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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.

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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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What is Fertility Massage Like?

What is Fertility Massage Like?

Women’s Wellness Massage Client Q&A for National Infertility Awareness Week By: Ashley Talarico, LMBT NC License # 09747 Women’s Wellness Massage is an in-home studio located in the Brier Creek neighborhood of North Raleigh, specializing in Fertility Massage. As...

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Acupuncture & Fertility

Acupuncture & Fertility

By: Katherine Rowe, LAc, FABORM, Triangle Acupuncture Do the words, “just relax,” have the opposite effect on you?  Nothing like a reminder of how stressed you feel and how difficult it is to lower stress levels on your own.  It is well recognized that struggling with...

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How Many Embryos Should I Transfer?

How Many Embryos Should I Transfer?

By: Dr. Meaghan Bowling One of the critical conversations that we have with our patients at Carolina Conceptions is the decision of how many embryos to transfer during an IVF cycle.  Often, infertility patients have experienced years of disappointment, with month...

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Aspirin May Lower Toxemia Risk

Aspirin May Lower Toxemia Risk

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...

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What Should I Eat While TTC?

What Should I Eat While TTC?

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,...

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