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.

  • 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.”

  • Coastal Fertility Opening Soon at Summerville’s New Nexton Development

    Posted: 6/11/2019 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    In 2020 Coastal Fertility will opens its new, modern office in Summerville’s Nexton community. In this month’s blog, we explore what this will mean to those in need of fertility care in Charleston’s northern district.

  • National Infertility Awareness Week: Honoring Those Suffering With Infertility

    Posted: 4/23/2019 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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 Bills Return to Threaten Our Patients

    Posted: 3/21/2019 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    The Personhood Bill, which seeks to end abortion and fertility treatments in South Carolina, once again comes to the floor of the state legislature. Coastal Fertility’s Dr. Michael Slowey details the bill and what it would mean for patients.

  • How to Get Your Body in Tip-Top Shape Before Conception

    Posted: 2/13/2019 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    When it comes to supplements and vitamins, our physicians cite The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which suggest women looking to conceive should be taking at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily to help prevent major birth defects of the fetal brain and spine both before and during pregnancy. They also mention vitamins…

  • Do Maternal Antithyroid Antibodies Increase the Risk of Miscarriage?

    Posted: 9/23/2018 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    Reasons for miscarriage vary dramatically and the emotional toll it takes on a couple can be devastating. Therefore, doctors in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology are researching reasons why miscarriages occur and how to prevent them. Coastal Fertility’s Dr. John Schnorr takes a closer look at the role the thyroid plays in loss of pregnancy.

  • Personhood Bill Defeated…..for the Moment

    Posted: 7/24/2018 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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.