What is the microbiome, and who are EMMA and ALICE?

May 17, 2021

Most people are familiar with the fact that our gastrointestinal systems are colonized by bacteria. All the way from the mouth to the anus, the long tube known as the “gut” is full of bugs! Your skin is also covered. In fact, it has been estimated that there are more than 10 times as many microbes that live in/on our bodies than our bodies’ own cells. Gross, right?

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blocked tubes

February 29, 2020

About 15% of our patients have tubal factor infertility, meaning we think blocked or diseased Fallopian tubes are the reason they are infertile. We assess the tubes with a hysterosalpingogram (HSG). The HSG is also called the “dye test” because dye is passed up through the uterus and out the tubes. An x-ray is then taken and the radiologist can sort out whether the tubes are open or not.


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ethical dilemmas

March 19, 2019

In reproductive medicine we face ethical dilemmas regularly.  Nearly every week we navigate questions about treating when the chance of success might be futile, when the treatment might pose risk that exceeds the benefit, when patients ask for care that is outside of societal norms, and more.
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March 04, 2016

Just when we thought we had enough things to worry about... the Zika virus. We've known about it sin
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Whole grains are good for you

June 19, 2016

Is there a diet you should follow to promote fertility? The Environment and Reproductive Health (EAR
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Who needs a surrogate?

November 16, 2013

When a couple is infertile, they naturally try to figure out the problem on their own. "Is it my ute
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When It Doesn't Work

April 10, 2016

IVF works most of the time in couples where the female age is under 40. When it doesn't work, we ask
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What is an egg retrieval like?

August 20, 2013

Today I sucked 65 eggs. Ok, that sounds crass but it's accurate. More precisely, I retrieved eggs fr
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what if?

February 17, 2019

My parents made me suspicious of insurance. They weren't necessarily optimistic people, but they just felt they could handle bad outcomes themselves and didn't trust that insurance help with be forth coming in the event of a disaster.
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Waiting Room

February 20, 2014

Fertility clinic waiting rooms are often anxiety-filled places. That's why our front receptionist, T
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