Blog Posts in 2013

  • Do Bad Holiday Habits Affect Fertility?

    With the end of the year just around the corner, you and your partner may be too busy thinking about Grandma’s sugar cookies or an annual visit from cousins on the West Coast to realize that some of your bad holiday habits can affect fertility. Dr. Mark Denker and the team at Palm Beach Fertility Center provide these tips for staying ahead of the game. Avoid these holiday habits to stay healthy ...
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  • IVF Basics: The Least You Need to Know

    Understanding In Vitro Fertilization You may have heard the term IVF a lot in your quest to conceive, but what exactly do we mean by it? What is in vitro fertilization, and how does it work? If you’ve been a little unclear on these questions, allow us at Palm Beach Fertility Center to offer a brief explanation. “In vitro” literally translates as “in glass,” referring to the artificial environment ...
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  • Manage Fertility Stress and Enjoy the Season

    While emotional or mental stress isn’t likely to render you infertile overnight, stress levels do affect overall health, including the hormonal balances that affect ovulation timing and sperm quality/quantity. As everyone knows, the holidays can be as stressful as they are joyous, especially for those who are already worrying about infertility . That’s why Palm Beach Fertility Center staff and Dr. ...
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  • How Fertility Treatments Aid Alternative Parenting

    Yes, You Can Have Children! In this day and age, we no longer limit our definition of parenting to a two-party arrangement consisting of a mommy and a daddy. There are countless same-sex couples who want to raise their own children in a loving home, while an increasing number of single men and women have decided that waiting for Mr. or Ms. Right simply isn’t necessary (and might result in them ...
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  • Moms Unite through the Advanced Maternal Age Project

    Are you age 35 or older and trying to conceive or parent a small child? Dr. Mark Denker wants you to know about the Advanced Maternal Age Project , a non-profit founded to support today’s mothers of “advanced age” when they start a family. At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we know that infertility is not the only factor that delays getting pregnant. Circumstances like building a career, or finding a ...
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  • Palm Beach Fertility Center Supports the Family Act. You Should, Too.

    When you face infertility , the cost of IVF can add hardship to heartache. The Family Act would bring financial relief to the 1 in 7 American couples experiencing infertility. Dr. Mark Denker and Palm Beach Fertility Center support legislation called the Family Act, a bill that could become law if enough people get behind it. Congress fell short on votes in 2011, but reintroduced the bill in May ...
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  • When Should You Consider Preconception Testing?

    Is Your Future Family at Risk? Here at Palm Beach Fertility Center, we believe that knowledge is power, not only for helping patients conceive but also for helping them prepare for parenthood. Preconception testing allows prospective parents to evaluate their chances of passing inheritable genetic diseases on to their children. This kind of information can make a major difference when deciding ...
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  • Freeze Time with Proactive Fertility Preservation

    Advances in the ability to freeze a woman’s eggs have led to a relatively new option called fertility preservation . Dr. Mark Denker with Palm Beach Fertility Center in Boca Raton, FL. explains that the technique enables women ages 20s to early 30s to freeze their eggs until they are ready to have a family. How Does Fertility Preservation Work? Fertility preservation involves a fertility treatment ...
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  • PCOS: An Inadequate Name for a Serious Condition

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What Is It? Throughout medical history, terms for ailments have been revised to give a better idea of what issues they represent. Many women struggling with a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, feel the same way about their affliction’s current moniker — and they’re calling for a change. PCOS may be present in as many as 10 percent of all ...
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  • Celebrating Men's Health Week

    June 10-16 marks Men’s Health Week. The awareness and adoption of smart wellness practices can have a direct impact on male fertility, not to mention the prospect of living to see your future children grow up. Let’s look at some of the ways you can optimize your health: Cardiovascular health – Heart attack and stroke remain major killers in developed countries, largely due to a combination of poor ...
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  • Common Causes of Male Infertility and Lifestyle Changes to Increase Fertility

    If you’ve tried to conceive for at least a year without success, it’s probably time for you and your partner to undergo fertility testing. Dr. Mark Denker , the specialist at Palm Beach Fertility Center can help once he understands why you and your partner aren’t getting pregnant. Common causes of male infertility include: Low sperm count Abnormal shaped or poor sperm motility Erectile dysfunction ...
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  • Can't Get Pregnant? The Barrier Could Be Endometriosis

    Every woman has endometrial tissue lining the inside of her uterus. When endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, the condition is called endometriosis . With endometriosis, endometrial tissue resides abnormally on the outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, on the fallopian tubes, or on other structures in the abdomen. The condition, though widely undiagnosed, is thought to affect more than 5 ...
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  • Dr. Denker: A Happy Mother's Day After Facing Infertility

    Mother’s Day is that that much sweeter for new mom, Maryann Maguire. Dr. Mark Denker, a fertility specialist in Boca Raton helped the 38-year-old get pregnant through in vitro fertilization . Four-month-old Michah was born as a result. Maryann struggled with infertility trying to conceive later in life. In a committed relationship with a good job, she was missing one thing, a baby. After several ...
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  • Identifying and Treating Female Infertility So You Can Experience Motherhood

    Most couples want to experience the joys that come with pregnancy and parenthood. But before they can know these wonders, they first have to conceive. Conception can be difficult for some couples; in fact, one in 8 couples experiences problems getting pregnant. Dr. Mark Denker, founder of Palm Beach Fertility Center, says many issues can contribute to female infertility . Female infertility may be ...
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  • Palm Beach Fertility Center's patient Erin Haag talked to Kelly Dunn of Channel 5: How yoga helped her fertility treatments.

    Palm Beach Fertility Patient Erin on NBC 5. Yoga & Fertility Does it Help? Erin believes that staying healthy and adding yoga and acupuncture to her fertility treatments helped her and her husband conceive. She is due to deliver their daughter by the summer. Want to try yoga yourself? Call Erin, she is the owner of Pilates of Palm Beach in Boynton Beach .
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