Ovulation is a key factor in fertility; knowing if you’re ovulating, when you’re ovulating, and if your eggs are healthy are all aspects that can help improve overall fertility and your chance of experiencing a healthy pregnancy. Timing ovulation is different for every women and factors like irregular periods, stress, illness, and medication can all disrupt normal ovulation.
National Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place around the world in March and provides a chance for educators, doctors, and community service providers to raise awareness about this often painful disease that effects more than 6 million women across the United States and millions more across the globe. Although many women attribute Endometriosis with painful cramps during menses, Endometriosis can also quietly affect fertility and bowel function without the typical painful warning signs. Park Avenue Fertility is focused on educating the community on the side effects of Endometriosis, how it can play a role in your fertility, and what you can do about it.
When managing infertility, it is most important for patients to discover which treatments will deliver the best results in helping them to become pregnant. While there are many tests available to help women determine which treatments may work best for their specific need, Anti-Mullerian Hormone Testing is an excellent option for all couples and single intended parents who are interested in IVF or intrauterine insemination. Park Avenue Fertility is pleased to offer this test free of charge to patients and non-patients alike.
One of the most frustrating pieces of advice a couple can receive while experiencing infertility is to “just relax and you’ll get pregnant soon enough.” Although the comment is usually well meaning and meant to help, those kinds of comments can make a person feel that the stress they may be experience while trying to conceive is just another factor to why they’re not yet pregnant. Further more, that advice is not valid, according to a study led by Professor Jacky Boivin from the Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group. During 14 studies, researchers found that stress does not effect your odds of becoming pregnant through fertility treatments like IVF and intrauterine insemination.
Said to be the most valuable commodity of our days, time is definitely one of the decisive factors when it comes to fertility treatments. Considering busy lifestyles, it is understandable that aspiring parents may be concerned with how much time they will have to invest in their fertility treatment and how soon they will see the results.
When aspiring parents make plans for a fertility treatment they need to be aware that it may come with surprises, one of which is multiple births. Going from no kids to two, three or even more babies? To some future parents this may sound too good to be true, but there is a caveat, as multiple embryos might also mean complications.
When a couple has trouble conceiving, it is common to assume that the problem lies within the female reproductive organs. However, you may be surprised to find out that about half of the cases have at least something to do with the male partner. Additionally, about one third of infertile couples are unable to conceive due to male infertility.
Fertility treatment can be baffling at times. In our blog we want to give you a clear idea of what to expect from visits at Park Avenue Fertility. Today we’d like to focus on the first steps and explain the very beginning of the process.
At Park Avenue Fertility we recognize the importance of a holistic approach to infertility, and will be glad to assist our patients who want to explore additional adjuncts to their care. Our topic today is acupuncture, a traditional Chinese treatment which is now becoming increasingly popular in the Western society, thanks to its many touted benefits.
Oftentimes infertile couples and individuals worry about finding the right solution for expanding their family. Contemporary medicine offers a variety of different ways to remedy infertility, with complicated names like Ovulation Induction, In Vitro Fertilization, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection and others. But which one to choose? All the available options can make one’s head spin. No doubt, it is a serious decision to make. Such decision is affected by multiple factors and should only be taken after consulting a qualified and experienced specialist. Many happy parents will attest that here at Park Avenue Fertility we have all the right answers for you and Dr. Andrew Levi will be happy to see you at one of our Connecticut locations. After a careful analysis of your specific case, he will be able to apply his extensive expertise and determine which treatment is just right for you.