer, M.D., Fertility Centers of Illinois has proudly dedicated the Dr. Kevin J. Lederer Chicago IVF Center.

Dr. Lederer was the President and Managing Partner of Fertility Centers of Illinois. A beloved colleague and trusted fertility doctor, he devoted his time and efforts to helping couples overcome their struggle with infertility. Dr. Lederer strongly believed in a patient-centered standard of care in reproductive medicine, a vision which Fertility Centers of Illinois has proudly carried on.

Five Ways Motherhood Has Changed

May 10, 2013

It’s not your mother’s Mother’s Day. In 2013, the demands on women - financially, personally and career-related – are greater than ever. Dr. Angie Beltsos, Medical Director of Fertility Centers of Illinois, recognizes that women today face different challenges and opportunities on the path to parenthood than their mothers did. She outlines five ways motherhood has changed:

Considering Embryo Donation

April 1, 2013

Couples who have suffered several failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles and are looking into third party reproduction may consider embryo donation, sometimes called embryo adoption, as an alternative to egg donation or sperm donation.

Cryopreserved embryos are donated by a couple who did not use them in their own IVF cycle, usually because they have decided their family is complete. The donors are not compensated for their embryos.

Your Conception Game Plan: Tubal Reversal or IVF

February 18, 2013

Women who have had a tubal ligation may find themselves wanting to build their family years later either with the same partner or in a new relationship. She might be a candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF) or tubal ligation reversal depending on how many children she would like to have, and the presence of other female or male factor infertility conditions.

What's in a Name? NIH Proposes Name Change for PCOS

January 29, 2013

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has proposed changing the name of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) to eliminate confusion and promote a better understanding of the disease. Formerly known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome which focused on obesity and irregular menstrual cycles, the name of the disease was changed to include women who did not meet obesity criteria, but exhibited other characteristics. However, PCOS it seems, is not the most accurate name for the hormone disorder.

In Memorium: Dr. Kevin Lederer

January 16, 2013

Fertility Authority wishes to extend condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and patients of Dr. Kevin Lederer on his passing, January 8, 2013. Dr. Lederer was the President and Managing Partner of Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI). He was passionate and dedicated to the field of reproductive medicine and inspired his peers with his commitment to patient-centered care. He is remembered as a “larger-than-life” presence with an unforgettable laugh and compassion for his patients. He is survived by wife Frances; sons Kevin Jr., Stephen, and Eric; brothers Matthew and Jonathan; and extended family. Dr. Lederer, most recently of Frankfort, Illinois, was a former resident of Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

What are the Challenges of Finding an Egg Donor?

If you're considering donor egg IVF, you may be wondering what is involved in finding a donor. Nancy Block, CEO of Donor Network Alliance, explains the challenges of finding an egg donor.

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