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This information was designed to provide general health advice, answers, opinions, and guidance to commonly asked patient questions. The articles are written by our physicians and staff so you know you are reading information you can trust. Occasionally, we include guest blogs on topics we think will be of interest to you.
Our blog entries have been indexed into the category topics below to help you find what you’re looking for faster. Each topic category will open up with a variety of related articles written to help you on your journey to parenthood.
Why Don’t More of My Retrieved Eggs Become Embryos?
by Dr. Meaghan Bowling | Mar 6, 2023 | Fertility Blog
People often don’t realize embryo development in humans is incredibly inefficient, affected by age and abnormal chromosomes.
Come RELAX With Acupuncture
by Carolina Conceptions | Jul 22, 2022 | Fertility Blog, News & Announcements
Katherine Rowe @ Triangle Acupuncture Do the words, “just relax,” have the opposite effect on you? That’s because when your body is in the hormone frenzy that is our stress response, commonly called fight-or-flight, it is virtually impossible to “just relax.” ...
COVID-19 Vaccination Updates
by Carolina Conceptions | May 1, 2022 | Fertility Blog, News & Announcements
A new study showing no negative effects from COVID-19 vaccination backs Carolina Conceptions’ strong recommendation that all women trying to conceive, or those who are already pregnant or lactating get vaccinated.
Is there any new information on supplements to improve my chances of conceiving? How about acai? – Bill Meyer MD
by Dr. Bill Meyer | Nov 11, 2021 | Fertility Blog, Tips for Trying to Conceive
Ovarian aging is the most significant factor contributing to female infertility. This is evidenced by an increased in oxidative stressors with production of reactive oxygen species, (ROS), a term that many of us are familiar with as increased ROS are associated with...
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
by Carolina Conceptions | May 24, 2021 | Fertility Blog
Now that the COVID-19 vaccine has become more widely available, many patients are wondering: Should I get the vaccine? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our patients regarding COVID-19 vaccination: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe? Yes. At the time...
IVF Discount for RNs 2021
by Carolina Conceptions | May 6, 2021 | Fertility Blog
RNS RECEIVE $2,500 OFF IVF IN MAY 2021! This promotion does not apply to Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, LPN’s, Nursing Aides, Medical Assistants, or other nursing personnel. Patient must provide current proof of employment or active nursing...
More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs During the Pandemic, Defying Doctors’ Expectations
by pathosethos | Apr 23, 2021 | Egg Freezing, Fertility Blog
This week is National Infertility Awareness week. This week millions of people unite to help bring awareness and remove the stigma of infertility. We hope you feel encouraged and connected with so many this week. As we help to spread awareness, we think it’s...
“Why Americans lack adequate access to fertility treatments”
by Carolina Conceptions | Apr 20, 2021 | Fertility Blog, Fertility Treatment
This week is National Infertility Awareness week. This week millions of people unite to help bring awareness and remove the stigma of infertility. We hope you feel encouraged and connected with so many this week. As we help to spread awareness, we think it's...
Which Donor Sperm should I choose for Invocell?
by Ashley Raup MS, MLS(ASCP) | May 26, 2020 | Fertility Blog, Fertility Treatment
One common question the andrology laboratory receives is what type of vial of donor sperm should I order? In a previous post, one of our Embryologists, Callie, explained the difference between vial types and what type should be ordered for IVF and IUI procedures. This...
What is the egg quality and its relation to IVF?
by Dr. Billy Kim | May 22, 2020 | Fertility Blog, Fertility Treatment
The number of primary eggs are reserved in the outside layer of the ovaries. These primary eggs develop and grow through a nuclear maturation (meiotic divisions) and cytoplasmic process (forming cell organelles) to become matured eggs in different stages of follicles....
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