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Children Born Following Assisted Reproduction: No Overall Increased Risk of Cancer - February 14, 2019 Are children born from assisted reproduction at more risk of developing cancer? Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Orlando discusses the facts

Welcome Orilissa? - February 07, 2019 Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses how a new medication may help women who suffer from endometriosis related pain.

Gene-swapping in Human Eggs and Sperm Can Increase Mutations in Children - January 31, 2019 Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses how parental age can impact gene-swapping during embryo creation, causing mutations.

Acupuncture Does Not Improve IVF Birth Rates - January 24, 2019 Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses acupuncture's impact of IVF success rates.

Eating a Diet Rich in Fiber and Whole Grains Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Various Diseases - January 17, 2019 Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses the importance of a fiber rich diet for overall health and avoiding infertility causing diseases.

Endometrioma-related Infertility: Surgery or IVF? - January 10, 2019 Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses endometrioma, a condition impacting women with endometriosis, and its relationship to infertility.

Genetic Carrier Screening: What You Need to Know - January 03, 2019 Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses what you need to know of genetic screening when trying to conceive.

Endometriosis Treatment: Time for “Precision Medicine?” - December 27, 2018 Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses how different types of endometriosis require different types of treatment.

Perhaps the Slipperiest Slope - December 20, 2018 Dr. Randall Loy of CRM Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses the latest claims of gene editing - and what it means for reproductive medicine.

What about Vaccines? - December 13, 2018 Wondering what vaccines are safe during pregnancy? The reproductive doctors at CRM fertility clinic in Orlando share which immunizations are recommended.

Sons of Fathers Who Smoke Have 50 Percent Lower Sperm Counts - December 05, 2018 Can smoking affect a man’s fertility? Orlando’s reproductive specialists at CRM fertility clinic discuss the affect of smoking on sperm count and babies.

Follow-up of Children Born After Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis - November 28, 2018 The infertility specialists at CRM Orlando discuss PGD for avoiding transmission of genetic diseases. Learn if PGD improves outcomes for babies born via IVF.

Stress Reduces Fertility - November 21, 2018 The infertility specialists at CRM Orlando discuss a recent study that shows higher levels of stress may affect a woman’s fertility. Read on to learn more.

Consulting Dr. Google: What Fertility Patients Should Know - November 15, 2018 Dr. Randall Loy, fertility doctor at CRM Orlando in Florida, shares tips to help patients find medical information when researching infertility on the web.

Egg Freezing to Avoid “Panic Parenting” - November 08, 2018 CRM fertility clinic in Orlando, Florida shares reasons women elect to freeze their eggs. We can help you preserve your fertility for when the time is right!

In IVF Is Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer Better? - November 01, 2018 Florida’s fertility specialists at CRM Orlando discuss research that studied frozen versus fresh embryos and its effect on IVF success. Read on to learn more.

Caffeine, Alcohol, Smoking and IVF Success - October 25, 2018 Could caffeine, alcohol, or smoking affect the success rate of IVF? Florida’s fertility doctors at CRM Orlando discuss research studies on the subject.

Progesterone: Shots, Rings and Gels - October 16, 2018 Florida fertility doctors at CRM Orlando discuss the different forms of progesterone used in fertility treatments, such as IVF, and their effectiveness.

Planning for Pregnancy - October 11, 2018 Dr. Randall Loy, fertility doctor at CRM Orlando Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses which steps a couple should take prior to and after conception to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Timing May Be Everything: A Study on Sperm Quality Suggests Diminished Period of Abstinence - October 02, 2018 Dr. Randall Loy, fertility doctor at CRM Orlando Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses if limiting sexual activity between attempts at conception can increase your chances of achieving a pregnancy.

In Brief: Boxers! - September 25, 2018 Dr. Randall Loy, fertility doctor at CRM Orlando Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses whether boxers or briefs are better for sperm production.

Are Pears Healthier than Apples? - September 18, 2018 Dr. Randall Loy, fertility doctor at CRM Orlando Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses how weight - and body type - can impact your fertility.

IVF Chances Increased with 18-20 Eggs - September 11, 2018 Dr. Randall Loy, fertility doctor at CRM Orlando Fertility Clinic in Orlando, Florida discusses the number of eggs that increase your chances of IVF success.

6 Tips for Making the 2 Week Wait Bearable - August 13, 2018 For fertility patients, the two week wait can be difficult. The infertility specialists at CRM Orlando share tips to make those weeks a little more bearable.

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Sejal Dharia Patel - June 28, 2018 Dr. Sejal Patel of CRM Orlando in Orlando, Florida answers the most common questions she receives regarding fertility.

Know the Facts: 4 Things to Know About Fertility - June 21, 2018 Dr. Sejal Patel of CRM Orlando in Orlando, Florida answers the most common questions she receives regarding fertility.

Fertility Diet: The Best Foods for Boosting Fertility [infographic] - May 22, 2018 The Fertility Experts of the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando, Florida go over the best foods for boosting fertility and improving your chances of achieving a pregnancy.

Diet and Fertility: Foods that Can Impact Chances of Fertility Issues - May 08, 2018 Learn about the best foods to eat to increase fertility and improve your chances of getting pregnant from the Orlando fertility experts at CRM Orlando.

All About Egg Freezing: Know the Facts [Infographic] - April 10, 2018 Should you freeze your eggs? Learn more about elective egg freezing from the fertility preservation experts at CRM Orlando fertility centers.

4 Ways Sleep Impacts Fertility - March 15, 2018 Learn how sleep can impact fertility from the infertility experts at CRM Orlando fertility centers, with clinics in Winter Park and Celebration.

PGT: Everything You Need to Know - March 06, 2018 What is PGT or pre-implantation genetic testing? Learn more about this fertility test from the fertility specialists at CRM Orlando fertility clinic.

Keeping the Romance Alive: Ideas for Couples #TTC - February 13, 2018 Trying to keep the romance alive while trying to get pregnant? Try these ideas while trying to conceive from the fertility specialists at CRM Orlando.

The Link Between Heart Disease & Infertility - February 05, 2018 Learn about the link between heart disease and infertility from the Orlando fertility specialists at CRM fertility center, and fertility treatment options.

Paying for Fertility Treatment: Options to Make it More Affordable - January 29, 2018 From IVF financing to affordable fertility treatment options, CRM Orlando fertility center can help you grow your family. Learn more!

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Fertility Journey - December 21, 2017 As we’re approaching the end of the year and the beginning of a new, you can breathe. You did it. You survived the holidays despite the emotional ups and downs that infertility can cause this time of year. And now, with the excitement of a new year, there are new possibilities and hope for what this year will bring.

Quiz: How Should You Make This a December to Remember? - December 06, 2017 De-stressing is key when you’re #TTC… but is that realistic during the holidays? You bet. Take our fun & quick quiz to identify the best chill-out tactics for you!

Center for Reproductive Medicine opens new Fertility and Surgery Center in Orlando - November 20, 2017 The Center for Reproductive Medicine opens new Fertility and Surgery Center in Orlando

How to Have a Healthy Holiday While Trying to Conceive - November 20, 2017 How to Have a Healthy Holiday While Trying to Conceive It’s that time of year again for parties, parties, and more parties! This also means it’s time for lots of food, food, and more food (Oh, and don’t forget the drinks!). While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the festivities, it’s important to keep your normal, healthy lifestyle in check – especially if you and you’re your partner are trying to get pregnant. Here’s why….

Breast Cancer Awareness Events Near Orlando - October 10, 2017 At CRM Orlando, our fertility clinic is showing solidarity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness. See some events you can participate in too!

The Center for Reproductive Medicine is moving! - October 09, 2017 After 25 years and multiplied thousands of babies conceived at our present location, we are relocating and doubling in size to serve the Central Florida area better. Check out our new office!

What is the Best Diet for PCOS? - September 19, 2017 September marks PCOS Awareness Month and presents an opportunity to raise worldwide public awareness of polycystic ovarian syndrome, a health condition that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, heart, blood vessels, and appearance specifically with obesity and issues with weight gain. If you have PCOS and struggle with weight issues, here are some great PCOS diet and healthy lifestyle strategies.

Dr. Sejal Patel Discusses IUI - August 31, 2017 Dr. Sejal Patel discusses IUI; from the in's and out's of the procedure, to the success rates.

4 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive During IVF Treatments - August 23, 2017 Sad but true, it should come as no surprise that couples going through fertility treatments, such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), often struggle to keep the romance alive. However, never is it more important to have a connection with your partner on both a physical and emotional level. Here we offer different strategies on how to keep intimacy in the picture and on how to liven things up a little.

Quiz: What Kind of Romantic Are You? - August 09, 2017 August is Romance Awareness month! How should you celebrate? Take our quiz to find out…

The Role of Stress on Your Fertility - July 28, 2017 Stress can play a large role on your fertility - how can you cope?

Relaxation for Fertility: Romantic Orlando Staycations - July 24, 2017 We’ve put a list together of Orlando hot spots that we think you’ll enjoy and that will help put you in the right frame of mind. Check it out…

Infertility: Staying Supportive of Each Other Through It All - June 26, 2017 Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Who Should Consider Egg Freezing - May 25, 2017 Egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, is a process in which a woman’s eggs (oocytes) are extracted, frozen, and stored as a method to preserve reproductive potential in women of reproductive age. It is a procedure that has been around since 1986, but has been growing in popularity over the past five years.

The History of Society and Infertility Throughout the Decades - April 24, 2017 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly one in every eight couples struggles to conceive. And while those odds may not bode well for reproduction, they should, at the very least, provide a kind of safety in numbers for those dealing with infertility related issues.

National Infertility Awareness Week 2017 - April 10, 2017 National Infertility Awareness Week starts April 23rd and throughout the week you will see us promoting infertility awareness through social media and at our Orlando area fertility clinics.

Dr. Patel Discusses Oocyte Donation - January 24, 2017 Oocyte or egg donation is an incredibly safe and efficient option for many infertility patients. Dr. Patel shares more information on exploring this route to parenthood.

Quiz: How to best cope with stress - January 23, 2017 We all know that for ultimate fertility we should stress less – but how? Enjoy this fun & informative quiz to help uncover your unique ultimate chilling technique.

New Insights into Endometriosis Related Infertility - December 07, 2016 Dr. Randall Loy shares insights on a new study related to how certain antioxidants may help improve egg quality for those who suffer from endometriosis.

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle During the Holiday Season - December 05, 2016 The holidays are here, and you know what that means – lots and lots of delicious, irresistible foods and drinks to enjoy! While it’s tempting, it’s important to maintain a normal, healthy lifestyle – especially if you or partner are trying to get pregnant (Guys, this goes for you too!).

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Egg Freezing & Fertility Preservation Options Prior to Cancer Treatments - October 25, 2016 Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and is the second leading cause of death among women? Or that one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? The statistics are startling, but where there is heartache, there is hope.

Fertility Preservation: Elective Egg Freezing - July 14, 2016 You never know where life is going to take you, or perhaps the road you’re currently traveling doesn’t include the immediate desire to start a family, at least not quite yet. Whatever the reason, more and more women are choosing to stop the biological clock and are opting for elective fertility preservation – a process that freezes eggs in order to have children later in life.

Men’s Health Month: A Closer Look at Male Infertility - June 16, 2016 June is Men’s Health Month and is celebrated across the country to bring awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. This month gives us a great opportunity to spotlight a condition that affects millions of men around the world and one of the toughest challenges a man can face - male infertility.

10 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health - May 31, 2016 Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month and an opportunity to educate millions of people about mental health through the media, local events, and screenings. As part of the “big picture” when dealing with fertility issues and treatments, mental health is just as important as your physical health. So as we head into summer, check out these ten tips that can help boost your mental well-being.

National Infertility Awareness Week 2016 - April 27, 2016 April 24 - 30 is National Infertility Awareness Week which aims to spotlight a disease that affects over 7 million women worldwide. NIAW allows for anyone affected with infertility the opportunity to communicate a message of hope and understanding. Infertility is a personal journey that that could affect anyone at any age, but is also an experience that so many share.

Endometriosis: What You Need To Know - March 30, 2016 You’ve probably heard of endometriosis, but do you know the signs and symptoms? The reproductive specialists at the Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) in Orlando outline what you need to know about this condition.

Dr. Riggall Discusses Ovulation Induction - January 29, 2016 The Center for Reproductive Medicine offers a host of treatments for fertility patients. Orlando’s own Dr. Frank Riggall discusses ovulation induction (OI) in the video below. This procedure stimulates the production of mature eggs to help women conceive naturally before more invasive procedures are tested.

Fertility Struggles During the Holiday Season - December 15, 2015 With the holiday’s right around the corner, the physicians at the Center for Reproductive Medicine realize that for many infertility patients, it is a stressful time attending numerous holiday gatherings that include children and being asked questions regarding growing their family. In light of this, we would like to share a few strategies to help you handle these scenarios during this holiday season.

Smoking and Infertility - November 25, 2015 Did you know smoking could cause fertility issues? The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando shares important stats about smoking and infertility.

Cancer Patients Should Consider Fertility Preservation - November 16, 2015 The Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) wants to help cancer patients achieve their dreams of expanding their families. Possible side effects of cancer therapies include infertility, which is why the physicians at CRM provide expedited consultation appointments to those affected by cancer prior to treatment.

What You Need To Know About PCOS - September 21, 2015 In honor of PCOS awareness month, the reproductive specialists at the Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) want to share some important facts.

4 Things To Know About Egg Freezing - August 31, 2015 Want to preserve your fertility for when the timing is right? Advances in technology and research now make egg freezing a viable option to delay starting a family!

Attain IVF Flex Plans Offers Patient Discounts - August 17, 2015 Did you know that it may take more than one IVF cycle to achieve a pregnancy and take home a baby? At the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando, we understand and offer a special discounted plan to help!

Facts about Infertility - July 27, 2015 The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ASRM, has found that at least one in seven couples have fertility problems. The reproductive specialists at CRM in Orlando, Florida share these common issues that can trigger infertility.

Male Fertility Myths - June 18, 2015 In honor of Male Fertility Month, the reproductive specialists at the Center for Reproductive Medicine debunk common myths about male infertility. We’re sure you’ve heard them all, so we want to set the record straight to keep you focused on the things that actually will affect your fertility.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month - May 20, 2015 The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month, and there’s no better time than the present to give yourself a mental check-up or a much needed mental health break!

National Infertility Awareness Week - April 15, 2015 The National Infertility Association, has chosen the simple, yet powerful message “You are not alone” as this year’s theme for National Infertility Awareness Week, set to kick off April 19th. Their goal is to bring much needed awareness so those struggling with infertility know there is a community of support when it’s needed most. Here’s how we can all help spread the word and increase awareness…

Tips for Coping with Infertility During the Holidays - December 22, 2014 How to answer the awkward questions, "When are you going to start a family?" OR " Why aren't you pregnant yet?" OR "When are you going to make me a Grandma?" -- you know, THOSE questions!

Donor Egg Programs: The Center for Reproductive Medicine vs. Donor Agencies - December 17, 2014 Learn more about Egg Donation at CRM and the advantages of working with us throughout this process. CRM offers experience, expertise, high success rates, along with affordable pricing.

Does Lifestyle Affect the Outcome of Infertility Treatment? - November 20, 2014 See how six aspects of lifestyle: body mass index (BMI) – high and low, exercise, diet including supplements, caffeine, alcohol, smoking, and antidepressant medication can impact fertility.

The Maternal Age Effect and The Risks of Old Eggs - November 17, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy considers pregnancy in women of advanced reproductive age.

Donor Egg IVF - November 05, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses donor oocyte IVF and a VERY generous donor!

IVF - Testing Embryos with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis - October 28, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy sheds light on the diagnostic testing and genetic screening of embryos.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Associated with Reduced Sperm Quality - October 23, 2014 In the first study among healthy young men with detailed information on alcohol intake, modest regular drinking of alcohol could be playing a major role in the abnormal semen analyses reported.

IVF Risks vs Benefits - October 21, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses the risks of IVF procedures and IVF pregnancies.

Factors in IVF Success and Failure - October 17, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses reviews the various factors that contribute to a positive or negative pregnancy test result in IVF.

First Baby Born after Transplantation of Uterus - October 16, 2014 The world’s first baby has been born after transplantation of a uterus.

The Vitrification Evolution - Revolution - October 09, 2014 Dr. Randall Loy shares the advantages of vitrification - or egg freezing - in the treatment of infertility.

Various Options with IVF Treatments - October 07, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses various forms of IVF treatments.

Third Party Reproduction-Many Ways to Make a Baby - October 03, 2014 Dr. Loy share the many options for third party reproduction, most of which require FDA screening and eligibility paperwork.

An Overview of IVF-Thirty Years of Test Tube Babies - October 01, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy reflects on the history and the steps of the IVF process.

New Genetic Testing Options in Fertility Treatment - September 26, 2014 New genetic testing raises new questions in fertility treatment.

Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery - September 24, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses the role of robotic laparoscopic surgery in infertility.

Hysteroscopy - Surgery Without Incisions - September 19, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy explores hysteroscopy -- minimally invasive, intrauterine surgery.

Emotional Aspects of Infertility - September 17, 2014 Dr. Patel shares some suggestions for managing stress while coping with infertility treatment.

Endometriosis A Life-Changing Disease - September 15, 2014 Endometriosis is a chronic disease state that affects approximately 10-12% of women of reproductive age throughout the world.

Minimizing the Risk of Multiple Pregnancy - September 11, 2014 Dr. Randall Loy blogs about how patients can minimize the risk of multiple pregnancy.

About Laparoscopy - September 09, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy considers laparoscopy -- a minimally invasive surgical procedure to diagnose and treat certain infertility conditions.

How Exercise and Weight Impact Fertility - September 05, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses the right "zones" for exercise and weight to maximize conception success.

Fresh or Frozen: Which Embryos Should Be Transferred? - September 03, 2014 Dr. Randall Loy gives a perspective on the question "Should we freeze all embryos and eliminate fresh embryo transfers?"

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) - August 28, 2014 Dr. Loy reviews the various aspects of therapeutic insemination.

Vitamin D Levels and IVF Success - August 26, 2014 Dr. Loy shares how recently published studies indicate that vitamin D levels can influence in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates.

The Conception Diet - August 20, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses the foods to eat to increase your chances of having a baby.

How Sperm Get into the Egg - August 18, 2014 Dr. Randall Loy of the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando Florida unlocks the mystery of how swimming sperm cells and ovulated egg cells recognize each other and bind together.

The Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) - August 15, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses the hysterosalpingogram and what not to do when the lights go out!

Career Now, Baby Later - Freezing Your Eggs - August 13, 2014 Egg freezing, whether for preservation of fertility or with the usage of a donor, provides a brand-new way of approaching life and a way to enjoy one’s career today with the option of babies tomorrow.

Common Laboratory Tests for Infertility - August 07, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy of reviews the most common laboratory tests in reproductive medicine.

Could Exposure to Plastics Today Affect Your Great Grandchildren? - August 05, 2014 If you are having a difficult time becoming pregnant, Dr. Randall Loy explains how some very common household plastics may be playing a role.

Infertility Testing - Semen Analysis - July 30, 2014 Dr. Randall A. Loy discusses semen analysis, typically the first test in the male infertility diagnostic evaluation.

Your First Visit with an Infertility Specialist - July 22, 2014 Dr Randall Loy tells us what to expect at your first visit with a reproductive endocrinologist at a fertility clinic.

CDC Releases National Action Plan for Infertility - July 18, 2014 The CDC's National Action Plan, seven years in the making, identifies opportunities for reducing infertility in the United States.

What is a Reproductive Endocrinologist? The Tale of Two Brothers - July 17, 2014 Learn how an infertility specialist differs from an OB/GYN and how to choose the right doctor.

Fertility Drugs Not Tied to Long Term Breast, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancer Risks - July 15, 2014 The results of 30 year long study suggest that there is "little evidence" that the use of fertility medications used for stimulation of the ovaries increases the long-term risk of breast or other gynecological cancers.

Coping with Infertility on Mother's Day - May 09, 2014 With Mother's Day near, the fertility specialists at Center for Reproductive Medicine in Orlando want to remind you that this is a time to celebrate and hope for the new life yet to come, and not a time for despair.

How to Deal with Unexplained Infertility - March 04, 2013 Sejal Dharia Patel, M.D. writes about how to cope with fertility problems and avoid depression due to infertility.

Dealing with Infertility and Holiday Stress - November 15, 2012 All I Want for Christmas Is a B-A-B-Y! Randall A. Loy, M.D. shares his own personal story and offers suggestions to couples for dealing with infertility and holiday stress.

Fertility Financing

If you would like to pursue IVF or other fertility treatments but are concerned about the cost, CRM can help. Learn more about our fertility financing solutions.

Egg Donor Process

CRM is proud to be a partner program with My Egg Bank of North America (MEB). Learn how this program may offer new hope to couples struggling with infertility.