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[ABC News] Babies Conceived Through Fertility Procedures Appear Not To Be At Greater Risk Of Developing Major Psychiatric Illnesses As They Move Through Adolescence And Into Adulthood, Data Indicate

This is a large study and adds to the large data pool supporting normal outcomes for ART (assisted reproductive technology) babies.  This study focuses on depression but many others support overall normal outcome for ART children.  The contribution of ART to the national birth rate is close to 4% at this point so one

[ABC News] Babies Conceived Through Fertility Procedures Appear Not To Be At Greater Risk Of Developing Major Psychiatric Illnesses As They Move Through Adolescence And Into Adulthood, Data Indicate2022-01-17T16:50:15+00:00

[ABC News] Many Women Reportedly May Not Know Whether They Are Experiencing Abnormal Dysmenorrhea

In an article highlighting dysmenorrhea, ABC News (11/30, Kindelan), reports, “Period pain is a fact of life for many women, yet many don’t know that what they are experiencing might not be normal.” ABC says “more than half of women who menstruate have some pain for one to two days of their cycle, according to

[ABC News] Many Women Reportedly May Not Know Whether They Are Experiencing Abnormal Dysmenorrhea2022-01-12T14:59:33+00:00

[Stat News] Among Women Who Have At Least Three Good-Quality Blastocysts, PGT-A May Not Improve Cumulative Live Birth Rates Compared To Conventional IVF Methods, Study Indicates

Studies continue to pour out with evidence of little benefit for PGT-A or basic genetic testing of embryos in younger patients during IVF cycles. We urge caution when considering these techniques in conjunction with the already very successful IVF platform for fertility treatments. The added costs, potential for normal baby with an abnormal test

[Stat News] Among Women Who Have At Least Three Good-Quality Blastocysts, PGT-A May Not Improve Cumulative Live Birth Rates Compared To Conventional IVF Methods, Study Indicates2022-01-07T15:25:37+00:00

[Healio] Women Who Live Around More Green Space Less Likely To Experience PMS Symptoms, Study Indicates

Stress: My overwhelming observation amongst my patients both with endometriosis and Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR) and patients with other stress based causes of lower estrogen levels exhibit far more PMS symptoms at younger ages to include mood changes, anxiety, depression, migraine headaches, bloating, sleep disturbance and many more. These are all typical low estrogen symptoms.

[Healio] Women Who Live Around More Green Space Less Likely To Experience PMS Symptoms, Study Indicates2022-01-04T20:42:07+00:00

[MDEdge] Embryos Classified As Mosaic Are Capable Of Producing Healthy Babies, Should Be Considered For Transfer When Euploid Embryo Not Available, Fertility Specialists Say

Reuters (11/9) reports, “Embryos classified as mosaic are capable of producing healthy babies and should be considered for transfer when a euploid embryo is not available, say fertility specialists.” This mosaic-embryo transfer (MET) following preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) “has become more common based on mounting evidence that these embryos have reproductive potential.”

[MDEdge] Embryos Classified As Mosaic Are Capable Of Producing Healthy Babies, Should Be Considered For Transfer When Euploid Embryo Not Available, Fertility Specialists Say2021-11-24T16:26:56+00:00

[MedPage Today] Some Babies Get Bad Start on Obesity Risk From Mom

Babies Of Mothers Who Have Unhealthy Obesity Appear To Have Greater Adiposity Levels Compared To Offspring Of Women With Metabolically Healthy Obesity, Researchers Say MedPage Today (11/8, Susman ) reports, “Babies of mothers who have unhealthy obesity (that is, obesity along with other metabolic comorbidities) appear to have greater levels of adiposity when compared

[MedPage Today] Some Babies Get Bad Start on Obesity Risk From Mom2021-11-10T21:58:02+00:00

Everything You Need to Know About Endometriosis

Everything You Need to Know About Endometriosis What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms of endometriosis? How is endometriosis diagnosed? Excision Surgery is the Gold Standard Treatment for Endometriosis.  March is designated as Endometriosis Awareness Month to increase awareness about this debilitating illness, which can be painful and lead to other health problems including

Everything You Need to Know About Endometriosis2021-03-22T17:16:37+00:00

Hysterectomy for Period and Uterine Pain

For those faced with hysterectomy for period and uterine pain, but are still considering pregnancy in the future, adenomyomectomy can be a valuable alternative. I recently interviewed a patient who lost her uterus at age 25 with no prior pregnancies who was told that she had no other options. Adenomyomectomy has been around for some

Hysterectomy for Period and Uterine Pain2021-03-17T22:59:56+00:00

The COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy

How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women? How does the COVID-19 vaccine work? Should I get the COVID vaccine?  COVID-19 vaccines have slowly been rolling out to the U.S. population. This leaves many women wondering about the risks and benefits, especially if they are currently breastfeeding, pregnant, or considering pregnancy in the

The COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy2021-03-15T19:41:09+00:00
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