You have survived COVID-19, did you catch infertility?

Posted by on May 26, 2021 in COVID-19
You have survived COVID-19, did you catch infertility?

HINT: The answer is “No!” Restrictions are being relaxed and life is starting to move into whatever the new normal will be. Have we learned anything? This article will address some general findings on the effect the pandemic had on female reproduction, male reproduction, and what the early studies are telling us about pregnancy.  There […]

The Role of Visceral Fat in Infertility

Posted by on May 4, 2021 in Infertility
The Role of Visceral Fat in Infertility

Age, weight, BMI…but WAIT, there’s more!!!!!!!! For an extra chocolate cake donut, you can get visceral fat, too!  And, it will also get in the way of your fertility … Making jokes about being fat is common, but for anyone who has a weight control problem, managing their weight is no laughing matter. Weight control […]

A Fertility Hat Trick – From loss to pandemic to baby makes 5!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2021 in IVF, Pregnancy
A Fertility Hat Trick – From loss to pandemic to baby makes 5!

Emily Delgado and her husband Rick are used to taking the road less travelled, but creating their family of 5 has led them through an epic journey. Married for just over 10 years, Emily, 34 and Rick (35) were having problems creating the family of their dreams. Just shortly after being married, Emily was diagnosed […]

Does increased weight reduce a woman’s chance of conceiving?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2021 in Pregnancy
Does increased weight reduce a woman’s chance of conceiving?

Weight seems to have a negative influence on fertility. There certainly are women who are overweight, achieve a pregnancy easily, and have children. But if a woman is having problems conceiving and she is overweight, she may want to consider that her weight is part of the problem. Does increased weight reduce a woman’s chance […]

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Pregnancy Loss: Whether Public or Not, the Loss of a Pregnancy Is Very Real

Posted by on Oct 9, 2020 in IVF, Pregnancy
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Pregnancy Loss: Whether Public or Not, the Loss of a Pregnancy Is Very Real

Chrissy Teigen and her husband, John Legend, suffered an experience too well known by many women: a pregnancy loss. Their response was a heartfelt show of grief on social media. While this gets significant attention due to the couple’s celebrity status, it brought to light that too often, the pain from a pregnancy loss is trivialized. Many will say […]

Data, data everywhere: how to separate “fake news” from useful information

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Pregnancy, Statistics
Data, data everywhere: how to separate “fake news” from useful information

Somewhere around 1980 the internet was born, and the digital revolution began. One result of this technological advancement, for all the positives, is that we are drowning in data. But having a ton of data does not equate to a ton of information. In fact, most data has precious little information. If you google data […]

Why it’s hard to choose the best embryo.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2020 in IVF, Pregnancy
Why it’s hard to choose the best embryo.

Let’s think of an illustration for one of the smaller species!  If you were to look at mouse embryos, you would see they all look alike at the blastocyst stage and only < 2% have the wrong number of chromosomes (aneuploid). Look at blastocyst human embryos and no two look alike. Furthermore, over two-thirds of […]

Happy Birthday ‘Baby’ Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in IVF
Happy Birthday ‘Baby’ Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby!

How are the other 7 million IVF people doing? 7 million people and forty two year later, the questions remains as to how the people who ‘conceived’ through IVF are doing? In 1978, I was a resident at Johns Hopkins and the team of Georgeanna and Howard Jones were just leaving to start an IVF […]

Memorial Day 2020

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Uncategorized
Memorial Day 2020

This weekend marks Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer. However, as so many spring and summer plans have been shelved due to COVID-19, this gives us pause to remember the more important parts of the holiday (other than picnics, gatherings and a day off!).  Memorial Day is a holiday to commemorate the servicemen and […]

Some Changes Taking Place

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Uncategorized
Some Changes Taking Place

We have all been going through changes in the last few months and I want to let you know about one that is exciting for me – and, I hope, for you as well. Beginning on June 15th I am leaving RMI to open my own smaller and more personal fertility office – The Rinehart Fertility […]