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“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.
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By: Dr. Bill Meyer Low dose aspirin (LDA), at a dosage of 60 to 150 mg started prior to 16 weeks’ gestation may lower the risk of preeclampsia (toxemia) in women who are at risk for the disease. The cause of preeclampsia remains unknown, but is thought to be a result...read more
By: Terry Hunter, RN @ Carolina Conceptions This is a very common question asked by our patients. As we all know, our diet is important for our overall health and well-being. What we eat can also affect whether we ovulate or not each month. If we do not ovulate,...read more
By: Tammy Enders, RN, BCN, OCN Low levels of Vitamin D are connected with infertility in both men and women. Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that has been shown to have an impact in IVF outcomes, endometriosis and PCOS in women. Women who have the appropriate amount...read more
by: Dr. Ryan Blazei, Reproductive Psychologist The Two-Week Wait, or 2WW, is that time between ovulation and the expected date of your next period. No one likes to wait. But when you're waiting for a positive pregnancy test, waiting can feel tortuous. And, if you're...read more
Age is the single-most important factor to achieving pregnancy At birth, women have 1-2 million eggs. Women are naturally at their most fertile from age 23- 31. By age 35, only 15,000 eggs remain, and natural fertility declines sharply with each passing year. Egg...read more
RESOLVE is the National Infertility Association, a non-profit, charitable organization that "works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility." RESOLVE has a phenomenal website full of free support and strategies that many patients find helpful....read more
Untreated, antenatal (pre-pregnancy) depression is associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices, adverse pregnancy outcomes like preterm birth <32 weeks gestation, and even future "behavioral and psychiatric illness in the offspring," reports the American Journal of...read more
The December issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology reported on national trends and outcomes from 391,662 frozen embryo donation cycles (previously known as embryo "adoption" cycles) between the years 2000-2013. Dr. Meyer notes that the...read more
We just love it when a patient is brave enough to share her fertility journey with others. It helps to inspire those of us still waiting and hoping for the family we always dreamed we'd have. Thank you for sharing Autumn! We know 2017 is going to be an amazing year...read more
Carolina Conceptions is a private fertility clinic comprised of experienced board certified reproductive endocrinologists who are dedicated to delivering compassionate patient care with the latest world-class technology when needed, resulting in outstanding success...read more