Monthly Archives: February 2018
Fully mature human eggs grown in lab, study reports
In a breakthrough that could improve fertility treatment, scientists in England have grown human eggs in a laboratory. Egg cells were removed from ovary tissue at their earliest stage of development and grown to the point at which they can … Continue reading
An infertility overview, on our website
Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. In the United States approximately 15-20 percent of married couples will experience some degree of infertility. This means that 1 in 6 couples will need … Continue reading
Have you met our providers?
Our infertility specialists are Dr. William Ziegler, Dr. Alan Martinez, and Dr. Virginia Mensah. They are board-certified in male and female infertility and are widely recognized for their expertise and success in assisting reproduction. They, along with Hina Ahmed, our board-certified physician assistant with … Continue reading
Study shows Mediterranean diet linked to IVF success
New research has found that women who follow a Mediterranean diet in the six months before assisted reproductive treatment have a significantly better chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth to a live baby than women who did not. Researchers … Continue reading
These foods can affect fertility
No one can control all of the causes of infertility. But one area they can control is their eating habits. Research shows that nutrition and a healthy body weight for both partners can have a significant impact on the ability to conceive, … Continue reading
New podcast: Psychosocial aspects of fertility treatments
Infertility is a medical condition not unlike other medical conditions; it can affect many aspects of your life. It can create one of the most stressful life crises that an individual or couple ever experience. It can also affect your … Continue reading
Which lifestyle changes can actually boost fertility?
What lifestyle factors influence fertility? RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association says there is a lot of information out there on this topic, some of it good and some of it incorrect. So they asked Dr. Jackie Gutmann, Clinical Associate Professor … Continue reading
Is acetaminophen safe during pregnancy?
“Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer,” says a story from Medical News Today. The story reports that most studies do not show any long-term effects from low-dose and occasional use of acetaminophen. However, some research suggests that just six tablets taken … Continue reading
Vitamin D may help treat PCOS, study finds
Vitamin D may play a key role in helping some women seeking treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related infertility get pregnant. Results of the new study, led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, … Continue reading
Study finds plant-based estrogen impairs female fertility
Exposure to the phytoestrogen genistein prior to conception may adversely affect female fertility and pregnancy outcomes, depending on the dosage and duration of exposure, a new study in mice suggests. Genistein is an isoflavone found in soy foods and dietary … Continue reading