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Does Marijuana Use Affect Fertility?

With the recent legalization of marijuana, we thought it timely to address the effect of marijuana on fertility. There have been several studies on how cannabis effects of both male and female fertility. Here are a few highlights: Male Fertility We know that the use of marijuana lowers sperm count and lowers a man’s reproductive…

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Financial Options for Fertility Treatment

We are often asked “Are there any financial options to help pay for my fertility treatment?” People also want to know, “Is any of the treatment covered?” To answer these questions, we’ve pulled together some information that may help make treatment more accessible. At TRIO, the initial consult with your doctor is a fully insured…

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Fresh Embryo Transfer vs Frozen Embryo Transfer Q&A

Ever wonder about the differences between a fresh embryo transfer and a frozen embryo transfer in an IVF cycle? This month, Jim Meriano, our Chief Embryologist and Director of TRIO’s lab answers your scientific questions; and Dr. Robert Casper, our Scientific Director and a fertility specialist, answers your medical questions. Ask an Embryologist Jim Meriano, B.Sc.,…

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Q&A

By: Dr. Sony Sierra, MD, FRCSC, REI

The Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program (RPL) at TRIO is a comprehensive program that focuses on all aspects  of recurrent pregnancy loss, sometimes called recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Sony Sierra, MD, FRCSC, REI and a specialist in treating recurrent pregnancy loss, answers your questions:     1. What is recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and how do I know when…

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Egg Freezing Q&A

By: Dr. Kaajal Abrol, MD, FRCSC, REI

TRIO fertility specialist Dr. Kaajal Abrol was recently interviewed by Flare Magazine for an article about thirtysomething celebs freezing their eggs. We decided to expand this discussion and asked Dr. Abrol to answer a few more of the most frequently asked questions about egg freezing. Here’s what she said… 1. Why do most people want…

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Simple Breathing Exercises to Cope with Infertility Anxiety

By: Amira Posner, MSW, RSW

In Buddhist philosophy, the main reason why humans suffer is because of our attachments and cravings. If we desire things we do not possess, then we suffer. But, if we are able to let those desires go the suffering will end. Many people dealing with infertility wish letting go was easy. The struggle of infertility is…

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