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.
Meet Medical Assistant Susan Lake
Susan Lake is one of the newest team members at Southeastern Fertility. As a registered medical assistant, she helps serve both our general clinic and National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) families. This is your chance to get to know her better!
Dazed & Confused
Infertility can leave you dazed (as in, clinically depressed), and some scheduling changes for upcoming Southeastern Fertility cycles have some of our patients confused.
A Prayer to Close Out a Rough Week
Not every week can be a good week and this one, unfortunately, had a lot of sadness in the halls of Southeastern Fertility. Will you join us in this prayer for our families?
Southeastern Fertility in Knoxville, TN explains why taking shortcuts in fertility treatment is a bad idea.
About That Channel 10 Report’
Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon is offering a little friendly pushback to a media appearance he made on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Bottom line: Despite so much of the media’s seeming determination to press the storyline, we believe fertility patients have nothing to fear from post-Roe v. Wade trigger laws.
This video is all about rescue missions. When it comes to frozen embryos, we do them all the time here at Southeastern Fertility!
Dad is Dad, However it Happens
Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and the crew are looking ahead to Father’s Day -and marveling at technology like ICSI that makes fatherhood possible for a lot of dads- in this video!
A Three-Strike Approach
Baseball isn’t the only realm in which you get three strikes. Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon unpacks why he thinks it’s wise to take a “three-strike approach” to fertility treatment.
What Are You Learning?
As with anything, knowledge is power when it comes to reproductive medicine. So, what are you learning on your journey?
When Is It Time To Move On?
When is it time to move on? That’s always a hard question, but especially when you’ve been going through a particular course of fertility treatment without the hoped-for results. In this video, Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum are helping you think this topic through.
We're Already Thinking June! Should You?
If you’re planning to be in the June transfer cycle, Southeastern Fertility’s Lynda McCollum and Mark Mellinger have an important message for you when it comes to starting your oral medications.
Checking Out The New Digs
We’re expanding to serve you better! Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum are taking you on a tour of what’s completed so far.
Mind-Boggling Cold, Awe-Inspiring Work
Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum are in a small room with about 4000 precious souls, taking a step back in awe of what (actually, who) is all around them!
We Let You Go at Your Own Pace
Starting fertility treatment can be sort of like learning to snow ski. Most people will naturally bring a fear of the unknown to the experience, so it’s important to go at your own pace. Here at Southeastern Fertility, we make sure to walk with you at whichever pace best suits your situation.
A Prayer for the Brokenhearted
At Southeastern Fertility, we believe in the power of prayer. Families going through trials are on our hearts constantly, and we’re genuinely praying for them regularly. In this video, you’re invited to pray with us and learn how we pray for our families.
Here We Grow Again!
We’re expanding in 2022! Here’s a sneak peek of our new space. Plus, can you spot the photoshopped team member on our Christmas card?
Troubleshooting by the Christmas Tree
Sometimes when combating infertility, troubleshooting gives you the answer you need. And sometimes, the answers come via another route. Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum gather ’round the Christmas tree to illustrate with a vivid analogy!
Family Building Blocks
Southeastern Fertility parents, our awesome keepsake baby blocks can be yours IF you are willing to help us out a little!
Do I Reserve More Than One Embryo?
Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. Gordon’s checking in with National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) nurses Christa Carter & Kelley Seymour to dive into a common question when it comes to embryo adoption: Do I select/reserve more than one embryo at a time? The NEDC is Southeastern Fertility’s nonprofit partner and we perform all NEDC FETs (frozen embryo transfers).
A Flexible Approach
There are times in life when we all fail to plan adequately, and it leaves us in a bind. That can certainly happen when battling infertility. Fortunately, Southeastern Fertility offers a flexible approach in some key areas that gives you options going forward, which means you’ll hopefully avoid getting caught in a jam. Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum explain, with an illustration from Dr. G’s real life shaggy dog story.
“Infertility Can Make or Break Your Faith”: Madison & Toby's Story
First a miscarriage, then infertility. It hasn’t been an easy road for Madison and Toby. Hear how the stretching of their faith has strengthened their faith as they pursue embryo adoption, in the latest episode of our Hope, Faith & Infertility podcast.
Redeeming Your Infertility Struggle
Would you be willing to help others by sharing your story on our new podcast? Let us know by emailing [email protected]. Southeastern Fertility Marketing Director Mark Mellinger has more in this video, including a recommendation on a great new book that could reshape how you see God in a really helpful way!
In the normal course of reproduction, an embryo makes its way into the uterus on Day 5. It then usually attaches and implants on Day 7. However, when it comes to IVF and frozen embryo transfers, it’s actually possible to “cheat the system”- and it still works!
Infertility True or False
You might be surprised just how common fertility problems are among couples of child-bearing age in the U.S. If you’re having fertility struggles, there’s no need to feel alone, because you’re definitely not. Here’s a little “Infertility True or False” from Southeastern Fertility to put a bow on National Infertility Awareness Week 2021.
Hollywood & Battling Infertility
Real life isn’t like the movies very often, and it’s important to make peace with that when pursuing fertility treatment. How will you respond if the hoped-for Hollywood ending doesn’t work out?
Farragut Press Touts Role of Southeastern Fertility, Dr. John Gordon in Historic Birth
Our hometown newspaper, the Farragut Press, recently reported on the role of Southeastern Fertility in the historic 1,000th embryo adoption birth facilitated by our nonprofit partners at the National Embryo Donation Center. The NEDC is the first embryo adoption program in the world to surpass the 1,000-birth milestone.
Should You Worry About Cramping & Spotting After an Embryo Transfer?
It’s not uncommon for women to experience a variety of physical symptoms in the days following an IVF embryo transfer. These symptoms can include cramping, spotting and more. So when is it time to worry, and which are probably no big deal?
About Sibling Embryo Transfers’
How does it work when you come back to Southeastern Fertility for a sibling embryo transfer?
Possible Side Effects of Fertility Medication
Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John David Gordon and IVF Nurse Lynda McCollum address possible side effects of some of the most common fertility medications below in this edition of our Internet show “Talk Fertility.”
Why You Need a Full Bladder for Your Embryo Transfer or Trial Transfer
Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Nurse Lynda McCollum explain why you need to have a full bladder when you come in for embryo transfers and trial transfers.
How We Handle “Extra” Embryos
Learn why you will never have a dilemma about what to do with remaining embryos when you go with Southeastern Fertility.
Freedom from the Frozen Embryo Dilemma
The experts from Southeastern Fertility discuss how to avoid the dilemma of having frozen embryos remaining after IVF.
Ordering Your Steps on the Infertility Treatment Escalator (or is it Escalaytah?)
Here are some tips for ordering your steps when it comes to infertility treatment.
Hope for Those Dealing with Male Factor Infertility
Dealing with male factor infertility? Think you’ve explored all the possible solutions? There may be some potential avenues of help you haven’t investigated.
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.
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?