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Unhealthy Body Weight and Infertility

Being too heavy or too thin can both affect fertility The tie between weight and infertility is not a new one. It goes back all the way to Adam Smith, who wrote in The Wealth of Nations that poor, slender women of certain communities had trouble conceiving, while richer women with a better diet conceived [...]

By |2016-12-22T16:59:14+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Causes of Infertility, Infertility Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Unhealthy Body Weight and Infertility

Can Yoga Impact Fertility?

Many proclaim yoga as a life-changing and mind-changing form of exercise. While there is no doubting yoga can have a positive impact on a person’s life, can that impact spread to matters of fertility? Stress and Pregnancy The connection between yoga and fertility might be a kind of “A+B=C” thing. Yoga itself might not directly [...]

By |2016-12-22T16:59:14+00:00April 21st, 2016|Categories: Causes of Infertility, Fertility Treatments|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Can Yoga Impact Fertility?

Why Are More Babies Born In the Summer/Early Fall?

If it seems like you have a lot of birthdays to celebrate in the months of July, August and September, you aren’t crazy. These are the most common months for birthdays in the US. Each month there are 300,000-400,000 new babies born in the US. These three months in particular have about 10-20,000 more births [...]

By |2016-12-22T16:59:17+00:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why Are More Babies Born In the Summer/Early Fall?

5 Myths About IVF

There are some misconceptions about fertility treatments. These myths stem from a variety of things, including lack of information, sci-fi movies and theories, and strange sounding terms like “test-tube babies.” In actuality, the medical science behind helping a woman and man overcome problems of infertility is very sound and respected. Furthermore, it is effective. Here [...]

By |2017-01-05T21:29:12+00:00January 14th, 2016|Categories: In Vitro Fertilization|Tags: , |Comments Off on 5 Myths About IVF

Same Sex Couple Fertility Care

Gay men and women seeking to build families may have questions about fertility treatment as it pertains to their lives. Lesbian family building Many lesbian and single women choose intrauterine insemination (IUI) using donor sperm to start their families. In this procedure, sperm are washed and concentrated, and then placed directly into a woman’s uterus [...]

By |2016-04-21T21:05:23+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Fertility Treatments, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Same Sex Couple Fertility Care

Deciding About Remaining Embryos

When going through IVF (in vitro fertilization), the last thing on your mind is what to do if you have embryos left over. But at the end of the process, when you’ve finally conceived, you might have a few frozen (cryopreserved) embryos. Here is what to do with them. 1. Keep Them If you think [...]

By |2016-12-22T16:59:17+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: In Vitro Fertilization|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Deciding About Remaining Embryos

Age and Fertility

Couples today are getting married at an older age, and are delaying childbearing to a later age as well. As this trend continues, the impact of age on fertility becomes a more and more important topic. In fact, according to one statistic, 20 percent of American women now have their first child after the age [...]

Should I Get A Flu Shot If I’m Receiving Fertility Treatment?

We are now well into flu season, and some potential mothers may wonder if it is safe to get a flu vaccine if they are preparing for or receiving fertility treatment of some kind. The answer is almost always the same for every woman: get a flu shot! Professionals in the field of reproductive medicine [...]

By |2016-12-22T16:59:17+00:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: Causes of Infertility, Infertility Research|Tags: |Comments Off on Should I Get A Flu Shot If I’m Receiving Fertility Treatment?

How Does Financing Work For Infertility Treatments?

There are various options when it comes to handling the cost of an infertility procedure. At Green Valley Fertility, we work with a group called United Medical Credit to help patients find the right payment plan for the procedures they need to start a family or have another child. This is one option that our [...]

By |2016-12-22T16:59:17+00:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: Fertility Treatments|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How Does Financing Work For Infertility Treatments?

Sperm Bank Errors: Could It Happen to Me?

Recently in news a story came out about a woman suing a sperm bank because they sent her vials from an incorrect donor. In this case, the sperm bank allegedly sent her donations from an African American man, when the woman and her same-sex partner had requested sperm from a white donor. The woman, who [...]

By |2016-12-22T16:59:18+00:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: Fertility Treatments|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Sperm Bank Errors: Could It Happen to Me?