Protecting your health is protecting your fertility. Choosing to get regular check-ups can protect you from issues later down the line, or prepare you for any possible issues. Read on to learn more about the importance of wellness exams.
Are your hot flashes connected to menopause 一 or perimenopause? Is there even a difference? In this blog, we explain the difference between perimenopause and menopause and how you can get relief from your less-than-pleasant symptoms.
If you have endometriosis, this diagnosis doesn’t mean that you can never get pregnant. Although it can contribute to infertility, there are advanced infertility treatments that can help. Read more about this condition and its infertility impact.
A semen analysis holds all the information you need to understand if your sperm are viable and healthy. It’ll also give you peace of mind in knowing if your vasectomy or vasectomy reversal was successful. Here’s what you can expect.
For those facing a cancer diagnosis, the future possibility of pregnancy can be frightening. That’s why we offer experienced and compassionate alternatives to those who come to us wishing to preserve their reproductive ability using cryopreservation.
Family planning is crucial to living the life you want. Having reliable birth control can make deciding when you want children possible. Sadly, there’s a great deal of incorrect information regarding birth control. Let’s set the record straight.
During the time before you’re permanently finished menstruating, you may have to deal with a range of uncomfortable and potentially life-disrupting symptoms. Here are a few tips to help you manage these symptoms.
Have you tried everything to get pregnant? If you’ve had a thorough evaluation, tried other approaches, and still been unable to conceive, you may want to try in vitro fertilization. In fact, sometimes, IVF is the only viable path to conception.
Infertility is a more common problem than you may realize, but it’s often treatable. Both men and women can experience issues that lead to infertility, so if you’re trying to become pregnant and struggling, you should see a professional.
Couples who have chosen in vitro fertilization are taking a big step toward becoming parents. Preimplantation genetic testing is an important part of the process and can ensure your embryo is healthy before being transferred to the uterus.
Update: As of April 6, 2020 our clinic will be operating on minimum staff. Dr. Ramirez has been deployed with his U.S. Army medical reserve unit to the East Coast to assist in supporting a field hospital.
Severe male factor infertility, once a barrier to parenthood, has virtually ceased to exist due to breakthroughs in the field of fertility medicine. One of those is ICSI, a procedure done during the in vitro process by our embryologist.
We know that the holidays can be stressful, surrounded with so many expectations. There is pressure from family, friends and yourself to celebrate and to enjoy when unfortunately, for the person experiencing infertility, it can be very difficult to do so.
I recently visited a reproductive endocrinologist because I was having issues with my period (heavy clotty periods). They did an sonohysterogram and found a 2 cm uterine polyp. I am due to have that removed in May.
An excellent article, “Coping with the Holidays…again.” was published by Resolve back in 2009. Written by Linda Cimarusti, it still rings true…
Coping with the Holidays — Again
By Linda J. Cimarusti, PhD
The men and women in our armed forces go where our nation’s leaders direct them, serve in difficult and often dangerous conditions and do so with admirable dedication and professionalism. As a nation, we owe them our freedom.
Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples worldwide. But in the last 40 years, more than 5 million babies have been born using in vitro fertilization (IVF). How does it work? Nassim Assefi and Brian A. Levine detail the science behind making a baby in a lab.
I recently found this nicely animated video on In Vitro Fertilization created on the new TED-Ed platform. You might find this a good way to not only inform yourself but also friends and family who might have trouble understanding...
Every year Resolve, the national infertility association, sponsors a week of advocacy called NIAW across the nation. There are many ways that one can participate, from the “Walk for Hope” to actually lobbying in Washington D.C.
I have a son via FET. I have now had three cycles of FET total. The first did not work, the second we got my son, and this last one worked- however I had a miscarriage at 6.5 weeks pregnant.
Dear Dr. Ramirez,
I am writing from Pennsylvania. In 2006, I had two or three miscarriages. After that, I went to a fertility clinic and had TSH, prolactin, DRVV, and anti-cardiolipin antibodies tested.
Hello. I just turned 40 years old. I am healthy. I had 1 miscarriage in my early 30s. I waited a few years to conceive after that and conceived two children back to back in the first month of trying so I am hoping my fertility is still good.
Hi Dr. Ramirez,
My name is A. and I am writing from Michigan. I am 33 years old and have DOR with an AMH of <.16, Hashimoto’s and positive ANA’s. I am on day 10 of stims for IVF #2 and responding poorly compared to our first attempt.
Dear Readers, Sometimes I get great news from one of the many couples I help on AllExperts.com and this is one I would like to share with you. Over a year ago I began corresponding with this woman regarding her failed IVF cycles.
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine has launched a campaign with the aim of educating women on how to protect their fertility by avoiding certain risk factors. The Society has made available a number of fact sheets, graphics ...
Hello Dr. Ramirez,
I’m a 30-year-old active, healthy female from Texas trying to conceive my first child. I have been on the birth control pill for 15 years and just stopped taking it two cycles ago in late June.
Hello Dr. Ramirez,
I'm 20 and 293 pounds. I have had Secondary Amenorrhea for close to 4 years now. It is apparently being caused by my weight. I'm not planning to TTC for at least another 12 or 13 years.
I had an HSG (hysterosalpingogram) in November. The dye flowed freely through my left tube, which appeared normal and healthy. However, the dye would not enter my right tube until after the radiologist had me get on my right and then left side.
Hello Dr. Ramirez,
I've written you in the past regarding my fertility challenges and your responses have been very encouraging. In my last, I discussed how I'd experienced an early loss in March after our first IVF attempt.
Hello - I have been reading you blogs for some time now and am so thankful that you take the time you do with such thoughtful answers.
I am 38 and husband is 41. My history is as follows: 2009 wasted time on clomid prescribed ...
Hello there! I’m writing to you from Florida. I have recently suffered two miscarriages. One in Oct of 2012 and one in March of this year. Both occurred at about two weeks so very early. I guess the term is chemical pregnancy when it is that earl
We have just had our 4th failed IVF (in vitro fertilization).
Our history. I am 36, my husband is 39. 1st pregnancy was in 2009 after 3 IuI's (intra uterine insemination) and clomid ...
I am writing from Japan and want to ask that can big, crowded clinics be good or are small ones always good? Which is a worst choice...I'm very confused actually....like the crowded one has all the plus points, it is experienced ...
I have been able to get pregnant naturally, but due to my kidney disease was not able to carry to term. I have about 50 percent kidney function due to mild segmental mesangial sclerorsis.
This week, in the United States, through the great organization Resolve, we are promoting infertility awareness on many different venues...support groups, chats on Twitter and Facebook and over the blogosphere.
Hi doctor, I’m having PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and for the treatment first I was given Metformin for a month though my sugar level was Normal, and now I’ve been given douluton L (contraceptive) for 21 days.
Hi, I'm from Minnesota. My husband and I have been trying to conceive since August of 2011. I have endometriosis and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) since finding out when I was around 17 years old, I'm 25 now.
Hello Dr. Ramirez,
I am 37 years old with multiple fibroids. My gynecologist gave me Clomid and asked me to test FSH simultaneously and my result came out 22.9, I did ultrasound today and to his surprise there was an egg.
Hello Dr. Ramirez and thank you so much for answering these questions.
My wife and I just completed our first IVF (although there was no transfer). A previous attempt was cancelled due to only a couple follicles (150 Gonal F/150 Menopur).
I was on the pill for 12 years, and stopped taking it back in September of 2012 to try and conceive. I did not have a period for over 3 months, so I went to the doctor who gave me a progesterone injection.
Hi Dr. Ramirez,
Not sure what to do. I met the love of my life later in life and we just started trying to conceive, I am 42 years old. We really want to have a child, but not so sure about donor eggs.