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When Should You Seek Fertility Evaluation and Assistance?

My patients often ask me why some couples seem to get pregnant immediately and others struggle for years to conceive, to which I respond that the timing can be different for everyone.  The length of time it takes to conceive naturally varies from couple to couple, and therefore pinning down what's "normal" can be a bit of a challenge.  While medical research studies vary widely on definitions of infertility, it has been demonstrated that the longer it takes the higher the chance that   ...read more

The Zika Virus and Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

There have been numerous concerns regarding the outbreak of Zika virus and pregnant women or those who are trying to get pregnant.  The virus can cause early miscarriage in some cases, but for those pregnancies that continue the consequences to the fetus can be devastating.  Infected babies are born with head defects, brain defects, and eye problems.  I've addressed them briefly here, but you can find more detailed answers in the Frequently Asked Questions section. Regions with   ...read more