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Huntington Reproductive Center - Blogs

The HRC Fertility Blog is a resource for patients and those seeking infertility related issues and articles. Check back often or subscribe to this blog as it is changed weekly by the HRC staff.

Advice for The Bachelorette: Check His Sperm Count First

a blog by Infertile Naomi, June 8, 2010 - The television reality show, The Bachelorette, is back! Here comes hair-blowing-in-the-wind, girl-next-door, Ali Fedotowsky, who is looking for love and marriage amongst 25 eligible...

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You've Been Told You Have PCOS. Now What?

a blog by Eric Levens, M.D., Shady Grove Fertility Center, June 8, 2010 - Almost daily in my clinical practice (and on my Facebook page) I get questions about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and what the diagnosis means for...

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Different Paths to Parenthood

a blog by Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW, June 3, 2010 -  I love participating in infertility conferences and workshops. When I do, I always bring along guest panelists, women and men who became parents after long struggles with...

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Good News for Patients! IVFs are Routine, Successful Procedures

a blog by David Kreiner, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., East Coast Fertility, June 2, 2010 - My son is starting his second year residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Like I was 30 years ago, he?s turned on by reproductive medicine and...

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Debating Single Parenthood

a blog by Mikki Morrisette, May 28, 2010 - A long time in the making, the point/counterpoint debate between a Glenn Sacks father's rights crony, Robert Franklin, and me recently launched on PublicSquare.net. I love the opportunity...

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And Father of the Year Award Goes to?

a blog by Infertile Naomi, May 26, 2010 - From bitter custody battles to the infamous balloon boy fiasco, these dads won?t be receiving the "Father of the Year" award for exceptional parenting this year: From Macaroni to Murder ...

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The Connection Between Infertility and Depression

by Jennifer A. Redmond, Editor-in-Chief, May 20, 2010 - A former Food Network personality, Juan-Carlos Cruz, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and solicitation to commit murder. According to the Los Angeles...

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Timing Sex for Pregnancy

by Jennifer A. Redmond, Editor-in-Chief, May 13, 2010 - According to some reports, 20 percent of women who are trying to conceive don't get pregnant because they aren't having sex at the right time. If you're trying to have a...

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Doctor of the Month: Barry Behr, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.

Barry Behr, Ph.D., H.C.L.D. Director, In Vitro Fertilization/Assisted Reproduction Laboratories Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics Co-Director, Reproductive...

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Sending Out a Mayday! About Mother's Day?

by Kristen Magnacca, May 7, 2010 -  Mayday! Does the prospect of Mother's Day make you feel as though you need to send out your own private distress signal? The word "mayday" comes from the French "venez m'aider," which means...

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Bills Regulating Assisted Reproduction Fill State Legislatures: An Update

by Richard B. Vaughn, Esq., National Fertility Law Center, May 4, 2010 As consumers of fertility medical, legal and information services, you may already know that there is not a lot of legislation or regulation in this area of...

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Fertility Myth #5: You Got Pregnant with Your First; You Won't Have Problems Next Time

It's National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). All week, we're highlighting fertility myths and facts. We've asked fertility doctors what myths they see perpetuated, and we set the record straight. Here's today's...

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Reproductive Legal Rights Watch - March 2010

by Melissa B. Brisman, Esq. This month's legal update begins with two exciting court cases addressing the rights of homosexual parents. In the first case, M.A.T. v. G.S.T., the Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned 25 years...

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Stillbirth and IVF/ICSI

by Jennifer Redmond, Editor-in-Chief, Mar. 9, 2010 -  According to new research, women who conceive a single pregnancy with IVF/ICSI are at an increased risk of stillbirth. The study published in Human Reproduction in February...

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Friends & Family: Whom and What to Tell About Your Infertility

Family and friends can be the best and the worst sources of support. You may hate that some people find and propose answers or solutions for your infertility. On the other hand, some friends or family may be so uncomfortable...

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Genetic Testing: Getting Started at Home

by Jennifer Redmond, Editor-in-Chief, March 4, 2010 - At risk populations are routinely tested for recessive diseases -- those passed on when both parents carry the gene -- such as Sickle Cell, Tay-Sachs and Cystic Fibrosis. ...

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Fertility Authority Celebrates One Year Anniversary!

FertilityAuthority.com launched February 29, 2009 to provide patients a one-stop, unbiased solution to all of their fertility questions. Today, just one year later, we celebrate becoming a recognized leader in the industry, and...

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Dr. of the Month: Dr. James Goldfarb

James Goldfarb, M.D., M.B.A. Director, The Cleveland Clinic, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland, OH President, SART March 2010 When I see an opportunity that I can do something for patients that hasn't been done...

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FertilityAuthority Launches Premium Business Services Unit to Help Fertility Specialists with Digital Media Marketing Solutions

New York, NY: February 25, 2010 - Now that 61% of adults search for health information online, it is more important than ever for health care providers to have well designed websites and a clear online marketing strategy. ...

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It's Not About Getting Pregnant, It's About Becoming a Mom

by Dena Fischer, Feb. 20, 2010 -  I know how you're feeling right now? I was there.  Maybe my situation wasn't exactly like yours. As you know, I had my boys with the help of an egg donor and a surrogate, so I probably wasn't...

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