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Dr. Nicole Budrys Joins Michigan Center for Fertility & Women’s Health

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nicole Budrys, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and leading fertility doctor has joined our fertility clinic.  She will be seeing patients in both our Lake Orion and Plymouth offices. Dr. Budrys believes in treating the whole person, not just a specific symptom. Her interests include female and male fertility, menstrual […]

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Effect of Lubricants on Fertility and Sperm Motility

OVERVIEW When trying to conceive, many couples experience vaginal dryness.  According to one survey conducted by Fertility & Sterility 2003, vaginal dryness was experienced constantly by 11% of those surveyed, often by 35% and occasionally in 42%.  Of those surveyed, 26% of couples often or always used lubricants, which is why the Michigan Center for Fertility […]

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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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Treating Infertility with Laser Acupuncture

Will complementing traditional medical care with laser acupuncture help infertility? A study documented in Fertility and Sterility, a highly regarded fertility journal, demonstrated that laser acupuncture performed both before and after embryo transfer during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle improves a woman’s chances of implantation by up to 15%. The same study also showed […]

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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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