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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 Clinical Trials

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Infertility-related research in Baltimore, MD

Clinical trials are carefully regulated and controlled studies that test a certain variable and seek to provide answers to a specific question. These clinical trials study certain diseases, illnesses, or conditions and look for new ways in their diagnosis and treatment.

Clinical trials can operate simultaneously in different locations across the country, or even across the world, though each clinical trial location must run under the same strict conditions for the same amount of time.

Baltimore Attorneys Offer Legal Assistance in Building Families

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Family building lawyers

Thanks to new advances in the field of infertility and assisted reproduction, countless couples have achieved their dream of building a family. However, as the technology has advanced, a number of legal questions have been raised about the rights of those involved in these fertility treatments.

Baltimore Infertility Support

Counseling for infertility

Your fertility treatment process can feel like an isolating experience. You may feel uncomfortable sharing your struggles with friends and family, fearing that they will not be able to understand. However, it is important to recognize that sharing your feelings can be an important way to cope with the stress this process entails.

Infertility Insurance in Maryland

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Is your fertility treatment covered?

Your fertility treatment process can be a stressful experience — physically, emotionally and financially. Fertility treatment costs in Baltimore may add up quickly, especially since more than one round of treatment or medication is often necessary. Intended parents often turn to infertility insurance to absorb some of the cost.

Surrogacy in Baltimore

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Is surrogacy right for you?

Surrogacy is an advanced assisted reproduction technique in which one woman, called a surrogate, carries a child for a woman or couple who cannot conceive. Many women or couples turn to surrogacy when first-line fertility treatments have failed. Find out about surrogacy options in Baltimore, Maryland.

Donor Egg Success Rates in Baltimore

LIve births rates for donor egg cycles

The following data, from the most recent Assisted Reproductive Technology Report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), detail the number of donor egg IVF cycles Baltimore, MD, fertility clinics and the number of live births.

Using an Egg Donor in Baltimore

Egg donation in Baltimore, MD

If you have been unable to get pregnant using basic fertility treatments, you may be a candidate for egg donation. Choosing an egg donor in Baltimore may be an option if you have been diagnosed with conditions like premature ovarian failure or diminished ovarian reserve. Egg donation can also be a family-building option for women who received chemotherapy that damaged their fertility.

Baltimore Fertility Clinic Success Rates

Information on success rates in Baltimore, MD

With six fertility clinics located throughout the state of Maryland, and four located in Baltimore, how can you choose the best fertility clinic for you? Many couples head right to the fertility clinic success rates in Maryland when choosing a fertility clinic in Baltimore.

Choosing a Fertility Clinic in Baltimore

Find the fertility clinic that's right for you

What should you look for when choosing a fertility clinic in Baltimore? Choosing a fertility clinic may seem daunting, but luckily, you have several options in Baltimore. There are six fertility clinic options in the state of Maryland, including four in the Baltimore area.

Baltimore Fertility Clinic Options

Visit the Find a Clinic search on to find a fertility clinic in the Baltimore area.

What to Look for When Choosing a Fertility Clinic

Is It Time to See a Baltimore Fertility Doctor?

Choosing a fertility doctor in Baltimore, MD

Dealing with infertility can feel like an isolating experience. However, infertility is more common than you may think. In fact, there are over 120,000 people in Maryland with infertility.

When should you make a fertility doctor