In his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature, H.P. Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” One area the fear of the unknown is prevalent, is with infertility. For most people struggling with it, there are several unknowns that leave them afraid. However, infertility doesn’t have to be scary.
Regardless of what stage you’re in with your infertility journey, the process of struggling to achieve pregnancy can be a frustrating experience. Along your path, you’ll most likely begin working with a fertility clinic, and at some point you may find yourself wondering if you chose the right one. Should you switch fertility clinics, or continue on with your current choice?
John R. Crochet, Jr., MD, of Center of Reproductive Medicine receives special recognition for third consecutive year.
Houston, Tx, June 21st, 2017 -- Center of Reproductive Medicine physician Dr. John R. Crochet, Jr., has been named as a 'Rising Star' -- an honor bestowed to only 2.5 percent of physicians in Texas. Rising Stars are an elite subset of Super Doctors, an already distinguished listing of top doctors, all of whom will be featured in the July 2017 issue of Texas Monthly.
The Center of Reproductive Medicine is thrilled to welcome Anupama S.Q. Kathiresan, MD, FACOG to our team of Houston fertility specialists!
Dr. Kathiresan will serve as our Director of Fertility Preservation and Patient Education. As a leader in the field of reproductive and fertility medicine, Dr. Kathiresan works tirelessly to provide patients with premium care and unparalleled results.
It is undoubtedly a huge disappointment when an IVF cycle fails. You have just spent a great deal of time, money, and energy on this whole process and your doctor has been incredibly optimistic that the results would be promising. In vitro fertilization is currently the most effective treatment option out there for infertility and, though there have been many improvements in the technology being used, there are times when it is not successful.
No matter what your situation is, finding a physician takes time and careful consideration. This is an individual that you will be working with on an extremely personal level and you will want to be sure sure that you feel comfortable with them and can trust their judgement.
As you begin your search for a Texas fertility clinic, you will want to properly prepare yourself for the experience by getting a clear idea of exactly what it is that you want that experience to be. Infertility is already incredibly difficult to absorb, and putting your trust in others to help you is all the more daunting.
It’s no secret that women are waiting longer than ever to have children. In fact, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control, “The average age of women at first birth has risen over the past 4 decades. In 2012 there were more than 9 times as many first births to women aged 35 years and older than there were 4 decades earlier.”
There can be a lot of questions that arise when you are trying, but struggling, to achieve pregnancy. You may be thinking -- Is something wrong with me, or my partner? Am I getting too old? Maybe we’ve not been trying long enough. Could it be my diet? Perhaps I should try to relax more?
Your relationship with your fertility clinic is imperative to the amount of patience and self preservation that you are able to maintain while undergoing treatment. This is an incredibility sensitive time for you, and every staff member at your clinic should exude behavior that acknowledges this. It is not easy to find a clinic that you can be positive you can depend on and there may always be a little voice in the back of your mind asking if you should try a different doctor.