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Carolina Conceptions Strives To Be
“The Triangle’s Best Choice for Infertility.”

This means holding your hand through appointments in the office – and extending that relationship beyond those doors as your trusted source for fertility information online. Our blog space was designed to provide medical advice, answers, opinions, and guidance to commonly asked patient questions. The articles are written by our physicians and staff so you know you are reading information you can trust. Occasionally,  we include guest blogs on topics we think will be of interest to you.

Our blog entries have been indexed into the category topics below to help you find what you’re looking for faster. Each topic category will open up with a variety of related articles written to help you on your journey to parenthood.

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Why Single Embryo Transfer is Best

Why Single Embryo Transfer is Best

by: Dr. Sung Tae Kim, PhD, HCLD (ABB) Laboratory Director  Can transferring multiple embryos really increase the chance of pregnancy? We analyzed 191 cases of IVF patients using their own eggs and 65 cases of IVF patients using donor eggs from 2016 to July 2017. As...

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Miscarriage & Finding the Courage to Try Again

Miscarriage & Finding the Courage to Try Again

It’s been estimated that about 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. While the miscarriage of a wanted pregnancy is never easy to cope with, it can feel like a double whammy if you have also experienced infertility. You’ve likely invested...

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Progesterone Levels Prior to Embryo Transfer

Progesterone Levels Prior to Embryo Transfer

By: Grace Mijung Chang, MS, Embryologist    The Role of Progesterone Progesterone's one function is preparing the endometrium to receive an implanted embryo. If implantation does not occur, estrogen and progesterone levels drop, the endometrium breaks down, and...

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Acupuncture & Infertility

Acupuncture & Infertility

By: Katherine Rowe, LAc, FABORM @ Triangle Acupuncture  In the community of infertility, it has been accepted for many years that acupuncture may provide benefit to women undergoing fertility treatments, including IVF.  The studies beginning in 2002 looked only at...

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Eating for PCOS

Eating for PCOS

By: Ellie Downs, RN, Egg Donor Coordinator    Life is a balancing act.  We constantly are balancing our jobs, our families, our health, to name a few things.  With our approach to food, there needs to be a wholesome balance- an approach to eating that understands...

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Considering An Egg Donor?

Considering An Egg Donor?

The decision to use an egg donor is one couples should not make lightly. Typically, the idea is first presented during a conversation with your physician, and can take some time to get used to. It is not uncommon for partners to have differing opinions and timelines...

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Understanding Sperm Bank Vial Types

Understanding Sperm Bank Vial Types

Callie Barnwell Gibson, PhD, Andrologist/Jr. Embryologist   Whether you are just starting your journey or have already selected a sperm bank and a sperm donor – you will need to know what vial type of donor sperm to purchase. The type of vial(s) that you should...

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Understanding Sperm Morphology

Understanding Sperm Morphology

By: Alysia McGlynn, BS and Meaghan Bowling, MD   Male fertility is evaluated via semen analysis. During this test, the patient's semen is examined for color, viscosity, volume, concentration, total sperm count, sperm motility, and progression. After these...

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Why Should You Get Pregnant Before 35?

Why Should You Get Pregnant Before 35?

By: Jill Carrozza, BS, Embryologist @ Carolina Conceptions    You finally find the love of your life. A few months or years later, you get married. Shortly after your honeymoon, family and friends are pressuring you to start a family.  I think everyone who has...

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Is Frozen Embryo Transfer Best?

Is Frozen Embryo Transfer Best?

Frozen Embryo Transfers Increase Pregnancy Rates in Women Age 35+ by: Dr. Sung Tae Kim, PhD., Head Embryologist at Carolina Conceptions   Carolina Conceptions recently completed a retrospective study to compare the pregnancy rates of fresh vs. frozen embryo...

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