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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fertility Nurses Take on COVID-19

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in COVID-19, Infertility, IVF, Pregnancy
Fertility Nurses Take on COVID-19

From the ‘other half’ of the Rinehart medical team!Lisa Rinehart, RN, BSN, JD and co-author of Getting Pregnant for Dummies (Wiley Publishing 2020) will be part of a new series entitled Fertility Nurses Take on COVID-19, a weekly webinar to support nurses during this unprecedented time.  The onslaught from COVID-19 that we are all experiencing is a harrowing […]

Home Sweet Home – The Endometrial Receptivity Array (ERA)

Home Sweet Home – The Endometrial Receptivity Array (ERA)

In the beginning… Since its introduction in 1978, IVF has become a mainstay in the treatment of infertility. Original success rates were very low with a 5% pregnancy rate per transfer being considered excellent. Today that number if closer to 40 – 50 % in younger patients. The majority of research and improvement in success […]

Now Available: Getting Pregnant For Dummies

Posted by on Mar 4, 2020 in Infertility, IVF, Miscarriage, Pregnancy
Now Available: Getting Pregnant For Dummies

John S. Rinehart MD, PhD, JD, Lisa Rinehart RN, BSN, JD and Jackie Meyers Thompson are proud to announce the release of: Getting Pregnant For Dummies Does age matter in trying to get pregnant? Does Marijuana affect your ability to conceive? What are the best strategies for LGBTQ+ individuals and families? How far can and […]

Vitamin D: Is all the hype justified?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in IVF, Pregnancy
Vitamin D: Is all the hype justified?

Recently there has been a significant increase in healthcare concerns about Vit D. Research suggests that these concerns may be justified. So what is it Vitamin D and should a person care? VITAMINS: WHAT DO WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW? Vitamin D is not really a vitamin based upon the definition of vitamin. A vitamin […]

AGE, AMH And Reality

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Infertility, IVF
AGE, AMH And Reality

Despite Hollywood myths to the contrary, women are faced with the harsh reality that as they age their chances of having a genetic child become less and less.  And, if the pages of People Magazine and other tabloids are to be called in question, this occurs at the relatively young age of 41, when as […]

Settling In The Right Spot – Ectopic pregnancies in IVF

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in IVF
Settling In The Right Spot – Ectopic pregnancies in IVF

Jane was 40 years old and had been dealing with infertility for way to long. She and her husband finally decided to do IVF and her first pregnancy test was positive.  Yet, there was a hesitation in the nurse’s voice when she said the test was positive and Jane asked if there was a problem. […]