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Alexa Karbowski

Benefits of Choosing an Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Depending on each individual patient and their personal history, often times a single embryo transfer is the best option to hopefully achieve the goal of a healthy live birth and a good obstetrical outcome. It is important to educate patients on the possible benefits of a single embryo transfer and the possible risks associated with […]

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National Infertility Awareness Week April 22-28

“National Infertility Awareness Week is April 22-28, 2018. NIAW is a collaborative effort on the part of the millions of women and men diagnosed with infertility and the nation’s medical, mental health, family building experts and policymakers to raise awareness about infertility.” -ASRM Infertility awareness week is the perfect time to bring awareness to infertility, […]

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When Is ERA ( Endometrial Receptivity Analysis) Testing Appropriate?

The world of fertility is ever changing with new tests, studies, and information regularly emerging. As health care professionals, it is our job to interpret this information and determine how it may help increase the likelihood of helping patients ultimately achieve their dream of having a family. More and more information is being reported regarding […]

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Vitamin D and Fertility

Vitamin D is known to be an important part of our general health. Data now suggests it may play a role in fertility and success of treatments. Sunlight is a natural source of Vitamin D, however during the long winter months with less sun exposure an added Vitamin D supplement may be suggested based on […]

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Importance of Zika Education for Couples Trying to Conceive

Zika has been a hot topic in the news lately, causing much concern for couples trying to conceive. Despite the wide spread knowledge regarding precautions, treatment, and delaying pregnancy related to Zika exposure and travel to Zika infected areas, it appears as many couples are still not following the suggested guidelines. It is important for […]

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Thyroid & Fertility

There is increasing data showing an association between thyroid function and fertility/pregnancy. It is important to address all aspects of our health that may play a role in a successful and healthy pregnancy. Issues with the thyroid gland have been shown to potentially affect ovulation, embryo development, miscarriage risks, and preterm delivery.  As always, we […]

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“Men Reveal How They Really Felt After Partners Miscarried”

Miscarriage is very common, occurring in as many as 10-25% of women of childbearing age.  Miscarriage can be very difficult, emotional, and at times devastating for couples.  During this time, there is a tendency to focus on the woman, partially because she was the one carrying the baby, and thus the assumption is that the pain and […]

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“What I Wish My Friend Knew About Struggling With Infertility”

Infertility affects up to 10-15 % of couples in the United States.  For many, it is an extremely difficult struggle, both mentally and physically.  In the article below, a couple struggling with infertility shares their journey.  Being sensitive to others fertility condition is very important, and can help lighten the stress that couples endure. From this […]

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Chemicals in Beauty Products Linked to Early Menopause

In today’s society there is endless information suggesting cause and effect circumstances for health risks, benefits, etc. It can be very overwhelming determining what information is reliable and worth implementing into our daily lives. Recent data suggests a link between certain chemicals in cosmetics, particularly phthalates, which might result in early menopause, which can impact […]

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