9/1/17 | Kathryn C. Calhoun, MD
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 and 10 women of reproductive age in the U.S. and has a negative impact on a woman's health, appearance, self-esteem and chances of becoming pregnant. It is a common cause of infertility in women. Women with PCOS are more likely to be overweight and are at an increased risk of metabolic health complications such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes.
8/18/17 | Jim Toner, MD, PhD
Egg freezing is a big advance, and has many uses. The ability to safely freeze and thaw eggs is a recent development. Eggs survive this process quite well – only 5 to 15% don’t make it through – and then go on to fertilize and develop as if they were never frozen. Once frozen, the clock stops. No matter how long they remain frozen, they will act the age at which they were frozen.
8/11/17 | Lisa A. Hasty, MD
The day of embryo transfer is an exciting day full of hope & anticipation. Having an understanding of what will occur at the IVF facility can ease some of the anxiety.
8/4/17 | Jim Toner, MD, PhD
After your long struggle with infertility, we understand that having a twin pregnancy may be very appealing. However, having one baby at a time is ideal, especially for your baby. While many twin pregnancies progress normally, children of multiple pregnancies face increased risks.