Attain Fertility Blog

Up to a quarter of all cases of infertility are unexplained but the vast majority of men and women that undergo fertility treatment will take home a baby! One of our strengths here at Attain Fertility is that our bloggers include some of the nation’s top reproductive endocrinologists. These fertility doctors help men and women get pregnant every day with the help of fertility treatments like intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility drugs and more. Stop by regularly to get the latest news on IVF, IUI, success rates and more.


  • Need to Start Saving for Fertility in the New Year?

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    The New Year is a good time to reflect on the past and set new goals for the future.  It’s also a great time to clean house, take stock and take action.  If one of your goals is to save money to pay for fertility treatments in 2016, there are a few simple steps you should consider to optimize your saving potential.

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  • 1 in 8: You Are Not Alone

    Dr. Carmelo Sgarlata RSC Bay

    In the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 8 individuals will experience infertility during their reproductive years. This number may even be as low as 1 in 6. How is it possible that a condition that is so common can leave one feeling so isolated? Infertility affects us at a very basic level – we are unable to plan for and have the family we so strongly desire. While we may all come from different cultures, religions or family units - children are a basic desire for most of us. For those of you hoping to become pregnant,

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  • Egg Freezing: Does it Really Work?

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    People have been abuzz about egg freezing since the announcement came that Facebook and Apple will be covering it as part of their benefits packages. As reproductive endocrinologists, we’re excited to hear so much discussion about this technology that is expanding reproductive options for women. A lot of questions are being asked about egg freezing, especially lately, and I want to address some of the most common ones today. 

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  • The Benefits of Elective Egg Freezing

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    This week’s announcement from Google and Facebook to offer elective egg freezing coverage for their female employees is remarkable: giving professional women more control of the timing of their reproductive decisions. Dr. Marc Fritz, Practice Director of UNC Fertility, explains, “Women may be interested in delaying motherhood for a host of reasons, including pursuing a career or furthering education.” He continued, “Elective egg freezing is a safe and effective option and will hopefully eliminate the need for women to be forced to choose between a career and starting a family.”

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  • Letrozole: Best Fertility Drug for PCOS?

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    For over 40 years, Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid, Serophene) has been the most used oral medication for ovulation induction. Let’s look at what a newer medication – Letrozole – has to offer. Letrozole (Femara) has received a great deal of recent interest as an alternative to Clomiphene. Unlike Clomiphene, which is an antiestrogen, Letrozole is in the class of medications known as aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase inhibits block the conversion of other hormones to estrogen. When estrogen levels are lowered, 

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