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Best Infertility Blogs 2017

Best Infertility Blogs 2017

Scantily Dad (enjoy the Irish accents in the homepage video) has put together a list of 8 blogs he and his wife have found helpful and educational this year while trying to conceive with infertility. His own blog about male infertility, IVF, and the birth of their 10...

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At-Home Female Fertility Test

At-Home Female Fertility Test

Former UberHealth and 23AndMe execs, Carly Leahy and Afton Vechery have launched a new startup offering a $149 at-home fertility test kit for women. Our very own Dr. Bill Meyer calls the new test "intriguing." The tests are available from Modern Fertility for...

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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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Photos Due Sept. 4th!

Photos Due Sept. 4th!

It's that time of year again! We can't wait to get flooded with your precious baby photos for the 2018 Carolina Conceptions Calendar. Please remember high resolution images are required. This typically means a file size of 1MB+. Upload...

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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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Trouble getting pregnant from PCOS?

Trouble getting pregnant from PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is a common hormone disorder that affects 5%-10% of reproductive-age women and is one of the most common causes for infertility. Learn more about this condition and how it can be...

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Femara Still Preferred Over Clomid

Femara Still Preferred Over Clomid

Recently, FertilityIQ published an article highlighting the results of a recent European study intended to determine the effectiveness of Clomid vs. Femara in women with PCOS. Femara scored pregnancy rates of 61% and live birth rates of 49.3% vs. Clomid's pregnancy...

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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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