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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
Thrombophilias & Recurrent Miscarriage

Thrombophilias are a group of clotting disorders that predispose individuals to inappropriate blood clot formation. These disorders can lead to health problems and recurrent miscarriage. Thrombophilias [...]

Jun 1st, 2018
Parental Balanced Translocation & Miscarriage

Parental balanced translocation is a factor in some cases of recurrent miscarriage. Understanding parental balanced translocation Before discussing the connection between parental balanced translocation and miscarriage, [...]

May 25th, 2018
Ovarian Response & IVF Success

Ovarian response is vital to IVF success. Too much or too little response can lead to disappointment or even health risks. To improve the rate of [...]

May 18th, 2018
Role of Progesterone in Infertility Treatments

Progesterone plays an important role in infertility treatment. The hormone is vital to becoming pregnant and maintaining pregnancy. What is progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone manufactured [...]

May 11th, 2018
Paying for Infertility Care

Paying for infertility care that is not a covered service is a challenge many couples face. Although there have been many advancements in infertility treatment, the [...]

Apr 20th, 2018
Uterine Anatomic Abnormalities & Miscarriage

Uterine anatomic abnormalities, also known as uterine malformations, can interfere with the ability to carry a pregnancy to term and lead to recurrent miscarriage. Uterine anatomical [...]

Apr 16th, 2018
Sperm DNA Fragmentation & Miscarriage

In couples who experience recurrent miscarriage, sperm DNA fragmentation testing can identify genetic abnormalities that may contribute to the problem. While semen analysis measures the amount, [...]

Feb 23rd, 2018
Zika and Trying to Conceive

In recent years, the spread of Zika virus and the threat of Zika exposure has become a concern for couples planning conception. The virus can be [...]

Feb 16th, 2018
Embryonic Mosaicism and IVF Embryo Screening

Embryonic mosaicism may be detected through IVF embryo screening, also known as preimplantation genetic screening or PGS. Before proceeding with IVF embryo screening, it is important [...]

Feb 9th, 2018
Embryo Transfer – Fresh vs Frozen

Couples who turn to embryo transfer in their quest for parenthood should understand the differences between fresh and frozen embryo transfer. Fresh Embryo Transfer Fresh embryo [...]

Feb 2nd, 2018
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery for Infertility

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for infertility makes it possible to correct specific issues that may be impacting fertility through a minimally invasive procedure. Reproductive surgeries performed using [...]

Dec 4th, 2017
Insurance Coverage for Infertility Care

It is no secret that infertility treatment can be costly (an average of $12,400 per IVF cycle), yet only 15 states mandate insurance coverage for infertility [...]

Nov 6th, 2017