Author: VA Fertility & IVF

Question: What’s the best time to have sex to get pregnant? A) As frequently as possible B) The day you ovulate C) A couple of times in the days leading up to ovulation D) C & A Answer: D If you are healthy with no indication...

The legalization of marijuana, or cannabis, in multiple states, combined with the rise of THC-centered vaping and “health-related” products, makes it feel like cannabis products are perfectly safe. While topical use to reduce muscle pain may be acceptable, we recommend abstaining from ingesting or inhaling cannabis...

If you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), odds are you’ve read the phrase, “PCOS is one of the leading causes of female infertility in the United States.” And, if you’re planning to have a baby, that single phrase is enough to make you...

Virginia Fertility & IVF is proud to welcome Dr. Linnea Goodman to our practice. Dr. Goodman comes to us with years of knowledge and experience. We can't wait for you to meet her! Dr. Linnea Goodman grew up in Essex, Vermont. She is married and has...

Taking birth control pills to enhance fertility seems like a direct contradiction. Most patients pursuing fertility treatments went off the pill long ago and are doing everything they can to encourage conception. Oddly enough, however, the birth control pill can play an important role in timing...

A pioneer in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, it is with utmost respect and gratitude that we wish Dr. Bruce Bateman well in his retirement.  He will be retiring from our practice on February 28, 2021. Dr. Bateman started the IVF program in Charlottesville...

Your physical and emotional health are intrinsically linked to fertility health. Yet, equally important is the reality that your health is also intrinsically connected to your future baby’s health. Healthy Mothers Give Birth to Healthy Babies The statistics overwhelmingly support the reality that healthy mothers are far...

It can be tough when a fertility treatment cycle happens to span the holiday season. This is a beautiful but tricky time of year for anyone with an infertility diagnosis, but the rigorous schedule and stress around family, gifting, events, etc., can increase anxiety levels. Instead,...

[video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://vafertility.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Egg_Freezing_in_Virginia.mp4"][/video] Egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) can be a successful way to preserve fertility for women who aren’t able to begin family building during their peak fertility window. Originally created to preserve fertility for cancer patients or those whose medical diagnosis or proposed treatment threatened...

Here at the Virginia Fertility & IVF, we’re honoring the first week of PCOS Awareness Month. The official aim of this federally designated event, hosted by the National Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, is to, “...

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