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IVF Cost: What to Consider Before Choosing Your Clinic

For millions of couples who struggle to start a family, infertility is an intensely private issue. It can be difficult to talk about, even with the closest of friends and family members. If you and your partner find yourself on this emotional and physical journey, you know all too well how uncomfortable askin… Continue Reading

Choosing a Fertility Clinic in Minnesota: What to Look For

After you and your partner have been trying to conceive for at least twelve consecutive months, most doctors recommend fertility treatments. There are many different treatments to help with your journey to becoming a parent. With nearly 500 fertility clinics in the United States, we understand you have a lot… Continue Reading

Evaluating Men’s Fertility

It’s common for couples to have more than one cause of infertility. Testing women’s fertility is much more involved and complicated than testing men’s fertility, which is a reason why many reproductive specialists recommend a semen analysis for males before beginning tests on the female. Semen analysis… Continue Reading

National Women’s Health Week: Healthy Steps You Can Take to Help You Conceive

When most women learn they are having a baby, they shift their diet toward healthier foods and whole grains. They also reduce (or eliminate) their exposure to toxins and chemicals. But did you know it is equally important to practice healthy eating, remain physically active and steer clear of substances that… Continue Reading

National Infertility Awareness Week

No one ever told you how hard it might be to get pregnant. Throughout your young adult life, you likely took precautions to ensure you didn’t get pregnant before you were ready. And now? You’ve been trying to conceive for months that have stretched an entire calendar year. Infertility is more common th… Continue Reading

National Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Misplaced tissue can also be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes or intestines. This disorder affects approximately five million U.S. women (6 to 7 percent… Continue Reading

Common Misconceptions About Infertility

You remember the moment you decided to start a family, whether it was a conversation with your loved one or that poignant moment when you stopped using birth control. Like so many women, you assumed once you stopped all forms of birth control, you would easily get pregnant. Then, after 12 consecutive month… Continue Reading

How Folic Acid Can Help You

When the thought of having a baby is on the horizon, folic acid is vital to a healthy pregnancy. Think of folic acid as the “superpower” of B-vitamins. Not only is it necessary for cell growth, it’s known to help prevent certain birth defects. According to the National Birth Defects Prevention Network,… Continue Reading

Crohn’s Disease and Your Fertility

Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), can cause abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Crohn’s is most often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 25 — the peak of a woman’s fertility. Fertility and Crohn’s disease Many women with Crohn’s who… Continue Reading

Testing for Infertility

Infertility affects approximately one out of every six couples, many of which have more than one cause of infertility. When a couple has been unsuccessful at achieving pregnancy after one year, both partners should undergo comprehensive physical and medical assessments. Testing for female infertility… Continue Reading

The Effects of Cancer Treatment on Your Fertility

During the month of October, the nation’s focus turns to Breast Cancer Awareness. For the team at Center for Reproductive Medicine, it brings another critical topic to mind: women who want to start a family, but are facing a cancer diagnosis, have important and complex decisions to make. No matter the type… Continue Reading

Proper Nutrition for Conception

When it comes to incidence of infertility, approximately 40 percent is due to male factors, another 40 percent is due to female factors, and the remaining 20 percent is due to both male and female factors. Check out these tips to help with proper nutrition for conception to boost your fertility. Nutritio… Continue Reading