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Tips for Surviving the Two Week Wait - May 07, 2019 Struggling to get through the two week wait? The infertility specialists at REACH fertility clinic in Charlotte, NC are here with some tips to help you get through this difficult time.

5 Ways to Show Support During Infertility Awareness Month - April 04, 2019 The fertility experts at REACH Fertility Clinic give you five ways you can show your support this Infertility Awareness Month.

3 Ways to Handle Stress During Fertility Treatments - March 21, 2019 The fertility experts at REACH Fertility Clinic go over what you can do to mitigate stress during fertility treatment.

Trouble Growing Your Family? It May Be Secondary Infertility - February 21, 2019 Having trouble growing your family? For couples who already have a child, the issue may be secondary infertility. REACH Fertility Clinics experts go over the facts.

5 Tips if You're TTC This Year - January 17, 2019 Planning on trying to conceive this year? Here are 5 tips from the experts at REACH fertility clinic in Charlotte, NC to boost your chances of TTC success!

Tips for Traveling with Fertility Medication During the Holidays - December 18, 2018 Traveling during an IVF Cycle can be confusing. To help, the fertility experts of REACH Fertility Clinic in Charlotte are here with some tips on traveling with fertility medication during the holidays.

Celebrating Family: Alternative Family Building Options - November 13, 2018 Charlotte’s fertility doctors share alternative ways to grow your family such as using a donor, surrogacy, or embryo adoption. We can help build your family!

Breast Cancer Treatment & Infertility [Infographic] - October 09, 2018 Certain breast cancer treatments can cause infertility in women. Learn which carry a higher risk of infertility and what you can do to preserve your fertility.

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Lauren Johnson - September 17, 2018 et to know Dr. Lauren Johnson, a fertility specialist at REACH fertility clinic in Charlotte, NC.

Fertility Specialist Spotlight: Dr. Matrika Johnson - August 13, 2018 Get to know a little more about Dr. Matrika Johnson, a fertility specialist with REACH Fertility Clinic in Charlotte and Lake Norman, North Carolina.

Fertility Specialist Spotlight: Dr. Jack Crain - July 23, 2018 Meet North Carolina fertility specialist Doctor Jack Crain at REACH fertility and IVF clinics in Charlotte and Lake Norman, North Carolina.

Fertility Specialist Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Whelan - June 05, 2018 Meet North Caroline fertility specialist Doctor Joseph Whelan at REACH fertility and IVF clinics in Charlotte and Lake Norman, North Carolina.

Getting to Know Dr. Adelina Emmi, the New Infertility Specialist at REACH! - May 08, 2018 Seeking fertility treatment in Lake Norman, North Carolina? Meet fertility doctor Adelina Emmi. Learn more about Dr. Emmi and schedule an appointment!

Fertility Treatment Options: IVF & IUI [infographic] - April 27, 2018 Many fertility patients can grow their families through IUI or IVF. North Carolina’s fertility doctors explain the difference between these treatment options.

4 Reasons to Seek Fertility Treatment Early On - April 03, 2018 When should infertile couples seek medical treatment? Learn the benefits of starting your fertility treatments early at REACH in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Getting an HSG? Know the facts - March 19, 2018 Getting an HSG test? The fertility doctors at REACH in Charlotte and Lake Norman, North Carolina explain the HSG procedure and its purpose. Learn more!

Is Endometriosis Impacting Your Fertility? - March 12, 2018 Charlotte, North Carolina’s fertility specialists at REACH discuss the symptoms of endometriosis and how endometriosis can affect a woman’s fertility.

The Surprising Link Between Heart Disease & Infertility - February 15, 2018 The fertility doctors at REACH in Charlotte and Lake Norman, North Carolina discuss the link between heart disease and infertility for both men and women.

All About Egg Freezing: Know the Facts - February 08, 2018 Looking to get pregnant at a later time? Preserve your fertility by freezing your eggs! Learn more from the doctors at REACH in Charlotte and Lake Norman.

Cancer’s Impact on Fertility - February 02, 2018 Does cancer affect fertility? Fertility doctors at REACH in Charlotte and Lake Norman discuss the impacts of cancer on a man and woman’s ability to conceive.

Affording Fertility Treatment: Resources to Make Treatment More Affordable - January 15, 2018 The infertility specialists in Charlotte and Lake Norman explain options to affording fertility treatment at REACH. Learn how we can help through financing!

Drynuary: A way to improve fertility? - January 08, 2018 Looking to improve fertility? The fertility experts at REACH NC fertility centers urge you to cut out alcohol to improve your chance of getting pregnant.

5 Fertility Support Tips for the Holidays & Beyond - December 28, 2017 The fertility experts of REACH in Charlotte, North Carolina, discuss how you can support those struggling with infertility this holiday season and beyond.

8 Fertility Superfoods to Incorporate into Your Holiday Feast - December 11, 2017 The fertility experts at North Carolina fertility clinic REACH share 8 fertility superfoods to eat during the holidays when you’re trying to conceive.

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!

Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October 11, 2017 Our NC fertility clinic is showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us! Read the REACH fertility blog for events where you can show solidarity.

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About PCOS - September 27, 2017 Think you may suffer from PCOS? The North Carolina fertility doctors at REACH discuss 10 things every woman should know about PCOS. Read our infertility blog!

Self-Love During Fertility Treatments - August 18, 2017 You’re in the midst of an ongoing struggle with fertility treatments, a journey that affects one mentally, physically, emotionally, financially…the list goes on. It’s so easy to lose yourself to the negativity, to the fear, and to the anxiety of infertility, but never is it more important to be positive and even more importantly to love yourself. The strategies below offer insight on how to give yourself much-needed inner peace and on how to shift your experience from reactionary to action-driven.

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…

Planning Your Summer Vacation Around Fertility Treatments - July 26, 2017 Fertility treatments can be a time-consuming process that require a calendar full of doctor appointments and scheduled procedures. Vacation is just what the doctor ordered to relieve the stress but how do you do that around your treatment schedule? Here are some tips on how to do so…

Importance of Yearly Check Ups for Men - June 30, 2017 By discovering male fertility issues early, the better the chances of nixing the problem sooner and achieving a successful pregnancy with their partner. Learn more about fertility testing for men in this blog post.

Egg Freezing Trending Among Millennials - May 25, 2017 Egg preservation (or embryo freezing) is a medically accepted way to preserve fertility and is a procedure that is now trending among millennials as a way to take control over their reproduction. Learn more about the process in this post.

Cover the Cost of Fertility Treatments with Insurance, Financing or Both - April 24, 2017 In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we wanted to take time to focus on how REACH can help you overcome the financial obstacles associated with fertility treatments so you can focus on what really matters – your family.

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 Charlotte area fertility clinics.

Raising Awareness About Endometriosis - March 24, 2017 With an estimated 1 in 10 women – or 200 million women worldwide – suffering from endometriosis, its prevalence is ten times that of autism – but is rarely discussed or considered newsworthy.

How Should You De-Stress? - January 23, 2017 Stress can be one of the primary factors behind infertility. Find out the best way for you to chill by taking this quiz!

Healthy Choices Help Fertility During Holidays - December 05, 2016 It’s that time of year again for parties, parties, and more parties! While there’s nothing better than enjoying the festivities, along with the parties comes a ton of delicious foods and drinks that are often hard to avoid. We know it’s tempting, but this holiday season, try your hardest to maintain your normal healthy lifestyle – especially if you are trying to get pregnant. Here’s why….

North Carolina’s Leading Fertility Center Opens New Location - November 08, 2016 Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte, is proud to announce the opening of their new location in the Lake Norman area of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Egg Freezing and Fertility Preservation Options Prior to Cancer Treatments - October 25, 2016 During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we all have a great opportunity to not only educate ourselves about the disease, but to also bring awareness to our friends and family and stress the vital importance of early detection. Check out the statistics below….

How the Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund Came to Be - September 21, 2016 Kyle and Samantha Busch detail the ups and downs they endured in trying to have a baby, going through IVF and turning their struggles into a positive by helping other couples in need.

Fertility Preservation: Elective Egg Freezing - July 14, 2016 As women age, the quantity and quality of eggs decline each year – dramatically declining after the age of 35 and leaving only a 5% chance of conceiving by the age of 40. With egg freezing, a woman can serve as her own egg donor when she is ready to conceive 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.

April 24 - 30 is National Infertility Awareness Week - April 26, 2016 April 24 marks the start of National Infertility Awareness Week, bringing much needed awareness to a disease that affects over 7 million women worldwide. While infertility is a personal journey that that can affect anyone at any age, it is also a challenge that so many share. NIAW is a great opportunity for anyone affected with infertility to communicate a message of hope and understanding.

Opening Up the Topic of Planning for a Family with Physicians - February 25, 2016 The decision to start or grow a family is not one to be taken lightly, and leads one to ask themselves several questions - “When is the right time to start having a family?” “What if I have issues getting pregnant?” “How far do I want my children spaced apart?” “What if I am not ready now but worried about waiting too long?”

Fertility Treatments and The Holidays - December 03, 2015 The Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte understand that dealing with infertility at any time is difficult, but it can be particularly hard during the holiday season with all the family gatherings and parties every weekend. Our compassionate doctors share five tips on how to deal with infertility during the holidays.

Smoking and Infertility - November 25, 2015 Smoking may be a contributing cause to your infertility. See this infographic by the Reproductive Endocrinologists of Charlotte to shed some light on the issue.

Recurrent Miscarriages - November 12, 2015 In my last post about why miscarriages happen, I outlined some of the possible causes and how a reproductive endocrinologist may be able to help you uncover the cause.

Preserving Fertility Before Cancer Treatment - October 28, 2015 After receiving a cancer diagnosis most patients do not consider what may happen to their fertility. Chemotherapy could indeed cause infertility, however the Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH) may be able to help!

Why Do Miscarriages Happen? - September 30, 2015 Let’s shed some light on the issue of miscarriages. Often when I see patients in consultation to discuss a recent miscarriage the couples are questioning issues which are way too detailed and implicated in medical minutia to be of any logical use at that particular juncture in time.

What is PCOS? - September 25, 2015 Maybe you’ve heard of PCOS, but do you know what the condition actually entails? The fertility doctors at the Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH) explain some common symptoms and how you can treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Bundle of Joy Fund Helps Five Couples - September 18, 2015 The Kyle Busch Foundation selected the first five recipients of the Bundle of Joy Fund, which helps couples with the cost for infertility treatments at Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH).

Facts about Elective Egg Freezing - August 31, 2015 With the ever increasing popularity of egg freezing, Time researched the procedure and found a few key takeaways.

Infertility Facts - August 19, 2015 Did you know that over 12% of couples experience infertility issues? If you are having difficulty getting pregnant, read on as REACH, the premier fertility center in Charlotte, North Carolina outlines some important facts about infertility.

Attain Flex Plans Makes IVF Affordable - August 05, 2015 Attain® IVF Flex Plans are exclusively available at The Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte. Only select fertility clinics in the United States are invited to offer these flex plans, and REACH is the sole provider in our region!

How “The Bundle of Joy Fund” Can Help You Afford Treatment - July 20, 2015 If you are currently undergoing infertility treatment at REACH, Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte, you could be eligible to receive financial assistance by applying to The Kyle & Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund.

Mental Health Awareness Month - May 27, 2015 Going through fertility treatments may stress your relationships, work life, and everyday tasks. In honor of May being Mental Health, Awareness month, REACH wants to help you find effective ways to manage your stress, because stress never helped anyone get pregnant.

How to Boost Your Fertility for Female Fertility Month - May 21, 2015 With May being Female Fertility Month, we here at REACH wanted to share some quick tips to help boost your fertility, giving you the best shot at conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy.

National Infertility Awareness Week April 2015 - April 15, 2015 Chances are you know someone who is affected by infertility, or perhaps you yourself are the one going through this struggle. We want you to know that you are not alone. And together, we can bring awareness during this National Infertility Awareness Week.