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Our Favorite Fertility Social Media Accounts

Social media can be a helpful resource for support and positivity while navigating your fertility journey, but searching for accurate and relatable content can be overwhelming. We encourage our patients to follow the Laurel Fertility Care Instagram account— a great place for us to connect through resources, real stories, expert advice and fertility options that […]

Q&A with A Laurel Fertility Care Embryologist

During your fertility journey, you’ll meet our wonderful Laurel Fertility Care providers and nursing staff, but our embryologists are often working behind the scenes. When they aren’t maintaining the lab, they’re freezing, testing, and monitoring embryos. If you’re going through IVF, you’ll meet them during your egg retrieval procedure. Our Embryologist Devin Monahan has been […]

COVID-19 Vistor Policy

Family and friends can be an important part of a patient’s infertility journey. We invite our patients to welcome their loved ones to attend appointments, if they adhere to our visitor policy and any temporary restrictions. Please see below for more information on visitor restrictions Laurel Fertility Care is now allowing one healthy partner/support person […]

July Babies of the Month: Meet Wyatt & Waylon

We were married in 2004, just a few months after graduating from college. While we were not actively focused on building a family right away, we weren’t doing anything to avoid it. After about one year of not, not trying, we became a little more focused. The idea that we wouldn’t get pregnant was completely […]

Common IVF Questions: Is In Vitro Fertilization Painful?

In-Vitro fertilization (IVF) is known as the most effective form of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). If you are considering IVF, you may have questions about the IVF process and whether or not it is painful. These questions are common, and we are here to help provide answers to help ease worry or confusion. Is IVF […]

June Baby of the Month – Meet Yuna

Like many couples today, we found each other later in life, at the ripe ages of 34 and 38. We discussed the desire to have a family early on in our dating, but didn’t want the pressure of rushing a new relationship along just to have children before our fertile years came to a close. […]

Miscarriage Myths & Facts Every Couple Needs to Know

Miscarriages are very common and are rarely spoken about due to the stigma many women carry about why they happen.  A miscarriage by definition is a non-viable pregnancy in the uterus and roughly 80 percent of them happen in the first trimester.  Approximately 20 percent of confirmed pregnancies miscarry, mostly in the early months.  Misunderstanding […]

Mental Health & Surviving the Two-Week Wait

For those undergoing fertility treatment, the two-week period between an embryo transfer and taking a pregnancy test is often referred to as the “Two-Week Wait.” This is the final phase of IVF, and for most, it’s a time flooded with uncertainty, unknowns, worries, doubts and expectations. Getting through it while trying not to obsess or […]

May Baby of the Month – Meet Ethan

In 2015 we were blessed with our first daughter. We conceived without complications, after only a month. When it came time for our second, it never crossed our minds that things would be different. But when one month turned into six months, and then turned into a year of negative pregnancy tests, we sought help.   […]

The Importance of the Embryologist

A key member of a patient’s clinical team is the Embryologist.  They play a crucial role in ensuring that you experience the most successful outcome possible when undergoing treatment. Embryologists are not MDs, but they are highly trained medical professionals, usually holding a master’s degree to the specialized nature of their work. They care for […]