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LATEST TRENDS IN INFERTILITY REPORT RELEASED

At Reproductive Medicine Associates of Florida (RMA-FL), we are known for innovative and evidence-based infertility care. Our Infertility Trends National Survey is designed to shine light on the vast gap between awareness about the advances for success and the economic filter that guides decision to seek treatment. The survey of more than 1,000 people revealed an emotional […]

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Dr. George Patounakis Featured on Parents.com

Sometimes bleeding occurs following an embryo transfer. Implantation bleed is often a sign of early pregnancy. The issue is that the blood is nearly indistinguishable from normal menstrual spotting. Dr. George Patounakis explains that, “there’s no way to tell the difference between intermenstrual bleeding and implantation bleeding just by looking.” Dr. Patounakis further explains that […]

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Is It Time to See a Fertility Specialist?

How long should you try to get pregnant before speaking with a fertility specialist?  Typically, women under age 35 should attempt pregnancy for about 1 year prior to scheduling an appointment with an infertility specialist. Women older than 35 should be evaluated after attempting pregnancy for 6 months without success. This is because a woman’s […]

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Dealing with Infertility During the Holidays

Dealing with infertility can be rough, especially during the holidays. Infertility is an extremely personal experience and emotions can run high when discussing it with others who have not had a similar experience. While most people want to be supportive and are truly well-intentioned, they may not know exactly how to help. When you’re struggling […]

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Should you Rely on an Anti-Mullerian Hormone Test Alone?

Much attention has been given to a study recently published in JAMA and in a New York Times article, on how useful anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) testing is in predicting fertility.  AMH is a hormone produced in the ovary – generally, the more AMH, the higher number of potential eggs a woman has. AMH levels can be determined by a simple […]