Blog Posts Tagged IVF


  • 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.

  • Does Having the BRCA Gene Affect My Fertility?

    We’ve been hearing a lot about the BRCA (aka the breast cancer) gene lately, especially after well-known celebrities have come out publicly to acknowledge they have it and shared the radical steps they are taking to keep cancer at bay. However, the BRCA gene may not just cause cancer in women. Studies suggest there may be a fertility component as well. Dr. Heather Cook explores the facts in this month’s blog.

  • Personhood Bills Remain a Threat to Our Patients

    For almost two decades now, legislators have introduced “Personhood Bills” to our legislature, which seek to define a “person” as a fertilized egg (zygote)…They have the potential to bring harm to female patients well beyond simply preventing their ability to choose abortions and fertility care.

  • Are All Labs Created Equal?

    In the world of infertility, the smallest details matter, especially when it comes to the Embryology lab. Coastal Fertility Specialists knows this first hand and therefore has created one of the best labs in the nation. This month Dr. John Schnorr gives patients an inside look at what sets Coastal’s lab apart from others.

  • Fertility Options for Same Sex Couples

    Many couples struggle with infertility and need the help of clinics like Coastal Fertility. Now more than ever, same sex couples are also seeking the reproductive services that will allow them to have the family of their dreams. Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Heather Cook takes a look at the many options now available to these couples.

  • Fertility Drugs and Cancer: Is There a Link?

    Women receiving fertility treatment often wonder if the medications used to help make eggs increase the risk of long-term disorders like breast cancer, endometrial cancer, and ovarian cancer. Coastal Fertility Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Heather Cook has the answer.

  • Secrets to a Successful Lab

    One of the most important parts of your fertility treatment takes place in the embryology lab. At Coastal Fertility, our lab is not only state-of-the-art, we also have Harvard-trained embryologists, and have won awards for our for excellence in egg freezing. Today our Laboratory Director Thomas O’Leary, Ph.D, HCLD gives you an inside look at what it takes to run such an exceptional lab.