Female Infertility

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted February 18, 2021     In

Does Birth Control Cause Infertility? Facts & Stats to Know

Can birth control affect your fertility? This question is often a concern for those taking contraceptives who one day would like to grow their family. Read more about birth control infertility statistics so you can have peace of mind when it comes to your fertility health and future family planning.   How Birth Control Works […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted August 11, 2020     In

Breaking Down the Top 10 Fertility Myths

Whether you’re pregnant or currently trying to conceive, you’ve probably already heard a million different “facts” that you should keep in mind before, during, and after pregnancy. Even though some of these common tips or guidelines have been around for years, don’t believe everything you hear. To help you decipher what’s true and untrue, we’ve […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted July 21, 2020     In

Determining When to See a Fertility Specialist

Struggling to get pregnant can lead to many stressful and sleepless nights, especially if you don’t know what could be causing it or which steps to take moving forward. Learn more about signs of infertility in men and women to ease your uncertainties and determine when to see a fertility specialist.   Signs of Infertility […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted July 26, 2019     In

Age and Fertility: When Does Fertility Decline?

You have probably heard that your age impacts your fertility and the chances of having a successful pregnancy. While age and fertility certainly go hand-in-hand, the effect of age may not be as dramatic as some make it seem. Learn more about the connection between age and if or when fertility begins to decline for […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted February 1, 2019     In

Understanding Endometriosis and Fertility Treatments

Living with endometriosis can be an uncomfortable experience. From severe cramps to heavy cycles, this medical condition is an easy one to overlook and brush off as a “bad period”, but should you be looking at it more carefully? Read below to see common endometriosis causes and symptoms, the tie between endometriosis and fertility, and […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted November 5, 2018     In

Learning More About Fertility Hormones & Your Body

Starting a family can be a difficult process and understanding the medical factors is part of this process. It is helpful to learn more about your hormones and how they affect your body, your fertility, and your everyday life. When most people hear the word “hormones” they think of kids becoming adults, acne, moodiness, maybe […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted January 6, 2016     In

The Difference Between Fresh & Frozen Embryos

Thanks to recent research on the success of IVF using frozen embryos, more doctors are electing to freeze rather than use fresh embryos for the majority of their patients.If you’ve recently undergone IVF, or you’re thinking about starting the process, you might be wondering about this aspect of your treatment. Are frozen or fresh embryos better? Frozen embryos can lead […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted September 15, 2015     In

Common Misconceptions of Endometriosis and Infertility

If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, odds are that you’ve been frustrated as you have tried to explain the disease and its implications to your loved ones and even your doctors. A condition without an apparent cure, endometriosis can cause severe pelvic discomfort and painful periods. Endometriosis is also associated with infertility. Though treatments […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted April 21, 2015     In

National Infertility Awareness Week April 19-25th 2015

Sometimes you feel like you’re all alone when struggling with infertility. When friends post exciting pregnancy news on Facebook or your favorite celebrities announce that they’re expecting, you can’t help but wonder, “When will it be my turn?” The National Infertility Association, RESOLVE, created Infertility Awareness Week (April 19-25th 2015) to support you and to […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted January 22, 2015     In

Top Misconceptions About Fertility [Infographic]

From old wives’ tales to advice passed down over generations, there are many misconceptions about how to increase your chances of conception. Infertility issues can cause a lot of stress among couples trying to conceive, but not having the right information will only make things worse. Here is a list of the most common myths about […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted August 27, 2014     In

Psychological Stress and the Impact on Fertility

Psychological Stress for Women When women experience high levels of psychological stress, it can actually stop the body from completing the ovulation process. Without ovulation pregnancy is an impossibility. Even when ovulation continues, however, stress can still affect a woman’s level of fertility. Persistent stress can cause reduced blood flow to the uterus, as well […]

New Year, New Resolutions For Those Struggling With Infertility

Did you make a New Year’s resolution for 2014?  If so, was it to lose weight, make more money, or any of the other typical resolutions?  All of those are wonderful, but this year, let’s start by caring for yourself first. Looking back over the past year, figure out all of things you had thought […]

What You Should Know About Fertility Preservation After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Written by:  Dr. Mark Serverino, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. and Dr. Courtney Vito, M.D.   According to the American Cancer Society, roughly 25% of all newly diagnosed breast cancers are diagnosed in pre-menopausal women, with an expected 11,500 diagnoses in women under the age of 40 this year alone.  When you couple this information with the fact that […]

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 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 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 […]

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted July 2, 2012     In

Lead Levels and Fertility

If you are trying to conceive, maybe you should remove your lipstick before kissing your partner… Recently the FDA found that there are more than 400 lipsticks on the market which exceed the acceptable lead levels for human consumption. The FDA found the highest lead levels (measured in parts per million) are:  Maybelline Color Sensational, […]

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