HIGHER BIRTH RATES! MINIMAL STIMULATION IVF OR IVF?

Increased number of eggs at retrieval correlates with higher birth rates and higher number of embryos frozen for future cycles. In order to decrease the cost for patients undergoing IVF, some fertility specialists recommend a minimal stimulation protocol which utilizes less drugs than standard IVF stimulation protocols. Although this may... Read more »

EAT HEALTHY-FAVORITE FALL RECIPES

Improving one’s overall health can be an important step when trying to conceive. With the changing seasons and baked good around every corner, it is hard to eat healthy! We wanted to share with you some of our favorite fall recipes for staying healthy by incorporating more whole grains, fruits,... Read more »

THE FLU VACCINE AND FERTILITY

Trying to conceive and have questions about the flu vaccine? Dr. Jason Parker answers some common questions on how to best navigate the season of sniffles. Q: Is it a good idea to get the flu vaccine while undergoing fertility treatment? Absolutely! The ultimate goal from IVF is a healthy... Read more »

TO OUR FERTILITY SUPER SONIC HEROES

To: Our Fertility Super Sonic Heroes Our infertile womb was discovered four years ago, Back then, until now, our time has ticked slow. A neat brain tumor, lots of intercourse and three IUI’s, Our first round of IVF worked, with a little surprise. “Well, hey, our luck has turned around”... Read more »

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE NOT EXPECTING

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: The Infertility Consult You’ve seen your OBGYN, you’ve realized that whatever you are trying isn’t working, and you made your appointment to see a specialist. Here’s what you can expect… 1. Compassion. You will have a doctor, nurses, an entire team of people... Read more »

HORMONE TESTING. WHAT IT REVEALS?

What does cycle Day 3 hormone testing reveal? For those struggling with conception, your OB physician or Reproductive Endocrinologist, may likely order CD3 labs, which consists of a blood draw on day 3 of your menstrual cycle. Have you ever wondered what those tests reveal and what information is gained?... Read more »

THE ZIKA VIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

NOTE: This article may be slightly outdated as we learn more about the ZIKA Virus everyday. For the most accurate information about the ZIKA virus please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention official ZIKA page. ZIKA Virus and Reproductive Health – Utah What is ZIKA? Zika is a... Read more »

ECTOPIC PREGNANCY: FERTILITY FACTS BY DR. SHAWN GURTCHEFF

Occurrence: An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the normal uterine cavity. About 2% of pregnancies are found to be ectopic. An ectopic pregnancy most often (98% of the time) occurs in one of the fallopian tubes. This type is called a tubal pregnancy. Less... Read more »

4 FACTS ABOUT INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATIONS (IUI’S)

What is an IUI? Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a common fertility procedure in which the sperm are washed, concentrated, and placed directly into a woman’s uterus. The process is similar to having a pap smear performed. Minimal discomfort is typically experienced with an IUI, which usually is completed within a... Read more »

TIPS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR FERTILITY

Overall health is important, but here are areas you can focus on in order to optimize your fertility. Dr. Deirdre Conway discusses four health aspects that can enhance your fertility naturally or in conjunction with treatment. Ways to Optimize your Fertility Physical Health The more we learn about infertility, the... Read more »