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.

  • 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.

  • 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.