Attain Fertility Blog

Our infertility blog features reproductive endocrinologists, fertility experts and guest bloggers – all sharing their stories and tips to help you get pregnant and find peace along the journey. Stay up to date with our blog to get the latest news on cutting edge infertility treatment, emotional support and financing options. Join us each week as we share the latest fertility news and information right here on our blog.

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


    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.


  • Should I See a Fertility Specialist?


    Perhaps you’ve been under a lot of stress lately. Or, maybe your partner is always traveling during “the right time”. If you hear yourself making excuses month after month for seemingly unexplained infertility, then it might be time to sit down with a fertility specialist to uncover the root cause of the problem.

    “What many men and women don’t realize is that early diagnosis is key,” according to Dr. Sgarlata, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Integrative Medicine Consultant. “Many times, if a problem is diagnosed, it can take months to treat and suddenly there you are, almost a year later, starting to try all over again”. 

    The solution? Don’t wait. Here, we’ve narrowed down 4 signs that it’s time to pick up the phone – or hop online - to make an appointment for a fertility consultation asap. But as a general rule, if you are even asking yourself this question, the answer is yes.


  • 21 Days of TLC

    Forget those auld acquaintances-the New Year has arrived! Along with it? A bevy of email blasts and Facebooks posts piling on the pressure for you to be perfect in 2016: “Don’t drink” “Don’t smoke” “Don’t eat processed foods”. Now, don’t get us wrong, we are completely 100% on board with this advice but it just always seems to be all about the “don’ts”.

    If you’ve been minding your fertility health, you’ve already (fingers crossed) dropped the butts, kicked the bottle and started working more leafy greens into your diet. Stress, however, is a grossly underestimated, major player in the trying-to-conceive game. So, this year, why not resolve to focus on the de-stressing “do’s” in life and pick up some new healthy habits too instead of just dropping the bad ones?

    Here, we present “21 Days of TLC”–a string of new, healthy habits for you to pick up, day-by-day, that offer little old you some big time tender loving care. Research has shown that it takes a minimum of 21 days to adjust to a new behavior. So sit back, relax and spend the next 3 weeks taking care of yourself. Let’s get started:


  • 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,


  • IVF and Embryo Grading

    Sperm, eggs and embryos all undergo a grading system during IVF. This grading is a complex process that begins at the time of the egg retrieval and continues throughout early embryo development. Your doctor should review the embryo quality with you on the day of