Category Archives: Infertility

Evaluating Fertility—When to Get a Second Opinion

Evaluating Fertility And When To Seek a Second Opinion

Obtaining a second opinion does not mean that a patient is obligated to switch to a new fertility center. Instead, it can simply serve as an opportunity to re-evaluate your fertility testing and treatment thus far.

Reproductive Endocrinologist Meghan “Meggie” Smith, M.D. joins CCRM

The Manhattan-based facility is an all-inclusive center with an on-site clinic, surgery center, IVF laboratory and clinical laboratory.

Reproductive Endocrinologist Meghan “Meggie” Smith, M.D. joins CCRM NY. The Manhattan-based facility is an all-inclusive center with an on-site clinic, surgery center, IVF laboratory and clinical laboratory.

6 most commonly covered fertility benefits

Customized healthcare benefits on your terms.

A competitive job market and a growing trend of more inclusive benefits has led to more employers offering family-friendly perks such as fertility services, paid leave and flexible scheduling, according to research from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Fertility benefits in particular have been a focus of employers looking to help employees become […]

American Air Force Awards $50,000 Grant to Help Treat Infertility

Honoring Our Military Heroes

The Air Force is investing $50,000 in a progesterone-testing kit company that could help service members who are trying to conceive.

Fertility and the “Egg Timer” Test

women who want children but don’t have a partner

As women, we are born with a finite number of eggs, and as we mature those eggs degenerate and the quality of our eggs decline as well. One of the most important factors in determining your chance of achieving pregnancy is age. Generally speaking, fertility starts to decline when women are in their early 30s, […]

Need an R.E.? Meet Diana E. Chavkin of HRC Fertility

Diana E. Chavkin

Dr. Diana Chavkin is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist who currently sees patients at HRC Fertility in West Los Angeles. She provides patient-centered, compassionate treatments for individuals who want to begin or add to their families. She offers counseling for individuals seeking to learn more about their specific fertility potential and […]

Men, Seriously. What Are You Thinking?

Men’s Fertility Knowledge, Motivations in Pursuing Fertility Treatment

A preliminary analysis of results from an online survey show that men in the United States know somewhat less about fertility and infertility treatment than women do and are particularly optimistic—or confused—when it comes to what they think they know about female fertility and age. Texas-based researchers Parker Murray and Rashmi Kudesia presented their study […]

Do I Need an Egg Donor?

Egg Donation

Are donor eggs right for me? We are often asked that question by parents at a crossroad in their fertility journey. It is probably one of the most profound and difficult questions to ask (and answer!) let alone whisper it. Just saying it out loud makes it real—makes the unthinkable, thinkable.

No matter what stage of the journey you are at, asking this question is the beginning of a new dream—it is a (giant!) step forward in making your dream a reality.

Trying to Conceive Over 40

#TTC over 40

Infertility is challenging, no matter what age you are when it presents itself. Any individual who has been faced with infertility has likely done their research and discovered there are tons of options available for overcoming this problem when wanting to start, or grow, a family. However, any type of infertility treatment takes time— which […]

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