Tag Archives: fertility

IVF Demand Increases in China

Written on July 18, 2017 at 11:58 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

According to Bloomberg News, a paradox has emerged in China: As the country finally relaxes its one-child policy, factors like lower sperm counts, later pregnancies and other health barriers are making it harder for many to get pregnant. As a result, businesses from China to Australia, and even California are lining up to help — and profit from — …

Fertility Treatment Does Not Lead to More Breakups

Written on July 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It’s the stuff that Lifetime movies are made of; a couple has difficulty conceiving, they blame each other and then break up. But does that happen in real life? Sure it does but a new study claims that it’s not all that common at least in Denmark.

There’s good news for couples who are struggling to conceive.

Those who are …

Your Infertility and IVF Questions Answered Here…Free

Written on May 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Yes, that’s correct. You can ask a question about infertility or IVF and you will get a prompt answer. And it’s free. You do not have to be a patient of reproductive Partners or even a patient yet; you may just be starting your infertility journey and have not yet seen a doctor. This is a service that Reproductive Partners …

Zika and Planning to Conceive

Written on May 12, 2017 at 8:20 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

Although Zika virus no longer seems to be in the daily news headlines, it very much still exists and still poses a risk to pregnancies.  So, in an effort to remind everyone about the risks and keep you up to date about the latest in Zika news, here’s a brief summary of what you need to know about this virus …

Does Fertility Treatment Have Long Term Side Effects?

Written on March 25, 2017 at 11:05 am, by Dr. Marli Amin

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association journal reports a greater risk of heart failure and stroke in women who did not become pregnant after undergoing gonadotropin-based fertility treatment. The study looked at over 28,000 women, who underwent fertility treatment with injectable medications between 1993 and 2011 in Ontario, Canada.  Women who did not conceive with treatment had …

Good Fertility = Long Life

Written on March 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

In a paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, a team of Swedish researchers report that having kids is associated with an increase in life expectancy, especially as we age. According to the new work, 60-year-old women with children had a remaining life expectancy of 24.6 years, compared with 23.1 years for those who do not have …

Getting Healthy Before Pregnancy

Written on March 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm, by Dr. Marli Amin

Getting healthy before pregnancy is important for both mom and baby.   In the first 8 weeks of pregnancy most of the baby’s major organs have already begun to form, so your health and nutrition even before your pregnancy has begun has a large impact on the baby’s growth and development.  Optimizing your health before pregnancy will also help you feel …

Got Endometriosis?

Written on March 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Have you seen the TV ad that asks, “Got Milk?” For many women a more important question is, “Got Endometriosis?” It’s very common; endometriosis affects about 1 in 10 women. So why don’t more women know its symptoms? And not being aware you have endometriosis can be detrimental to your health and especially your fertility.

Endometriosis is a condition in …

Heavy work=less fertility?

Written on March 1, 2017 at 5:10 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This concept is counter-intuitive to the old adage of women working hard harvesting in the potato fields, having a baby and going right back to work and then having another baby in less than a year. Back then when woman started their reproductive lives in their teens or early twenties, worked very hard physically day and night without today’s conveniences, …

Insurance for Fertility Treatment?

Written on February 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

The concept of health insurance to cover medical illness started catching on in the 1940’s and the current system of health insurance has evolved with surprisingly little change. Of course there was the start of Medicare in the late 1960’s to cover the seniors, the development of PPO’s and HMO’s, Medicaid to cover the indigent population and most recently, the …