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Blog Posts in 2017

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Getting Ready for Your Baby's First Year

Whether you’re still making arrangements for a vasectomy reversal, or you’re already excitedly sharing the big news, you and your partner are probably eager to get ready for baby’s ...
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Are You a Candidate for MESA?

Men who do not want to undergo vasectomy reversal or who may not be likely to have success with this procedure for various reasons may opt to plan in-vitro fertilization, or IVF. The IVF procedure ...
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The Patient's Guide to Vasoepididymostomy

Having a vasectomy does not necessarily mean that you’ll never be able to father children. In fact, advanced surgical technologies have facilitated great outcomes for men seeking vasectomy ...
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IVF After Vasectomy: Are Twins in Your Future?

Though vasectomy reversal is possible for many men who have undergone vasectomy procedures, it is not always the right option for conception. IVF may be more appropriate if there are other factors ...
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Tips for Supporting Your Partner Through His Vasectomy Reversal

If you and your partner have decided that it’s time to start a family, but he has previously had a vasectomy, you might be discussing the possibility of vasectomy reversal. This microsurgical ...
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What to Expect After Your Vasectomy Reversal Procedure

After your vasectomy reversal procedure, you will need to devote a period of time to your recovery so that you can reduce the risk of post-surgical complications. At the Center for Vasectomy Reversal, ...
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How Couples Can Cope with the Stress of Trying to Conceive

After a vasectomy reversal, the process of trying to conceive can be stressful for couples. Supporting each other through this emotional time will bring you closer together and help you avoid the kind ...
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Surprising Things That Affect Your Sperm Count

When you decide to undergo a vasectomy reversal, you don’t want a low sperm count to interfere with your fertility. Unfortunately, there are a number of things that can affect your sperm count ...
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Exploring the Link Between Weight and Fertility

One issue that affects both female and male infertility is obesity. If you undergo a vasectomy reversal in the hopes of conceiving, maintaining a healthy weight can make the process easier. Here is a ...
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Using the MESA Procedure to Retrieve Sperm for IVF

Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA) is a surgical procedure that precedes in vitro fertilization (IVF). It may be appropriate for some men for whom a vasectomy reversal alone won’t ...
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What Lifestyle Factors Impact the Success of Vasectomy Reversal?

There are some unmodifiable factors that affect the success of vasectomy reversals. These include the length of time that has passed since the original surgery, and the exact location of the ...
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Taking a Closer Look at Male Infertility

In about one-third of couples experiencing problems conceiving, male infertility is to blame. There are many health problems that can contribute to infertility in men. You can hear about some of them ...
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How to Talk to Your Partner About Vasectomy Reversal

Strong, lasting relationships are built on open communication, honesty, and mutual respect. It isn’t possible for one partner to force the other to want to have a child, and trying to do so may ...
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A Look at Smoking and Sperm Quality

Smoking is never safe for anyone. During pregnancy, it’s particularly harmful because it compromises the health of the unborn baby. And regardless of whether the male or female partner smokes, ...
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Staying Comfortable After Your Vasectomy Reversal

Men who undergo a vasectomy reversal often report that the recovery isn’t as arduous as they’d expected. It’s normal to experience some discomfort for the first one to two days, but ...
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Use This App to Help You Find the Perfect Baby Name

As soon as a pregnancy test is positive, the hunt for the perfect baby name is on. Settling on the right name can feel cathartic after dealing with male infertility. However, excited parents-to-be ...
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Get the Facts About Traveling for Vasectomy Reversal Surgery

Vasectomy reversals are delicate, complex surgeries that require a great deal more technical skill than the original vasectomy. Because of this, men are advised to seek medical care from a specialist, ...
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Cute Theme Ideas for Gender Reveal Parties

When you’ve gone through infertility procedures and successfully achieved a pregnancy, you will want to celebrate every step of your journey to a new family, including revealing the gender of ...
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Reducing Your Risk of Post-Operative Infections

Vasectomy reversal procedures are safe for the vast majority of patients, and the chance of complications is low. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a small risk of developing a ...
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A Closer Look at Spinal Anesthesia

When you undergo a vasectomy reversal, your surgeon may recommend spinal anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia allows you to remain awake during the procedure and carries less risk than general anesthesia. ...
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FAQs and Answers About IVF

After treating male infertility with a vasectomy reversal, further infertility procedures, including IVF, may be necessary. IVF, or in vitro fertilization, has a proven track record of helping couples ...
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What Is Azoospermia?

Azoospermia is defined at the complete absence of sperm in the semen. It is a significant cause of male infertility that requires treatment. There are two types of azoospermia, obstructive and ...
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Try This Fertility Planning App

After a vasectomy reversal, most couples are motivated to start their families as soon as possible. To achieve a pregnancy, tracking the female partner’s most fertile days can be extremely ...
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Improving Your Health Before Your Vasectomy Reversal

Vasectomy reversal surgery can be the first step to starting or growing your family. Although the surgery is considered to be safe and effective for most people, the healthier you are before surgery, ...
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Help Your Partner Have a Stress-Free Pregnancy

When your partner gets pregnant after a vasectomy reversal or a long battle with male infertility, you will want to do everything in your power to ensure that she has a healthy pregnancy. Stress can ...
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