Planning for Pregnancy: Preconception Tips

Planning for pregnancy means more than simply setting up your gift registry. The decision to have a child is life changing, and preconception planning is important to a successful pregnancy and delivery. See your doctor It’s important to make sure you discuss with your doctor your health history and any medical conditions you currently have or have had in the past, as this can sometimes affect your pregnancy and chances of conception. It’s important to discuss any previous issues with pregnancy, such as miscarriage or ectopic pregnancies. Be sure to address current medications, important vaccinations and lifestyle choices that could
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Tips to Boost Your Fertility

Conceiving is not always as easy as some expect it to be, but there are a few things you can do to start enhancing your fertility. Sometimes, simple lifestyle changes can boost your fertility enough to conceive. Below are some helpful tips. Maintain a healthy weight If you’re looking to conceive, it’s important to maintain a healthy body weight. Whether it be underweight or overweight, unhealthy body weight can delay the time it takes for conception to occur. Women who are underweight can take four times as long to get pregnant than women who are a normal weight. Excess weight
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When is PGS Right For You?

Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is a screening performed on each embryo to identify aneuploid embryos. Aneuploid embryos are embryos that do not have the correct number of chromosomes, whether it be too few or too many. An aneuploidy is the most common cause for a transferred embryo to be unsuccessful. What does PGS test for? PGS examines all chromosomes, including the sex chromosomes. Things we can recognize: Chromosomal duplications – An extra copy of chromosomes can result in conditions like down syndrome Chromosomal deletions – Missing copies of chromosomes Sex-chromosome abnormalities – Duplications or deletions of X and Y chromosomes
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Center for Reproductive Medicine’s Team Voted 2015 Best Doctors for Women

We are proud to announce the Center for Reproductive Medicine’s very own Dr. Colleen Casey, Dr. Bruce Campbell, Dr. Lisa Erickson, Dr. Paul Kuneck, and Dr. Mark Damario have all been selected as Minnesota Monthly’s 2015 Best Doctors for Women. To be selected as one of Minnesota Monthly’s 2015 Best Doctors for Women comes as a great honor. Nominated by our peers, this award recognizes our team for our professional expertise and dedication to the needs of our female patients. Our physicians understand the importance of compassionate, individualized, and effective care when treating infertility issues that many women face today.
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Fertility Testing: What You Need To Know

It’s estimated that more than five million people in the United States will experience infertility problems while trying to become pregnant. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after having intercourse without contraception for 12 months. Many factors can affect your ability to conceive a baby: your medical and sexual history, medications you’re taking, your use of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol as well as exposure to environmental toxins. Working with a dedicated medical team focused on the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of infertility can help you understand your options. After a detailed medical and lifestyle history is complete, your
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