Fertility

If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), odds are you’ve read the phrase, “PCOS is one of the leading causes of female infertility in the United States.” And, if you’re planning to have a baby, that single phrase is enough to make you...

Taking birth control pills to enhance fertility seems like a direct contradiction. Most patients pursuing fertility treatments went off the pill long ago and are doing everything they can to encourage conception. Oddly enough, however, the birth control pill can play an important role in timing...

Your physical and emotional health are intrinsically linked to fertility health. Yet, equally important is the reality that your health is also intrinsically connected to your future baby’s health. Healthy Mothers Give Birth to Healthy Babies The statistics overwhelmingly support the reality that healthy mothers are far...

It can be tough when a fertility treatment cycle happens to span the holiday season. This is a beautiful but tricky time of year for anyone with an infertility diagnosis, but the rigorous schedule and stress around family, gifting, events, etc., can increase anxiety levels. Instead,...

[video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://vafertility.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Egg_Freezing_in_Virginia.mp4"][/video] Egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) can be a successful way to preserve fertility for women who aren’t able to begin family building during their peak fertility window. Originally created to preserve fertility for cancer patients or those whose medical diagnosis or proposed treatment threatened...

Here at the Virginia Fertility & IVF, we’re honoring the first week of PCOS Awareness Month. The official aim of this federally designated event, hosted by the National Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, is to, “...

For many, an intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycle is the first step in the fertility treatment path. It is most used in conjunction with Clomid (a safe, effective oral fertility medication). IUI can support multiple infertility factors such as irregular ovulation, PCOS, and poor sperm count. While...

Did you know Clomid (chemically named Clomiphene Citrate) has been around since the 1960s? Its historical safety record and efficiency at helping women conceive is one of the many reasons why Clomid is considered a first-line fertility treatment for most women with an infertility diagnosis. The...

Couples trying to get an infertility diagnosis are often frustrated and dismayed when they hear the results are, “unexplained infertility.” Don’t get too discouraged, however, because the diagnosis should inspire hope. Studies have shown that as many as 43% of couples told they have unexplained infertility...

Did you know that men and women are equally susceptible to infertility factors? That’s right. Of all the couples diagnosed with infertility, half of them are infertile as the result of male fertility factors. The most common cause of male infertility is poor sperm count, quality,...

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