Conception becomes more challenging with age since women are born with a limited number of eggs. It is normal at puberty to have as many as 400,000 eggs. With menstruation and natural loss each month, a woman's ovarian reserve in her late 30s can contain as few as 25,000 eggs. Diminished ovarian… read more
Mature oocyte cryopreservation, known as egg freezing, is a common method used to preserve fertility and give women the option to conceive in the future. Eggs harvested from the ovaries are frozen unfertilized and stored for later use. As egg freezing has become a standard fertility treatment,… read more
You have decided to grow your family. So what is your next move? If you're wondering which doctor to contact to start the process, you've come to the right place. Should you talk to your Ob/Gyn or is it time to go directly to a fertility specialist? Since your age and medical history… read more
With the demands of completing advanced degrees and establishing careers, many women opt to have children later in life. Feeling the tick of a biological clock while taking steps to create the life you desire can be conflicting, and it is something that many… read more
Are you're excited about fall and welcoming "pumpkin spice everything" back to your life? We have some delicious fertility-boosting foods that you'll want to add to your shopping list! Eating well and working toward an active lifestyle are always in season. Add the following foods to help work… read more
For parents who have lost a pregnancy or a child, the grief can be overwhelming. Often, they feel alone in the process of trying to wrap their heads around this unbearable tragedy. Family, friends and co-workers want to help them get through the process but often can't find the right words, so… read more
With 13 out of 100 couples in the United States dealing with infertility, it is not uncommon to encounter friends or family who have experienced the challenge of becoming pregnant. You may be going through this yourself.
Although infertility often has biological roots, there is a… read more
The average menstrual cycle lasts between two and seven days. A cycle that lasts at least two days is considered medically normal and each person’s cycle is unique. There are times that brief spotting can occur, which isn’t an actual period and can reveal that ovulation didn’t… read more
The number of women and men who are opting to delay parenthood has grown. The average age of first-time moms has changed from 23 in 1994 to 26 in 2018. For first-time dads, the age has jumped to 30.9 in 2015 from 27.4 in 1972.
Even though the birth rate is declining in… read more
Anyone dealing with fertility issues can attest to the stress that the situation can bring as a person tries to grow their family. The challenges of this chronic medical condition can be overwhelming, from testing to discover the issues to the emotionally charged aspects of feeling blue. June is… read more