Infertility Education Blog

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects everyone: patients, spouses, children and friends.  Sadly, all of us have been impacted by breast cancer in some manner. In the U.S., 1:8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.  At the time of a cancer diagnosis, a multitude of emotions emerge, and decisions [...]

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month2018-10-19T09:41:40-04:00

RBA Welcomes Dr. Jessica Rubin

Last week, RBA welcomed Dr. Jessica Rubin to its team of world-class fertility specialists. An Atlanta native and seasoned researcher with extensive medical training, Dr. Rubin recently completed a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Rubin received two BS degrees from Vassar College: one in science, technology, and society, and [...]

RBA Welcomes Dr. Jessica Rubin2018-09-24T15:32:21-04:00

The current state of fertility preservation

Cryopreservation in human reproduction has been around since the 1950s when the first reports of pregnancies from frozen sperm were published. It took another 30 years before embryo cryopreservation became possible and though the first frozen egg baby was born in 1986, it took 11 more years to get just 8 more live births. The [...]

The current state of fertility preservation2018-05-11T14:32:18-04:00

ADVANCES IN IVF – 2017

As I write this blog, I am reminded of just how far we’ve come since the birth of Louise Brown (1stIVF baby) 40 years ago.  The fertility medicines that were used in the early years were obtained from the urine of menopausal women and were administered by intramuscular (deep muscle) injection.  The medications we now [...]

ADVANCES IN IVF – 20172018-10-12T10:52:58-04:00

Embracing Yoga for Fertility by Melissa Ta, RYT,RPYT

Yoga and Fertility is profound and has produced significant results in a woman trying to conceive. Yoga is the journey into the self through the self. Yoga cracks us open at the core of our being and brings out the truth of who we and what we truly want in our life. Science has [...]

Embracing Yoga for Fertility by Melissa Ta, RYT,RPYT2018-10-12T10:53:54-04:00

The RBA-Prelude Merger: What Does It Mean?

By now many of you have heard that RBA has been acquired by an entity called Prelude, and you may be wondering, what is this all about, and will there still be an RBA? The short answer is “yes”. RBA is and will always be RBA. We will still be caring for those infertile couples [...]

The RBA-Prelude Merger: What Does It Mean?2018-10-12T10:55:21-04:00

Fertility Preservation-What you need to know before chemotherapy

Breast cancer awareness month is a time to celebrate the many advances made in the treatment of this dreaded disease. However, I’d like to focus on one area in need of greater attention – fertility preservation. Many patients are unaware that chemotherapy for breast and other cancers could result in permanent ovarian damage or even [...]

Fertility Preservation-What you need to know before chemotherapy2018-10-12T10:56:14-04:00

The Zika Virus: Important Facts to Know

Welcome everyone! The recent epidemic of the Zika virus and its association the severe birth defect, microcephaly, has many women who are pregnant or desiring pregnancy understandably worried.   The purpose of this blog is to provide information on Zika infection and how to protect yourself and your baby. 1.) Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus. [...]

The Zika Virus: Important Facts to Know2018-10-12T10:57:06-04:00

My Egg Bank -over 2500 live births to date.

MyEggBank is now in its 6th year of formal operation with over five thousand cases completed since its beginning. The bank has evolved from being an offshoot of Reproductive Biology Associates to becoming a national network of egg production centers and recipient treatment centers. At its inception the bank and the centers in the network [...]

My Egg Bank -over 2500 live births to date.2018-10-12T10:57:50-04:00

Obesity & Its Impact on Men’s Health

The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. We feel it is appropriate with this being Men’s Health Month to reflect on a recent survey which stated that across the board men prefer optimal health to a lavish lifestyle.  This is [...]

Obesity & Its Impact on Men’s Health2018-10-12T10:58:30-04:00