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 through Fertility Centers of Illinois.
  • 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, how to preserve fertility, and the process involved to ensure that women can start a family on their own schedule.

  • Most egg freezing patients are, on average, age 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 complimentary egg freezing seminars throughout the year.
  • Schedule an appointment with our New Patient Call Center: 847-379-1512

 

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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