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.

  • 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…

  • The Stress of Infertility: Treating Patients with Compassion

    Posted: 6/22/2016 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    It is widely recognized that couples undergoing fertility treatment not only endure the physical aspect of the treatments, but also face emotional, social, and financial struggles as well.

  • General Health and Its Effects on Infertility in Women

    Posted: 5/27/2016 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    At Coastal Fertility, our job isn’t just to look at the endocrine and reproductive systems of a woman, we must also take into consideration her overall health. In the forthcoming blog, Reproductive Endocrinologist at Coastal Fertility, Dr. Michael Slowey, discusses some medical issues which may have major repercussions for a woman and her unborn child.

  • Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?

    Posted: 4/21/2016 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    Couples experiencing infertility often ask the question “why us?”. There are many reasons and it’s not always the woman’s “fault” as many often speculate. What matters most is that you seek help when it’s needed. If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for a year, but have been unsuccessful or have been having miscarriages, you need to see your doctor. If you are over the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for six months unsuccessfully, that’s the time to get help.

  • The Impact of Obesity on Fertility

    Posted: 3/29/2016 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States with over 2/3 of us being at least overweight. This has a profound impact from a medical, economic and social standpoint.

  • Zika Virus Precautions for Those Who Are Pregnant or Trying to Get Pregnant

    Posted: 2/23/2016 by Coastal Fertility Specialists
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    The Zika Virus, which has been linked to birth defects in babies, continues to make headlines around the world. We want to make sure our patients stay abreast of the latest information and precautions in regards to this disease. Please take a moment to read vital information published by our Integramed affiliate partner, Shady Grove Fertility.

  • Fertility Preservation Options for Females is Expanding

    Posted: 1/20/2016 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    Women and girls undergoing cancer therapies or other medical treatments are often faced with the possibility that these invasive procedures could render them infertile. Now science is coming up with new ways to preserve fertility for patients facing medical treatments, and also young women who simply want to preserve their fertility for the future.

  • Holiday Blues: Ways to Cope with Infertility During the Holidays

    Posted: 11/5/2015 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    The holiday season is supposed to be filled with joy and fun, but for those going through infertility treatments, the season can be a depressing time. However, there are some things you can do to get through it with a smile on your face.

  • Great Ways to Boost Sperm Quality!

    Posted: 9/4/2015 by Coastal Fertility Specialists

    Many people don’t realize the woman is not always to blame when a couple can’t get pregnant. In fact, a third of all cases of infertility have direct links to a man’s sperm or lack thereof. Check out some really easy ways to get a man’s sperm into tip top shape!