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Take your fertility into your own hands. Explore medically-reviewed articles about the latest research, expert tips for your journey to pregnancy, and stories from our users.

Knowledge

Chlamydia infections and their impact on fertility

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. But in most cases (around 80%), an infection causes no symptoms and goes undetected for a long time. Without early detection and treatment, a chlamydia infection can have far-reaching health consequences. For instance, it can cause scarring on female...

Silvia Hecher
July 1, 2022
Knowledge

Chlamydia infections and their impact on fertility

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide. But in most cases (around 80%), an infection causes no symptoms...

Silvia Hecher
July 1, 2022
Knowledge

Busting 8 Common Myths about Fertility and the Menstrual Cycle

If you’re currently experiencing difficulty conceiving, you’ve likely heard some of these old wives’ tales mixed in with some not so helpful...

Kayla
June 20, 2022
Knowledge

6 Interesting Facts About Ovaries You Might Not Know

Women have two ovaries which are located on either side of the uterus. They’re around 3-5 cm long – about the size...

Kayla
April 20, 2022

New Blog Posts

Knowledge

Female hormones: What you need to know about reproductive hormones, the menstrual cycle, and fertility

When you’re struggling with fertility, one of the first places to look is your hormones. Certain vital reproductive hormones are in charge...

Silvia Hecher
January 17, 2024
Events

Exclusive roundtable insights: Improving the fertility care experience and patient outcomes

LEVY Health hosted our very first Dinner Dialogues, an evening where fertility leaders in the Washington D.C. area came together to discuss...

Lena
June 5, 2024
Fertility treatments

Why intrauterine insemination (IUI) is done and what to expect 

It’s a common misconception that when couples can’t conceive, in vitro fertilization (IVF) will be the only option to have a baby....

Lena
May 24, 2024
Knowledge

Understanding carrier screening: Essential insights for family building

Carrier screening is a test to see if someone is carrying gene mutations for certain genetic disorders. It's a proactive step that...

Lena
May 17, 2024
Reproductive Landscape

Genetic testing’s role in future infertility treatments

Dr. Mili Thakur is a reproductive specialist based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and medical...

Lena
May 16, 2024
Fertility treatments

Can IVF help PCOS? Exploring IVF as a Treatment Avenue for PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal imbalance affecting countless women globally, and it’s a leading cause of infertility. Assisted Reproductive...

Lena
May 15, 2024
Reproductive Landscape

Rethinking the fertility work-up: How patient engagement from the start boosts treatment conversion rates for fertility clinics

At fertility clinics, several roadblocks can hinder the journey from patients booking the initial consultation to the start of treatment. Addressing these...

Lena
April 25, 2024
Reproductive Landscape

The 2023 guidelines for diagnosing PCOS: What OB-GYNs need to know

The new international evidence-based medical guidelines for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) aim to facilitate the timely and accurate detection...

Kayla
April 17, 2024
Reproductive Landscape

Navigating the Future of Surrogacy: Insights from Dr. Brian Levine

About Dr. Brian LevineDr. Brian Levine is the founding partner and practice director of CCRM Fertility of New York and the visionary...

Silvia Hecher
April 15, 2024

Fertility treatments

Fertility treatments

Why intrauterine insemination (IUI) is done and what to expect 

It’s a common misconception that when couples can’t conceive, in vitro fertilization (IVF) will be the only option to have a baby....

Lena
May 24, 2024
Knowledge

Understanding carrier screening: Essential insights for family building

Carrier screening is a test to see if someone is carrying gene mutations for certain genetic disorders. It's a proactive step that...

Lena
May 17, 2024
Fertility treatments

Can IVF help PCOS? Exploring IVF as a Treatment Avenue for PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal imbalance affecting countless women globally, and it’s a leading cause of infertility. Assisted Reproductive...

Lena
May 15, 2024
Fertility treatments

The IVF process: A step-by-step guide

Whether you're considering starting your first IVF cycle or exploring other options to grow your family, the world of reproductive medicine might...

Kayla
March 25, 2024
Knowledge

Are IVF costs eligible for tax deductions?

Anyone who has had in vitro fertilization knows the exorbitant expenses that come along with it — often going well beyond the...

Lena
March 22, 2024
Stories

Silvia’s pregnancy loss

So much of your first pregnancy is about learning as you go. Yes, you’ve done your research and read a lot about...

Lena
April 5, 2023
Fertility treatments

10 Reasons IVF can fail and What to Do Next

Why IVF fail: Although in-vitro fertilization (IVF) can help many people who weren’t able to conceive naturally have a child, there’s unfortunately...

Lena
March 2, 2023
Knowledge

What’s the difference between IVF and ICSI and what’s best for you?

What’s the real difference between IVF and ICSI and is one more successful than the other? In this article, we answer all...

Kayla
August 8, 2022

Egg freezing

Egg freezing

What’s the best age to freeze eggs?

Egg freezing is a way to delay family building and increase your chances of having a biological child at a later age,...

Kayla
July 25, 2023
Egg freezing

How egg freezing works

Egg freezing has become more popular in recent years as women have kids later in life than ever before. It’s a method...

Kayla
July 24, 2023
Egg freezing

Who is freezing their eggs and why? 4 common reasons for egg freezing

In the 1980s, the average American woman had her first child at age 23, according to data from the Centers for Disease...

Kayla
July 24, 2023

Knowledge

Events

Exclusive roundtable insights: Improving the fertility care experience and patient outcomes

LEVY Health hosted our very first Dinner Dialogues, an evening where fertility leaders in the Washington D.C. area came together to discuss...

Lena
June 5, 2024
Fertility treatments

Why intrauterine insemination (IUI) is done and what to expect 

It’s a common misconception that when couples can’t conceive, in vitro fertilization (IVF) will be the only option to have a baby....

Lena
May 24, 2024
Knowledge

Understanding carrier screening: Essential insights for family building

Carrier screening is a test to see if someone is carrying gene mutations for certain genetic disorders. It's a proactive step that...

Lena
May 17, 2024
Reproductive Landscape

Genetic testing’s role in future infertility treatments

Dr. Mili Thakur is a reproductive specialist based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and medical...

Lena
May 16, 2024
Fertility treatments

Can IVF help PCOS? Exploring IVF as a Treatment Avenue for PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal imbalance affecting countless women globally, and it’s a leading cause of infertility. Assisted Reproductive...

Lena
May 15, 2024
Reproductive Landscape

Rethinking the fertility work-up: How patient engagement from the start boosts treatment conversion rates for fertility clinics

At fertility clinics, several roadblocks can hinder the journey from patients booking the initial consultation to the start of treatment. Addressing these...

Lena
April 25, 2024
Reproductive Landscape

The 2023 guidelines for diagnosing PCOS: What OB-GYNs need to know

The new international evidence-based medical guidelines for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) aim to facilitate the timely and accurate detection...

Kayla
April 17, 2024
Reproductive Landscape

Navigating the Future of Surrogacy: Insights from Dr. Brian Levine

About Dr. Brian LevineDr. Brian Levine is the founding partner and practice director of CCRM Fertility of New York and the visionary...

Silvia Hecher
April 15, 2024

Biomarkers

Biomarker

Eosinophil granulocytes

Eosinophil granulocytes, or “eosinophils” for short, are a type of white blood cell that helps your immune system defend you from foreign...

Biomarker

Monocytes

Monocytes are a kind of white blood cell that attacks foreign invaders to protect you from infections.

Biomarker

Lymphocytes

Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that supports your immune system.

Biomarker

Neutrophil granulocytes

Neutrophil granulocytes, or just “neutrophils”, are the most common type of white blood cell you have in your body.

Biomarker

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted infection. It often doesn’t cause symptoms.

Biomarker

Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)

The hepatitis B core antibodies test looks for an active infection with the hepatitis B virus.

Biomarker

Chlamydia trachomatis

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It often has no symptoms.

Biomarker

HCV antibodies

This test checks if you have antibodies to the hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis C is a liver infection that can spread through...

Stories

Stories

Amanda on her experience with LEVY Health

About 10 months ago, my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to start trying for a baby. We always knew we wanted...

Lena
June 12, 2023
Stories

Silvia’s pregnancy loss

So much of your first pregnancy is about learning as you go. Yes, you’ve done your research and read a lot about...

Lena
April 5, 2023
Stories

A letter to the strong women in the midst of an incredibly hard, yet conquerable infertility journey during Christmas.

Dear Infertility Warrior, Not being pregnant at Christmas when it seems like everyone around you is – and you were hoping you...

Lena
December 23, 2022
Stories

Julia shares her fertility story (Part 2)

Thousands of women are going through something similar to Julia, but so many feel all alone on this journey. If you’re struggling...

Lena
September 9, 2022
Stories

Julia shares her fertility story (Part 1)

Julia is 38 years old. She and her husband have been trying to get pregnant for over a year, but unfortunately it...

Lena
September 9, 2022
Stories

Sandra’s infertility story

"I finally know what's wrong with me. Without LEVY, I would still be desperately waiting for a miracle to happen. Now I...

Lena
June 9, 2022
Stories

A Letter to Women Struggling with Fertility on Mother’s Day

When you’re struggling to have a baby of your own, there are few days more challenging than Mother’s Day. I completely understand...

Lena
April 29, 2022
Stories

Infertility Experience – Alina shares her Story

Infertility experience: Many make them. 1 in 7 couples to be precise. Yet, only few talk about it. Alina is 34 years...

Lena
March 24, 2022

Male fertility

Knowledge

What to Expect from a Semen Analysis and How to Understand the Results

When a couple has been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for over one year, it’s a good idea for both partners to...

Kayla
June 29, 2022
Knowledge

7 Facts About Male Fertility We Bet You Haven’t Heard

If you’re trying for a baby, you probably already know that smoking and obesity reduce fertility. But what if we venture into...

Kayla
June 27, 2022

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