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  • Semen Analysis Testing After a Reversal January 2, 2018
    Vasectomy reversals have favorable success rates, but there’s still a waiting period before couples are able to get pregnant. Every couple is a little different, but in general, it may take anywhere from three to 12 months before a man’s sperm count is once again at a robust level. To assess the success of the vasectomy reversal, men will have semen analysis […]
  • What Is IVF Really Like? December 27, 2017
    VF cycles take four to six weeks to complete. From a distance, the steps involved with this infertility procedure seem fairly simple: Administer fertility drugs, retrieve the eggs, fertilize the eggs, and transfer the embryo. But in actuality, one IVF cycle is a time-intensive, emotionally challenging endeavor that may or may not result in pregnancy. Before […]
  • Becoming an Older Parent December 18, 2017
    These days, it’s not uncommon to see older parents at children’s museums and “mommy and me” classes. Couples often delay having children, because they want to obtain a graduate degree, advance in their careers, and achieve greater financial stability. Other individuals are simply still looking for Ms. or Mr. Right. This was the case for Wendy and her husband […]
  • Getting Ready for Your Baby's First Year December 13, 2017
    Whether you’re still making arrangements for a vasectomy reversal, or you’re already excitedly sharing the big news, you and your partner are probably eager to get ready for baby’s first year. Before going on a spending spree at the toy store, take a step back and make a few decisions. You’ll need to think about healthcare, family leave, and child care, in a […]
  • Are You a Candidate for MESA? December 4, 2017
    Men who do not want to undergo vasectomy reversal or who may not be likely to have success with this procedure for various reasons may opt to plan in-vitro fertilization, or IVF. The IVF procedure involves fertilizing eggs in a laboratory setting and then transferring the most viable embryos in the uterus, where they may implant and develop throughout a heal […]
  • The Patient's Guide to Vasoepididymostomy November 28, 2017
    Having a vasectomy does not necessarily mean that you’ll never be able to father children. In fact, advanced surgical technologies have facilitated great outcomes for men seeking vasectomy reversal, which may become appropriate as your life plans and goals change. If you are considering vasectomy reversal in Sarasota, your first step will be to consult a sur […]
  • IVF After Vasectomy: Are Twins in Your Future? November 20, 2017
    Though vasectomy reversal is possible for many men who have undergone vasectomy procedures, it is not always the right option for conception. IVF may be more appropriate if there are other factors influencing male fertility or if your partner is also facing fertility issues. As this video explains, IVF, or in-vitro fertilization, does carry the risk of multi […]
  • Tips for Supporting Your Partner Through His Vasectomy Reversal November 17, 2017
    If you and your partner have decided that it’s time to start a family, but he has previously had a vasectomy, you might be discussing the possibility of vasectomy reversal. This microsurgical procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and it is not much different than getting the vasectomy itself. However, it can still be stressful for your partner, so h […]
  • What to Expect After Your Vasectomy Reversal Procedure November 9, 2017
    After your vasectomy reversal procedure, you will need to devote a period of time to your recovery so that you can reduce the risk of post-surgical complications. At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, we will explain what to expect during your recovery in full, so you can prepare appropriately. Immediately after your surgery, you may experience some discomfo […]
  • How Couples Can Cope with the Stress of Trying to Conceive November 1, 2017
    After a vasectomy reversal, the process of trying to conceive can be stressful for couples. Supporting each other through this emotional time will bring you closer together and help you avoid the kind of stress that can itself interfere with your efforts to conceive. Keep this advice in mind as you try to start your new family. Admit That You’re Stressed Whe […]
  • Surprising Things That Affect Your Sperm Count October 24, 2017
    When you decide to undergo a vasectomy reversal, you don’t want a low sperm count to interfere with your fertility. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that can affect your sperm count and compound male infertility issues. Watch this video for insight into some surprising things that could be interfering with your ability to start a family. For insta […]
  • Exploring the Link Between Weight and Fertility October 19, 2017
    One issue that affects both female and male infertility is obesity. If you undergo a vasectomy reversal in the hopes of conceiving, maintaining a healthy weight can make the process easier. Here is a closer look at how weight could impact fertility for both partners. Hormonal Changes For both men and women, being overweight can lead to hormonal imbalances. T […]
  • Using the MESA Procedure to Retrieve Sperm for IVF October 12, 2017
    Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) is a surgical procedure that precedes in vitro fertilization (IVF). It may be appropriate for some men for whom a vasectomy reversal alone won’t result in pregnancy. The vas deferens may be absent because of a congenital defect, or it might be significantly damaged by scar tissue from physical trauma or surger […]
  • What Lifestyle Factors Impact the Success of Vasectomy Reversal? October 4, 2017
    There are some unmodifiable factors that affect the success of vasectomy reversals. These include the length of time that has passed since the original surgery, and the exact location of the vasectomy. When the vasectomy was performed farther away from the testicle, success is more likely. However, some factors that influence the chances of conception are wi […]
  • Taking a Closer Look at Male Infertility September 27, 2017
    In about one-third of couples experiencing problems conceiving, male infertility is to blame. There are many health problems that can contribute to infertility in men. You can hear about some of them when you watch this video, which features a reproductive health specialist. He explains that a varicocele is among the most common causes of male infertility. T […]