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What does ART stand for?

August 06, 2019

ART stands for Assisted Reproductive Technologies. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine provides the latest news, research, and patient resources about ART. “Assisted Reproductive Technologies are all treatments which include the handling of eggs and sperm and/or embryos. Some examples of ART are in vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete intrafallopian transfer…

Stress and Infertility

Stress and Infertility

November 03, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine: What is stress? Stress is often defined as an event that a person sees/feels is threatening. In order to protect itself, the body responds with a “fight or flight” response. How can stress impact a fertility patient? Sometimes, infertility patients respond to the…

ASRM Fact Sheet on Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

ASRM Fact Sheet on Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

October 29, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine: When is IUI helpful?  There are many reasons why couples experience difficulty having a baby. IUI may be useful for some of them. Female infertility. Women who do not release an egg regularly (ovulate) may take medications to help them ovulate regularly. These…

ASRM Fact Sheet on Parenting Multiples

ASRM Fact Sheet on Parenting Multiples

March 26, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on Challenges of Parenting Multiples: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES Some multiples, especially newborns, may be hard to tell apart even if they are not identical. At first, you can tell multiples apart by color coding their clothing or using bracelets that spell out…

ASRM Fact Sheet on Pregnancy with Multiples

ASRM Fact Sheet on Pregnancy with Multiples

March 19, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on What do I need to worry about with a multiple pregnancy? What are some problems with having a multiple pregnancy? Pregnancy loss The more fetuses there are in the womb, the more likely it is that the pregnancy will end in miscarriage,…

ASRM Fact Sheet on Fertility Drugs and Multiple Births

ASRM Fact Sheet on Fertility Drugs and Multiple Births

March 12, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on Fertility drugs and the risk of multiple births: How likely is multiple gestation? Very possible. Depending on the type of fertility treatment used, if more than one follicle is produced, the risk of multiple gestation can be as much as 1 out…

ASRM Information on Embryo Donation

ASRM Information on Embryo Donation

October 20, 2014

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on Embryo Donation. “What is embryo donation? In the current practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF), some patients may create more embryos (fertilized eggs) than they need. The extra embryos may be cryopreserved (frozen) so that they can be transferred later. However,…

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals- Regulations

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals- Regulations

September 15, 2014

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information….

What is infertility?

What is infertility?

September 02, 2014

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on Defining Infertility. What is infertility? Infertility is “the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse.” This means that a couple is not able to become pregnant after a year of trying. However, for women aged 35 and older, inability…

ASRM Video Understanding Fertility

ASRM Video Understanding Fertility

March 24, 2014

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has an introduction video about understanding fertility in various aspects. This is a great place to start for anyone who is considering using donor sperm or having trouble conceiving.

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