Reproductive Acupuncture 101
Curious about the potential benefits of reproductive acupuncture? Then you’ve come to the right place. Potential benefits include increased blood flow to the part of the body that needs it when trying to establish pregnancy, stress relief, and more.
She Administers the “Thriller” Dose
Some of our procedures, such as egg retrievals, are done under sedation. It’s Stephanie Smith’s job to administer the anesthetic in order for patients to remain relaxed and comfortable during their procedures.
I Feared Multiples Deeply. Then Came the Triplets.
Erin used to dream she had triplets and woke up considering those dreams to be nightmares. She didn’t think there was any way she could parent so many kids at once. It took actually having triplets for her to realize she was wrong.
Thankfulness, and the Strain of Waiting
Waiting for a long held dream to come true is so hard, especially during the holidays. Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Nurse Lynda McCollum are expressing thankfulness for dreams that finally came true this year, and counsel for those of you still waiting on that dream.
When is ICSI the Right Call?
When is ICSI, short for intracytoplasmic sperm injection, the right call for those battling infertility? Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum have some advice, and a fun demonstration of sorts.
T.J., Megan, & Baby Carter: A Southeastern Story
“Every hiccup was just part of God’s plan that led us to our daughter.”
Getting Started with Southeastern Fertility
ust about ready to get started on your treatment with Southeastern Fertility? In this edition of our Facebook Live show “Talk Fertility”, Dr. John Gordon and IVF Nurse Lynda McCollum venture to the great outdoors today to tell you what you need to know.
IVF Minus the Hassle of Fertility Medication? It's Possible, and We Offer it: Natural Cycle IVF.
Interested in conceiving, but without all the hassle of fertility medications? Natural Cycle IVF may be the choice for you! Learn more.
Goodbye Zoom’Hello Doxy?
John David Gordon MD According to one of the many Harry Potter websites, a Doxy is ” a small fairy-like creature that is covered with black hair.” It is also the name of a popular telemedicine platform that is HIPAA compliant and free…both of which are music to my ears! So it’s “Goodbye Zoom” and … Continue reading Goodbye Zoom…Hello Doxy?
Author: John David Gordon MD Good Morning! Every day we are working to make your experience here at Southeastern Fertility as satisfying as possible even in such trying times as these. I have transitioned to using ZOOM for patient consults. ZOOM is a free video conferencing service. In order to use ZOOM you just need … Continue reading Zoom Details
Updated 12/20/20 at 8:45 pm Dear Southeastern Fertility and NEDC Patients and Families, All patients wishing to pursue IUIs or IVF or FETs are welcome to do so. We do provide an informed consent for those pursuing pregnancy, and certainly some patients are still not comfortable pursuing pregnancy at this time. We are happy to … Continue reading COVID-19 Update
Deep Dive FAQ: Who needs ICSI, and how can I be certain that I need it?
Author: John David Gordon MD For those of you following Southeastern Fertility on Facebook, you may have seen the DrG and Lynda show last week during which Lynda educated me on the correct East Tennessee pronunciation of certain words like “fur” and “hollow.” In return, I “learned her how to Tawk Boston” by having her … Continue reading Deep Dive FAQ: Who needs ICSI, and how can I be certain that I need it?
Learn How to Talk Boston’I mean Talk Fertility’Fridays on Facebook with DrG
Author: John David Gordon MD Several years ago Dish Network ran an entire advertising campaign featuring Boston as a Second Language. It was wicked funny. Trying to learn another language can be challenging….whether that language is Boston or Fertility. The language of fertility revolves around so many acronyms and medical terms that it can be … Continue reading Learn How to Talk Boston…I mean Talk Fertility…Fridays on Facebook with DrG
Deep Dive FAQ: How many eggs should I fertilize?
Author: John David Gordon, MD From time to time I will take one of the FAQs from our new website and use this blog to discuss the question in more depth…this is one of those times…so here we go… Patients considering IVF often ask me how many eggs do I think that they will get … Continue reading Deep Dive FAQ: How many eggs should I fertilize?
Trigger Shot or No Trigger Shot’That is the Question..
Author: John David Gordon, MD & Ciera Roberts, MSN, APN, WHNP-BC One of the questions that patients often ask us in the office here at Southeastern Fertility is whether or not to use an HCG trigger shot for the timing of an intrauterine insemination (IUI). So is it better to use a trigger shot than … Continue reading Trigger Shot or No Trigger Shot…That is the Question..
Stepping out in Faith
Author: John David Gordon, MD Anyone who has been in my office can readily guess that I am a dog person and not a cat person. If you are a cat person, then you have my sympathies…Dogs have families and cats have servants. Making the decision to move to Knoxville was clearly a case of … Continue reading Stepping out in Faith