Nashville Fertility News

The IVF Process

by | February 7th, 2017

What to Expect from the IVF Process No matter where you are on your journey to parenthood, you’ve probably heard of in vitro fertilization, or IVF. The IVF process allows a woman’s eggs to be fertilized in a laboratory, rather than inside the woman’s body, bypassing many of the infertility barriers that get in the…Read the Rest of Article

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Genetic Testing of Embryos

by | January 24th, 2017

Who Needs Genetic Testing of Embryos, and Why When you ask people whether they are hoping for a boy or girl, most will say they just want a healthy baby. Yet for men and women whose families are plagued with heritable diseases like CF or sickle cell, passing a disorder down to their child is…Read the Rest of Article

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Preconception Carrier Screening

by | November 29th, 2016

People from many ethnic backgrounds benefit from preconception carrier screening Certain genetic disorders are related to a person’s ethnicity, such as Tay-Sachs disease, which is more commonly found in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. However, we live in a global society and our DNA will likely reflect a diverse racial and ethnic background. A type of…Read the Rest of Article

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Is your partner at risk for male infertility?

by | November 15th, 2016

Is your partner at risk for male infertility? Many couples struggling to conceive are surprised to learn that the problem isn’t the woman’s anatomy or her eggs – it’s male infertility. For about half of couples struggling to conceive, problems with the sperm or the male partner’s reproductive tract are either contributing to or causing…Read the Rest of Article

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Infertility Testing Benefits Multiple Miscarriage Treatment

by | October 25th, 2016

Nashville Patient Delivers Healthy Baby After Genetic Screening If you ask Emily Beard of Nashville what was the best Christmas present she has ever received, she’ll emphatically tell you it was the December 2015 delivery of a healthy baby boy. After spending the majority of her 30s just trying to sustain a full-term pregnancy – only…Read the Rest of Article

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Zika Virus

by | September 27th, 2016

Nashville Fertility Center is your ally in the fight against Zika virus For months, the news has been filled with stories about Zika virus. This news hit a little closer to home after Nashville Fertility Center learned about Americans contracting the virus in Florida. To protect yourself and your baby during pregnancy, our fertility specialists…Read the Rest of Article

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Ovarian Reserve Testing, ORT

by | September 13th, 2016

Should I test my ovarian reserve? If you’re one of the many women who delays having children until later in life, you’re often reminded of the fact that your reproductive potential diminishes with each passing year. Knowing that time is not on your side, you may wonder, “Am I still fertile?” Advanced testing capabilities now…Read the Rest of Article

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Getting Pregnant after 40

by | August 23rd, 2016

Celebrity bump news: Do they defy the odds or have help getting pregnant after 40? In recent years, reports of celebrities giving birth to babies later in life seem to be the norm. Are these women defying the odds and conceiving naturally? Unfortunately, the answer is usually no. The team of reproductive endocrinologists at Nashville…Read the Rest of Article

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Preconception Testing

by | July 19th, 2016

Preconception testing in nashville

Preconception testing predicts the health of your baby “Are you hoping for a girl or a boy?” That’s the question often asked of newly pregnant couples. In reply, the typical couple says, “It doesn’t matter—as long as the baby is healthy.” Thanks to modern science, couples can undergo preconception testing, also called preconception carrier screening,…Read the Rest of Article

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Infertility Awareness

by | May 24th, 2016

Infertility awareness sheds light on a common struggle to conceive Infertility is a common problem affecting 1 in 8 couples. Yet often couples do not want to speak about their infertility; they may feel it’s private or embarrassed at not having yet conceived. At Nashville Fertility Center we want to raise infertility awareness to bring…Read the Rest of Article

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