A Thank You to Our Egg Donors

SGF is home to the largest fresh-cycle egg donor program in the country. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are interested in helping people become parents through egg donation. This year marks an especially significant practice milestone, with 85,000 babies born since the center first opened its doors in 1991, and our […]
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frozen Embryo Transfers

In recent years, the success with a frozen embryo transfer (FET) has increased substantially making it an increasingly popular option to consider before moving to another fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. With frozen embryo transfers, you can extend the chance of pregnancy per egg retrieval—ultimately saving you time and money if you happen to […]
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Prepare Your Body for a Healthy Pregnancy

While it’s very important to have healthy lifestyle habits while pregnant, these same behaviors are just as important when you’re trying to conceive. Staying physically active, eating well, and quitting smoking are some of the many ways that you can prepare your body to be in the best possible shape for trying to conceive: 1. […]
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Welcome to SGF Jones Institute: Preserving the Legacy of Innovation and Excellence in Fertility Care

The Hampton Roads region is home to our latest full-service location at SGF Jones Institute with Dr. Tarita Pakrashi on board. We are proud to extend care to our new Norfolk, Virginia neighbors with comprehensive fertility services and an embryology lab while enduring the Jones Institute legacy as leaders in fertility medicine.   Our new space may be familiar to locals as the Eastern Virginia Medical School Jones Institute for […]
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Diagnosing and Overcoming Male Factor Infertility

Overcoming male factor infertility is possible through the right diagnostic testing and appropriate treatment protocols. While the infertility conversation often revolves around the female partner, the male partner’s role is just as important. Infertility is often seen as a female problem, but surprisingly, 40 percent of cases are attributed to the male partner, with an additional […]
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Welcome to SGF Colorado: Meet the New Doctors and Offices

The countdown is over: 4 physicians, 2 locations, and one comprehensive and caring patient experience is now available at the brand new SGF Colorado! We are proud to lend a helping hand to families out west with the same cutting-edge fertility care we’ve offered all patients since 1991. Please join us in giving a warm […]
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Supporting Your Male Partner through Infertility

For men, infertility is often a private heartache. So much of the medical experience focuses on a woman and her body, yet a man is 50 percent of the equation. It can be easy for a man to take on a secondary role during infertility, in the background supporting their spouse through the experience. It […]
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The Lifecycle of Sperm: Sperm Development

The Sperm Development Cycle Takes about 74 Days Most people probably don’t give much thought to sperm development until perhaps conception appears that it’s taking longer than it should. The good news, there are some very tangible lifestyle changes that men can make to improve their sperm health and overall fertility. It is generally known […]
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What Every Woman Over the Age of 35 Should Know about Having Children Later in Life

Dr. Lauren Roth, who sees patients in SGF’s Frederick, MD, Rockville, MD, and Silver Spring, MD locations, shares her best recommendations for women who are planning on starting a family later on in life. Dr. Roth also answered questions such as the following: Does stress really affect fertility? Can weight and lifestyle choices affect your ability to get pregnant? What […]
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