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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]