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5 Ways to Support Loved Ones with Infertility - April 02, 2019 In honor of National Infertility Awareness Month, the fertility experts of IVF FLORIDA offer 5 ways you can support friends and family struggling with infertility.

5 Facts About Endometriosis: What to Know - March 07, 2019 What is endometriosis? In honor of endometriosis awareness month, the team at IVF FLORIDA gives you the facts you need to know.

5 Ways To Keep the Romance Alive During Fertility Treatment - February 05, 2019 Keeping the romance alive during fertility treatment can be difficult. Here are five tips from IVF Florida fertility clinic on injecting romance back into your relationship.

Planning on TTC in 2019? Follow these 5 Tips - January 15, 2019 Trying to conceive this year? Follow these five tips to increase your chances of TTC success.

Holiday Tips for those #TTC [infographic] - November 15, 2018 The holidays can be stressful for infertile couples. South Florida’s fertility doctors at IVF Florida share tips to help you have a healthy holiday season.

Breast Cancer Treatment & Fertility: What to Know - October 04, 2018 Will breast cancer treatment impact your fertility? The fertility experts of IVF FLORIDA discuss which treatments will impact fertility & discuss your options.

3 Tips for Traveling with Fertility Medication [infographic] - July 26, 2018 Traveling while undergoing fertility treatment can be difficult. To help you keep up with your fertility medication schedule while on the road, follow these three tips.

Summer fun? Tips for Coping with Infertility During the Summer - July 10, 2018 The Summer can be a difficult time for those struggling with infertility. Try these helpful tips on how to cope during this stressful time

Options for Coping with the Psychological Impact of Infertility - May 15, 2018 The fertility experts of IVF FLORIDA discuss the impact of infertility on mental health and resources to help couples and individuals cope with its effects.

5 Ways to Raise Awareness for National Infertility Awareness Month - April 10, 2018 The fertility experts of IVF FLORIDA in South Florida, explain how to raise infertility awareness in your community.

Is Endometriosis Impacting Your Fertility? - March 06, 2018 Can endometriosis affect fertility? South Florida’s doctors at IVF Florida discuss the symptoms of endometriosis and the impact it can have on fertility.

4 Reasons Not to Delay Seeking Fertility Treatment - February 19, 2018 South Florida’s doctors at IVF Florida explain why it’s important that couples seek fertility treatment. Learn why you shouldn’t delay infertility treatments.

7 Ideas for a Fertility Friendly Valentine’s Day - February 12, 2018 Struggling with infertility this Valentine’s Day? South Florida’s fertility experts at IVF Florida share ways to enjoy your partner without fertility stress.

The HSG Procedure: What to Know - January 24, 2018 If you’ve been unsuccessful in conceiving, our fertility doctors at IVF Florida will request a Hysetrosalpingogram (HSG). Learn more about our HSG procedure.

Making Fertility Treatment Affordable: Options for Patients - January 18, 2018 The fertility experts of IVF FLORIDA in the Ft Lauderdale- Miami area discuss the different options available to patients looking for ways to make fertility treatment more affordable.

Cervical Cancer’s Impact on Fertility - January 10, 2018 The fertility experts of IVF FLORIDA in South Florida discuss the impact off cervical cancer on fertility and the options available to women facing cancer treatment.

Gratitude’s Role in Dealing with Infertility - December 18, 2017 Practicing gratitude can be helpful when going through a difficult struggle such as infertility. Read how it can help from the fertility experts at IVF Florida!

Elective Egg Freezing: What Women Need to Know - December 11, 2017 Are you considering freezing your eggs? Learn why women are freezing their eggs and what you can expect if you decide to as well with this infographic from the experts at IVF FLORIDA.

Quiz: How Should You Make This a December to Remember? - December 06, 2017 De-stressing is key when you’re #TTC… but is that realistic during the holidays? You bet. Take our fun & quick quiz to identify the best chill-out tactics for you!

How Diabetes Affects Male & Female Fertility - November 28, 2017 Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans - and it could be sabotaging your fertility. Learn how diabetes is linked to infertility and what you can do about it.

Fertility Treatments: Assisted Reproductive Technologies for Infertility [Infographic] - November 14, 2017 For some infertile couples, assisted reproductive technologies are needed to conceive. Learn about IVF and IUI - treatment options for fertility patients.

Your Lack of Sleep Could Be Sabotaging Your Fertility - November 08, 2017 Poor sleep patterns can affect your fertility. Learn why, and what you can do about it.

How to Preserve Your Fertility After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis - October 30, 2017 Breast Cancer doesn't have to be fertility-ending. Learn how the Fertility Experts at IVF Florida can help cancer patients preserve their fertility, allowing them to survive and thrive in the face of a diagnosis.

De-Stress & Decompress: Tips to Relax During IVF Treatments - September 25, 2017 While it’s much easier said than done, letting yourself relax and lowering stress levels may help the outcome of your fertility treatments and will also make you feel a lot better throughout the process. Not quite sure how to get to that place? We’re here to help with the tips below. Check it out….

How Should You Celebrate Romance? - August 09, 2017 August is Romance Awareness month! How should you celebrate? Take our quiz to find out…

Summer Beach Reading List if You’re Trying to Conceive - July 25, 2017 The struggle with infertility is both emotionally and physically painful and a process that requires a much-needed break from time to time. And being that it is the lazy days of summer, hopefully, that much-needed break involves a beach chair and a good read.

Lifestyle Changes Men Can Make to Avoid Reducing Infertility - June 29, 2017 Dr. David Hoffman shares facts abut male infertility and how certain lifestyle changes can help avoid reducing fertility.

Egg Freezing Popularity on the Rise: Why now? - May 25, 2017 From fashion to technology and everything in between, there seems to be a trend for everything. Even freezing eggs is a growing trend and one that continues to rise in popularity. But why?

Reproductive Specialist Dr. David Hoffman’s Facts About Infertility - April 24, 2017 Our own Dr. David Hoffman is subspecialty certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has over 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. In this blog, he offers valuable information about infertility that may help shed some light on this condition that affects so many.

How to Help Raise Awareness About Infertility - April 21, 2017 This year National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW for short) will be the week of April 23-29, 2017. There is a huge need for infertility awareness in our community. RESOLVE offers some ideas on how you can be part of the movement and raise awareness in your community.

National Infertility Awareness Week 2017 - April 10, 2017 National Infertility Awareness Week starts April 23rd and throughout the week you will see us promoting infertility awareness through social media and at our South Florida fertility clinics. Learn more about NIAW with this fact sheet.

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month - March 27, 2017 The month of March marks National Endometriosis Awareness Month and provides a great opportunity to raise awareness. Read this blog by Dr. Daniel Christie as he takes a closer look at this chronic disorder and one of the biggest contributors to infertility today.

This February Celebrate American Heart Month - February 21, 2017 Aw, sweet, romantic February, a month where we take time to celebrate matters of the heart with roses, candlelight and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. So it should come as no surprise that the American Heart Association chose February for matters of the heart, too – albeit literal cardiac matters – designating February "American Heart Month."

Fertility Superfoods - February 02, 2017 If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to conceive this year, IVF FLORIDA’s Dr. Barrionuevo can help! Below he shares a list of superfoods that could boost your fertility.

Quiz: How to Best Relieve Stress - January 16, 2017 We all know that for ultimate fertility we should stress less – but how? Enjoy this fun & informative quiz to help uncover your unique ultimate chilling technique.

What I’ve Learned As A Fertility Doctor - January 16, 2017 Dr. Gene Manko shares some important lessons he’s learned from treating infertility patients for over 40 years at IVF FLORIDA on this recent blog post.

Tell Your Infertility Journey, Or Keep It Quiet? - December 22, 2016 The holidays are always a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and a great opportunity to catch up on the latest and greatest in everyone’s lives. But what happens this year when it’s your turn to share and you are in the middle of a struggle with trying to get pregnant? Do you pour your heart out and tell the story of your infertility journey or do you prefer to keep this personal matter private?

Progesterone: The Most Misunderstood Hormone - December 14, 2016 Reproductive specialist, Dr. Wayne Maxson of IVF FLORIDA discusses misconceptions about an important hormone crucial to conceiving.

Keeping Nutrition in Check During the Holidays - December 05, 2016 Tis the season for good tidings and all things festive, and unfortunately, it’s also a time for serious overindulgence – alcohol, sweet treats, and all those delicious, irresistible small party bites where portion control goes completely out the window. This holiday season, try your hardest to keep your nutrition in check, especially if you are trying to conceive (this goes for the guys too!). Here’s why….

Timing of Ovulation: Apps Versus Urine Testing - December 05, 2016 Dr. Wayne Maxson of IVF FLORIDA discusses the use of urine testing and smartphone applications to time ovulation. Which one is right for you?

IVF Florida Reproductive Associates Now Providing Infertility Care in Coral Gables - November 02, 2016 IVF Florida Reproductive Associates Opens 7th Office in Coral Gables, FL, Making Infertility Care More Convenient for Patients

Egg Freezing & Fertility Preservation Options Prior to Cancer Treatments - October 24, 2016 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a great opportunity to bring awareness to the disease and an emphasis on the importance of early detection. Check out the statistics below…

Dr. David Hoffman: The Flu Season and Fertility - October 13, 2016 Trying to conceive? South Florida’s reproductive specialist, Dr. David Hoffman, answers some common questions on how to best navigate the season of sniffles.

Dr. Steven Ory Discusses Oocyte Freezing - August 19, 2016 So you definitely want to be a mother someday, but you are in your 30’s and you are not ready to have a baby now. You are concerned about your fertility potential and you may have friends or relatives who are dealing with infertility and others who are considering oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing). How do you decide if this is the right choice for you?

Fertility Preservation: Elective Egg Freezing - July 14, 2016 As women age, the quantity and quality of eggs decline each year – dramatically declining after the age of 35 and leaving only a 5% chance of conceiving by the age of 40. With egg freezing, a woman can serve as her own egg donor when she is ready to conceive later in life.

Men’s Health Month: A Closer Look at Male Infertility - June 16, 2016 June is Men’s Health Month and is celebrated across the country to bring awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. This month gives us a great opportunity to spotlight a condition that affects millions of men around the world and one of the toughest challenges a man can face - male infertility.

10 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health - May 31, 2016 Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month and an opportunity to educate millions of people about mental health through the media, local events, and screenings. As part of the “big picture” when dealing with fertility issues and treatments, mental health is just as important as your physical health. So as we head into summer, check out these ten tips that can help boost your mental well-being.

April 24 - 30 is National Infertility Awareness Week - April 26, 2016 Throughout National Infertility Awareness Week you will see us promoting infertility awareness through social media and at our South Florida fertility clinics. The goal of NIAW is to bring awareness to a disease that affects over 7 million women worldwide.

What does being Overweight have to do with Reproduction? - December 18, 2015 In the United States, almost 2/3 of women and 3/4 of men are overweight or obese. Obesity increases the risks of several medical conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), sleep apnea, and respiratory problems, ultimately elevating the rate of all-cause mortality.

Coping with Infertility During the Holidays - December 04, 2015 The holiday season is upon us, but for some it won’t be as joyous due to an infertility diagnosis. The fertility doctors at IVF FLORIDA understand how difficult it is to attend parties and family functions, all while dealing with infertility. Below, we share tips to help you cope during this season.

Smoking and Infertility - November 25, 2015 Struggling with infertility? Smoking could be a contributing cause to your troubles. IVF FLORIDA shares some facts about smoking and reproductive issues.

Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients - October 27, 2015 In honor of breast cancer awareness month, the reproductive specialists at IVF FLORIDA want to assure patients that there is still hope for starting a family through fertility preservation.

Diagnosis of an Abnormal Pregnancy - October 22, 2015 The diagnosis of an abnormal pregnancy can be a very scary and isolating thing for a woman / couple. It is hard enough getting to this point, it becomes extremely difficult to understand how an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage may happen.

Online Fertility Resources to Consider During Treatment - October 08, 2015 When couples try to conceive and realize they may need help, the vast majority will turn to the Internet to learn more about what they are going through, many times even before seeing an infertility specialist.

Could I Have PCOS? - September 25, 2015 While only a doctor can diagnose PCOS, here are some common symptoms that you should bring up to your physician...

Meet Our Newest Fertility Specialist - September 15, 2015 IVF FLORIDA is proud to welcome our newest reproductive specialist, Dr. Marc Gualtieri. Dr. Gualtieri is now accepting infertility patients in our Wellington and Jupiter offices

Egg Freezing Becoming Increasingly Popular - August 31, 2015 With the number of eggs (and their quality) decreasing as women age, egg freezing has become a popular option.

Ten Things to Know about Infertility - August 19, 2015 Have questions about infertility? South Florida’s reproductive specialists at IVF FLORIDA share ten important facts about infertility.

Get A Discounted Rate with Attain IVF Flex Plans - July 21, 2015 IVF FLORIDA is excited to offer Attain IVF Flex Plans that offer multiple IVF cycles for a discounted fee. The reality is that most women need multiple rounds of IVF in order to successfully conceive, but our South Florida reproductive specialists want to help you conceive, so we offer this program in case your financial burdens may prevent you from completing your treatment. If you have limited or no insurance, you may want to take advantage of this opportunity!

Attain IVF gives you every conceivable chance for success - June 19, 2015 Affording fertility treatment can be a concern for many patients. IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates is proud to offer our patients exclusive options through the Attain® IVF Flex Plans. IVF FLORIDA is the exclusive provider in South Florida for these plans that give patients multiple IVF cycles for a single, discounted fee.

Tips to Boost Fertility During Male Fertility Month - June 12, 2015 Did you know that approximately half of all infertile couples can’t conceive due to male infertility issues? In honor of June being Male Fertility Month, IVF FLORIDA wants to share the best ways to boost male fertility to help stack the odds in your favor

Ten Tips to Optimize Female Fertility - May 20, 2015 In honor of Female Fertility Month, IVF FLORIDA has compiled the top ten tips to optimizing female fertility.

National Infertility Awareness Week Starts April 19 - April 10, 2015 April 19 marks the start of National Infertility Awareness Week and RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association, has chosen these powerful words to help spread the message to the infertility community that they are not alone - that there is hope, help, and support when it’s needed most.

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) or Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) - November 10, 2014 Dr. Wayne Maxson reviews Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) or Premature Ovarian Failure (POF).

Removal of Uterine Fibroids via Laparotomy - October 03, 2014 Dr. Wayne Maxson reviews the advantages and disadvantages of a laparotomy for the removal of uterine fibroids.

IVF Florida and Donor Egg Bank USA Hit 1,000 Embryo Transfer Milestone - September 23, 2014 Donor Egg Bank USA expands to work with 150 top reproductive endocrinologists at 95 locations in an effort to help couples become parents.

EmbryoScope Technology Now Available in Florida - April 30, 2014 IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates first in the state to offer revolutionary technology that monitors embryo development from conception.

Benefits of Using Donor Eggs in Fertility Treatment - March 07, 2014 In the video blog Drs. David Hoffman and Marcello Barrionuevo, physician partners at IVF Florida, explain the benefits of using an egg donor.

What to Expect During an Egg Retrieval and Embryo Transfer - February 28, 2014 Dr. Steven J Ory, fertility specialist with IVF Florida Reproductive Associates in South Florida, provides an overview of the egg retrieval and embryo transfer process during an IVF cycle.

Egg Quality and Other Success Factors in Fertility Treatment - January 28, 2014 Dr. Steven J Ory, fertility specialist with IVF Florida Reproductive Associates in South Florida, reviews the steps involved in an IVF cycle and the factors affecting successful fertility treatment.

Eat, Drink and Be Fertile? - December 19, 2012 "The Holiday Season." That single phrase likely conjures a mix of memories, emotions, sentiments, and anticipation. For many of us, the holiday season is an opportunity to gather with friends and family and to share in traditions both old and new. There are parties to attend, religious observances to be remembered, and shopping to be done. And then there is the food. For couples dealing with issues of fertility, matters of weight and diet often take on an additional gravity. When meeting with patients in my fertility clinic, one of the most common questions that I am asked is, "What kind of diet should we be on to improve our fertility?" The answer to the basic concept of lifestyle change to improve fertility is nuanced and there is no "one size fits all" response to the question.