When should you stop taking your birth control so that you can get pregnant? – Arizona fertility clinic It's one of those ironies of life – most women spend their early years trying desperately not to get pregnant, and then, once they feel ready to start their families, they want nothing more than to get pregnant [...]
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What is a "high risk" pregnancy? – fertility clinic Glendale AZ area Some pregnant women are told that their pregnancy is "high risk" by the medical professionals caring for them. Others may have heard this phrase and wondered what it means. What makes a pregnancy "high risk?" Causes of high risk pregnancies In general, there are a [...]
How much should you exercise during pregnancy? – IVF Glendale AZ Most pregnant women want to stay healthy during their pregnancies. Many had a workout routine before they became pregnant, and they'd like to continue it. For others, pregnancy spurs them to create a new workout routine. At the same time, women may be worried [...]
Why is a singleton pregnancy healthiest? – fertility clinic Scottsdale area At Reproductive Health Center, we aim for a singleton pregnancy with every patient. That means a pregnancy with just one baby at a time. This is why we transfer just one embryo per cycle in 70% of our IVF patients under 36 years of age. [...]
Should you eat fish while pregnant? – fertility clinic Glendale AZ area Pregnant women are often concerned about what they should and should not eat. Mothers naturally want to protect their babies' health, and most are willing to do whatever it takes during pregnancy to achieve this. However, women may receive mixed messages about fish. [...]
Can endometrial scratching increase the chances of pregnancy? – fertility clinic Scottsdale area We're always looking for techniques that will increase the chances that our patients will have the pregnancy that they're dreaming of. Lately, a simple technique called endometrial scratching has been making headlines, because studies have shown that it can double the pregnancy rates [...]
Will in vitro maturation (IVM) change fertility treatment? – IVF Scottsdale In vitro fertilization (IVF) has long been the standard of care for women who are unable to conceive naturally. Scientists are always seeking new ways to improve the success rates of IVF, such as through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and assisted hatching (AH), both [...]
New study reveals the importance of stress for fertility – fertility clinic El Paso area We're always watching the scientific journals for new research about how to help couples achieve pregnancy. A new study done by scientists at the University of Nottingham reveals important information that could help to guide fertility treatment at clinics around the world. [...]
Does caffeine affect fertility? – fertility clinic Santa Fe area Many people really love their morning coffee or tea, but some worry that it might have negative effects on health. Much research suggests that coffee has positive effects on your overall health (such as a lower risk of diabetes). However, women may still be concerned [...]
The Zika Virus and Fertility Treatment – Southern Arizona fertility clinic If you've been following the news, you've probably seen the explosion of information about the Zika virus. You may have many questions. Is this a new virus? Where did it come from? How does it affect pregnant women? We've been hearing many patients ask [...]