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Understanding Irregular Periods

There is a wide range of what is considered to be “normal” when referring to a woman’s period or menstrual cycle. Since most women know what their typical cycle is like, the term “irregular” may refer to a change in what’s normal for them. Having irregular periods can be a signal that something in your…. read more

Signs And Causes Of Irregular Ovulation

When a woman ovulates each month, a mature egg is released from her ovary then moves down the fallopian tube. If sperm is present, the egg is then fertilized by the sperm, an embryo is created, and a baby is made. On average, a woman with regular cycles tends to ovulate sometime between day 11…. read more

Preparing For Your First Appointment At NCCRM Fertility Center Cary

If you are over the age of 35 and haven’t been able to conceive after 6 months of trying, or are under 35 and haven’t been able to conceive after 12 months of trying, it is recommended that you see a fertility specialist. Once you have reached out to NCCRM fertility center Cary and made…. read more

Tips To Improve Your Odds of Conceiving

Once you’ve made the decision that you’re ready to have a baby, it is natural to want it to happen as soon as possible. But it is important to remember that getting pregnant takes time, and can take several months to a year for some women. According to ASRM, a healthy 30-year-old woman has about…. read more

Understanding Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained infertility is a very common diagnosis, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating if you are the patient receiving it. Idiopathic means “of unknown cause”, but when a doctor talks about idiopathic male infertility, for example, they have already determined the man is infertile because his semen analysis results were not normal. Unlike…. read more

Secondary Infertility Explained

Primary infertility is described as not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying if you are 35 or younger, or after 6 months if you are older than 35. Secondary infertility is when a couple has had at least one child, is trying to get pregnant again, but doesn’t conceive after at…. read more

A Few Potential Signs You May Have a Fertility Problem

A typical rule of thumb when it comes to trying to conceive is that if you have been trying to get pregnant for one year without success or for six months if you’re 35 or older without success, then your infertility specialist at NCCRM will likely diagnose you with infertility. You might be thinking that…. read more

The Do’s and Don’ts When It Comes to Increasing Male Fertility

According to The Mayo Clinic, a normal sperm count for males is 15 million to 200 million per milliliter and a low sperm count is 15 million or less per milliliter or less than 39 million sperm total per ejaculate. Though some men with a low sperm count successfully father children, we also know that…. read more

Symptoms and Causes of Blocked Fallopian Tubes

Fallopian tubes are thin tubes located on each side of a woman’s uterus that help lead the mature egg from the ovaries to the uterus. When an obstruction prevents the egg from traveling down the tube, this is referred to as having a blocked fallopian tube, also known as tubal factor infertility. This can occur…. read more

Types of Ultrasound Scans for Infertility

Ultrasound scans are an essential part of infertility testing and fertility treatments in women, and can also be used throughout a woman’s pregnancy for a variety of different reasons. There are several types of ultrasounds that can be done depending on what stage you are at in your pregnancy journey. Here are some of the…. read more


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