Male factor infertility can stem from several issues related to structural issues of the testes, hormone imbalances, or sperm quality. In many cases, the issue is directly related to the health of the sperm.
More than 12% of people in the United States will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime. This means more than 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, yet nearly 60% of them are undiagnosed.
Progesterone plays an important role throughout a healthy pregnancy, but what happens when progesterone levels are too low? How does this impact implantation, the growing fetus, and the overall pregnancy?
As we enter a new year, we hope that 2023 brings renewed hope and determination to those trying to conceive. With a new year comes a lot of change and hopefully success for you on your fertility journey.
Taking birth control for extended periods may leave you questioning if it impacts your fertility in the long run. The good news is that it doesn’t have any long-term effects and can be safely taken without worry about damage to your future fertility.
Once we have narrowed down their family-building goals, we can help make better recommendations for their care. One important option to consider is embryo banking, especially for those patients looking to have more than one child.
It is not only our mission to treat patients who are struggling to conceive but also to educate women (and men) about their fertility potential and the importance of being proactive about their fertility.
While IVF has been around for more than 40 years and is one of the leading Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) available, it may still seem quite new and hard to understand for those going through the process.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 questions we hear from patients regularly to help those newer to fertility treatment, especially IVF. Knowledge is power, so don’t hesitate to ask additional questions or look for a more in-depth response at your next
Testosterone is a sex hormone produced in the body that plays several critical roles. For men, it plays an essential role in sperm production, libido, bone growth and strength, and muscle size and strength.
When an individual or couple receives an infertility diagnosis, stress and emotions can build up. Through the journey, many patients can experience periods of depression and even anxiety mixed with various emotions at each step.
We celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day the last Wednesday in September. This day is important in helping us all remember to focus on the importance of physical activity and encouraging us to promote health awareness for women in general.
More than 22,000 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer annually in the United States. More than two-thirds of those women are diagnosed after menopause, but this does not mean cancer doesn’t start until women hit menopause.
At Nova IVF, we are knowledgeable about PCOS and work closely with patients diagnosed with PCOS to help them work through any fertility-related issues associated with the syndrome so they can grow their families.
Infertility does not come from women alone; men must also be aware of their own “biological clock” and how age can impact the number and quality of sperm just as it does for women’s egg quantity and quality.
One of the best ways to work towards increasing your fertility potential in your own home is to be mindful of your nutrition and what you are eating every day. We believe every meal is an opportunity to fine-tune your health and nourish your body.
No matter your reason for seeking a reproductive endocrinologist, you should feel comfortable and at ease with any clinic you choose. Doing your research can help you find the right clinic and doctor to meet your unique fertility needs.
Going through a miscarriage can be devastating and difficult to discuss, especially if you feel confused or lonely during the process. You are not alone in this process, and it’s okay to grieve your loss.
Whether you are a busy cardiology resident, a successful business manager, or just not ready to start your family today, it’s important to consider your reproductive future and what that looks like for you.
The first live birth from IVF was back in 1978. Her name is Louise Brown, and she is often referred to as the first “test-tube baby.” The world of IVF has drastically changed since, and success rates have gone from single digits to nearly 50% today.
Uterine fibroids are quite common, but not often talked about. By age 50, approximately 80% of all women will have developed fibroids in their life, yet we still don’t hear much about them or how they can impact women’s health.
There’s been a lot of conversations swirling around on social media recently about Olaplex No. 3 and its link to fertility issues. The real concern is over an ingredient called butyl phenyl methylpropionol also known as lilial.
A recent article in the The New York Times discussed some of limitations of NIPT testing. NIPT stands for non-invasive prenatal testing – It is a blood test performed during pregnancy to screen for genetic abnormalities, such as Down’s syndrome.
NOVA IVF's own Dr. Meera Shah was featured on The Egg Whisperer podcast and vlog to discuss ethnic disparities in reproductive health and IVF outcomes, including African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, and South Asian communities.
It is not easy to decipher the possible link between fertility and soy foods and whether there is a positive, negative, or no influence on the consumption of dietary soy and an individual’s fertility health. Dr. Schmidt takes a closer look.
Thanks to in vitro fertilization, people who may have otherwise not been able to have children can now build the families of their dreams. There are many reasons why people choose IVF. We review five of the more common ones here.
There's been a lot of talk the past few months about the latest strain of COVID-19, the Omicron variant. It has spread fast, but the worst may be behind us as Omicron cases are finally beginning to drop after unprecedented surges earlier at the start of 20
There are several different ways in which men and women can preserve their fertility, and for men, sperm banking is the most common. Here’s a look at when you might want to consider preserving your sperm.
You’re not ready to build a family quite yet, but you want to ensure that when you’re ready, your eggs are, too. Egg freezing can certainly provide insurance, but you should consider a few factors beforehand.
Like many states, California has seen a concerning jump in COVID-19 infections and coronavirus-related hospitalizations, putting everyone on high alert again, including expectant families. Here’s what we know.
When you come to the decision to try in vitro fertilization, you’ve likely been on a long road full of frustration and disappointment. To increase your chances for success, PGD genetic testing can play an invaluable role.
When you encounter fertility problems, you're no stranger to diagnostic testing as you try to identify the source of the problem. If in vitro fertilization is the best path forward, there are a few more tests you may have to take.
Of the 10-15% of couples who run into fertility problems, a third of these cases stem from male infertility. While there are many factors that can lead to problems with male infertility, we explore sperm motility here.
You’ve made the important decision to preserve your fertility through egg freezing. Now you’re wondering what to expect from the final step — egg harvesting. Here’s a detailed look at how we collect your eggs for future use.
Thanks to medical advancements, women have the option of harvesting and freezing their eggs for later use. Here’s a look at some of the many instances in which egg freezing provides you with the ultimate Plan B.
You envision a time when the sound of little feet running through the house would be nice, but now is perhaps not that time. For added insurance that you’ll realize your vision, egg freezing is a great option.
If the road to building the family of your dreams has been a bumpy one and you’re turning to in vitro fertilization, you want to ensure the best possible outcome. Here’s how genetic testing of your embryo can play an invaluable role.
In a third of cases of infertility, the problem lies with the man and that problem usually stems from abnormal sperm behavior or counts. Here’s a look at the more common sperm issues that can lead to male infertility.
If you’ve been struggling with fertility issues, the options to increase your chances of building your family may seem overwhelming, Here, we look at two of the more common methods — IVF and IUI — in a side-by-side comparison.
As our country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, the question of whether elective procedures like IVF should be put off is still a valid one. Here’s a look at what you should know when considering IVF during the pandemic.
The rate of fertility problems is fairly significant, with 10% of women of reproductive age experiencing problems. While there are many options to help you build the family of your dreams, in vitro fertilization is one of the more successful.
Do you want to have a baby, but the time isn’t right? Freezing your eggs can help you wait until a later date, but there are a few factors that can impact the process. Read on to learn what you should know for the best results.
We’re living in an anxious time, concerned about our health and acquiring a case of the novel coronavirus. This is even scarier for pregnant moms who are worried about catching and transmitting COVID-19 to their unborn child.