September Is PCOS Awareness Month and We Can Help You Find Answers to Your Fertility Questions!

This month we want to talk about polycystic ovary syndrome because it's also PCOS Awareness month. This common endocrine and reproductive disorder involves high levels of male hormones (androgens) in women, causing the ovaries to become enlarged and small cysts to form on the outer edges. It is also THE single most common cause of infertility when it comes to... read more »

5 of the Most Common Questions Our Embryologists Hear During IVF Treatment

This month's blog is a Q&A of the top five questions our Utah Fertility Center team commonly gets about embryology. This branch of biology and medicine is concerned with the study of embryos and their development. Embryologists are scientists who combine the sperm and egg to help an embryo grow in a controlled environment, and because of this, they play... read more »

Covid-19: Updates to our office policies due to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns.

August, 2021 Due to the rising case counts in Utah and the highly infectious nature of the new Covid delta variant, MASKS will again be required for all staff indoors and required of all patients coming into the offices as well as any accompanying guests. Alternative face coverings are acceptable for those who are physically unable to wear a mask.... read more »

What Is a Biochemical Pregnancy and What Does It Mean for Your Goals of Conception?

Have you ever heard of the term, biochemical pregnancy? If not, you are not alone. Still, you may have actually experienced one firsthand. A biochemical pregnancy occurs in the earliest stages of pregnancy. You may think that your initial results were a false positive, but in reality, you did indeed conceive. Implantation took place, but within just a few week's... read more »

Gestational Surrogacy Is a Life-Changing Option for Families

A gestational carrier (GC) is one of several options for couples who want to expand their family but aren't able to carry or give birth themselves.  Often referred to as gestational surrogacy, this may involve a known carrier (friend or family member) or can be arranged through our office using an in-house GC or through a gestational surrogacy agency.   We... read more »

Make Your Two-Week Wait More Enjoyable!

So you are in a fertility treatment cycle experiencing the two-week wait (10-14 days)! Congratulations! This is the time between your timed intercourse,  insemination or embryo transfer.  The only way to know if you are pregnant is having a sensitive pregnancy test (blood draw) which will help quell your mental, emotional and physical worries about whether you are indeed pregnant! But... read more »

Join Us in Celebrating National Infertility Awareness Week® April 18-24th, 2021

In the quest to conceive, about 1-in-8 couples are dealing with infertility while trying to conceive naturally. In fact, over six million women are diagnosed with fertility issues just in the U.S. alone. April is Infertility Awareness Week and our Fertility Center team wants to help our parents-to-be understand that you are not alone in your struggles to conceive and... read more »

Join Us in Recognizing Endometriosis Awareness Month This March

Every March, our Utah Fertility Center team recognizes Endometriosis Awareness Month, which was created in 1993 by the Endometriosis Association. The goal is to shine a light on this condition which impacts around 200 million women around the world as well as one out of every 10 women in the U.S. In July of 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives... read more »

What You Can Expect with your Frozen Embryo Transfer?

Frozen Embryo Transfer, or FET, is a fertility cycle where frozen embryos are taken from an earlier IVF, (in-vitro fertilization) and thawed so they can be transferred back into a woman's uterus. FETs make up more than 90% of the embryo transfers performed at Utah Fertility Center (versus using fresh, stimulated cycle embryos). Often times that is due to pre-implantation genetic... read more »

Benefits of Fertility Support

Planning to add children to your family is an exciting time but can lead to frustration when pregnancy does not easily occur. As infertility specialists, we understand that facing infertility often comes unexpectedly. We recognize that seeing a fertility specialist is not on most peoples wish list, but we are happy we can offer solutions to restore your family building... read more »