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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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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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Exercise During Fertility Treatments & Pregnancy

Exercise During Fertility Treatments & Pregnancy

By: Ellie Downs, RN @ Carolina Conceptions Patients frequently ask questions about exercise while attempting pregnancy and exercise during pregnancy. In addition to the many health benefits gained by exercise, research suggests that moderate physical activity improves...

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How Does CC’s IVF Lab Compare?

How Does CC’s IVF Lab Compare?

In case you read FertilityIQ's recent article, "How to Vet Your Fertility Clinic's Lab," we thought you'd like to know a little more about the IVF lab at Carolina Conceptions. Our Head Embryologist, Dr. Sung Tae Kim, has provided us with insight into the questions...

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LGBT Family Building

LGBT Family Building

By: Dr. John Park  Since Carolina Conceptions has opened its doors in 2006, we have been committed to helping the LGBT community have the families they want.  On May 6th we celebrated the LGBT community by again sponsoring the OUT! Raleigh festival in downtown...

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Coping with Infertility on Mother’s Day

Coping with Infertility on Mother’s Day

By Dr. Ryan Blazei, Reproductive Psychologist Mother’s Day is Sunday. For most, Mother’s Day conjures images of Sunday brunch, celebration, and family. But, if you’re one of the 6.1 million women in the United States who have trouble getting pregnant or staying...

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How to Support Someone During Infertility

How to Support Someone During Infertility

Dr. Ryan Blazei, Clinical Psychologist While infertility can be a very isolating experience, it is far from uncommon. According to popular estimates, 6.1 million women in the United States have an impaired ability to get pregnant or to carry a baby to term. However,...

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