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.

  • Electronic Cigarette Use in Reproductive Age Women

    Posted: 6/24/2020 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    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

    Posted: 5/19/2020 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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

    Posted: 4/24/2020 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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

    Posted: 4/2/2020 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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

    Posted: 3/19/2020 by Dr. John Schnorr

    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

    Posted: 3/13/2020 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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

    Posted: 2/12/2020 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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

    Posted: 1/9/2020 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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

    Posted: 11/21/2019 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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.

  • Coastal Fertility Welcomes New Physician to the Practice

    Posted: 8/12/2019 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    Jessica McLaughlin, MD, is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and infertility specialist who joins the Coastal Fertility team this August. She is honored to take care of women and help couples achieve their ultimate goal of having a family.

    “I’m delighted to be joining such an esteemed team of physicians, nurses and staff,” says Dr. McLaughlin. “Helping couples have a child they might not otherwise be able to conceive is my life’s work and I feel privileged to be able to achieve this at Coastal Fertility Specialists.”