Category: Blog

Ectopic Pregnancy: Causes, Treatments and More

An ectopic pregnancy refers to any pregnancy implanted outside of the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine reports that ectopic pregnancies account for one to two percent of all conceptions. What is an ectopic pregnancy? During a healthy pregnancy, an egg becomes an embryo after it is fertilized […]

Laurel Fertility Care Expands with a New Office in Oakland, California

Oakland, CA (May 9, 2022): Laurel Fertility Care, a leading fertility clinic in the Bay Area is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest office location in Oakland, CA. Located at 494 Hawthorne Avenue, the new location will serve patients in the thriving Berkeley community and is conveniently located near the Oakland Medical […]

Meet the Founders: Posy Fertility App

Technology helps most women and people feel supported during their family-building journey. From ovulation tracking to pregnancy and parenting mobile apps— there are plenty of places to turn to for advice, education, and a welcoming community. When it comes to support during one’s fertility journey, things look a bit different. Caitlin and Emily, Founders of […]

March Baby of the Month: Meet Emma

It took six IUI’s, two egg extractions and six egg transfers for us to have our sweet girl, Emma Rose Avila. It is hard to even think about of what we have experienced to be where we are today, but with the perseverance of the Laurel Fertility Care team and the wonderful Dr. Collin Smikle, […]

Thyroid Health & Your Fertility

What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck that releases hormones vital to controlling the body’s metabolism. When functioning properly, it produces and regulates hormones in the bloodstream. Hormone imbalances caused by an overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism) thyroid gland can affect energy levels, weight and mood, but […]

Convenient Care with Virtual Telehealth Appointments

Laurel Fertility Care offers convenient Telehealth consultations for our patients. If you’re traveling or don’t have the time or ability to visit one of our many office locations, a Telehealth appointment is a convenient solution. What to Expect This consultation is the first step towards creating your personalized treatment plan and an important opportunity to […]

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 […]

PCOS Management and Fertility Treatment

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance. Women with PCOS have ovaries that produce more androgens (male hormones) than normal. This is due to high insulin levels leading to the increase in production of androgen in the ovary. PCOS affects 1 in 20 women of childbearing age. While there is no […]