August 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Helpful Hints for Your First Appointment with Your Infertility Specialist

Have you recently scheduled your first appointment to see an infertility specialist? Here are some suggestions from Drs. DiMattina and Gordon to have the most efficient initial consultation:



• We suggest that if you are part of a couple experiencing infertility, you should bring your partner to the first appointment. If you are single and attempting to get pregnant, feel free to bring along a support person. It can be helpful to have someone you trust by your side as you begin your… Continue

Added by Dominion Fertility on August 19, 2009 at 10:40am — 5 Comments

Can I get pregnant with my own eggs at 46?

I came into work today and found a phone message waiting for me from a prospective patient asking this question "Can I get pregnant with my own eggs at 46?."



The answer is YES, NO and MAYBE.



YES, women can occasionally conceive even in their mid 40s. The problem doesn't end with conception because the pregnancy loss rate is >60% for women with their own eggs in this age group and what you really want is a baby not a positive pregnancy test.



NO doctor can ever… Continue

Added by John David Gordon MD on August 14, 2009 at 8:08am — 2 Comments

To Tell or Not to Tell – A Counselor Chimes In

So, you have decided to go with a donor for your next cycle. Whether it is an egg donor or sperm donor, the issue is the same. As your child gets older, do you tell them how they were conceived?



Leading research and professional opinion states that it is better for you to tell you child, when they are at a developmentally appropriate age, that they were conceived from donor egg and/or sperm. This view was developed from the past 50 + years of studying adopted children. While… Continue

Added by Dominion Fertility on August 12, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Practical Tips from the Nurses: Congratulations on your pregnancy!

While this is a very exciting time for you and your partner, there are many questions you may have. It may be a few weeks until you see your obstetrician for pre-natal care, so here are some thoughts for you until then….



What medications am I allowed to take?



Some medications are safe to take during pregnancy. The doctor may have already prescribed Progesterone Vaginal suppositories or Progesterone in Oil injections, Estradiol (Estrace) tablets, Estradiol Valerate… Continue

Added by Dominion Fertility on August 5, 2009 at 2:43pm — 4 Comments

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