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  • The "Biological Clock" Keeps Ticking

    Everyone knows the quip about the three most important things in real estate: Location, Location, Location. In reproductive medicine, it’s: Timing, Timing, Timing. By timing, I’m really referring to the age of the female patient. The older the fem...

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  • Coping Through the Holidays

    Following Halloween, the holiday season suddenly looms. Excited children, crowded stores, decorations, and holiday parties are all set to descend on us. Yet because the winter holidays tend to celebrate families and children, these usually joyous ...

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  • Hydrosalpinx

    A hydrosalpinx is a fallopian tube that is filled with fluid. Injury to the end of the fallopian tube, the ampulla, and its delicate fingers, the fimbria, causes the end of the tube to close. Glands within the tube produce a watery fluid that coll...

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  • The IVF Dilemma: Optimizing Pregnancy Rates, Minimizing Multiples

    One of the challenges in reproductive medicine is giving patients the best chance of conceiving while avoiding multiple births. After all, it is our experience that singleton births are the healthiest for both baby and mother. However, with an IVF...

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  • An Overview of Fertilization

    Since this is a fertility blog, I think it only makes since to provide a brief overview of the dynamics of the fertilization process in an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. Once a sperm is inside the egg, the head of the sperm swells to for...

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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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  • Embryo Adoption

    One of the joys of being in assisted reproductive technology is the benefit we provide to those who might not been able to otherwise have a family. One of the wonderful programs that, we, as well as other fertility clinics provide is an embryo ado...

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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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  • A Guide to Infertility Insurance

    I am often asked which insurance company has the most favorable coverage for infertility treatment. Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple. The package of insurance coverage for infertility treatment is not up to the insurance company, per s...

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

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