Making families a reality
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.
Dr. Bill Meyer @ Carolina Conceptions Should infertility patients have their thyroid level checked? Yes. However, whether physicians should treat subtle abnormalities of thyroid function remains controversial. Overt hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) often will have...read more
Both patients and their physicians know that a twin pregnancy is a potential outcome when it comes to fertility treatments. As REI physicians, we always counsel patients on the medical risks of multiples for both mother and babies. Twin pregnancies are at risk for...read more
These questions often causes much anxiety for patients and usually does not get answered fully until the day of egg retrieval. Anesthesia provokes many reactions in people including fear, anxiety, nervousness and sometimes on occasion, excitement. All of those...read more
Dr. Meaghan Bowling, MD, FACOG This article from CNN covers one woman’s struggle with IVF and discusses the issue of insurance coverage (or lack thereof) of fertility treatments for couples struggling to conceive in the United States. Since...read more
Dr. Meaghan Bowling This article from The Atlantic described the surprising trend that pregnancy rates are dropping around the world, with one exception: pregnancy rates for women in their late 30s and early 40s are on the rise. This shift in pregnancy rates for...read more
Why Women With Endometriosis Should Think About AMH Testing Now Dr. Meaghan Bowling Recently in the news, singer and pop-star Halsey opened up about her experience with endometriosis and her decision to freeze her eggs at age 23. Here Dr. Bowling answers some...read more
Recently, two IVF clinics have been in the news related to lab issues that lead to the potential loss of frozen embryos and frozen eggs which were being stored at these facilities. This type of event is very rare, and two events happening (in Ohio and later in...read more
Did you know that one in eight couples has difficulty conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy? Of this group, there are women who still dream of motherhood, and have viable embryos, yet cannot carry a pregnancy at all due to medical complications. These women need a...read more
I’ll never forget the day I sat through a lecture about exercise. ‘If you could take a pill that would help you lower your blood pressure, improve your sleep, lose weight and maintain that weight loss, control your blood sugars, lower your risk of certain cancers,...read more
Tessa Prentice, CMA @ Carolina Conceptions It is never too early to start taking folic acid, even before you plan to conceive. Taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid is advised years before conceiving. One study showed that women who took folic acid for at least a...read more