In the continuing wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it can feel like your general health needs to move aside to prioritize COVID-19 protocols. In fact, a combination of telehealth options as well as in-person visits (choreographed entirely to protect your health and safety) are essential to ensure you keep yourself healthy through COVID-19 and beyond. Check Your … [Read more...] about Staying Healthy During Covid-19
Pregnancy is absolutely possible with one fallopian tube, assuming you and the solo tube are healthy. In fact, as many as 85% of women who are at optimal pregnancy age (22 - 28) and who only have one tube conceive a baby within two years of trying consistently - even after an ectopic pregnancy. While women are usually born with two fallopian tubes, and both are used to … [Read more...] about Can I Get Pregnant With One Fallopian Tube?
We are happy to announce the re-opening of our Woburn satellite office. Woburn will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 11:00 pm for monitoring and testing. We will continue to conduct all office follow ups and new consultations via telemedicine. We have not yet opened our Providence location, but expect to do that in the next few … [Read more...] about Updated COVID-19 Information for Patients
To all of you, our parents-to-be out there, our hearts go out to you. As if you haven’t had enough waiting, wondering, and thoughts of “why me/us,” surrounding your infertility diagnosis, the coronavirus had to swoop in and do a number on the world. Even so, it can feel like a personal affront, especially if someone you know and love has been directly affected by the virus … [Read more...] about Coping With Infertility During the COVID-19 Crisis
Endometriosis is a fairly common gynecological disorder in which tissue that is similar to the uterine tissue, known as endometrium, grows outside of the uterus. These growths generally occur on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic tissue lining. The symptoms vary greatly from one woman to another, with some women experiencing extremely mild symptoms and others … [Read more...] about Understanding the Link Between Endometriosis and Infertility
In 1978, the concept of fertility was irrevocably changed by technology when the first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) was born. Since then, state-of-the-art technologies and refined laboratory procedures have assisted in the births of almost eight million babies worldwide. In recent years, the technology of IVF has become even more … [Read more...] about Recent Developments and the Future of Fertility Technology
If you’ve been trying to conceive (TTC) for a while and have recently begun your fertility treatment journey, you have probably come across a lot of new and unfamiliar acronyms. The language of infertility can seem intimidating for someone who is just starting out, but familiarizing yourself with these abbreviations can help you understand the process, enhance your … [Read more...] about The ABCs of TTC: An Acronym Glossary
Modern technology has revolutionized the way we create and grow families by making it possible for fertility-challenged individuals and couples to conceive. While most people are familiar with fairly common treatment options such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI), also known as artificial insemination, there are also advanced … [Read more...] about Who Benefits From Genetic Testing?
Getting pregnant is rarely a straightforward process. If you’ve been trying to conceive (TTC) for a year without success, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t happen. Multiple factors have to align in order for the body to conceive, so getting pregnant might just be a matter of adjusting your approach. Make an Appointment With Your Regular DoctorBefore you run … [Read more...] about I’ve Been Trying to Conceive for a Year. What Happens Now?
Ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released from a woman’s ovary and travels through the fallopian tubes. It is during this time that the egg may encounter sperm and become fertilized. On average, ovulation occurs about once a month, about halfway through the menstrual cycle. For women who are trying to get pregnant, tracking ovulation cycles can improve the chances … [Read more...] about How to Know When You’re Ovulating