WINFertility Announces the addition of John Rinehart, MD, to its Medical Advisory Board
WINFertility(WIN), the nation’s leading fertility benefits management company with the largest portfolio of employer clients, announces the addition of board-certified reproductive endocrinologist Dr. John Rinehart, M.D. to WIN’s Medical Advisory Board. WINFertility’s Medical Advisory Board is composed of leading academic and community-based reproductive endocrinologists who empower WIN’s mission to provide clients and patients access to […]
Egg Freezing & Fertility Preservation
Recent advances in technology in the field of cryobiology now allows us to freeze (cryopreserve) human eggs (oocytes). While the pregnancy rates are slightly less when using cryopreserved oocytes, this advancement creates an option for women who may wish to cryopreserve their eggs due to disease or for social reasons. There are many circumstances where […]
UPDATES: Uterine Septum: To cut or not to cut
The May issue of Human Reproduction contained the first randomized controlled trial (RCT) of resection of a uterine septum. The journal issue also contained an editorial commenting on the study. The practice of removing a septum has undergone considerable controversy. The issue highlights one of the more vexing problems when trying to evaluate the usefulness […]
The varicocele dilemma: Solutions or Hype?
Varicoceles have been associated with male factor infertility for years. The term “varicocele “was first reported in 1843. Yet even today, there continues to be considerable controversy about varicoceles and what to do about them as well as associated male factor infertility. There are a large number of couples having difficulty conceiving where a varicocele […]
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
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!
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?
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
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
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 […]