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  • Alternative Parenting

    The latest posts for Alternative Parenting are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Blog

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    • Egg Freezing Gains Popularity

      “The Bachelorette,” Season 11’s leading lady, Kaitlyn Bristowe, recently caught everyone’s attention when she shared news of her decision to freeze her eggs. Embryo freezing has been in practice since the late 1980’s, but has recently seen a huge jump in popularity. According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, nearly 4,000 women froze their eggs in 2013, compared to less than 500 ...
    • Don-Hartley and Rocco Born to Loving Parents via Surrogate

      Don-Hartley and Rocco Born to Loving Parents via Surrogate Palm Beach Fertility Center is proud to announce that Nancy and Pete are happy parents to two gorgeous boys, Don-Hartley and Rocco. Nancy and Pete’s sons were born via surrogates, who helped them achieve their dreams of becoming a family. The beginning of their journey with Dr. Mark Denker and the rest of the dedicated staff at Palm Beach ...

    Endometriosis

    The latest posts for Endometriosis are listed below.
    • 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, ...

    FAQ

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    • How to Prepare for Endometriosis Surgery

      Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects more than six million women in the United States and occurs when the tissue lining the uterus begins to grow outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, and fallopian tubes. One of the biggest symptoms of endometriosis is infertility – while there is no cure for endometriosis, it can be treated with various procedures and surgeries to help with the pain ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Female Infertility

    The latest posts for Female Infertility are listed below.
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Fertility

    The latest posts for Fertility are listed below.
    • What You Need to Know About Your Natural Fertility

      Fertility refers to people’s natural capability to produce children. When people want to have a child, they are typically concerned with whether or not they are fertile. There are also many misconceptions about fertility that can often steer couples wrong. Here are a few facts all people should know regarding natural fertility. Infertility Is Common Believe it or not, many couples struggle to ...
    • 10 Common Fertility Myths Debunked

      When people finally decide to have a child, they might be at a loss for how exactly to go about it. They might have the mechanics down alright, but do they need to do anything extra to increase their chances of fertilizing early? Some people are intimidated by the fact that the act they used to share merely for intimacy or fun is now a medium for creating another life. The Internet can also be a ...
    • What Happens During Your First Visit to a Fertility Doctor?

      For those struggling to become pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse, one of the most difficult steps to take is scheduling an appointment with a fertility doctor. It can be intimidating or emotional to see a fertility specialist, and many couples struggle to seek help when trying to conceive. If you do manage to call a fertility center and schedule an initial appointment, the rest ...

    Fertility Preservation

    The latest posts for Fertility Preservation are listed below.
    • Egg Freezing Gains Popularity

      “The Bachelorette,” Season 11’s leading lady, Kaitlyn Bristowe, recently caught everyone’s attention when she shared news of her decision to freeze her eggs. Embryo freezing has been in practice since the late 1980’s, but has recently seen a huge jump in popularity. According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, nearly 4,000 women froze their eggs in 2013, compared to less than 500 ...
    • 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 ...

    Improving Fertility

    The latest posts for Improving Fertility are listed below.
    • Can Smoking Lead to Infertility?

      For years, people have known that smoking leads to a multitude of different health problems. However, people still persist on starting the habit. Nicotine is highly addictive, which can make it feel impossible to quit. However, if you and your partner are having a child, you will likely need to kick the habit before you even become pregnant. For men who smoke, the chemicals in the cigarettes can ...
    • The ABCs on Getting Your Zzzzzz during Fertility Treatment

      Dr. Mark Denker and the staff at Palm Beach Fertility Center strongly believe that overall wellness and nutrition play a part in fertility health. During Sleep Awareness Month, we want to bring attention to the importance of getting your rest during fertility treatment. In Boca Raton, we set the clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 9. What you lose in sleep, we hope you will make up for in new, ...
    • Welcome to our Fertility Nutrition Program

      Tara Mears, onsite at Palm Beach Fertility Center, provides a personalized fertility nutrition program designed to radically improve health and happiness. Says Mears: “Together, we’ll explore concerns specific to you and your body, and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.” The fertility nutrition program is designed to help you understand holistic nutrition, and reduce food ...

    IVF

    The latest posts for IVF are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    LGBT

    The latest posts for LGBT are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Male Infertility

    The latest posts for Male Infertility are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Male Fertility and Nutrition: Eating to Win

      Attention all men who wish to start a family: Eat to support good health, and you’ll be doing your reproductive powers a great favor. That’s an especially important message now that we’ve moved past the celebratory indulgences of the holiday season. Time to get back to those good habits! Obesity has become an epidemic in the modern world, and there are signs that it may be a considerable cause of ...
    • 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 ...

    News

    The latest posts for News are listed below.
    • Egg Freezing Gains Popularity

      “The Bachelorette,” Season 11’s leading lady, Kaitlyn Bristowe, recently caught everyone’s attention when she shared news of her decision to freeze her eggs. Embryo freezing has been in practice since the late 1980’s, but has recently seen a huge jump in popularity. According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, nearly 4,000 women froze their eggs in 2013, compared to less than 500 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Sickle Cell

    The latest posts for Sickle Cell are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Single Dads

    The latest posts for Single Dads are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Surrogacy

    The latest posts for Surrogacy are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Wellness Tips

    The latest posts for Wellness Tips are listed below.
    • The ABCs on Getting Your Zzzzzz during Fertility Treatment

      Dr. Mark Denker and the staff at Palm Beach Fertility Center strongly believe that overall wellness and nutrition play a part in fertility health. During Sleep Awareness Month, we want to bring attention to the importance of getting your rest during fertility treatment. In Boca Raton, we set the clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 9. What you lose in sleep, we hope you will make up for in new, ...
    • Male Fertility and Nutrition: Eating to Win

      Attention all men who wish to start a family: Eat to support good health, and you’ll be doing your reproductive powers a great favor. That’s an especially important message now that we’ve moved past the celebratory indulgences of the holiday season. Time to get back to those good habits! Obesity has become an epidemic in the modern world, and there are signs that it may be a considerable cause of ...
    • 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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