Individuals and couples who are struggling to conceive often feel pressure from friends, family, and even strangers when it comes to having kids. Well-meaning loved ones can say something innocently, but it can come across as insensitive. Even a seemingly innocuous question can be misconstrued as intrusive. Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith,
Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) is proud to welcome Nicole P. Doyle, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG, to the Northern Virginia Medical Team. Dr. Doyle will begin seeing patients in SGF’s Fairfax, VA location in February 2020 and will provide a full range of state-of-the-art, in-house diagnostic and treatment options for female and
Shady Grove Fertility is proud to welcome Anthony Imudia, M.D. to the Florida Medical Team. Dr. Imudia will begin seeing patients in SGF Tampa Bay’s Westshore location and new Wesley Chapel location—bringing access to clinical expertise, research, and teaching closer to home for South Florida patients. Dr. Imudia will provide a full
There’s a lot of crazy advice out there, most of it being unsolicited advice from well-intentioned friends and family. Everything from standing on your head to only doing the baby dance during a full moon. The list goes on and on. SGF’s new fertility awareness campaign aims to reach people
Amy Schumer recently opened up on Instagram about freezing her eggs, and the physical and emotional toll it has taken on her body. The actress and comedian revealed that 8 months after giving birth to her son, Gene, she has decided to undergo the egg freezing process. “I’m a week
Getting real about infertility can be hard for anyone, but when it comes to celebrities, the pressure is on. So, we applaud the celebrities who are talking about their journey and providing a source of inspiration and often a bit of comic relief when it comes to their family building.
Dr. Tomer Singer, Medical Director and board-certified reproductive endocrinologist at SGF New York, joined former patient Lauren Brenner on her Empowered with Lauren podcast. Not yet ready to start a family, Lauren froze her eggs at the age of 34. When she came back to use her eggs, she realized
Jordan and Josh of Uniontown, PA, knew it wouldn’t be easy to start a family of their own. At the young age of 26, Jordan was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)—a condition in which ovulation and menses end before the age of 40.
The end of the year is often a time where many of us reflect on the year past and make resolutions for the year ahead. For patients who are experiencing infertility, there is an even greater motivation to make lifestyle adjustments in the new year. The good news is, making
AMH is an early and reliable predictor of ovarian reserve and a decrease in AMH levels may indicate that there is an egg issue before FSH levels begin to rise (another test for ovarian reserve). Since AMH adds valuable information as a predictor of ovarian reserve, the testing is now