Blog Posts in 2014

  • The 411 On Semen Analysis!

    If you and your partner have been trying to get pregnant but have had no luck, you may need to see a fertility specialist. Part of the process will involve an assessment of both the female and male partners. While many couples assume that infertility is only a female problem, about one-third of cases involve male factor infertility. Usually, Dr. Mark Denker recommends a semen analysis to check for ...
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  • Fertility Nutrition Workshop December 2 , 2014

    Each Workshop will focus on improving your health and happiness. We will explore your concerns and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance. Weekly Workshop Topics: Individual Disease Prevention Setting Short/Long Term Goals Lower your BMI Understand and Reduce Cravings Increase your energy level Increase Libido Improve personal relationships Tools for a Lifetime of Life Balance Call ...
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  • What Did You Bring Me, Palm Beach Fertility Center?

    When your fertility doctor travels, he brings home treasures for his patients. Dr. Mark Denker will join the world’s leading reproductive endocrinologists in Hawaii at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ASRM. This year’s theme, “Surfing the Waves of Change,” refers to fertility game-changers such as genomic medicine, cryopreservation and oncofertility. At the ...
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  • Lesbian IVF Options include Reciprocal IVF and Advanced Lab Techniques

    Lesbian IVF Options: When to Consider Advanced Reproductive Technologies Palm Beach Fertility Center has a long history of helping gay and lesbian couples realize their dreams of becoming parents. Today’s advanced reproductive technologies (ARTS) provide effective treatments, including lesbian IVF options that include both partners in the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. For many lesbian ...
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  • Keep Calm and Explore Surrogacy in Florida

    A BBC news article recently grabbed our attention, and it highlighted the stark contrast between U.S. and British surrogacy regulations. At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we are committed to providing affordable and effective assisted reproductive technologies (ARTS) to all people, straight, gay or lesbian singles and couples. For gay couples and single men hoping to start a family, surrogacy makes ...
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  • Ask Dr. Denker: Is Mini IVF Right for Me?

    You may have heard about mini IVF or low-dose IVF from friends or in the news. This protocol tweaks the standard ovarian stimulation phase of IVF with lower dosages of gonadotropin fertility medications. The theory is that women who are in their 20s with a good supply of eggs don’t need the extra stimulation, and women in their 40s with a depleted egg supply won’t produce extra eggs anyway. You ...
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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Traveling During Fertility Treatment

    Summer is often the time for beach vacations, cross country travel, and family reunions. For patients undergoing fertility treatment , taking trips can be a real headache. At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we don’t recommend planning to travel during an active in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle; however, we understand that you may schedule short trips at some time during treatment. Dr. Mark Denker ...
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  • Genetic Testing Options for Sickle Cell Awareness Day

    Know If You Are a Carrier for Sickle Cell before You Conceive You’ve dreamt of building a healthy family for years. Now you’re ready to take those exciting first steps into parenthood. Planning your future is an exciting time but it can also be disheartening if you are faced with passing an inheritable genetic disease down to your children. For World Sickle Cell Awareness Day (June 19), fertility ...
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  • Dr. Mark Denker Helps Overcomer Celebrate His 1st Father's Day

    Frozen Sperm and ICSI Lead to First-Time IVF Success for Florida Couple Boca Raton, Fla. – June 11, 2014 –Christopher Juried was only 23 when he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma B-Mantle cell. At the time, he was the youngest man in the world with the rare form of cancer. Aggressive treatment would eventually save his life, but destroy his fertility. Dr. Mark Denker and Palm Beach ...
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  • Single Dad Family Building

    So, you want to become a dad? You’ve got the career, the house, and the savings to build your family, but you are missing one key thing – a partner. After years of dreaming of your child’s trusting hand in yours, you still haven’t found the perfect person to create your ideal family with. Perpetual bachelorhood doesn’t have to be your reality; you have options. Dr. Mark Denker and the team members ...
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  • Connect with the Community: Infertility Support Groups

    Facing infertility on your path to parenthood can be daunting. Since many people don’t openly discuss their fertility issues, it can seem like you’re the only one. As a fertility specialist with 20 years of experience helping couples achieve their baby dreams at the Palm Beach Fertility Center, I can assure you that you are not alone. In fact, infertility affects 5 million couples in the U.S. ...
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  • Celebrate Infertility Awareness Week

    Get Your Fertility Plan in Order! Many couples are waiting longer and longer before they start trying to build a family. There are many good reasons for this: finishing education, moving up the career ladder or bulking up their savings account to support a family. Unfortunately, too long of a delay can mean trouble for pregnancy plans down the line. In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, ...
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  • It's Not Just Hormones - Identifying the Structural Causes of Infertility

    Infertility is often associated with hormonal problems that can be treated with medication. For many patients, however, structural issues cause difficulty getting pregnant. These barriers to pregnancy are best solved with surgical procedures . Dr. Mark Denker at Palm Beach Fertility Center cautions women experiencing secondary infertility of the risk factors of structural cause of infertility. ...
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  • What's Your Fertility Potential?

    New AMH Fertility Test Can Predict Egg Reserve AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) is a new fertility blood test that gives women a better idea about their ovarian reserve, or the quantity of the eggs a woman has left. At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we have more eggs to work with when a woman has an increased ovarian reserve. As women age, they begin to lose eggs more rapidly, and will eventually go ...
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  • Putting an End to Endometriosis

    Targeted Treatment for Endometriosis Can Restore Fertility For some women, endometriosis causes infertility ; for others, it does not. Your fertility specialist considers endometriosis a stumbling block to leading a hormonally balanced and fertile life, and will want to address it as part of a comprehensive fertility workup. While some doctors may recommend treating the symptoms of endometriosis, ...
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