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Habits To Keep & Avoid During Preconception

When trying to get pregnant, there are things that must be avoided to achieve the best results. Preconception is an important part of your pregnancy journey, not just the nine months of carrying your baby! The first few weeks are vital to the development of the baby, but you should go ahead and cut out…. read more

When/Why Should I Freeze My Eggs?

Many people hear women say they want to freeze their eggs simply because they are getting older and have not had children yet, or are not currently in a relationship. Or maybe they are just not quite ready yet but might be in the future. Some women may have careers that do not allow them…. read more

How Does Hormonal Replacement Therapy Help Menopause?

Is menopause taking a toll on you? Did you know that some of the symptoms you may be feeling are signs of low testosterone? You may be thinking that testosterone is strictly a male hormone, but this is not true. Women have testosterone too, and when women have a low testosterone level, they may suffer…. read more

How Does Alcohol Affect Fertility?

If you and your significant other are trying for a baby, it is time to cut alcohol out of your diet. Heavy drinking can increase the time it takes to get pregnant and can affect a developing baby’s health. Alcohol has a big impact on your liver, which plays a role in hormone function. This…. read more

Minimal Stimulation IVF vs. Conventional IVF

You may have heard of in vitro fertilization (IVF) already, but are you familiar with minimal stimulation IVF? Also known as “Mini IVF,” “Soft IVF,” or “Micro IVF,” minimal stimulation IVF is an alternative IVF treatment protocol that may reduce ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, multiple pregnancy rates, and cost while retaining high live birth rates. In…. read more

Natural Ways to Boost Fertility

There are many genetic and environmental factors that can affect fertility in men and women. If you are struggling with infertility, the North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine (NCCRM) is the premier center for reproductive health in North Carolina and the East Coast. Our team specializes in fertility testing, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility conditions.…. read more

Traditional vs. Gestational Surrogacy

Are you considering becoming a surrogate or selecting a surrogate to carry your child? At NCCRM, we only do gestational surrogacy, but it is important to know the difference between the two. Gestational Surrogacy Gestational surrogacy is indicated when a woman can produce viable embryos, but cannot carry a pregnancy. It involves the production of…. read more

Tubal Reversal Cost Factors

If you have received Tubal Ligation and are seeking to regain fertility, you have multiple options for Tubal Reversal surgery. Cost can be a determining factor when searching for options. Depending on the type of ligation surgery you had, it is a case by case scenario when it comes to pricing. The Tubal Ligation Reversal…. read more

4 Questions to Ask Before Becoming an Egg Donor

Becoming an egg donor entails more than filling out an egg donor application. Learning about the process prior to applying is important. Here are five questions to ask in order to help determine if you’re ready to start the egg donation process. 1. Do I understand the egg donation process? The egg donation process involves…. read more

Receiving a Tubal Ligation Reversal

A woman may receive a tubal ligation to cut or block the fallopian tubes in order to prevent pregnancy. If she desires to restore fertility after receiving a tubal ligation, a woman will receive a tubal ligation reversal. During this procedure, the blocked segments of the fallopian tubes are reconnected to the remainder of the…. read more


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