Coastal Fertility Blog

We at Coastal Fertility are excited to share the latest news and updates happening in the world of fertility medicine as well as interesting articles that may affect you.

  • Are Male Sperm Counts Declining Over Time?

    Posted: 3/13/2018 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    According to studies done over the past few decades, it appears sperm counts for men all around the world are declining at an alarming rate. Researchers and physicians are trying to pinpoint the exact causes, which may come down to chemicals in our environment. In this month’s blog, Reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. John Schnorr gives us an inside look at what might be going on.

  • Personhood Bills Remain a Threat to Our Patients

    Posted: 1/29/2018 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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.

  • Why do Chromosomally Normal Embryos Not Implant in the Uterus?

    Posted: 11/7/2017 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    Many couples who struggle with infertility are often frustrated and confused when a seemingly perfect embryo refuses to implant. In this month’s blog, Dr. Michael Slowey explains why this happens and what fertility experts are doing to increase the odds of success.

  • Are All Labs Created Equal?

    Posted: 8/4/2017 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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

    Posted: 6/2/2017 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    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.

  • Coastal Fertility Specialists Honors Their Patients During National Infertility Awareness Week

    Posted: 4/24/2017 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    This year National Infertility Awareness Week® is April 23-29. During this week and all year long, our goal at Coastal Fertility Specialists is to share our knowledge and unwavering support to our patients and all those suffering from Infertility.

  • Endometriosis and Infertility

    Posted: 2/27/2017 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    Endometriosis is a number one cause of infertility in women, and for the most part, the painful condition is incurable. Fortunately, doctors have found a way to help women suffering from the disease to conceive at reasonable high rates. Reproductive Endocrinologist at Coastal Fertility Specialists, Dr. John Schnorr explains.

  • Fertility Drugs and Cancer: Is There a Link?

    Posted: 12/13/2016 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    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

    Posted: 10/5/2016 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    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.

  • Optimizing Natural Fertility: How to Utilize Evidence-Based Medicine

    Posted: 9/2/2016 by Dr. John Schnorr

    Clinicians are frequently asked to provide advice to patients concerning their underlying fertility. Patients, unfortunately, frequently go to “Dr. Google” and find what I would consider less than evidence-based approaches towards their fertility. For example, I am frequently asked by patients whether or not they should put egg whites in their vagina to augment their cervical mucus? Other common questions relate to basal body temperature charts, and LH kits which frequently do not show ovulation despite regular menstrual cycles. I half-kiddingly tell patients that if I were the President of the United States, I would abolish ovulation predictor kits altogether…