Caffeine – How Much is Too Much?

Patients are always asking me, "How much coffee can I drink while trying to conceive?"  There have been studies showing a link between caffeine and miscarriage and studies that show no link. Wouldn’t you think that women in these studies recorded how much caffeine they consumed daily followed by an analysis of their pregnancy outcome? None of these studies were done that way. They were all done by recall. This means women were asked to remember how much coffee they drank when they were pregnant. Researchers then came to some conclusion about what it all means. Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health recently published their findings which showed no link (more…)

High amount of pollution = Increase in miscarriage risk

We are learning more and more  about the connection between environmental pollutants and fertility problems in both males and females. A recent study out of Brazil showed that women exposed to high levels of air pollution prior to conceiving had a much higher risk of miscarriage. What does this mean to us in the US? First of all, learn about the air quality in your area around the time you are planning on conceiving (more…)

Fertility Treatment for Unmarried Persons and GLBT

Please take the time to listen Dr. Kao on the radio. He was on the radio this past Saturday night.  Job well done Dr. Kao. Dr. Kao on Swirl Radio All over the country, a growing number of professional women without male partners have chosen to have children, (more…)

Timing of intercourse – When do you time intercourse when planning an insemination?

Feb 07, 2010 | Infertility News
Patients are always asking me, when should we have intercourse? Patients will often tell me what they read on infertility blogs – that they should wait 3-4 days before producing semen for intrauterine insemination. What do we know: we know that abstinence (no ejaculation) for greater than 4 days (more…)

Women run out of 90% of their eggs by age 30 – What should we learn from this study?

Feb 04, 2010 | Infertility News
There’s been much media attention surrounding a recent study out of the UK. The article suggests that women run out of 90% of their eggs by age 30. This doesn’t mean that women over 30 can’t get pregnant. It means that women over 30 can face challenges getting pregnant because they have run out of good quality eggs. We know that we were born (more…)

Dr.Aimee on ABC world news.

Feb 01, 2010 | Infertility News
Dr.Aimee featured on World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer on Feb1st,2010. Watch the video below.

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