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  • 3D Ultrasound Enhances Diagnosis

    For some women, infertility is caused or exacerbated by having a uterus with congenital abnormalities that cause it to be misshapened. These uterine anomalies can lead to greater difficulty with embryo implantation and/or cause higher rates of mis...

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  • Male Factor Infertility

    More often than not, discussions of fertility treatments are centered around the woman…and for good reason. In the majority of IVF cases treated at my practice, it is typically the female partner who has the infertility diagnosis. In fact, accordi...

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  • Shedding Holiday Pounds

    The Holiday Season is upon us. As many of us know all too well, Holidays and weight gain can go hand-in-hand. While exercising away those extra pounds is typically the right thing to do, for those who are conceiving, exercise habits need to be tem...

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  • President's Council Takes on the Ethics of ART

    Many physicians working in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) braced for the release of the latest and fifth report by the President's Council on Bioethics, which takes an in-depth look at the practices and results of ART in the...

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  • Approaching IVF Treatment Options

    There are only a few causes of infertility for which In Vitro Fertilization is the only treatment option. These causes are the following: blockage of, or severely damaged fallopian tubes and extremely low sperm count or no sperm in the ejaculate. ...

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  • Intracervical Insemination vs. Intrauterine Insemination

    Patients periodically inquire as to whether they can use washed sperm for both an intrauterine insemination (IUI) as well as an intracervical insemination (ICI). For an intrauterine insemination (IUI), one would already be using washed sperm. ...

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  • FSH Test Kits

    (Contribution from Carolyn Givens, M.D. )Periodically, patients in my practice have questions about FSH urine tests, as they have noticed that there are FSH urine test kits for sale over-the-counter to help women confirm the onset of menopause. Ad...

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  • Tubal Problems

    The fallopian tubes are the pathway to fertility. Sperm travel upward through the fallopian tubes to find an egg. After fertilization, the embryo travels back through the tube to the uterus. The fallopian tubes are a two-way path that allows the s...

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  • Ovarian Reserve and FSH

    FSH Levels One of the most important indicators of a women's ovarian reserve (egg quality/quantity) or reproductive potential is the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). It is not, however, a perfect screening for egg quality and/or quantity.FSH, a...

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  • Welcome to the ART of Conception

    Greetings! I am Carl M. Herbert, M.D., an ABOG board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist (otherwise known as an infertility doctor). I have been performing assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures such as in-...

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Dr. Herbert is a fertility expert and an innovator in the field.

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