Will Eating Pineapples & Fries Help Your Embryo Implant?

Could eating pineapple really help your embryo implant? What about wolfing down some french fries from Mickey D’s? We’re looking into those fertility-related superstitions (and many more) in the brief video below. Here are some helpful time stamps:

1:50 Can going to the bathroom after a transfer make you lose the embryo? What about getting into a car wreck?

2:20 Can taking a home pregnancy test before you get a blood test lead to a negative pregnancy attempt?

4:30 Can eating pineapple help your embryo implant?

5:45 Does eating McDonald’s french fries help promote successful embryo implantation?

7:10 Is loading up with water going to help lead to a successful transfer? What about acupuncture?

8:05 Should you have intercourse the night before a transfer?

8:35 Is it okay to shower after an embryo transfer?

9:15 Can you get on a plane after an embryo transfer?

9:35 Will eating and drinking exclusively warm food and beverages affect your embryo transfer?

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

We did Embryo Adoption. We’re Back for More!

In the video below, you’ll meet embryo adoption couple Zach and Heather Mullin.

They’re joining Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum to share how their journey led them to our nonprofit partners at the National Embryo Donation Center. Now they’re coming back for a sibling!

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

We’re Already Thinking June! Should You?

Are you tentatively slated for the June transfer cycle? If so, listen up!

Southeastern Fertility’s Lynda McCollum and Mark Mellinger have an important message for you in the video below when it comes to starting your oral medications.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

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 in this video, taking a step back in awe of what (actually, who) is all around them!

Enjoy this poignant look at just how amazing and life-changing the technology advances of embryo preservation and frozen embryo transfer are, direct from the lab at Southeastern Fertility!

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Where The Embryos Are

Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum, as you’ll see in the video below, are cozying up next to the fire to talk about why people from all over the country (and even some foreign countries!) are willing to come all the way to Knoxville to build their families.

It boils down to this: When it comes to embryo adoption, thanks to our exclusive partnership with the National Embryo Donation Center, we have an incomparable number of embryos onsite right here in our lab. And almost all are remaining from successful IVF! In a nutshell, this is where the embryos are!

But there are other reasons people from hundreds or thousands of miles away turn to Southeastern Fertility. Some may want lower-cost IVF without all the usual fertility medications, in which case we offer affordable alternatives like Natural Cycle IVF and Mini-Stim IVF.

Others trust Dr. Jeffrey Keenan for tubal reversal surgery, knowing he is among the most respected reproductive surgeons in the nation.

Still others may just be seeking advice on battling infertility from a listening ear, in which case Dr. Gordon offers free 15-minute telemedicine consultations. To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Why We Don’t Genetically Test Embryos

Over the past few years, the genetic testing of embryos prior to transfer has become a more common practice in reproductive medicine. But we don’t do it at Southeastern Fertility. Why, you ask?

The simple answer is that the leadership team considers it a slippery slope. Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, alongside IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum, explains why in the video below.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

The Waiting Game

Tom Petty was right. The waiting is the hardest part!

That’s certainly true when it comes to fertility treatment. Patients often anticipate taking part in a particular transfer cycle, only to endure the disappointment of finding out they’ll need to wait another month.

If results aren’t back from pre-transfer medical tests, it’s vital that physicians and patients not just jump right into an embryo transfer in order to stick to a certain schedule. Test results must be examined to determine whether the patient is in optimal health, which in turn leads to the best chances of a successful transfer.

Cysts, failure to stimulate, and numerous other reasons could cause a transfer cycle to be delayed as well. In this video, Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum advise that while this is frustrating, decisions to delay a cycle are made with patients’ best interests in mind.

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Do I Reserve More Than One Embryo?

In the video below, 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).

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Ingrid’s Story: A Natural Cycle FET Christmas Gift

Ingrid traveled hundreds of miles to Southeastern Fertility to have the physician she trusted perform her Natural Cycle Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Now she’s expecting the best Christmas gift possible. Be inspired by her story of infertility and faith on the debut episode of our new podcast Hope, Faith & Infertility!

Rate, review and subscribe to Hope, Faith & Infertility wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also enjoy the video version of each episode by subscribing to our YouTube channel!

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.

Redeeming Your Infertility Struggle

Would you be willing to help others by sharing your story on our new podcast? Let us know by emailing info@southeasternfertility.org. Southeastern Fertility Marketing Director Mark Mellinger has more in the video below, including a recommendation on a great new book that could reshape how you see God in a really helpful way!

To schedule your free 15-minute telemedicine consult with Co-Director Dr. John Gordon, call 865-777-0088 or click here. To learn more about Southeastern Fertility, including our mission, values and team, click here. To learn more about IVF with Southeastern Fertility, click here.