Blocked or Damaged Fallopian Tubes and Infertility

There are many potential causes of infertility in women. One common cause of female factor infertility is a blocked or damaged fallopian tube. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), tubal factors and factors affecting the peritoneum (the lining of the pelvis and abdomen) account for about 35% of all infertility issues.  The […]

Coronavirus Update

Laurel Fertility Care is closely monitoring news and reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local government authorities regarding the new Coronavirus disease: COVID-19  to ensure the safety of our patients and employees. We know that new information is changing daily, even hourly and we are taking numerous actions […]

How are Lifestyle and Fertility Linked?

If you’re struggling with fertility, you probably already know that there’s not always one definitive cause of infertility. Multiple factors may be contributing to your inability to conceive. Some things you can’t control, but there are steps you can take in your daily life to increase your chances of getting pregnant.  Weight According to the […]

Impact of Age and Ovarian Reserve on Pregnancy

In recent years, age-related infertility has become a common issue affecting women in the US. Many people are choosing to have children later in life, choosing to wait until their 30s to start a family.  Even though women today are healthier and take better care of themselves, they still have a harder time getting pregnant […]

IUI vs IVF: Which Is Right for You?

The fertility journey is full of emotions and hard decisions, leaving many couples feeling overwhelmed by the treatment options available to them. Two of the most common options are intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Examining IUI vs IVF, each treatment has benefits and drawbacks. But which is right for you? About IUI Intrauterine […]

Is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Painful?

If you’re considering fertility treatments, you may have questions about what to expect. According to the Mayo Clinic, IVF is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology (ART). So it makes sense that those experiencing infertility have questions about the treatment. One thing many women ask fertility doctors is, “Is in vitro fertilization (IVF) […]

Coping with Infertility During the Holidays

Couples who are facing infertility may dread the inevitable questions from family and friends about when they will have a baby during the holiday season. There can also be the internal pressure of concealing grief from a failed pregnancy attempt. However, there are ways to cope and make the holidays enjoyable in spite of the […]

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Side Effects and Risks

For those struggling to get pregnant due to fertility issues, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be an option. IVF is a type of assisted reproductive technology (IVF) in which eggs are retrieved, fertilized with a sperm sample in a lab. The fertilized egg, or embryo, is then transferred to the uterus. If you are considering […]

How to Check Infertility in Men

Not everyone shares the same path when it comes to having a baby. It is estimated that up to 15% of couples struggle with fertility issues. In about a third of those cases, male infertility is a factor. There a number of ways to test for infertility in both women and men, but not everyone […]

IUI Procedure: What to Expect

When a couple is facing infertility or a woman without a partner wants to get pregnant, there are different fertility treatments that can help. The most common is intrauterine insemination (IUI), often referred to as artificial insemination.  In IUI, sperm is transferred directly into the uterus. Because there is no egg retrieval or fertilization outside […]