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Surrogacy Can Help Grow Your Family

Surrogacy has been a topic of fascination for a long time and has recently become a hot discussion as celebrity couples and everyday families share their personal stories. Recent statistics suggest that about 15% of couples will struggle with infertility and, for some of them, their best or only option may be surrogacy. Currently, in the US about 750 babies are born with the help of a surrogate and the number of babies continues to grow.

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Fertility Terms Commonly Used in Assisted Reproduction

Learning many new terms, words, and care options during fertility treatments can seem overwhelming. Understanding what different services mean can help you to feel more informed, comfortable, and in control of your treatment. Our Connecticut fertility center is focused on personalized one-on-one care, and our goal is to help you feel confident during the time that we partner with you to achieve your fertility goals. Read on to learn some common fertility terms and fertility treatment options:

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Breast Cancer Risks are Not Increased by Fertility Treatments, Finds Study

According to a new study published this month in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, women who used clomiphene citrate (Clomid) or gonadotropins during fertility treatments showed no increased risk of developing breast cancer than women who took no fertility medications at all. That’s great news for women who are considering fertility treatments but who were previously concerned about whether the commonly used fertility drugs would increase their risk of cancer.

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Infertility Treatments and Obesity

Obesity and FertilityThe obesity epidemic has reached epic levels, with nearly two-thirds of American adults classified as overweight or obese. As obesity levels have increased, so have the number of couples struggling with infertility. While many obese women are able to become pregnant without assistance, a recent study found that the higher a women’s BMI the less likely she was to become pregnant on her own without medical assistance. Understanding how a healthy or unhealthy weight can affect your own fertility can help you when making decisions about treatment options.

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Eating for a Healthy Pregnancy

There is a lot of good advice to be found on the Internet about what you should eat before, during, and after a pregnancy. And while there is not a specific food that will cure infertility, there are plenty of foods that may help your body prepare for pregnancy, and in some cases even improve fertility measures.

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The Facts About Egg Donation: What Donors and Patents Need to Know

In 2010, fertility clinics across the nation reported performing over 18,000 procedures using donated eggs- up almost 8,000 procedures since 2000. In earlier years, egg donation was considered by some to be a last resort for becoming pregnant, however, recently more women are choosing egg donation due to its impressive success rates. Egg donation provides an opportunity to experience a healthy pregnancy for women who cannot become pregnant with their own eggs. If you are considering egg donation as a fertility option, or if you are a considering becoming an egg donor at Park Avenue Fertility, here are some facts you should know:

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Dr. Andrew Levi Awarded Patient’s Choice

This week Park Avenue Fertility was pleased to learn that Dr. Levi has been awarded his third Patient’s Choice. We would like to thank our wonderful patients for taking the time to rate our office, making this award possible. Park Avenue Fertility’s focus has always been about the treating the patient positively, personally, and effectively, and we are pleased that this award reflects our commitment to our patients.

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