IUI & Trigger Shots: Better Together?
IUIs and trigger shots: Do they go together? Well, it depends.
Failure: A Valuable Teacher
When it comes to IVF, failure isn’t necessarily final. Something valuable can always be learned.
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.
They Persevered, and Found a Support System
Charity & Rhett went through a long road of infertility over several years. Along the way, they navigated failed IUIs, surgery, unsuccessful IVF, a very iffy positive pregnancy test, and even an ice storm! But amid their pain and vulnerability, they also discovered an amazing support system in their local church. And yes, eventually, they welcomed the son for whom they had so long prayed.
“It Took Infertility to Draw Me Closer to the Lord”
Dominique & Tim didn’t know it was possible to have a child, then experience infertility. But that’s exactly what happened to them. In this episode of our “Hope, Faith, & Infertility” podcast, Dominique explains how secondary infertility challenged (and ultimately strengthened) her faith, how Mini-Stim IVF proved to be her family’s answer, and how she managed to go through it all while simultaneously pursuing advanced education.
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!
Tools of the Trade
We’re introducing you to a cool tool that’s actually meant to serve the auto industry, but it can help us retrieve some pretty important stuff in the IVF/embryology lab!
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.
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).
We did Embryo Adoption. We're Back for More!
Embryo adoption parents Zach and Heather Mulling are 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!
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!
Family Building Blocks
Southeastern Fertility parents, our awesome keepsake baby blocks can be yours IF you are willing to help us out a little!
The Alphabet Soup of Male Infertility
Do terms like PESA and TESA mean anything to you? Perhaps not. But if you’re experiencing male infertility, they could be vital for you to know. They could even be the key to seeing long-held dreams of parenthood become reality. Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Coordinator Lynda McCollum explain these sperm retrieval methods.
Experience matters! Especially when addressing infertility. Take it from Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon (between him and Dr. Keenan, they’ve piled up close to 60 years of experience!) and longtime phlebotomist Sherry Schoolfield in this video.
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.
A Stinky Story
If anyone can turn a skunk story into a little COVID vaccine advice, it’s Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon. He’s putting that Ivy League education to good use in this video!
Co-Director Dr. John Gordon has now been at Southeastern Fertility for almost two years. So he’s taking some time to reflect on a few things he finds unbelievable (in a good way) now that he’s had time to settle in. Plus, he’s pointing out a few things patients have told him they find unbelievable about Southeastern Fertility (again, in a good way).
We're Now Doing Natural Cycle FETs!
The team at Southeastern Fertility is excited to announce something new: We’re now offering Natural Cycle Frozen Embryo Transfers (FETs)!
Musical Embryo Transfers
Believe it or not, this is one musical reference that gives you a little keen insight into science and medicine!
Egg-Freezing Q and A
Egg-freezing is an increasingly popular fertility preservation option. So what are the possible pros and cons? Who might be a good candidate?
Is Stimulated Cycle IVF the Right Choice for you? Factors to Consider.
While many patients find the lower expense and fewer medications of Natural Cycle or Mini-Stim attractive, Stimulated Cycle IVF is still an option to consider; one that will prove to be the optimal choice for many couples.
Mini-Stim IVF: What You Need to Know.
Because it costs about half the price of Stimulated Cycle IVF and also involves fewer medications, Mini-Stim IVF can be an attractive option for many couples experiencing infertility. Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John David Gordon and IVF Nurse Lynda McCollum go into details, plus do a little clowning around and encounter a surprise guest, in this edition of our Internet show “Talk Fertility.”
Turning the Corner in Your Fertility Journey
Helping you turn the corner in your fertility journey is what we’re all about. Here’s how we do that, and how you can lead the way!
Just Looking for Someone Who'll Listen?
Everyone wants to be listened to, especially during the trial of infertility. That’s exactly what you can expect at Southeastern Fertility in Knoxville, Tennessee.
What to Expect at a New Patient Visit
Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Nurse Lynda McCollum outline the main things to expect at a new patient visit.
Keith, Amanda, River and Emmaline: A Southeastern Story
Keith and Amanda half-jokingly sum up life as parents this way: “They both have stolen our hearts, and all of our time.” And they wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Reasons to Choose Southeastern Fertility
Southeastern Fertility Co-Director Dr. John Gordon and IVF Nurse Lynda McCollum delve into some of the reasons Southeastern Fertility is a place of hope for those struggling with infertility.
Chet & Anita's Natural Cycle IVF Story: A Southeastern Fertility Interview
It costs way less than Standard Cycle IVF, and there’s no need for all the medications. Southeastern Fertility now offers the little-known option of Natural Cycle IVF. It worked for Chet and Anita.