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Thyroid Issues and Fertility: What’s The Connection?

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.
Jan 10th, 2023

Low Progesterone and Its Impact on Early Pregnancy

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?
Jan 3rd, 2023

Preparing for Fertility Success in 2023

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.
Dec 27th, 2022

Can Birth Control Cause Infertility?

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.
Dec 20th, 2022

Embryo Banking: Is It Right For Me?

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.
Dec 13th, 2022

When is the Best Time to Freeze Your Eggs?

The best time for a woman to freeze her eggs is in her late 20s or early 30s, during the prime reproductive years. This allows women to take advantage of their best egg quality and quantity.
Dec 6th, 2022

Being Proactive About Female Fertility

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.
Nov 22nd, 2022

Coping With Infertility During the Holidays

We’ve compiled a list of tips for coping with infertility during the holidays below that will hopefully help reduce some additional stress and overwhelming emotions you may feel this holiday season.
Nov 15th, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Embryo Transfer

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.
Nov 8th, 2022

Answering Your Most Asked Fertility Questions

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
Oct 25th, 2022

7 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

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.
Sep 28th, 2022

PCOS at a Glance: The Facts You Need To Know

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.
Sep 13th, 2022

Finding the Right Fertility Clinic for You

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.
Aug 23rd, 2022

Understanding and Coping With Miscarriage and Loss

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.
Aug 16th, 2022

Dealing With Unexplained Infertility

Approximately 15% of couples are diagnosed with unexplained or idiopathic infertility. For these couples, it can be frustrating to not know what exactly is causing their fertility issues.
Jul 17th, 2022

Uterine Fibroid Awareness Month

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.
Jul 5th, 2022

Women’s Rights In the Fertility Community

Last Friday, we witnessed the historic overturning of Roe v Wade. This left many concerned and confused about the impact this could have on the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
Jun 28th, 2022

What is NIPT? Should I Get Tested?

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.
Mar 21st, 2022

Is There a Link Between Soy and Fertility?

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.
Mar 2nd, 2022

Focus On: Heart Health

Did you know that February is National American Heart Month? What better time than now to start taking charge of your heart health than when you're looking to build your family!
Feb 7th, 2022

Happy National Women Physicians Day

Being a woman in medicine is hard—but the challenges we have to overcome make us stronger. I am proud to stand alongside my female colleagues today and honor them on National Women Physicians Day.
Feb 3rd, 2022

5 Reasons to Consider In Vitro Fertilization

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.
Feb 1st, 2022

The Latest on Omicron and Fertility

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
Jan 31st, 2022

When to Consider Sperm Banking

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.
Dec 8th, 2021

All About Egg Donation

Whether you want to become an egg donor or you want to learn more about receiving donor eggs, take a closer look at the egg donation process from both sides of this fertility equation.
Nov 1st, 2021

What Can You Learn From PGD Genetic Testing?

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.
Aug 5th, 2021

Diagnostic Procedures to Help Determine Your IVF Protocol

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.
Jul 19th, 2021

When to Consider a Surrogate

You want a child, but carrying a baby to term is not an option. At this stage of your family-building dreams, you have two options: adoption or surrogacy. Here, we explore the latter.
Jun 16th, 2021

Understanding Sperm Motility

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.
May 25th, 2021

What to Expect From Your Egg Freezing Journey

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.
Apr 18th, 2021

Who Can Freeze Their Eggs?

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.
Mar 18th, 2021

How Does COVID-19 Impact Pregnancy?

While researchers scramble to understand the impact of COVID-19 on certain populations, preliminary studies show that there is some cause for concern for pregnant women. Here’s what you should know.
Feb 16th, 2021

When Should I Freeze My Eggs?

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.
Jan 19th, 2021

Is Genetic Testing on My Embryos Necessary?

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.
Dec 15th, 2020

Comparing IUI to IVF Treatment

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.
Oct 19th, 2020

How Nutrition Affects Fertility

Your nutritional choices cast a wide net over your health, including your fertility. Here’s a look at some of the direct and indirect ways that your diet can influence your ability to conceive.
Sep 17th, 2020

IVF in the Age of COVID-19: Should We or Shouldn't We?

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.
Aug 20th, 2020

Am I a Candidate for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

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.
Jul 28th, 2020

Reproductive Options for LGBTQ Couples

The good news is that there are many ways for LGBTQ couples to start or grow their families. Learn about all the reproductive options available to help you figure out the best one for your family.
Jun 29th, 2020

What’s the Best Age to Freeze Your Eggs?

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.
May 31st, 2020

Pregnancy and Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

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.
Apr 6th, 2020