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By Red Rock Fertility     Posted August 7, 2013     In

New Updates from Latest IVF meeting

Written by:  Dr. Eva Littman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. I just recently returned from an IVF meeting in Santa Barbara and they had some really exciting new studies that were presented which show promising improvements for infertility patients.  Looks like vitamin supplementation may help both female and male fertility.  For females important components are Coenzyme Q10 (liquid […]

Age And Fertility

  Written by:  Shannon McGrath, MSN, WHNP-C In today’s society, age-related infertility is becoming common for a multitude of reasons.  About 20% of U.S. women—a growing share—wait until after age 35 to begin their families, according to data compiled by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Nationally, the mean age of first-time mothers was […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted May 9, 2013     In

More Protein Can Help Your Fertility

Written by:  Dr. Mark Severino, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.   Medical Director   As I sit eating the last bit of my dinner and reading about a paper just presented at the national meeting of The American College of OB/GYN in New Orleans May 2013, I ponder the thought maybe I shouldn’t eat those last bit of […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted March 1, 2013     In

AMH Testing – The Best Test to Predict Egg Quality and Ovarian Function

Written by:  Dr. Mark Severino, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.  Medical Director  The Treatment of infertility can be an emotional and financial struggle for many couples.  Over the years, physicians have tried to evaluate a couple’s fertility treatment success prior to undergoing treatment in the effort to reduce their stress and give them a true sense of the […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted February 12, 2013     In

MANopause

Written by:  Dr. Eva Littman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Practice Director MANopause is the onset of menopause in men.  This can occur for a number of reasons, most commonly age, but other causes are a severe viral illness, severe medical illness, testicular injury, testicular failure.   There usually is a direct correlation between low testosterone levels and sperm […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted January 11, 2013     In

2013 – A New Year, A new Life, A new Love!!

Written by:  Dr. Eva Littman, Practice Director With every New Year, there is the usual new year’s resolutions, like losing weight, becoming a better person, etc.  Since the world did not end like the Mayan Calendar stated, I figure we all have a new second chance at life.  We should use this chance to step […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted December 11, 2012     In

Fiscal Cliff.. What about the Fertility Cliff???

Written By:  Dr. Eva Littman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Practice Director Obama and those in Congress may be concerned about the “Fiscal Cliff,” but I am more concerned about the “Fertility Cliff” that is facing thousands of women every day. Fertility declines at varying rates, however, it is a well known fact that the decline can start […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted October 29, 2012     In

Frozen is simply not Better than Fresh except in cases of PCOS… (That rhymes doesn’t it?)

By: Dr. Eva Littman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Practice Director Some may argue that the endometrium cannot be adequately prepared for implantation during a fresh gonadotropin stimulated cycle, due to the excess estrogen and progesterone levels seen by the endometrium during stimulation. I beg to differ with this hypothesis. Across the nation, fresh IVF cycles are done routinely. Statistics nationwide […]

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LIFESTYLE and PCOS

Written By:  Dr. Eva Littman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Practice Director Winter time is great time to encourage your patients to exercise. During the winter months, Gym memberships are at an all time low and great deals are everywhere… Patients especially those with PCOS should attempt to perform aerobic exercise 3-4 times per week for at least 30 minutes […]

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