Hutchison’s Huddle: Embryo Grading

Hutchison’s Huddle: Embryo Grading

When an embryo is created in the lab at RHC, they are assigned a grade. If you've gone through IVF, you've probably heard these grades, typically a number with 2 letters following. But just what do these grades mean? On this Hutchison's Huddle, Dr. Scot Hutchison explained the different grades, what they mean, and even had photos of microscopic images of the different embryos. Find it on Facebook or YouTube Hello this is Dr. Scot Hutchison here for another Hutchison's Huddle. I guess ... Read More

Hutchison’s Huddle: Unexplained Infertility

You and your partner have done all the tests. You've changed your diet, starting taking more vitamins, improved your health--but you still aren't getting pregnant. What is going on? When we still can't find any cause of infertility, the diagnosis that is sometimes given is "Unexplained Infertility." Thankfully, there is still a lot we can do to help couples build their families. To explain more about the process and potential treatment options, Dr. Scot Hutchison went on Facebook Live for a ... Read More

Hutchison’s Huddle: What to Expect at Our Office During COVID-19

It's the time our patients have been anxiously waiting for--we are slowly reopening our office and resuming fertility treatments! While we are excited to see you all again and help you meet your fertility goals, our office is going to look a little bit different than it did before COVID-19 hit. At the end of the day, our goal is to keep our patients and our staff safe. Because of this, we have put into place some new protocols for visiting our office such as different hours, wearing masks, and ... Read More

Hutchison’s Huddle: Managing Stress

It is a stressful time for everyone. You're worried about getting stick. You're concerned about family members. You're bombarded with media stories daily. Working from home, homeschooling your kids, the list goes on. It's ok to feel overwhelmed and stressed about it all. But being able to manage that stress is important, especially if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. On this special Hutchison's Huddle, Dr. Scot Hutchison was joined by Dr. Carmel Bellacose, an OB/GYN Generalist at ... Read More

Hutchison’s Huddle: Egg, Sperm, and Embryo Storage During COVID-19

Freezing eggs, embryos, and sperm has always been an important part of infertility treatment. Those who chose to do IVF, had to pause conception due to health issues, or those who simply wanted to wait to start their families often pursued storage options. Despite having to pause numerous treatments due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, egg retrievals, sperm collection, and other freezing options continued to be take place. Because of this, questions around storing eggs, sperm, and embryos have been ... Read More
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Hutchison’s Huddle: National Infertility Awareness Week

April 23rd to 29th was National Infertility Awareness Week and we decided to do something different for Hutchison's Huddle. Dr. Hutchison and Holly, our IVF Coordinator, met with three RHC couples on different stages in their fertility journeys. They each share their stories with infertility and what it has been like to work with RHC. 1 in 8 couples are affected by infertility. And yet, these struggles often aren't openly shared, making the journey even harder. By sharing our patients' ... Read More
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Hutchison’s Huddle: Optimizing Natural Fertility During Quarantine

This time is a great opportunity for patients to reevaluate their lifestyle and take extra measures to optimize their natural fertility. So, what can you do? In a Facebook Live event, Dr. Scot Hutchison answered patient questions and shared easy things patients and their partners can do to increase their fertility. Watch the full video below or on Facebook. Hello. Hi, this is Dr. Scot Hutchison in Tucson, Arizona doing another Hutchison's huddle again with the help of my coworker, ... Read More

Hutchison’s Huddle: Fertility Treatment After COVID-19

With COVID-19 spreading quickly across the United States and hospitals everywhere being inundated with patients, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommended that fertility treatments pause for the time being. Pausing treatment for our patients was heartbreaking and we know that waiting even longer to start your journey is hard. Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to get yourself in an even better position to start treatment. To help, Dr. Hutchison took to Facebook to ... Read More

Hutchison’s Huddle: Fertility and the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is changing the way we are living. Unfortunately, one of those ways is pausing of fertility treatments to help "flatten the curve" and reduce the spread of the virus, all while keeping fertility patients and our country safe. We know how hard it is to put your dreams on hold and we know you have concerns about how this will impact your future fertility. Thankfully, there are things you can continue to do to prepare for fertility treatment while remaining safe at home. To help our ... Read More
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Hutchison’s Huddle: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine Insemination is a common fertility procedure offered to patients trying to get pregnant. For patients using donor sperm, those who have cervical issues, or some mild forms of male factor, it is often a first step before heading down the path of IVF or other fertility options. On this Hutchison’s Huddle, Dr. Scot Hutchison shares everything you need to know about an IUI. Dr. Hutchison not only explains who might be a good candidate for the procedure, he also shares the steps in ... Read More
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