Featured Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (4)

Do you know how babies are made? Some Infertility Tips from a USA Today survey

Hi Everyone - Dr DiMattina here

A recent survey by USA Today of 1,000 women ages 18-40 around the country found that:

1.  Half wrongly believed that having sex more than once a day increases chances of conceiving.  Actually, if the sperm quality is normal, then having relations 2-3 times per week is plenty because sperm hang around in the cervical glands for up to 7 days.

2.  About 40% believed wrongly that having sex in certain sexual positions and lying on one's back…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on January 29, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Natural Cycle IVF and Unexplained Infertility: 2 pregnancies in 2 treatments!

Hi Everyone - Dr. DiMattina here.  This patient of mine bats a thousand!

In 2009, Ms. June (fictitious name) came to me at 31 years of age with infertility for the past 2+ years.  Her infertility evaluation was completely normal, so her diagnosis was unexplained infertility which occurs in about 15% of the causes of infertility.  Her gynecologist treated her with 6 cycles of clomid without success. 

Because she had no insurance coverage for IVF, she elected to try Natural Cycle…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on January 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Infertility and IVF: A Winning Combination for My Long Time Patient

Hi Everyone.  Dr. DiMattina here to share a fascinating story about a long time patient of mine whom I first met when she was 26 years old for treatment of her severe endometriosis.  Almost 10 years later, she returned for treatment of her infertility which was successful using stimulated IVF.

In 2004, this lovely lady presented to me with a long history of severe endometriosis that was not responding to treatment.  She was taking 2,000+ mg/day of ibuprofen with only moderate pain…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on January 17, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

"Natural Cycle IVF for Secondary Infertility, Male Factor Infertility and Poor Ovarian Reserve"

Wow, that is a mouthful!!!

Hi Everyone, Dr. DiMattina here with a most interesting case of infertility to share with you involving all of the above issues.

My patient, we will call her Jan, visited me in November, 2012 at her age of 33 years old.  She easily conceived and delivered a healthy baby in 2009 but after 2 years of trying unsuccessfully to have a second baby, she decided to seek help.  Medically, this is called secondary infertility.

Her Ob/Gyn found her day 3…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on January 14, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

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