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Flu and Fertility: Should I Get a Flu Shot?

by | January 31st, 2013

Texas Fertility Center patients frequently ask us about the flu vaccine, and whether they should take this precautionary step prior to or during fertility treatment. Your goal is to get pregnant, so protecting your health is of paramount importance now and in the future. What TFC Fertility Friends Frequently Ask About Flu It’s January/February. Should…Read the Rest of Article

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Find Peace and Joy (Despite Infertility) this Holiday Season

by | December 12th, 2012

Infertility doesn’t take a holiday, so the added stress of a hectic, emotionally charged month can leave you feeling Grinchy. At Texas Fertility Center, we know the struggle to get pregnant can steal your holiday joy. What’s festive about infertility? Our fertility specialists have talked to hundreds of women – over three decades of December…Read the Rest of Article

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Laparoscopy

by | July 1st, 2012

A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure, which allows a physician to perform complex procedures using only 2-3 small incisions in the belly button and the lower abdomen. During this procedure, the abdomen is inflated with gas (carbon dioxide). This creates more space in the abdominal area and allows your physician to evaluate the…Read the Rest of Article

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Surgical Evaluation of Infertility

by | June 30th, 2012

Female infertility can be caused by multiple factors. Among the most common are ovulation disorders, fallopian tube disease, endometriosis, and uterine defects. While problems with ovulation are managed primarily with medications, the remaining conditions are most commonly diagnosed and treated with surgical intervention. Sonogram imaging of the uterus and ovaries may show conditions such as…Read the Rest of Article

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Next Step: Surgery

by | June 28th, 2012

After completing your fertility evaluation, your physician may recommend surgery as a next step. Surgery can be an excellent way to diagnose and treat many gynecological problems such as: endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic and/or intrauterine adhesions, uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, fallopian tube disease and obstruction, and congenital abnormalities of the pelvic organs such as a…Read the Rest of Article

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Why TFC? Who We Are

by | May 8th, 2012

When a patient of mine recently moved to California, she asked me to refer her to a specialist who could continue her care.  Drs. Vaughn, Hansard, Burger, and I have each noticed that when we provide our patients with a couple of names, they frequently ask us why we chose those particular specialists over many…Read the Rest of Article

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Why TFC? Our Practice Goals.

by | May 1st, 2012

From the moment that we decided to dedicate our careers to the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, we each made many commitments. First and foremost, we wanted to develop a patient-centric practice that would provide best in class care in a nurturing, yet state of the art environment.

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Your Estradiol Level Is…

by | April 30th, 2012

During your stimulation cycle, you get a phone call alerting you that your estradiol level is at 250. But what does this mean exactly? Well let’s talk about it. Where does estradiol come from? In a normal ovulatory cycle, the hypothalamus in the brain produces a hormone called GnRH. An increase in GnRH causes the…Read the Rest of Article

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My OB/GYN Thinks I Need Help Getting Pregnant….Now What?

by | March 30th, 2012

Growing up, almost every girl dreams of having their own family. You play it out in your head a million times, thinking about exactly when it will happen and what it will be like. Never in a million years did you think that having a baby could be so difficult. Infertility affects approximately 6.1 million…Read the Rest of Article

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“Are You Aware of Your Fertility?”

by | March 29th, 2012

You’re busy. With all of the daily demands for your time, Texas Fertility Center reminds you not to sacrifice a life goal of getting pregnant. It’s common to put off having a baby until later in life — or to overlook the signs that something might be wrong. However, if you plan to have a…Read the Rest of Article

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