The Emotional Impact of Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss by Dr. Lora Shahine

Jan 30, 2017 | Fertility Care
Must read article by Dr. Lora Shahine  published today in the Huffington Post.

How does Acupuncture Work?

Jan 30, 2017 | Fertility Care
Fertility acupuncture is an important part of fertility treatment. Here's a great article that describes how it works. I recommend this book to all my patients who want to learn even more:

5 Things you probably didn’t know about PCOS

Jan 27, 2017 | Fertility Care
Do you have PCOS? Here are 5 things you probably didn't know: 1. Fitness guru Jillian Michaels has PCOS. She has spoken publicly about her fertility issues and she's the perfect example of how you can be fit and have PCOS too! It takes a lot of work but your hard work will pay off by helping you control your PCOS symptoms. (more…)

Explaining Embryo Adoption to the Unfamiliar

Jan 27, 2017 | Fertility Care
From their website: Embryo adoption is a unique option that can help families experience the joys (and challenges!) of pregnancy and childbirth with their adopted child. You may be on board with this, but in can be a new concept for many people. You may run into some interesting reactions when you start to share your journey as people try to wrap their heads around this process. In Part one of the Lets Talk About It series to review some of the top questions families get while explaining embryo adoption, and how to easily answer them. This is one of the best videos I've seen on the topic: [embed]https://youtu.be/z17r7fco8yk[/embed]

Is Unexplained Infertility a thing of the Past?

Jan 24, 2017 | Fertility Care
Is "unexplained infertility" close to being a thing of the past? I really hope so. I may now be able to explain the unexplainable with a genetic test for a woman's fertility: Why early menopause, PCOS, endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, and implantation failure. We're so used to thinking we are somehow responsible and are to blame for our fertility issues. This test will hopefully provide the clarity that my patients so desire. Some patients who have ended their journeys may now be able to get the closure they've always wanted by knowing the "why" after all these years. AT LAST. Read more about it here. Want to get it done? Let us know.

Dr. Aimee’s List of Five Things Every Fertility Patient Needs

Jan 22, 2017 | Fertility Care
Every fertility patient needs these 5 things. 1.TEAM: Find your team. Think about everyone you need in your huddle to help you reach your goals. Grab a piece of paper right now and write down who you need on your roster to make this as easy and enjoyable a process as possible. Don't just think about your main huddle, think about who you need on your cheering squad too. For example: Do you have PCOS? Make sure your team includes: a personal trainer, nutritionist, acupuncturist and fertility doctor. 2.TRY: Having sex probably feels like a chore by now and depending on how long you've been trying, you might be skipping sex for months at a time. Sex on demand isn't fun or sexy. You aren't tearing each other's clothes off  like in soap operas, but try to get your groove back. See a sex therapist if needed. I know it sounds funny to think after being a fertility patient that you could possibly get pregnant naturally, but sometimes the impossible happens. 3.TRANSPARENCY: Be honest with yourself about your diagnosis. If you're over 40, your fertility issues are at least partially age related. Fertility isn't skin deep, you "can't put botox in...

Dr. Aimee in the London Evening Standard

Jan 21, 2017 | Fertility Care
This week in the UK, headlines about a woman becoming a first time mom at age 64 dominated the news. Dr. Aimee was interviewed and quoted in this article in the London Evening Standard. There is an inevitable truth: we will all run out of eggs. Unfortunately, many women run out before they have completed their family. Here are the options for you when your eggs aren't viable anymore: use a donated egg, donated embryo, your own frozen eggs from when you were younger, or adopt. Talk to your fertility doctor to learn more about what's right for you at your age.

New Treatment called INVOcell with promising Results

Jan 21, 2017 | Fertility Care
INVOcell is an intravaginal chamber that holds an embryo until it's ready to be transferred into the uterus. The process is similar to IVF but rather than the embryo growing in a lab, it grows in the intravaginal device until the embryo is ready to be transferred. Doing IUI treatment can give you a pregnancy rate of 10-15% at best, but putting an embryo in the uterus raises pregnancy rates to over 50% according to this video. Patients ask me all the time, what other treatments are available when IUI isn't successful. This may just be it! I think of it as a treatment between IUI and IVF without the cost of IVF. The downsides: you wouldn't be able to preserve your fertility (freeze embryos) or genetically test them. It is very exciting to see this new technology showing such promising results.

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