Author: VA Fertility & IVF

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, “...

For many, an intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycle is the first step in the fertility treatment path. It is most used in conjunction with Clomid (a safe, effective oral fertility medication). IUI can support multiple infertility factors such as irregular ovulation, PCOS, and poor sperm count. While...

Did you know Clomid (chemically named Clomiphene Citrate) has been around since the 1960s? Its historical safety record and efficiency at helping women conceive is one of the many reasons why Clomid is considered a first-line fertility treatment for most women with an infertility diagnosis. The...

RMCVA is proud to announce that we are recognized as an Optum Fertility Center of Excellence. In order to achieve this acknowledgement, fertility specialists and treatment facilities must meet or exceed best-practices criteria. To be considered as part of the Center of Excellence network, facilities...

Couples trying to get an infertility diagnosis are often frustrated and dismayed when they hear the results are, “unexplained infertility.” Don’t get too discouraged, however, because the diagnosis should inspire hope. Studies have shown that as many as 43% of couples told they have unexplained infertility...

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