Welcome to Fertile Grounds

Fertile Grounds™ is an infertility community created by the leading experts at Dominion Fertility. As an award winning clinic with 30 years serving DC, Maryland and Virginia, Dominion Fertility is the largest Natural IVF Cycle practice in the country. We launched Fertile Grounds as a hub for families to join, connect, and share with some of the most recognized medical professionals in the field of fertility.

From those just starting their conception journey to those wishing to share success stories, Fertile Grounds is the only place peers can gain access to the medical expertise of Dr. DiMattina, Dr. Gordon, Dr. Sarajari, and Dr. Waud all in one safe space. Join us to gain exclusive access to their weekly blog posts and read about your peers’ experiences on our forums. At Fertile Grounds, Dominion Fertility makes sure there is something for everyone.


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Medical BLOGS

Children conceived using IVF have the same neurodevelopment of those children who are conceived naturally.

Posted by Dominion Fertility on January 18, 2017 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Hi, this is Dr. Michael DiMattina, Medical Director at Dominion Fertility, with some good news to those parents who have children from in vitro fertilization. A new article, just released from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, revealed a study that showed that children conceived…


Egg freezing, Is it for me?

Posted by Dominion Fertility on November 21, 2016 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Egg freezing, Is it for me?

image from ARC Fertility

The average age of menopause in the US is 51.4. Unfortunately, there are serious medical conditions that lower many of our patients’ age of menopause by up to 10 to 20 years. At Dominion Fertility we have been helping our patients with these conditions such as fragile X premutation and mosaicism for monosomy X that predispose them to primary ovarian…


Frozen Embryo Transfers: High success rates and cost savings

Posted by Dominion Fertility on January 10, 2017 at 7:24pm 0 Comments

Hi! This is Dr. Michael DiMattina, Medical Director of Dominion Fertility in Arlington, Virginia.

"Our goal at Dominion Fertility is to get the highest pregnancy rates possible for our patients, at the least cost"

Our goal at Dominion Fertility is to get the highest…


Can I exercise?

Posted by Dominion Fertility on January 10, 2017 at 11:46am 0 Comments

One of the recommendations from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology states: “Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises before, during, and after pregnancy.”

The majority of our patients…


Patient Discussion FORUM

Going to try NCIVF

Started by Jennifer Heuer in Just starting the journey. Last reply by Shepherdessgirl Jun 2, 2016. 3 Replies

I am a mother of 2 little ones. After regretfully having my tubes tied with  my 2nd child my partner and I would love nothing more than to add a little one to our family. Thankfully both of my pregnancies were easily achieved and had no problems…Continue


Any hope after 6 miscarriages

Started by Kiwee27 in Just starting the journey. Last reply by Dr. Antarpuneet Singh May 19, 2016. 2 Replies

Hello, I am 37 years old and have had 6 miscarriages in the last 5 years, I do not currently have any children. I have had testing done and have been told that all tests were normal. All miscarriages have been before 10 weeks and all of them except…Continue

Tags: recurrent, 37, heartbeat, natural, miscarriages

So Many Pretty Cards

Started by Robin Webb R.N. in Just starting the journey Dec 22, 2015. 0 Replies

  Opening the office mail this time of year is so much fun because in…Continue

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