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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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  • Assisted Hatching

    A human blastocyst (left side of picture) hatching from its shell (right side)The human egg is surrounded by a protein shell called the "zona pellucida". This shell has several important functions. Most importantly, it allows only one sperm throug...

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  • Therapy and Infertility

    It is hard to imagine an experience as stressful as battling infertility. To address the emotional aspects of infertility, some fertility clinics (including ours), offer an in-house marriage and family therapist who is available to discuss the key...

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  • Infertility Stress Reduction Tips

    For most, if not all, infertility is a time of enormous stress and struggle. During this time many of us put off taking a new job, going back to school or any of a myriad of other decisions that get relegated to the back burner while pursuing preg...

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  • AFRAID of IVF?

    You’re not alone. Many couples, when faced with the possibility of needing to undergo fertility treatments, much less in vitro fertilization, react with disbelief and fear. Most of what we know about fertility treatments are the unpleasant things ...

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  • Unexplained Infertility

    People often approach infertility testing with some trepidation, as they may be concerned about discovering abnormalities, and undergoing treatment. However, it is even more frustrating to have completed a fertility evaluation and be told at the e...

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  • Getting Started with a Fertility Specialist

    When a patient receives an infertility diagnosis – and requires the care of an infertility specialist – acting quickly is important. However, one shouldn’t move so fast that they overlook the basic essentials of:1) Undergoing an initial workup2) V...

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  • Intrauterine Insemination

    I’ve spent a significant amount of time discussing the infertility treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF). While IVF is an outstanding treatment for many patients, there are instances when the treatment intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a viable ...

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  • When to See a Fertility Specialist

    Patients are often confused about when the appropriate time is to see a specialist. There are many factors to consider before making the decision to see a specialist. Some factors to consider are age, tubal disease, a very low sperm count, and ob...

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

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