When the time rolls around to start trying to have a baby, you want to do everything in your power to increase the likelihood of getting pregnant. Regardless of whether you have a baby “naturally” or by way of IVF, there are two things that must be present in order to have a baby: sperm and egg.  Let’s flip the script here for a minute and talk about men’s health. Yes, here at Rescripted, we might be focused primarily on women, but we can’t leave men out of the equation when talking about reproduction.  A study...

Casey Clark • Jul 15, 2024

Whether you're trying to conceive at home or preparing for an egg retrieval, ensuring that you’re nourishing your body with the proper nutrients — and the right amounts of them — is essential to promoting egg quality while also supporting healthy ovarian function. Since the vast majority of us don't get what we need from diet alone, fertility supplements can be especially useful. Some of the top nutrients to consider include folate, vitamin B12, vitamins C, D, and E, zinc, selenium, iodine, and omega-3 fatty acids, which can typically be found in prenatal multivitamin supplements. But...

Brighid Flynn • Jul 12, 2024

Whether you're trying to conceive at home or preparing for an egg retrieval, ensuring that you’re nourishing your body with the proper nutrients — and the right amounts of them — is essential to promoting egg quality while also supporting healthy ovarian function. Since the vast majority of us don't get what we need from diet alone, fertility supplements can be especially useful. Some of the top nutrients to consider include folate, vitamin B12, vitamins C, D, and E, zinc, selenium, iodine, and omega-3 fatty acids, which can typically be found in prenatal multivitamin supplements. But...

Brighid Flynn • Jul 12, 2024

When you are TTC, you are most likely paying attention to every little change or hint of change in your body. That two-ish week period of waiting and hoping and anticipating can feel like an eternity, and you might be searching for early hints of pregnancy before you take a test. As with many aspects of the conception and pregnancy journeys, so much of it is individualized. No two women will have the same experience, and it makes for a beautiful, yet slightly confusing personal journey toward motherhood.  We talked with Dr. Jessica Ryniec, a double...

Brighid Flynn • Jul 9, 2024

These days, it’s pretty easy to find articles online that walk you through numerous fertility protocols, from in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to egg freezing. But what about all the questions that pop up for each step of those protocols? Like, say, what’s it like to take Ganirelix — a hormone medication administered during ovarian stimulation? Can you really be sure you’re getting correct, medically informed answers from the internet? Unfortunately, it’s just as easy to stumble upon articles that contain misinformation, especially if you’re asking Dr. Google. Enter Roon, a free platform comprised of short-form video content providing accurate...

Sarene Leeds • Jul 2, 2024

Pregnancy will always be synonymous with a whirlwind of emotions – joy, fear, stress, excitement, to name a few. And sometimes, heartbreak weasels its way into this momentous time of your life in the form of an ectopic pregnancy. While it’s difficult to talk about, it’s worth arming yourself with the facts about this condition, because ectopic pregnancy is the most common cause of U.S. maternal mortality in the first trimester.  An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the endometrial cavity instead of attaching to the lining of the uterus. In about...

Sarene Leeds • Jun 26, 2024

Ah, your 30s. A wondrous time to, as Carrie Bradshaw once put it, “learn the lessons.”  There sure are a lot of those life lessons to learn – and they’re not just for millennials anymore. Believe it or not, Gen Zers are fast approaching their 30s. Whether you’re closing in on this auspicious age milestone or already a card-carrying member of the 30-something club, getting pregnant may be something on your mind right now.  And if that’s the case, you probably need to start thinking about your fertility too.  No, it’s not because you’ve suddenly gotten...

Sarene Leeds • Jun 26, 2024
General Infertility

Can You Transfer a Mosaic Embryo?

If you’re familiar with preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A), you might have heard the terms “euploid” for genetically normal embryos and “aneuploid” for those with the incorrect number of chromosomes. Those with a mix of normal and abnormal cells are called “mosaic” embryos.  Deciding whether to transfer a mosaic embryo can be challenging, as it involves considering a complex mix of factors. To help you make an informed decision, we spoke to Dr. Robert Straub, a reproductive endocrinologist who’s been with Reproductive Biology Associates in Georgia since 2003. Dr. Straub specializes in ovulation induction and IVF, management...

Alexa Davidson • Jun 21, 2024

When Dr. Jennifer Hintzsche, Ph.D, was trying to conceive, she came upon a barrier that many women and couples face — 6 months into trying she knew something wasn’t right, but she also assumed that she had to wait 12 months before being able to see a fertility specialist. In the aftermath of her own experience, she created PherDal, the only FDA-cleared sterile at-home fertility treatment. The treatment is available through Wisp, PherDal’s exclusive telehealth provider.  “PherDal was born from this necessity to have a safe and affordable alternative option for getting sperm closer to the...

The Rescripted Team • Jun 18, 2024

If you’ve perused TikTok recently, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a video suggesting that matcha can lead to infertility. Take, for example, the trend of women recording themselves drinking matcha lattes alongside text saying that they heard matcha can cause infertility. These videos are all in good fun, a way for creators to tell their audiences they are actively avoiding pregnancy in a tongue-in-cheek way. But, as always, we need to be careful of the kind of information we create and consume online. As we all know by now, social media can be a...

Zara Hanawalt • Jun 16, 2024