Category: Blog

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 […]

September Baby of the Month: Meet Bailey

Bernard and I have known each since we were 16 and 19 years old. We fell in love at a very young age and knew we had something special but could not act on it because we were just too young. In 2017, we rekindled our love and were both truly ready to start a […]

Preserving Your Future Fertility

In 2012, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine stated that egg freezing is no longer considered an experimental procedure and is an acceptable treatment option. Cryopreservation of eggs, embryos and sperm allow patients to protect their future fertility. As a society, we are waiting longer to start our family due to professional, social, or health […]

August Babies of the Month – Meet Valley & Valentina

The Best Journey of My Life When I turned 42 and after buying my house and establishing my business, I decided to have children as a single mom. Laurel Fertility Care and Dr. Smikle came highly recommended by a client of mine and since the first consultation he made me feel very welcome and comfortable. […]

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 […]

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 […]