Take a peek at these adorable NRM babies: to our knowledge this is the first pregnancy from eggs frozen in Vermont! Fertility clinics have for decades been able to freeze and thaw embryos (an egg fertilized with sperm). Embryos are made up of many cells, and are more robust thus allowing them to survive the freezing and thawing process. Eggs, however, are one single cell full of a large content of water. Eggs are difficult to freeze without destroying the integrity of their DNA, but a new technology called vitrification (a flash-freeze avoiding ice crystal development) has allowed egg freezing to Read more »
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Happy Nurses Week! May 6-12th is National Nurses Week. We love our NRM nurses, and so do our patients. We wouldn’t survive without them- both literally and figuratively! Learn more about our awesome nursing team. Nicole Huff, Monique Van Leuven, Stephanie Olmstead, and Sara Carey — thank you!
Did you know that infertility affects more than 3 million people in the U.S. each year alone? 10-15% of couples in the U.S. struggle with infertility. April 19-25th was Infertility Awareness Week, but we can work to raise awareness every week! What is infertility? Knowledge is power. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after 12 months of trying to conceive. If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months. It is important to see a specialist- a Reproductive Endocrinologist, or in some cases your OB/Gyn Read more »
Welcome to Northeastern Reproductive Medicine! We look forward to communicating with you on this blog–sharing stories, discussing the latest reproductive news, and providing educational content as you go through your journey to conceive. Closely tied to reproduction are several different endocrine (hormonal) problems, and the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility physicians at NRM treat these as well—even when you’re not trying to conceive. Let us be your resource. If you have topics about which you would like to learn more, we would love to hear from you. As physicians, we learn a great deal from listening to our patients’ stories. A Read more »