April 25, 2017

How do I know if my husband is fertile?

Last week, I saw a new patient whose story is common. She is in her early 30’s and had been trying to conceive for 4 years. During this time, her OB/Gyn gave her clomiphine citrate (Clomid) for 7 months, did about eight blood tests and performed surgery on her twice. During our first meeting

Saving your romance from the dark clutches of infertility

One common misfortune that infertile couples encounter is a change in their attitude about love-making. You used to look forward to playfulness and affection in your romantic four-post canopy bed with satin sheets. But now it has become a place where you have to force yourself to do a chore. When that ovulation test turns […]

Difficult embryo transfer

I received this comment this morning for a previous post. Thank you for this very informative article. I am 30 years old and am having my first FET this October. I did not get to have a fresh ET because of OHSS-IVF resulted in a freeze all cycle. I have 5 perfect frozen blastocyst. A […]

The spectrum of fertility treatment: From the severe to the minimal

Fifth-Party Reproduction: Utilize a sperm donor. Utilize an egg donor. Utilize a surrogate to carry the baby. Fourth-Party Reproduction: Utilize two out of the three (egg donor, sperm donor, surrogate) A) Third-Party Reproduction: Utilize either one of a sperm donor, egg donor or surrogate B) In-Vitro-Fertilization with PGD: Take the wife’s own eggs and the […]

The baseline ultrasound scan

Before starting a stimulated treatment cycle with clomiphene citrate (Clomid), with injectables or with a combination of both, we customarily do a baseline ultrasound sometime around day #1 to day # 5. What are we looking for with this? Actually, it’s more of what we’re NOT looking for. We’re specifically looking to see that there […]

Clomid can help and Clomid can harm

You’ve all heard success stories of patients getting pregnant after just taking some pills. Chances are, the pill you have heard of most often is Clomiphene citrate (CC), known by brand name as Clomid or Serophene. This is usually the first medication offered to an infertile woman by her general OB or family practice doctor. […]

The race to have a baby

After just one glass of wine the other night, I had a strange dream. It provided the inspiration for this post. Imagine the journey for a baby as being like a race. The runners begin at the starting point, staring up into the distance at a road that stretches as far as the eye can […]

Most infertility is unexplained

A lot of people ask me about unexplained infertility. Well, allow me to explain the unexplainable in very practical terms. If you have gotten pregnant and now have a baby, you are obviously not infertile, so this would not pertain to you. On the other hand, if you’ve been trying for some time, but are […]

The best timing for making babies

OK, so you have decided you want to have a baby. Perhaps this means you are going to stop taking those birth-control pills that you’ve been on since your wedding day. Or perhaps it means you and your husband will simply stop using condoms. Or for some of you, who have been less diligent about […]

Getting rich while improving your fertility

Taking action to improve your fertility does not always need to cost you money. Many infertile couples delay taking action to get pregnant because they think they can’t afford medical treatment.  In fact, there are things that you can do to boost your fertility naturally that actually GIVE you money back. Too good to be […]