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.
Who knows how many couples go through the turmoil of fertility hurdles wishing for some understanding and support on their difficult path? Well, the good news is that some wishes do come true. Today we’ll meet one such couple who have their quest behind them and are thrilled to share their experience. S. J. of Trumbull, CT and her husband feel fortunate to have found a strong shoulder to lean on at Park Avenue Fertility. “I can honestly say,” says S. J. “that we made the right choices which started with choosing the right team.” At Park Avenue they found not just a talented doctor armed with vast professional expertise and advanced techniques but also a true friend with genuine compassion.
Dr. Andrew Levi strongly believes in education as a key factor in overcoming fertility problems. Our website provides a variety of information for those who are interested in researching fertility topics.
Many women are eager to have children in their 30s or 40s. It is important however that patients be aware that conceiving and then delivering a healthy child can be a challenge to some women as they get older and attempt to start or extend their families.The risk of fertility problems increases with age. Statistically, the expectancy of a successful pregnancy decreases after a woman reaches her mid-30s. There are several reasons for this decline: