What Is Fertility Preservation and Why Should You Consider It?

Fertility preservation is essentially freezing eggs, freezing embryos  and cryopreserving sperm for future use.  Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer may undergo treatments that potentially compromise fertility.  Freezing eggs or sperm allows that person an opportunity down the road to use their own gametes for reproduction.    If the... Read more »

Tips for Insurance Open Enrollment

This is often the time of year when your employer’s insurance plan has open enrollment.  It’s a good time to examine your insurance coverage for fertility treatment, a time to make a change if another plan suits you better and a time to get familiar with the details of your... Read more »

When Should a Man Seek Fertility Treatments?

You may be surprised to hear that 40 percent of infertility causes can be attributed to male infertility.  Sorry guys, but there is good news.   In most cases, a reproductive endocrinologist or reproductive urologist can identify the problem with an evaluation of the male reproductive system.   The production of healthy... Read more »

Your Fertility Journey

*** *** Our very own Dr. Russell Foulk was interviewed by KSL about "The fertility journey and how science is helping families".

Is Your Lifestyle Encouraging Conception?

When it comes to your body and fertility, there are various factors that can influence your outcome. Even something as simple as your lifestyle can make a difference when it comes to conception, your pregnancy, and the health of your developing baby. The good news is, while you don’t always... Read more »

UNDERSTANDING EMBRYO GRADING

Embryo grading is a topic that has seen its fair share of debate over the years. Each IVF lab may have a slightly different way of grading an embryo. For the most part, however, they are all noting the same features, which are: inner cell mass, trophectoderm, and degree of... Read more »

6 WAYS TO COPE WITH INFERTILITY

Written by Ashley Thorn, AMFT, Wasatch Family Therapy Finding out that conceiving a child may not come as easily as expected, or may even be impossible, can be a devastating thing. This news can be particularly straining on the relationship between the couple attempting to conceive. However, as trying as... Read more »

FROM INFERTILITY TO TRIPLE STROLLER: A FATHER’S DAY PERSPECTIVE

Father’s Day Guest Blog When I was a kid my view of Father’s Day was very different from what it is now. It used to all be about what cheap gift my brothers and I could pick out and give to my dad while we barbequed on the grill. We... Read more »

5 KEY EGG FREEZING QUESTIONS TO DISCUSS WITH PHYSICIAN

Egg freezing seems to have been increasing in popularity as more women are preserving their fertility. Egg freezing has been around since the 1980’s, and was changed from “experimental” to “non-experimental” by ASRM, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in 2012. But egg freezing seems to be more popular than... Read more »

I NEVER SAW IT COMING

For four years, Mother’s Day was a dreaded day. I never saw that coming. As a child, I enjoyed Mother’s Day, making projects for my mom and going on shopping trips with my dad and siblings to choose a simple gift to honor her on this special day. I loved... Read more »