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?
Women (and couples) struggling with infertility have a challenging time from the minute they’re diagnosed until they give birth to a healthy baby. Holidays, especially those focused on children or the role of the parent - like Mother’s and Father’s Days - can be especially painful. As a loving family member or friend, there are several things you can do to support your … [Read more...] about This Mother’s Day, Support Your Friend with Infertility
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder with an unknown cause. Typically diagnosed in reproductive-aged women from 12 to 45, PCOS has a range of symptoms that can negatively impact a woman’s quality of life until a proper diagnosis is made and recommended treatment put into place. Because these symptoms are so wide-ranging, women can go for years without a … [Read more...] about What Is It like to Have PCOS?
Did you know that most lubrications harm, rather than help, fertility? Researchers find that sperm have difficulty swimming as quickly or as normally as possible when confronted with most synthetic and “natural” lubrication products. What’s The Best Lube When Trying to Conceive? Even lubricants advertising themselves as “fertility-friendly” may not be as friendly as … [Read more...] about Safe Lubricants to Use When TTC
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is set aside each October to commemorate pregnancy loss, infant mortality, miscarriage, and newborn death, including stillbirths and infants who died of SIDS. By holding a national month of remembrance, we recognize the grief that so many couples and individuals have experienced, including those who struggle with their grief in … [Read more...] about Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
At what age should I start to be concerned about fertility? A woman should certainly begin to have concerns and plan for her fertility no later than her 30’s, but fertility awareness should begin earlier. This is not to say that women necessarily need to take action in their 20’s to preserve their fertility, however egg freezing may be on option. Fertility awareness … [Read more...] about When Should I Start to Be Concerned about Fertility?
You have arrived! You’re past the days of injectable fertility medications and egg retrieval. Now, it’s time to plan for the long-awaited embryo transfer day. The good news is that embryo transfer is easy-breezy. That said, the excitement can be somewhat mixed with anxiety because embryo transfer day is also the beginning of the infamous two-week wait (TWW). Embryo … [Read more...] about What to Expect on Embryo Transfer Day
Pride Month is a special time for the physicians, staff, and patients here at Fertility Solutions. As one of the Boston area’s premier fertility centers, we dedicate much of our time to helping LGBTQ+ patients make their family-building dreams come true using ART. We believe in equal access for everyone when creating a family. Any person willing to create a loving home … [Read more...] about We’re Celebrating Pride Month in Boston
2022 Covid Updates Effective Monday January 3rd, 2022, out of an abundance of caution, we will be discontinuing visitors for all appointments. This includes IUI’s, Transfers and OB visits. While we are aware this will be unpopular with patients it is felt to be in the best interest of staff in these continued uncertain times. We continue to offer full services and in … [Read more...] about Updated COVID-19 Information for Patients
Just like your physical health, your emotional health plays an important role in your life, in fact, the two are linked. If you suffer from many physical ailments, you are at a high risk for depression, and if you are depressed or overly stressed, you are more likely to suffer from physical ailments such as high blood pressure, insomnia and a weakened immune system. There … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Your Emotional Health