Blog Archive

Who Can Freeze Their Eggs? Mar 18th, 2021

Several years ago, Facebook and Apple took an extraordinary step in providing female employees $20,000 worth of medical coverage for egg freezing. This move underscored the important role that egg freezing can play by allowing women more freedom and peace of mind when it comes to achieving their family-building goals....

How Does COVID-19 Impact Pregnancy? Feb 16th, 2021

Until vaccination is more widespread, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a clear and present danger in the United States. While we’ve learned much during the past year, especially when it comes to at-risk demographics like the elderly, many women are wondering whether COVID-19 can affect pregnancy. Our fertility team...

When Should I Freeze My Eggs? Jan 19th, 2021

You’ve likely heard the old adage about a ticking biological clock, which can place pressure on you during a time when having children just isn’t ideal. If you find yourself in a situation where you want to delay having children but you’re worried about your future fertility, egg freezing can...

Is Genetic Testing on My Embryos Necessary? Dec 15th, 2020

If building the family of your dreams has presented some challenges, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a highly effective technique for bypassing certain hurdles to pregnancy.  The road to IVF has likely entailed years of frustration, so you, understandably, want to ensure that everything goes smoothly. That’s where preimplantation genetic...

Things That Can Wrong With Sperm That Cause Infertility Nov 12th, 2020

Infertility among couples is evenly spread out — a third of causes lie with the woman, one-third with the man, and the final third with both or for reasons unknown. If we find that male infertility is the problem, we first look to issues with your sperm. At NOVA IVF,...

Comparing IUI to IVF Treatment Oct 19th, 2020

If you’re among the 10-15% of couples facing issues with fertility, you’re greeted with a host of options that range from wait-and-see to procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI).  Choosing which fertility treatment avenue is right for you depends on a host of factors, and we...

How Nutrition Affects Fertility Sep 17th, 2020

As the old adage, “You are what you eat,” correctly points out, the link between nutrition and your health is indisputable. Finding those exact links can often be easy — the effect of your diet on diabetes is direct and plainly evident.  The connection to issues like infertility is less...

IVF in the Age of COVID-19: Should We or Shouldn't We? Aug 20th, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck with fury in March, California was the first state to lock down in response. Our early actions paid off, but when we started to reopen in June, COVID-19 cases began to rise again. We now have more than half a million confirmed cases and counting....

Am I a Candidate for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)? Jul 28th, 2020

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve already answered the first, and most important, question when it comes to whether you’re a candidate for in vitro fertilization (IVF): You’re willing to go the extra mile when it comes to building the family of your dreams.  IVF is an incredibly effective solution...

Reproductive Options for LGBTQ Couples Jun 29th, 2020

Starting or growing a family is an exciting time. For LGBTQ couples, with the excitement also comes challenges — and options. Fortunately, there are several options toward parenthood, each with their own set of considerations.  The number of LGBTQ families are growing. A Pew Research national survey found that 51%...

What’s the Best Age to Freeze Your Eggs? May 31st, 2020

If you dream of having a baby, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, nature isn’t always in sync with the timeline you have in mind for motherhood. And, a sickness or condition could get in the way before you’re able to have children. Fortunately, you can take steps to reset your biological...

Pregnancy and Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered Apr 6th, 2020

We live in uncertain times. We’re in the early stages of a global pandemic that appears to have started in China sometime in December 2019 and has, since then, traveled to more than 150 other countries. We’re told to practice social distancing, wash our hands frequently, sanitize surfaces, and telecommute...