Short interval between pregnancy linked to Increased Autism Risk

Feb 01, 2011 | Fertility Care
Children born at shorter intervals between pregnancies are at increased risk of developing autism, according to new research published online January 10 in Pediatrics. I want all my patients to be aware of this study for a couple reasons: 1. After baby #1 is conceived via IVF or other fertility treatments, many patients want to start infertility treatment as soon as possible because they're afraid if they delay they will have just as much difficulty if not more conceiving baby #2. Learning about this study may help you decide when you should time your next pregnancy. 2. Secondary infertility refers to couples who had no trouble conceiving baby #1 but who are now having a hard time conceiving baby #2. The information in this study may help guide you on how you should space your pregnancies. I don't want this study to cause panic among my patients but I do what you to know about it. Here is some information about this study: "Second-born children who were conceived less than 12 months after their sibling's birth were at well over 3 times the odds of an autism diagnosis vs those who were conceived 3 or more years later," lead study author...

January Fertility Treatment Chat with Dr. Aimee

Jan 17, 2011 | Fertility Care
Read the transcript here: http://thefertilityblogs.com/2011/01/january-fertility-treatment-chat-with-dr-aimee/

Donor Egg Limbo

Jan 05, 2011 | Fertility Care
I recently came up with a way to describe patients who are 45 or younger, with menstrual cycles every month and elevated FSH levels that have been told by their docs they should use donor eggs but just aren’t ready to and want to keep trying. “Donor Egg Limbo” is the best way to describe this scenario and it is one of the hardest places to be in. If you haven’t been there, you don’t know what the struggle is like. I really can’t compare it to any other type of scenario that a human being can experience so that an outsider can relate……This is how you know you’re in donor egg limbo: you’re young, you may or may not have regular cycles or predictable ovulations, you’ve done fertility treatments - maybe even IVF cycles but your FSH level is over 12 and your doctors have given you a less than 5% chance of conceiving with your own eggs. But this is the thing – you’re not ready to use donor eggs, and in fact you don’t think you’d ever go that route. So what do you do in the meantime? You want to keep trying but you don’t feel like you...

What can we learn from Giuliana and Bill?

Jan 02, 2011 | Fertility Care
If you didn't know this already, Giuliana and Bill have their own reality show and they've been recently chronicling their most recent IVF attempt. Giuliana Rancic is the host of E! News and her husband Bill gained fame when he was the winner of The Apprentice. The couple has been trying to get pregnant for almost 2 years. Their first IVF attempt was in March 2010 and they sadly miscarried at 8 weeks of pregnancy. They just completed their second cycle. This is what I think we can all learn from the show: (more…)

Do you Have IVF Questions?

Dec 16, 2010 | Fertility Care
Join us on December 20th at 8PM Eastern for a  live chat with Dr. Aimee on the basics of IVF Click here to join in: http://thefertilityblogs.com/ask-the-experts/chatroom/ You can read the transcript here ! http://thefertilityblogs.com/2010/12/december-ivf-chat-with-dr-aimee/

Dr. Aimee honored by Oakland Magazine

Dec 12, 2010 | Fertility Care
This year, Oakland Magazine chose five outstanding physicians to profile from the list of 251 doctors named the Best in the East Bay. Each one is a recognized leader in his or her field. See the article below: Eyvazzadeh, 33, has established a solid reputation as a fertility expert and sees patients from the greater Bay Area and beyond. After attending medical school and completing an internship at the University of California, Los Angeles, she completed her residency in obstetrics/gynecology at the Harvard School of Medicine, served as a fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Michigan Medical Center and obtained a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Did you always want to be a doctor? How did you choose your specialty area? I’ve known since the age of 3 that I wanted to be a doctor. Both my father and grandfather are OB/GYN physicians, and my grandmother is a midwife. Helping women to conceive is a part of my DNA. (more…)

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