10 Sex Myths Busted By a Fertility Specialist

When it comes to getting pregnant, there are many sex tips out there that supposedly increase your chances of conception. We’ve asked Tarita Pakrashi, M.D., to help us bust the most common trying-to-conceive (TTC) sex myths so you can focus your efforts on medically proven tips verified by a fertility specialist. While sex is a […]
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Meet Dr. Anne Hutchinson, the Newest Physician to Join the Philadelphia Care Team

Fertility care in the City of Motherly Love has expanded with Dr. Anne Hutchinson, the newest fertility specialist to join SGF’s Philadelphia medical team. Easygoing, enthusiastic, and committed, Dr. Hutchinson is now scheduling new patient appointments at the Center City office.   Even from a young age, Dr. Hutchinson’s fascination with the power of the human body drove her to pursue a career in medicine. She is drawn to reproductive […]
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Dr. Silva Explains How PCOS Affects Your Fertility and How You Can Overcome It

With nearly one-third of all infertility diagnoses in women, polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common ovulatory disorder in women of reproductive age. “While myths persist that women with PCOS cannot get pregnant, the reality is that it is highly treatable and nearly every woman with PCOS should be able to get pregnant,” […]
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Welcome Dr. Russell Hayden, the Newest Urologist to Join the Center for Male Fertility

We’re excited to expand the Center of Male Fertility by welcoming Dr. Russell Hayden, a urologist with a sub-specialty in male infertility and microsurgery, to the SGF medical team. Dr. Hayden is now scheduling new patient appointments at the Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania and Towson, Maryland offices, as well as additional SGF Pennsylvania locations. In Dr. Hayden’s […]
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PCOS and Egg Freezing: What Women Need to Know

PCOS Impacts 20 Million Women Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the number one cause of infertility in women. Approximately 1 in 10 reproductive-age women meet the criteria for diagnosis; however, only half of all women with PCOS have been diagnosed. PCOS can cause a delay in time to pregnancy, but, understanding this diagnosis can help […]
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Meet Dr. Nicole Banks, the Newest Physician to Join SGF Jones Institute

Please join us in welcoming the newest physician to the Shady Grove Fertility family, Dr. Nicole Banks, who is the second fertility specialist to join SGF Jones Institute since the location opened its doors in July 2021. Individuals and families across the Hampton Roads region who are in search of hope, answers, and solutions in […]
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COVID-19 and Infertility: Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Contribution: Eric A. Widra, M.D. August 16, 2021 Dear Valued Patient, Shady Grove Fertility continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendations in response to COVID-19. Practice leaders examine the implications of all recommendations with a […]
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Can I have sex during fertility treatment?

When Dr. Cassandra Roeca is asked by patients whether they can have sex during fertility treatment, her answer to them is simple: “Listen to your body.” “It is usually safe to have sexual intercourse during ovarian stimulation, but many women who are using injectable medication for IUI or IVF may experience enlarged ovaries, which might […]
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Meet Dr. Alex Polotsky, Who Sees Patients at SGF Colorado’s Denver and Colorado Springs Offices

Dr. Alex Polotsky currently sees patients at the brand new SGF Colorado’s Denver and Colorado Springs offices, providing a full range of state-of-the-art, in-house diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, elective egg freezing, LGBTQ family building, and fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment. Dr. Polotsky is a former University of Colorado Advanced […]
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