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Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 17th, 2024

Starting a family isn’t always easy, especially if you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re going through this journey solo or planning to have a child with a same-sex partner, knowing what to expect is key to achieving your family-building goals.

Pregnancy Loss | Endometriosis | IVF | Fertility Testing | Secondary Infertility

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 14th, 2024

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby...or so the story goes. For many couples who struggle with infertility, the road to parenthood isn't quite that simple. Katie, a mom through IVF, shares her difficult journey and how she and her husband navigated it all.

Infertility | Fertility Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 12th, 2024

When you enter the fertility world, you're forced to learn an entirely new language in order to understand your results, advocate for yourself, and communicate with your team. While it's an important part of the process, it can also feel daunting. Here's a crash course to help you feel more empowered.

Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Marianne Rivera, Medical Assistant
February 2nd, 2024

When you are trying to conceive with the help of a fertility specialist, your doctor needs to closely track your body's response to any medications. Regular check-ins, often referred to as "morning monitoring" appointments, help track your progress.

Fertility Basics | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 12th, 2024

When you're having trouble getting pregnant, one of the first steps towards family-building success is fertility testing. Explore six reasons why these diagnostic tests are so important, and how they can help you achieve your goal of a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Dr. Laura Meyer
January 3rd, 2024

If you’ve spent the past year trying to conceive without success, the prospect of a brand new year may bring renewed hope and determination. It might also bring up a whirlwind of emotions after navigating another holiday season without a baby in your arms. No matter which end of the spectrum you’re on right now, here are some simple steps you can take to maximize your chances of success with fertility treatment in 2024.

HSG | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Chloe Nunez, Medical Assistant
December 17th, 2023

For those struggling to conceive, fertility testing is an essential first step of the process. A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is one of the diagnostic procedures that helps evaluate the uterus and fallopian tubes for any abnormalities that might impede conception.

Male Infertility | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 21st, 2023

The andrology wing of a fertility clinic tends to be shrouded in mystery. What exactly goes on behind those closed doors? And what can a semen analysis tell us about a man's fertility?