Zika Virus: Update on CDC Recommendations for Women who are Trying to Conceive

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have updated their recommendations for women and men trying to conceive with possible Zika virus exposure:

  • Women who have Zika virus disease should wait at least 8 weeks after symptom onset to attempt conception.
  • Men with Zika virus disease should wait at least 6 months after symptom onset to attempt conception.

Getting pregnant sooner after miscarriage better than later

It may be time to rethink some doctors traditional advice to wait at least three months after a miscarriage before trying to conceive again, according to a new study published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Couples who attempted within a three-month window after losing a pregnancy had a 53 percent chance of a later live birth in the six-month study …

Zika Virus: CDC Expands Travel Alert for Pregnant Women

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added two more destinations — the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic — to the list of places that pregnant women may want to avoid due to potential infection with the Zika virus.

Since last May, 23 countries and territories in the Americas have reported cases of mosquito-borne Zika, which …

Factors Inherent In Women Rather Than IVF May Cause Pregnancy Complications

As reported on Medscape.com the increase in pregnancy and prenatal complications seen in women who undergo fertility treatments is likely related to maternal issues, not fertility drugs or assisted reproductive technology, according to a new study.

“Our findings suggest that factors inherent in the woman, rather than those attributable to infertility treatments, may explain the lower birth weight and shorter …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice-2

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …

Antidepressants Paxil and Prozac linked to birth defects

As reported in USA Today: Popular antidepressants Paxil and Prozac are linked to higher rates of birth defects, but several similar drugs used to treat depression in pregnant women carry no such risks, a new study found.

The study, from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), analyzed conflicting results from previous studies along with new data …

RPMG’s Dr. Wisot quoted in Life & Style

RPMG’s Dr. Arthur Wisot is quoted in the June 29th edition of Life & Style Magazine on Amal Clooney’s pre-pregnancy weight and its potential effect on her baby.

The article alleges that she weighed 99 pounds before conceiving at a height of about 5’8″. The greatest risk to ber baby would be that the baby could be small for gestational …

Pregnant with quads at 65 with IVF donor eggs

According to an article in the Washington Post:

Annegret Raunigk has 13 children, now 65 the German woman is pregnant with quadruplets. The last time Annegret Raunigk gave birth, to her 13th child, she was 55 years old.

Now, the 65-year-old teacher from Germany is pregnant once again — this time with quadruplets conceived through in vitro fertilization, the …