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19 06, 2017

5 Ways to Increase Your Odds of Getting Pregnant

By |June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Getting pregnant might not be as easy as you would expect. To maximize your chance of a healthy pregnancy, here are a few simple ways your change up your routine to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

 

Curb caffeine & alcohol

Drinking too much caffeine may impair a woman’s fertility and reduce your odds of getting pregnant. Caffeine constricts blood vessels, […]

23 05, 2017

Facebook Live – Leslee Murphy for Mental Health Month

By |May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Therapist Leslee Murphy talks about Houston IVF’s many counseling services for patients and how you can be helpful resource to friends and family experiencing infertility during Mental Health Month this May.

Leslee Murphy for Mental Health Month: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonIVF/videos/10154430384696283/

11 05, 2016

How to Survive Mother’s Day When You’re Struggling to Conceive

By |May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Holidays can be emotionally difficult when you’re coping with and infertility diagnosis/treatment – they tend to remind us that our family building has not gone the way we imagined. For women struggling to get pregnant, Mother’s Day can be even more painful than Thanksgiving or Christmas. While designed to celebrate motherhood, it simultaneously punishes those […]

8 10, 2012

Can Fertility Treatments Cause Breast Cancer?

By |October 8th, 2012|0 Comments

Simply put, IVF treatments do not cause breast cancer.

Two well-known women brought a great deal of attention to the subject of fertility treatments and breast cancer in the past few years, but at this time, no link between IVF and breast cancer has been found. John Edwards’ late wife, Elizabeth Edwards, and entertainment news […]

20 09, 2011

Infertility Struggles – A Reality for Many Young Women

By |September 20th, 2011|1 Comment

The recent revelation by Khloe Kardashian (reality television personality, radio host, entrepreneur, model), regarding her fertility woes, brought an all too realistic problem to the attention of mainstream media.  By revealing that she and her husband Lamar were themselves having problems conceiving a child, Khloe enlightened many to the staggering statistic of women in peak […]

17 08, 2011

CCS Enables Older Women to Deliver Healthy Babies

By |August 17th, 2011|0 Comments

I’ve decided to write my first blog entry about Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS) because this area of infertility medicine may be the one that currently excites me the most. What we are doing with CCS now is truly remarkable. Women and couples, that have for so long suffered with miscarriages, failed IVF cycles and prolonged […]

5 10, 2010

Relax and Reframe

By |October 5th, 2010|0 Comments

“Relax and Reframe”: Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) To Help Infertility Patients Cope with Anxiety and Depression

Women struggling with infertility often experience isolation, fear, changes in sleep/appetite, decreased self-esteem, irritability and feelings of being overwhelmed.  In a recent article Dr. Kimberly Pearson summarized that depression and anxiety rates increase among couples undergoing infertility treatment.  She cites […]

16 09, 2010

What Are the Top Trends in Fertility?

By |September 16th, 2010|0 Comments

We know that the amount of fertility information on the web can be mind boggling, but two of the better sources are FertilityAuthority.com and ConceiveOnline.com.  Both do a good job of taking medical journal papers and explaining them in everyday language. Both recently looked at some of the newer trends in fertility treatment, several of […]

27 04, 2010

From Russia With Love

By |April 27th, 2010|0 Comments

We recently got a chance to sit down with Alex Sheiko, one of the most prominent embryologists in the state of Texas. He talks about everything from being a pioneer in Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in Houston, designing some of his own equipment, and becoming a U.S. citizen.

•How did you get started in embryology? In […]

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