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.

  • 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.

  • Does Having the BRCA Gene Affect My Fertility?

    Posted: 5/21/2018 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    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.

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

    Posted: 4/26/2018 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    This year National Infertility Awareness Week® is April 22-28. During this week 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 effects so many.

  • 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.