23
Apr
2015

National Infertility Awareness Week

Join me Friday, April 24th at 8:30 PST and again at 4:20 PM PST as I talk to Jenny McCarthy on her Sirius XM Dirty Sexy Funny Show on Channel 109. We’ll be talking about everything fertility as we celebrate NIAW.

15
Apr
2015

What you need to know about BPA and your Fertility

BPA is an industrial chemical used to make plastics.  Exposure has been linked to a number of diseases such as:  breast cancer, heart disease, neurological issues in children and fertility problems in both men and women. The link between BPA exposure and infertility isn't new.  Higher levels of BPA in women have been linked to fertility issues including ovarian aging. Hig...

12
Apr
2015

3 Things You May not know about the 65 year old woman Pregnant with Quads

Today's news story about the oldest woman pregnant with quadruplets is contributing to the miseducation of women about their fertility that we so often see in the media. Here's why : 1.  News outlets are calling what she did "inseminations" using donor egg and donor sperm.  It isn't possible to inseminate a woman with eggs from a donor and sperm from ...

10
Apr
2015

Does FMLA Cover In Vitro Fertilization?

Information on my blog does not = legal/medical advice. I like to post articles that I think may help my patients. I fill out my patient's FMLA paperwork without hesitation. IVF is stressful and some patients need time off for appointments and some patients need more time than others to recover from bad news and procedures. This recently published online article discusses issues fertility patients may face when dealing with trying to use FMLA to cover IVF + infertility rela...

10
Apr
2015

Friday’s Fun Fertility Fact

Did you know that the first IVF cycle was actually  performed  in rabbits in the year 1891! Here's an excerpt from the online article: "In 1891, Walter Heape (1855-1929), a professor and physician at the University of Cambridge, England, who had been conducting research on reproduction in numerous animal species, reported the first known case of embryo transplantation. Working with two species of rabbits, he flushed embryos from the oviducts (rabbit fallopian tubes) of one breed (Angora) and placed them into the uterus...

08
Apr
2015

Please don’t worry about The Grandparent Deficit

This TIME article brings up a subject I talk to my patients about all the time: the fact that they may never be grandparents because of the age at which they are starting parenthood. But this is the thing, there are SO many benefits to being an older parent. The benefits of having children at an older age are the wisdom, maturity and patience that come with being older. If my patients choosing parenthood over the age of 40 considered themselves old, they wouldn't step through my office doors ...

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