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  • Evaluating an IVF Clinic's Pregnancy Rates

    Patients in my practice often inquire about their chances conceiving through reproductive medicine. The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors such as the patient's age and diagnosis. Thankfully, most fertility clinics nowadays po...

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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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  • Male Infertility Treatments

    A vast majority of the talk surrounding infertility surrounds female treatments. Male factor infertility does indeed play a role in a significant number of the cases I see. Thankfully, with today’s reproductive medicine, even men with the most sev...

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  • Improving Your Fertility: Dos and Don'ts

    Overcoming infertility through reproductive medicine is a team effort. Certainly patients should seek out the very best fertility medicine. Additionally, patients need to make sure they are doing their part to ensure that their lifestyle gives the...

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

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