Fertility 101

Gestational vs. Traditional Surrogacy

Gestational vs. Traditional Surrogacy

One often-misunderstood fertility topic is gestational vs. traditional surrogacy. Some patients are confused by what exactly “surrogacy” means when it comes to genetic, legal, and logistical details. In this article, we’ll go over the differences between gestational and traditional surrogacy, including which is more common and recommended by fertility experts.

What Is a PCOS Diet?

What Is a PCOS Diet?

Foods that help with PCOS symptoms For patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), diet can be one of the most helpful tools for managing symptoms and improving overall health. If you have PCOS and want to have children, dietary adjustments can help to improve...

Can You Get Your Tubes Untied?

Can You Get Your Tubes Untied?

Chances of success for tubal ligation reversals Occasionally, patients who have received a tubal ligation wonder if they can get their tubes untied. Most people who’ve had this form of permanent birth control don’t seek to reverse it. However, sometimes a person...

How Do Sperm Banks Work?

How Do Sperm Banks Work?

Sperm donor requirements, the sperm donation process, and how to use donor sperm Donor sperm is a great option for single women, LGBTQ intended parents without sperm, and men with male factor infertility; but how do sperm banks work? Sperm banks collect, freeze, and...

Does IVF Require Hormone Shots?

Does IVF Require Hormone Shots?

Explaining the hormone requirements for IVF and alternatives to self-injections If you’re considering trying in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant, you may have wondered, does IVF require hormone shots? Are there any alternatives to giving yourself daily...