7 Infertility Instagrams You Need To Follow

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Sometimes we need a break from the celebrity and meme heavy photos we see on our Instagram feeds. Here are some of our favorite Instagram accounts which highlight personal patient experiences and patient education about...

The Facts About Egg Freezing

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Elective oocyte cryopreservation commonly known as “egg freezing” has been increasing in popularity since it was labeled non-experimental by ASRM, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in 2012. This has come with an explosion of...

Wait, There’s More to Worry About Than Tay-Sachs?!

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The first time I ever gave any kind of real thought to the possibility of genetic landmines in my Jewish ancestry, I was in my mid-20s, not dating anyone too seriously — Jewish or otherwise...

Infertility Lemons Into Lemonade

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When bad things happen, we tend to, understandably, react with sadness, anger or a wide range of emotions as we try to process it. It’s difficult in those moments to see it perhaps as an...

Stories From The Trenches

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As with any personal interaction, the impact of genetic counseling is a two way street. As counselors, we strive to help our patients by providing information and support. But it is not unusual for a...

Infertility – Not Just A Women’s Health Issue

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The journey to parenthood can be an emotional one for some, riddled with unexpected challenges and complications. Infertility affects approximately 15% of couples trying to conceive. Although a common misconception about infertility may be that...

Getting to Know Your Body While Trying to Conceive

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We’ve spent our entire lives inside of our bodies, so we should know them pretty well, right? Despite time spent in biology classes and doctor’s offices, a lot of us don’t have the first idea...

What do I need to know about Zika virus?

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In April of this year, the CDC announced that a Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly, among other birth defects, prompting health care organizations to educate women and couples about how to assess...

Vaccines During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy and the journey to that point, for some women, can be a time where they become more intimately acquainted with the inside of a doctor’s office than ever before. Countless magazines on waiting room...