RBA’s Infertility Education Blog
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to write this blog and share some thoughts with you. In this blog post, I will try to dismiss common fertility myths with explanations. If you have been trying to conceive without success, don’t get discouraged. I am hoping this post will empower you with positive […]
Welcome to our new blog! As I write this first blog post I am amazed at all of the progress and advancements RBA has made since its inception back in 1983. Just to give you some historical perspective, when RBA was created there were less than 50 babies as a […]