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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.