Blog Posts Tagged infertility

  • Dealing with Infertility in the Time of Covid and the Holidays

    The holidays are supposed to be joyous celebrations of tradition, with food, family and fun. But if you’re trying to conceive and having fertility issues the celebrating can become an ordeal. Add in a global pandemic and you’ve got challenges that might seem insurmountable. But read more to learn how to get through the holidays with your spirits intact!

  • How to Manage PCOS

    September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month and its goal is to empower women with PCOS to prioritize their health and open doors to get their questions answered.

  • Electronic Cigarette Use in Reproductive Age Women

    The use of electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vaping, is becoming increasingly common. Previous data has linked tobacco cigarette smoking to poor pregnancy outcomes, but also infertility.  Women who smoke have a decreased chance of conceiving per month, increased risk of ectopic pregnancies and spontaneous abortions, and an increased risk of diminished ovarian reserve and advancement in the time to menopause. Read more in our latest blog.

  • 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?