Fertility Blog

Health, wellness and treatment information from University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine’s fertility doctors

Gestational Surrogacy? Go Commercial

Gestational Surrogacy? Go Commercial

A gestational surrogacy arrangement, in which one woman carries a pregnancy for another woman after implanting that woman’s fertilized embryo achieved with her eggs and her partner’s sperm, is sometimes recommended for intended parents.
PGS: Why on Earth Should I Spend Money on It?

PGS: Why on Earth Should I Spend Money on It?

If IVF is recommended, our patients are often surprised to find out that this treatment is costly. Find out why patients would anyone pay extra for an additional procedure that is essentially elective and if it's cost-effective.
Doctor, Do I Have to Do IVF?

Doctor, Do I Have to Do IVF?

Our philosophy is that, whenever possible, patients should be in the driver’s seat. Ultimately, the patient must decide for him or herself if they HAVE to do IVF after a thorough discussion with a knowledgeable and caring physician
How Some Clinics Manipulate Their Fertility Success Rates

How Some Clinics Manipulate Their Fertility Success Rates

In this video, Dr. Alvero explains why fertility success rates are confusing, how they can be manipulated, and how Advanced Reproductive Medicine starts with the most effective fertility treatments, not the most aggressive or expensive ones, to ensure your success, not just the clinic's success rates.
Overview of Causes of Infertility

Overview of Causes of Infertility

In this video, Dr. Murray discusses that in order to get pregnant, you need an egg, a sperm, a way for these to get together to make an embryo, and a place for the embryo to grow. If anything goes wrong with these events, you have infertility.
Be Aggressive, Be Be Aggressive!

Be Aggressive, Be Be Aggressive!

Dr. Lauren Roth discusses a new study that gives older couples important new information, suggesting that their time (and money) may be best spent on IVF when the goal is getting pregnant and having a baby as soon as possible.
Surviving Mother’s Day

Surviving Mother’s Day

By Dr. Joan Manheimer - Holidays are hard for most of us, but for people struggling to have children, Mother’s Day is especially tough. Here are some tips for getting through a difficult time of year.
Sperm Freezing & Donor Sperm

Sperm Freezing & Donor Sperm

By Dr. Shunping Wang – Sperm freezing is a routine procedure widely used by sperm banks and IVF clinics. Pregnancy success depends on sperm count, motility & progression rate.
A Weighty Issue

A Weighty Issue

By Dr. Lauren Roth – Obesity has negative health effects on reproduction and fertility. Women have harder times getting pregnant and higher rates of miscarriage even using IVF.
Should I Check My Ovulation?

Should I Check My Ovulation?

By Dr. Patricia McShane – Many women trying to conceive want to know if, and when, they are ovulating. As a rule of thumb, if you have cycles every 21 to 35 days, you are ovulating.
Home Sperm Testing

Home Sperm Testing

By Dr. Shona Murray – The FDA has approved home sperm test kits to determine sperm counts for male infertility, available both online and in several pharmacies for less than $40.
Twin Birth: Why the Uproar?

Twin Birth: Why the Uproar?

By Patricia McShane – The CDC the rate of twin birth has been rising in recent decades, stating that the increase is mostly due to use of fertility and IVF therapies.