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The IVF Cycle: What to Expect

Are you considering in vitro fertilization? If you have been struggling to become pregnant due to low ovulation rates or another fertility issue, this could be the right path for you. Read on to learn more.

Jul 15th, 2021
When to Consider Intrauterine Insemination

If you’re struggling to get pregnant, you might be wondering when to try a different method. Here’s when intrauterine insemination (IUI) can help you with your fertility issues and how our team can guide you through the process.

Jun 22nd, 2021
5 Reasons to Consider Freezing Your Eggs

Freezing your eggs can provide you with options as you age, giving you opportunities for family building whenever you’re ready. Read on to learn more about this innovative process.

May 23rd, 2021
What to Expect During Ovulation Induction

Infertility can feel like life is robbing you of the chance to achieve your dream of being a parent. Fortunately, you can try various infertility treatments, starting with conservative ovulation induction. Read on to learn more.

Mar 17th, 2021
Benefits of Third Party Reproduction

Becoming pregnant seems so easy for many people. For others, it can present unique challenges, among them fertility problems. Read on to see if third party reproduction could be right for you.

Jan 19th, 2021
How Does Lupus Affect Fertility?

Lupus can cause pain, fatigue, fever, and rashes — but you might be wondering, can it cause infertility, too? Keep reading to find out what this disease means for you and your future family.

Dec 15th, 2020
5 Signs of Endometriosis

Periods are no fun, but they’re usually tolerable. If yours is keeping you from the activities you enjoy, it could be a sign of endometriosis. Learn what to watch for and what to do about this common debilitating condition.

Nov 10th, 2020
When Should I Consider Freezing My Eggs?

Egg freezing gives women the power to have children when the time is right for them. By visiting a fertility specialist, you can test your ovarian reserve and discuss preserving your fertility through cryopreservation.

Oct 13th, 2020
Fertility Treatments for Gay and Lesbian Couples

With today’s reproductive technology, same-sex couples have options to achieve their dream of building their family. At University Reproductive Associates, we are proud to support all paths to parenthood and help you build a happy, healthy family.

Sep 15th, 2020
Why is Facial Hair Growth a Symptom of PCOS?

If you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you know it affects your periods and your fertility. But many people don’t know that it can cause facial hair growth as well. Read on to learn more about PCOS.

Aug 19th, 2020
Managing Food While Pregnant

Now that you’re finally pregnant, you want to do everything you can to ensure optimal fetal development, a smooth delivery, and a healthy baby — and that means nutrition. Here’s what you need to know about what to eat when you’re expecting.

Jul 22nd, 2020
The Link Between Diabetes and Miscarriage

Pregnancy should be a joyful time of reflection and anticipation. But if you have diabetes, you may be concerned about how it will affect your baby. And rightly so, as it’s linked to miscarriage. Here’s what you need to know.

Jun 23rd, 2020
How Uterine Septum Can Cause Infertility

Miscarriages and infertility can be heartbreaking, but if your reproductive challenges are due to a uterine septum, there’s hope for successful treatment, full-term pregnancy, and babies. Read on to learn more.

May 26th, 2020
The Benefits of Egg Freezing

You might not be ready to have a baby right now, but you definitely see kids in your future. But will you still be able to conceive when you’re finally ready? Learn why many women are opting to freeze their eggs.

Apr 21st, 2020
Living With PCOS

Your hormones control your body — when the levels aren’t right, you’ll feel out of sorts. That’s what happens when you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). But the good news is that you can manage your symptoms with these helpful tips.

Mar 16th, 2020
5 Tips for Managing Stress During IVF

It’s said the most stressful events in life are death and divorce. But whoever penned that saying clearly never went through IVF. It’s an emotional journey with potential highs and lows. Managing your stress gives you a better chance of success.

Feb 17th, 2020
6 Myths About Vaginal Care

Understanding the myths about vaginal care can help to improve health. Follow these dos and don’ts for a healthier vagina.

Sep 5th, 2019
How To Reduce Chances Of Infertility

Women who are planning to get pregnant now or in the future can reduce the chance of infertility by making some lifestyle changes. Here are some tips to help women achieve this goal.

Jul 5th, 2019
What IVF Feels Like | Changes In Your Body | What To Expect

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a form of assisted reproductive technology. It involves the process of extracting eggs, manually fertilizing them with sperm in vitro and transferring one or two healthy embryos to the uterus. IVF enables couples with fertil

Mar 29th, 2019
5 Ovulation Signs You Need to Know

Women who are trying to conceive need to know exact the exact point of ovulation. To make the most of the fertility window which is the [...]

Dec 18th, 2018
Will IVF Work If You Have Endometriosis?

Endometriosis results in the development of abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus and outside of it, usually in the abdomen, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and [...]

Nov 25th, 2018
Gestational Diabetes ׀ What You Need To Know

About 15% of women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, however, there is a higher rate in American Indian, African American, Asian, and Hispanic women. Women that [...]

Oct 25th, 2018
Varicoceles and Infertility

Similar to a varicose vein you may find in your leg, a varicocele occurs when veins in your scrotum, the skin that surrounds the testicles become [...]

Oct 4th, 2018
Coping with the Stress of Infertility

Many studies have examined the stress of infertility and fertility treatments. There is intense psychological stress that comes from wanting children but not being able to [...]

Sep 24th, 2018
Using Hormones to Detect Pregnancy

If you’ve ever walked down the pregnancy test aisle you were probably bombarded with bright boxes advertising the chance to know before you’ve even missed your [...]

Sep 17th, 2018
5 Fertility Factors You Can Control

While there is no way to completely ensure your fertility, there are a few factors that can help you reduce your risk of infertility. Fertility starts [...]

Aug 17th, 2018
Luteinizing Hormone

What is Luteinizing Hormone? Luteinizing hormone (LH) is produced in and released from the anterior pituitary gland. It plays a key role in ovulation in women [...]

Aug 10th, 2018
Red Noses and Big Bellies

How to handle this allergy season with pregnancy. Pregnancy is an exciting time full of changes, new experiences and lots of dos and don’ts. Now that [...]

Aug 3rd, 2018
Menorrhagia (abnormal uterine bleeding)

How long does a normal menstruation last in comparison to Menorrhagia? Blood loss that is greater than 80 ml (5.5 tablespoons) or lasting longer than seven [...]

Jul 27th, 2018
IVF for Older Women

What is in vitro fertilization?In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is a treatment used to assist women who have fertility or conception issues. It is one of the [...]

Jul 13th, 2018
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Discover more information about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and how it affects the female reproductive organs.Defining Polycystic Ovary SyndromePolycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormone imbalance that [...]

Jul 6th, 2018
Artificial Insemination – Insurance Coverage

Single women or same-sex female couples often face insurance coverage issues when undergoing artificial insemination with donor sperm. The insurance challenge for same-sex and single women [...]

Jun 29th, 2018
Sperm DNA Fragmentation Testing

Sperm DNA fragmentation testing is an opportunity to evaluate male fertility beyond semen analysis for those undergoing infertility treatments. Understanding the reason for sperm DNA fragmentation [...]

Jun 15th, 2018