Tips for a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season

With the holiday season right around the corner, those who are trying to conceive might feel pressured to maintain a fertility-conscious diet. The Laurel Fertility Care team wants to remind you that, while this time of year is associated with over-indulging, enjoying the holiday festivities— and especially the holiday food— can still be done with […]

November Baby of the Month: Meet Jude

My wife Christen and I met in 2012 and were inseparable from day one. I knew early on in our relationship that she was the one I was going to marry and spend the rest of my life with. We got married in November of 2016, this weekend is our 5th wedding anniversary! Over the […]

What to Know Before Seeing A Fertility Specialist

What to Know Before Seeing A Fertility Specialist If you’ve been trying to achieve pregnancy without success, there are recommendations to consider when seeking care from a specialist. Here are some guidelines for when to seek care: If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for more than 12 […]

What is the Cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

Our mission at Laurel Fertility Care is to guide and support you along the path to a healthy pregnancy, regardless of any obstacles. Beginning the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can feel daunting for some families, especially when it comes to finances. We understand that this is an emotional and personal journey for our […]

5 Things to Avoid When You’re Trying to Conceive

  Some factors regarding your fertility might be beyond your control, but many lifestyle choices in your control have an effect on your fertility. We’ve all heard plenty of advice about what to do when you’re trying to get pregnant, but sometimes what you don’t do is just as important!

What is the Role of an Embryologist at a Fertility Clinic?

What is the Role of an Embryologist? A Key Member of Your Fertility Team If you’ve ever heard the saying, “An embryologist is your child’s first babysitter,” during your fertility journey, you heard correctly! Embryologists create viable embryos to be either used in an in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer or frozen for later use. While […]

Infertility in the Workplace: A Silent Experience

You Don’t Have to Suffer in Silence Infertility impacts 1 in 8 people, which is why it’s an important issue in any work environment. Many employees navigate the journey of infertility treatment in silence at work, but having the tools and the confidence to approach your employer about it can have a huge impact. For […]

10 Foods to Eat to Increase Fertility

Can eating certain foods really boost your fertility? The answer is yes. It’s important to remember that there is no magic diet that will result in pregnancy, but food and lifestyle choices do have a significant impact on the reproductive health of both women and men. The foods you eat, along with other factors like […]

Fertility for the Black Community

Black Women and Infertility Black women and couples often have unique fertility challenges and while infertile women and couples may benefit from assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), there is relative underuse of such treatments by black women. A cultural emphasis on privacy, religious beliefs and cultural stigma may prohibit candid […]