Category: Blog

Advice for Managing the Holidays with Infertility

The holiday season can be rough for those dealing with infertility. Emotions can run high, making it hard to talk to people who don’t share a similar personal experience. To be fair, most people are well-intentioned and truly want to be supportive. They simply may not know how to help. But when you need all […]

Male Factor Infertility: What You Need to Know

In the world of fertility, it’s often forgotten in casual conversations that it does, in fact, take two to tango (and to make a baby.) It’s normally women who get asked those intrusive questions about baby making, and who are the first to worry and think something is when the process of baby making isn’t working […]

Should you Rely on an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Test Alone?

Much attention has been given to a study recently published in JAMA and in a New York Times article, on how useful anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) testing is in predicting fertility.  AMH is a hormone produced in the ovary – generally, the more AMH, the higher number of potential eggs a woman has. AMH levels can be determined by a simple […]

Advancing the Field of Infertility One Study at a Time

Next week, more than 8,000 experts in reproductive medicine from across the country and around the world will gather in San Antonio, Texas, to hear the latest advancements in treating infertility – more than 40 of them authored by RMANJ and IVI-RMA Global doctors. Starting on Saturday, November 28th, and concluding on November 1st, the […]

Now is the Right Time to Plan Your Family!

How do you know—for yourself and as a couple—that this is “the right time” to try to have a baby, and that you’re becoming parents for the “right” reasons? MARIE D. WERNER, MD, FACOG, HCLD/TS (ABB) with RMANJ talks to us about her personal life-changing decisions as they pertain to her career path and family building goals. […]

Depression and Pregnancy: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Depression is a type of mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness and hopelessness in both men and women. It is normal to feel down from time to time, but when you’re depressed, these feelings can last for weeks or even months. Depression can affect every aspect of your life, from how you think, to […]

What You Should Know About Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Complementary alternative medicine describes techniques which can be helpful when used together with traditional medical care.   As it relates to fertility, there are some “standouts” that have been linked to improved outcomes when used in combination with traditional fertility treatments.  These complementary therapies are useful adjuncts to treatment but they are not designed to replace […]

How Common is Male Infertility?

Most population-based studies agree that infertility affects 15 to 20% of couples.  It is the job of the reproductive medicine specialist to determine the unique cause of each couple’s challenge in establishing a healthy pregnancy.  While sometimes the answer is quickly uncovered (failure to ovulate, blocked fallopian tubes, or the complete absence of sperm), many patients […]