Recent Posts in Fertility Category

  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Can Antioxidants Improve Male Fertility?

    Many people swear by the power of antioxidants. Whether it’s warding off cancer or healing the effects of aging, there seems like there is something new that antioxidants can cure or prevent every other week. Even though those claims may have some truth or be completely false, scientists have recently found a link between antioxidants and male fertility. Studies and Results A recent study in New ...
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  • What Are the Benefits of Infertility Therapy?

    Trying for a child can be an incredibly stressful and exciting process. However, that stress increases the longer a couple goes without successful implantation. One scientific study followed 346 women attempting to get pregnant. At the end of the study, researchers concluded that most couples successfully conceive within a year. If you and your partner have been trying with no success for a year ...
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  • How Can I Improve My Fertility?

    Planning for a new child can be both exciting and scary, but if you and your spouse are ready to begin trying for a baby, you want to ensure your body is as prepared and healthy as possible. Modern medicine has proven that both mother and father need to be physically healthy and sound in order for fertilization to occur. If one partner is fertile and the other has infertility issues, you're less ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Optimizing Your Natural Fertility

    Preparing the “Family” Way While modern medicine offers today’s aspiring moms and dads an amazing range of options for boosting their fertility, from fertility medications to IVF , there are still plenty of things these folks can do to optimize their own natural fertility. Good health, good timing, good diet — all these factors can improve your odds of making a baby the old-fashioned way. ...
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  • Discussing Infertility With Your Partner

    If you’ve just been given the news that you and your partner are unable to conceive, there’s a wave of emotion that the two of you must work to deal with together. In the aftermath of receiving such difficult news, it can be easy to lash out on your partner out of frustration and disappointment. In this blog, our Boca Rotan fertility doctor shares how best to discuss infertility with your partner. ...
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  • Healthy Avenues for Dealing with Infertility

    When you are struggling to get pregnant, you may feel overwhelmed and discouraged. This time can be especially difficult if friends, co-workers and family members are announcing impending arrivals or welcoming their own bundles of joy. Dr. Mark Denker and the team at Palm Beach Fertility Center are here to provide the support you need and the answers you are looking for so that you can achieve ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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, ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Through the Years: Fertility in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

    Over the past few decades, women have been told they could have it all: career, love, and a family. Unfortunately, the media has failed to accurately portray how female fertility changes throughout a woman’s lifetime, creating the idea of an endless timeline for making family planning choices. Dr. Mark Denker wants our patients to have a full understanding of fertility so that they can make ...
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