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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Daniel B. Shapiro

Daniel B. Shapiro, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in 1995. A native of Miami, Florida, he graduated Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He then went on to medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and it was during this training that Dr. Shapiro first became […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef

Dorothy Mitchell-Leef, M.D. joined Reproductive Biology Associates in 1991. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a past president and member of the Atlanta Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the Society of […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr.Carlene Elsner

Carlene W. Elsner, M.D. has worked in the field of infertility since 1973. She is Subspecialty Board Certified by the Division of reproductive Endocrinology of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was the first board-certified reproductive endocrinologist in Atlanta and is a founding partner of Reproductive Biology Associates. She is a charter member […]

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Physicians at Reproductive Biology Associates – Dr. Hilton Kort

Hilton I. Kort, M.D., a founding partner of Reproductive Biology Associates and current CEO, has worked in the field of infertility and in vitro fertilization for over 30 years, supervising over 7500 IVF cycles. Many of his patients have had unsuccessful treatment at other IVF centers and travel from around the United States and world […]

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IVF: Its Time Enhance Access, Improve Results and Make it More Affordable

Public trust is the single greatest factor that has allowed the miracles of medicine to evolve. The public has allowed the medical community a great deal of latitude to decide where to go and how to get there. It is unfortunate that we have not in all cases returned that respect with an equal degree […]

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My life, hard times

I keep getting behind on comments. I truly apologize, ladies. Last year, my second little miracle baby, now seven years old, had her first Grand Mal seizure. Since then, we’ve had to work hard to figure out what is best for her — medication or not, special help at school, what we should do. Amidst […]

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The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas Welcomes a Son

The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas and wife, former manager Juliet have reportedly become first time parents. The couple, who have been married since 2005 welcomed a son named Cal in early March, and the new dad said of the addition to the family, "I don't know if it's totally sunk in yet. It's been wonderful. […]

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Unusual Aches And Pains You Could Expect During Pregnancy

There are certain aches and pains that are commonly experienced during pregnancy; some that are almost expected by expectant mothers; but there are several others that could be unusual.Though some pregnancy aches and pains are less common than others, they may not be cause for alarm and it pays to be aware and informed about […]

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Victoria Beckham Eating For A Fourth Pregnancy

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is now famous for being the wife of British soccer star David Beckham and for having three beautiful sons together. The rail thin singer and model though is now reportedly putting on some weight in order to get pregnant for a fourth child; a girl this time around, the couple […]

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Better Birth Weight for Babies of Exercisers

Regular exercise during pregnancy doesn't change a mother's body weight but does lead to a small reduction in the baby's weight, a new study shows.The findings are important because larger birth size is associated with higher risk for childhood obesity.In a randomized trial of 84 first-time mothers, participants were assigned to either an exercise or […]

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Study: Breastfeeding would save lives, money

The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90 percent of U.S. women breastfed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.Those startling results, published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, are only an estimate. But several experts who reviewed the […]

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Incontinence during pregnancy ups risk of it later

A new study confirms that women who have incontinence during pregnancy are more likely than other women to have the problem after giving birth as well. The good news, researchers say, is that there are ways for women to reduce their risk.In a study of more than 1,100 first-time mothers, Spanish researchers found that 39 […]

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Paisley Pattern Represents Fertility

picture:www.shopstyle.com I've always loved the paisley pattern, and come to find out, it is supposed to represent fertility. Is this all nonsense? Will you really become more fertile if you wear paisleys? I don't know, but if you think you will be more fertile, you probably will! This article explains the paisley-fertility connection:www.telegraph.co.ukFrom the article:"There […]

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Sickness in the midst of sickness

I was sick last week. REALLY sick. I had strep throat. I will never secretly feel that my children should suck it up when they have strep throat. Because I thought I was actually going to die.I'm not sure if it was a raging fever, the debilitating body aches, the excruciating headache, or the improbably […]

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The season….for allergies

I can, without a doubt, tell you that my allergies get worse every single year. I have them 24/7/365. Spring, summer and fall are definitely worse than winter. I can always tell when the seasonal outdoor allergens are peaking. My eyes itch and water, my skin breaks out and itches, my chest gets tight (with […]

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IVF: Putting Our House in Order

Public trust is the single greatest factor that has allowed the miracles of medicine to evolve. The public has allowed the medical community a great deal of latitude to decide where to go and how to get there. It is unfortunate that we have not in all cases returned that respect with an equal degree […]

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One more day until….

My lovely spring break from school is almost over. Tomorrow marks the first day of the spring term for my courses. This time I'll be taking "Nursing Theory" and "Decision Making for Primary Care". Sounds exciting, right?While on break, I certainly did live it up with some fun and relaxation! I'm almost finished reading the […]

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10 weeks

I'm amazed that I am able to type "10 weeks" as a title for this post. This is really amazing and I am so excited and pray that everything continues to go well. We are so happy, Super S and I and are just besides ourselves really. April 26, will be 13w2d and thats when […]

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Newborn Giggle

Addy had her first smiles in her sleep. Not the gas smiles, but that big, toothless grin. It was only a few days after I saw that first sleepy smile that I saw the first real one, the first one that was an actual reaction to something.So I knew that when I heard the first […]

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April Fool’s.

Babies really have a way of coming in and taking over everything, ever crevice of your thoughts, being and day-to-day life.I remembered it was April Fools Day around 11 last night. Jason was feeding Addy one last time I had been sick all day recovering from my procedure. The combo of anesthesia, pain killers and […]

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