Does marijuana affect fertility? – infertility clinic Phoenix

Does marijuana affect fertility? – infertility clinic Phoenix

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? – Arizona fertility clinic

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? – fertility clinic Glendale AZ

What is a "high risk" pregnancy? – fertility clinic Glendale AZ 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? – IVF Glendale AZ

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

Why is a singleton pregnancy healthiest? – fertility clinic Scottsdale area

Why is a singleton pregnancy healthiest? – fertility clinic Scottsdale area At Reproductive Health Center, we aim for a singleton pregnancy with every patient. That means a pregnancy with just one baby at a time. This is why we transfer just one embryo per cycle in 70% of our IVF patients under 36 years of age. Why is it healthier to have just one baby? Why don't we just transfer lots of embryos to make sure that the patient gets pregnant? What problems can happen if the mother is ... Read More
January 20, 2017 By Patricia Shelton in

Should you eat fish while pregnant? – fertility clinic Glendale AZ area

Should you eat fish while pregnant? – fertility clinic Glendale AZ area Pregnant women are often concerned about what they should and should not eat. Mothers naturally want to protect their babies' health, and most are willing to do whatever it takes during pregnancy to achieve this. However, women may receive mixed messages about fish. What are the pros and cons of eating fish while you're pregnant? Fish contains vitamins and healthy fats From a health perspective, fish is generally ... Read More
December 17, 2016 By Patricia Shelton in

Endometrial scratching – fertility clinic Scottsdale area

Can endometrial scratching increase the chances of pregnancy? – fertility clinic Scottsdale area We're always looking for techniques that will increase the chances that our patients will have the pregnancy that they're dreaming of. Lately, a simple technique called endometrial scratching has been making headlines, because studies have shown that it can double the pregnancy rates in women undergoing an intrauterine insemination (IUI). What is endometrial scratching? – fertility clinic ... Read More
November 25, 2016 By Patricia Shelton in

Will IVM change fertility treatment? – IVF Scottsdale

Will in vitro maturation (IVM) change fertility treatment? – IVF Scottsdale In vitro fertilization (IVF) has long been the standard of care for women who are unable to conceive naturally. Scientists are always seeking new ways to improve the success rates of IVF, such as through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and assisted hatching (AH), both of which are standard in our clinic. Now, there may be a new improvement to IVF coming soon. It's called in vitro maturation, or IVM. What is ... Read More
October 20, 2016 By Patricia Shelton in

New study reveals the importance of stress for fertility – fertility clinic El Paso area

New study reveals the importance of stress for fertility – fertility clinic El Paso area We're always watching the scientific journals for new research about how to help couples achieve pregnancy. A new study done by scientists at the University of Nottingham reveals important information that could help to guide fertility treatment at clinics around the world. What did the study show? – fertility clinic El Paso area The scientists wanted to find out whether levels of the hormone ... Read More
September 22, 2016 By Patricia Shelton in

Does caffeine affect fertility? – fertility clinic Santa Fe area

Does caffeine affect fertility? – fertility clinic Santa Fe area Many people really love their morning coffee or tea, but some worry that it might have negative effects on health. Much research suggests that coffee has positive effects on your overall health (such as a lower risk of diabetes). However, women may still be concerned about the effects of caffeine on fertility. Is there reason for potential mothers to worry about drinking that morning coffee? The evidence on caffeine – ... Read More
August 25, 2016 By Patricia Shelton in