Blog Posts Tagged infertility


  • Vitamin D Deficiency and PCOS

    Many women who struggle with infertility have an underlying condition called PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Studies now show that women who have PCOS may also have low levels of vitamin D, a crucial component needed to conceive. In this month’s blog, Dr. Jessica McLaughlin discusses these studies along with the connection between vitamin D and pregnancy.

  • National Infertility Awareness Week Sheds Light on Struggles and Successes

    This week is National Infertility Awareness Week®. During this time and all year long, our goal at Coastal Fertility Specialists is to share our knowledge and unwavering support with our patients and all those suffering from Infertility. This is also an important time to bring global attention to the disease that affects so many.

  • How to Cope When Doing Fertility Treatments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Many of you may be feeling anxious about doing fertility treatments and getting pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. We completely understand your worries and fears, and want to help ease those if we can. This blog post offers some coping tips that will hopefully give you comfort during this time of uncertainty.

  • Why Your Fertility is Safe in Our Hands

    Today I wanted to take some time to share a little about Coastal Fertility Specialist and tell you why we do what we do. Coastal Fertility Specialists is a physician owned and operated fertility practice. Early on in developing Coastal Fertility Specialists it was clear to us that the diagnosis of infertility and the desire for a family is a tremendous stress to a couple. In fact, several studies…

  • Coastal Patient Shares Her Journey Through Endometriosis and Infertility to Parenthood

    Endometriosis is a common disease which often affects one’s fertility. Many women struggle with the painful symptoms in silence. In honor of Endometriosis Awareness Month, Dr. Heather Cook and her patient Chelsea sat down with Leyla Gulen at FOX 24 Charleston to shed light on…

  • Toxic Concerns – What You Should Know Before and During Pregnancy

    In the United States there are over 80,000 registered chemicals that can cause environmental contamination through soil, drinking water, food, and consumer products.  In pregnant women studied, 99 – 100% of women had detectable levels of these chemical toxins known…

  • The Four Biggest Reasons Not to Delay Fertility Treatments

    Many couples who decide to start a family are shocked when they aren’t able to get pregnant right away, but the truth is this is a very common problem in the US. In fact, one in eight couples struggle with infertility. So what can be done about it?

  • How to Keep Your Fertility Treatments on Track When Traveling for the Holidays

    The holidays are here and many of you will be traveling during a cycle in which case, planning is key. It’s important to check with your nurse if you are going to need monitoring, additional medications or your trigger shot during your trip. All of these things can be arranged as long as you plan ahead before you leave.

  • National Infertility Awareness Week: Honoring Those Suffering With Infertility

    Coastal Fertility Specialists honors our infertility patients during National Infertility Awareness Week 2019. In this month’s blog, we focus on the debilitating disease called infertility and all those who are affected by it.

  • Personhood Bill Defeated…..for the Moment

    The spring 2018 Senate session of our state Legislature ended without this year’s version of the Personhood Bill coming to a vote in the full Senate. But it was a battle. And the battle is not over. Nor will it likely be anytime soon.