Cellphones and Miscarriage

It is not just cell phones but a variety of devices that cause magnetic field non-ionizing radiation exposure. Pregnant women exposed to high radiation levels from sources like cell phones, wireless devices and cell towers miscarried at nearly three times the rate as those exposed to low levels, according to new research.

“I hope this study makes us rethink the …

Age and Fertility-A Man’s Age

When we think of age and fertility we usually think about a woman’s age. But a man’s age can matter too, according to a recent article in Self magazine. This article was prompted by the pregnancy created by John Stamos, 54, and his wife, Caitlin McHugh.

“In general, maternal and paternal age do impact fertility rates and after age 40, …

Diet and IVF

Js it possible that modfiying your diet could improve your chance of success with IVF?

Greek researchers report that younger women who followed a so-called Mediterranean heart-healthy eating plan in the six months before trying IVF had better odds of a successful pregnancy than women who didn’t. “As more couples worldwide face infertility problems and seek access to assisted reproduction …

Diet and Fertility

Some out there are promoting the “fertility diet.”

According to an article in that great medical jouirnal, USA Today, “Many nutritional experts say follow the “fertility diet.” The plan is based on research from the landmark Nurses’ Health Study — one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on women’s health — which informed 10 steps for improving fertility through …

Clomid or Gonadotropins

When considering treatment for-non-ovulating women with normal pituitary hormones, a decision must be made about which type of drug to use to enhance the chances of success: oral agents like CLOMID® (clomiphene citrate) or FEMARA® (letrozole) or injectables represented by a variety of gonadotropins, MENOPUR® (menotropins for injection), GONAL-F® (follitropin alfa for injection), BRAVELLE® (urofollitropin), and FOLLISTIM® (follitropin beta injection). …

6 RPMG Docs Named Superdoctors

Six physicians from Reproductive Partners Medical Group were named as “Superdoctors 2018” in the category of Reproductive Endocrinology as listed in a supplement to the Los Angeles Times.

Drs. Gayane Ambnartsumyan, Andy Huang, Greg Rosen, Carrie Wambach and Bill Yee were chosen in the Superdoctor category and Dr. Marli Amin was honored as a Rising Star.

Gayane Ambartsumyan, M. D.…

Thyroid and Infertility

For many years I have been routinely testing new patients’ thyroid function because the recommendation for women trying to conceive is a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level of less than 2.5. The cutoff for the normal range is usually greater than 2.5 and may vary between various doctor’s and lab’s recommendations.

Women with unexplained infertility are nearly twice as likely …

Infertility- Don’t Lose Sleep Over It

We have always paid a lot of attention to the role that lifestyle issues can play in reproduction. Many are obvious like smoking, excessive alcohol, drugs and both sides of the weight spectrum. Many of these are discussed in our Lifestyle & Fertility pages. Some are new or not so obvious such as new information on the effect of poor …

Protecting Fertility From Chemotherapy

One great advance in preventing loss of fertility and ovarian reserve from chemotherapy has been egg freezing.

But sometimes, for a variety of reasons, egg freezing may not be feasible for a particular individual. Prior to the advent of successful egg freezing I used to use a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRHa) agonist to shut down the ovaries prior to chemotherapy, thereby …

Does IUI technique matter?

When sperm wash techniques were first developed with a medium called Ham’s F10 artifical insemination was revolutionized. Prior to that time all that was available was cup insemination (ICI) or injection into the cervical mucus which itself was often the problem. Over the years culture media has vastly improved but the technique of actually performing the procedure was relatively standard …