April 23, 2018 | Topic: NIAW

Asima K. Ahmad, M.D.

Dr. Ahmad talks with WGN about National Infertility Awareness Week.

  • The definition of infertility changes with age.
  • New patients who book a Fertility Awareness Checkup during NIAW will receive testing for free!
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

 

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April 13, 2018 | Topic: PCOS

Laurence Jacobs, M.D.

Dr. Jacobs talks with WGN about PCOS.

  • PCOS affects the hormones needed for an egg to fully mature.
  • It affects 1 in 10 women and is one of the largest causes of infertility in women.
  • Lifestyle changes may reduce symptoms, but medication is often needed.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

April 6, 2018 | Topic: Collaborative Reproduction

Jane M. Nani, M.D.

Dr. Nani talks with WGN about collaborative/third-party reproduction.

  • Collaborative, or third party, reproduction helps individuals build a family.
  • Uterine abnormalities, medical issues, egg quality, and age are all factors that lead women to collaborative reproduction.
  • Fresh, as well as frozen donor eggs, sperm donation, and gestational surrogacy are all options.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

March 30, 2018 | Topic: Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss

Juan P. Alvarez, M.D.

Dr. Alvarez talks with WGN about the pregnancy loss and genetic abnormalities.

  • 1 in 4 women experience first trimester pregnancy loss.
  • 20% of all clinically recognized pregnancies end up as a miscarriage.
  • Most women miscarry due to genetic abnormalities.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

March 23, 2018 | Topic: Fertility Empowerment Series

Jennifer E. Hirshfeld- Cytron, M.D.

Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron talks with WGN about the Fertility Empowerment Series, patient education for fertility.

  • The Fertility Empowerment Series is a collection of free classes, webinars, and workshops offered to the community.
  • You do not have to be a patient to attend.
  • Classes range from infertility education, support groups, nutrition guidance, stress reduction, and holistic treatments for fertility.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

March 9, 2018 | Topic: Fertility and Age

Edward Marut, M.D.

Dr. Edward Marut talks with WGN about the fertility basics.

  • Age is the biggest factor in female fertility.
  • A woman is born with all of the eggs that the body will ever have.
  • Sperm quality also declines with age, but not comparable to how women’s eggs deteriorate.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

March 2, 2018 | Topic: Fertility 101

Edward Marut, M.D.

Dr. Edward Marut talks with WGN about the fertility basics.

  • As much as 50% of women in their 40s are diagnosed with infertility.
  • If a woman is over age 35 and has been trying to conceive for 6 months or more without success, she should see a reproductive endocrinologist.
  • Preexisting factors and conditions can also affect a couple’s fertility.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

February 26, 2018 | Topic: Endometriosis

Allison K. Rodgers, M.D.

Dr. Allison K. Rodgers talks about the endometriosis, it’s symptoms and how it affects fertility.

  • 1 in 10 women have endometriosis.
  • Endometriosis can be very painful or can be asymptomatic.
  • Treatment for fertility patients with endometriosis can range from surgery, IUI, or IVF.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

February 23, 2018 | Topic: LGBT Family Planning

Juan P. Alvarez, M.D.

Dr. Juan Alvarez joined the WGN morning show to discuss LGBT family planning and how Illinois state laws benefit third-party reproduction.

  • Our Center for Collaborative Reproduction coordinates with egg and/or sperm donors, as well as surrogates, to help LGBT couples achieve their dream of parenthood.
  • There are several options for LGBT family planning.
  • Financing options are available for all infertility treatments.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

February 16, 2018 | Topic: Egg Freezing

Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, M.D.

Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron joined the WGN morning show to discuss egg freezing, preserving fertility, and how women can start a family on their own schedule.

  • Most egg freezing patients are an average age of 37, but some women choose to freeze their eggs earlier or later in life.
  • Many patients choose to freeze their eggs after their first pregnancy, to prepare for their second and/or third child(ren).
  • Fertility Centers of Illinois offers several free egg freezing seminars throughout the year.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

January 26, 2018 | Topic: Male Infertility

Christopher S. Sipe, M.D.

Dr. Sipe joined the WGN morning show to discuss male infertility, it’s causes, and the tests available to determine fertility.

  • The male partner is either the sole or contributing cause of infertility for 40% of infertile couples.
  • Difficulties range from sperm production problems like Azoospermia (no sperm cells produced) and Oligospermia (few sperm cells produced), obstruction of sperm delivery, or in rare cases, disease or chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Smoking, excessive heat exposure, excessive alcohol consumption, and stress are all contributing factors that can affect male fertility.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

January 19, 2018 | Topic: Fertility Awareness

Christopher S. Sipe, M.D.

Dr. Sipe joined the WGN morning show to discuss fertility awareness and a simple checkup that can help couples determine their fertility.

  • 1 in 8 couples have trouble conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy.
  • Men and women are equally diagnosed with infertility, with both partners experiencing infertility in one-third of cases.
  • A Fertility Awareness Checkup at Fertility Centers of Illinois will help patients determine their reproductive potential. This simple, fast, and low-cost (only $90) test includes two blood tests and an ultrasound for women and a semen analysis for men.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512