Ovarian tissue freezing may be the future of fertility preservation

Ovarian tissue freezing may be the future of fertility preservation

Ovarian tissue freezing may be the future of fertility preservation Embryo and egg freezing Phoenix, Tucson, and surrounding area Certain medical treatments may permanently affect the patient's fertility. For example, many types of cancer chemotherapy are toxic to the ovaries. When a girl or a woman is preparing to undergo these treatments, she (or her parents) may be thinking about how to preserve fertility for the future. A growing number of healthy women would like to delay childbearing ... Read More
November 11, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

Ovarian reserve testing may not predict fertility

Research indicates that ovarian reserve testing may not be a good predictor of fertility – Tucson IVF clinic Ovarian reserve testing has been a mainstay of fertility treatment for years. However, a recent study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may call this practice into question. The study indicates that ovarian reserve testing may not be the best predictor of outcomes. What might this study mean for you? What is ovarian reserve testing? The ovarian ... Read More
October 14, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

The technology behind freezing eggs, sperm, and embryos

The technology behind freezing eggs, sperm, and embryos – fertility clinic near Scottsdale Although it was once thought to be impossible, cryopreservation (freezing) of eggs, sperm, and embryos has now become common. These types of tissues can now be placed into cold storage, and will still be viable (capable of life and development) when they are thawed. How has this become possible? What obstacles have scientists overcome to help couples have families? Why do people freeze eggs, sperm, ... Read More
September 14, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

Does age affect men’s fertility?

Does age affect men's fertility? – fertility clinic near Phoenix Most people are aware that older women tend to have more trouble conceiving than do younger women. However, there's also a very common belief that age doesn't matter for men. Many people believe that men can father babies whenever they want, and that only the mother's age matters. Is this true? Does age affect men's fertility? Age does impact men's fertility Although many people don't realize this, age does matter for men ... Read More
August 15, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

Can a common imaging procedure help women to conceive?

Can a common imaging procedure help you to conceive? – fertility clinic near Scottsdale When a couple first comes to a fertility clinic, the first step is to determine the cause of the infertility. This involves a number of tests, including various blood tests along with imaging procedures. One common imaging procedure that's often included in an infertility workup is a hysterosalpinogram, or HSG. Some women have heard that having an HSG will make them more likely to conceive afterward. Is ... Read More
July 15, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

Why do pregnant women experience morning sickness?

Why do pregnant women experience morning sickness? – Scottsdale fertility clinic Our patients are overjoyed when they first see that positive pregnancy test. After months or years of struggling with fertility, their dream of becoming parents is finally turning into reality. Most people are excited to begin this journey. However, there are also common discomforts that women often experience during early pregnancy. We want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible during this ... Read More
June 12, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

Does marijuana affect fertility?

Does marijuana affect fertility? – infertility clinic Phoenix In recent years, many states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and a handful of states have legalized recreational use as well. In our area, both Arizona and New Mexico now allow medical marijuana usage, and California and Nevada also allow recreational usage. With this new environment around marijuana, we're hearing more and more patients asking about marijuana usage at our infertility clinic Phoenix. If you're trying to ... Read More
May 17, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

When should you stop taking birth control?

When should you stop taking your birth control so that you can get pregnant? – Arizona fertility clinic It's one of those ironies of life – most women spend their early years trying desperately not to get pregnant, and then, once they feel ready to start their families, they want nothing more than to get pregnant immediately. The event you were so scared of becomes the one that you want most. Because they were trying not to get pregnant when they were younger, most of our patients ... Read More
April 11, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

What makes a pregnancy high risk?

What is a "high risk" pregnancy? – fertility clinic Glendale AZ area Some pregnant women are told that their pregnancy is "high risk" by the medical professionals caring for them. Others may have heard this phrase and wondered what it means. What makes a pregnancy "high risk?" Causes of high risk pregnancies In general, there are a few categories of conditions that can make a pregnancy high risk. These include pre-existing medical conditions in the mother, medical conditions specific to ... Read More
March 14, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

How much should you exercise during pregnancy?

How much should you exercise during pregnancy? – IVF Glendale AZ Most pregnant women want to stay healthy during their pregnancies. Many had a workout routine before they became pregnant, and they'd like to continue it. For others, pregnancy spurs them to create a new workout routine. At the same time, women may be worried that they'll overdo it and harm themselves or their babies if they overexercise. How much is too much? How much exercise does a pregnant woman need? ACOG ... Read More
February 15, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in