Q&A With Our Fertility Experts

Get smart about your fertility. We've assembled a group of fertility-savvy health care practitioners to help.

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Dr. Cecilia Kitic

Exercise Physiologist

Dr. Kitic is an Exercise Physiologist with a Ph.D. in Exercise Immunology and over 20 years of research experience in understanding how exercise affects the body. She is also a Senior University Lecturer in Exercise Prescription. Dr. Kitic runs The IVF Project, a world-first online exercise prescription service for women and men undergoing fertility treatments. Having experienced infertility and multiple cycles of IVF, Dr. Kitic wanted everyone to have access to evidence-based clinical exercise prescription to improve their chance of conception.

Kelly Park

Contributor

Kelly Park is the founder and editor-in-chief of FertilitySmarts. She is passionate about fertility education and shining light on the many ways people can become parents. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Master of Education degree in Educational Policy from the University of Alberta. She is a firm believer in the FertilitySmarts mission to help people get smart about their fertility.

Dr. Mark Trolice

Infertility Specialist & Author

Dr. Mark Trolice is double board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) as well as OB/GYN. He maintains annual recertification in these specialties and has been awarded the prestigious American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually for many years now. He is the director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center in Orlando, FL, as well as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Florida in Gainesville and the University of Central Florida in Orlando where he is involved in the teaching of OB/GYN residents and medical students. He is also the Lead Surgeon and Egg Donor Bank Medical Director for Cryos International. He is the voice behind The Fertility Health Podcast and the author of The Fertility Doctor's Guide to Overcoming Infertility.

Q&As

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Exercising before your in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment can help to improve your chance of conception. During your treatment though, there may be times you need to modify your physical activity...
Answered by: Dr. Cecilia Kitic
Exercise Physiologist
When you go and see the doctor at the beginning of your fertility assessment, a semen analysis is one of the most important diagnostic tests. Semen parameters such as volume, count and motility all...
Answered by: Rebecca Matthews, PhD
Embryologist
Not all patients conceive with their first IVF procedure, which can be a devastating blow, both emotionally and financially. Couples undergoing IVF may need more than one cycle because of the...
Answered by: Rebecca Matthews, PhD
Embryologist
Several studies have shown that certain supplements may improve egg quality in older women or those with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). Although there is no magic formula to turn back the hands of...
Answered by: Rebecca Matthews, PhD
Embryologist
There’s no strong evidence to suggest that lying on your back or tilting your hips for 20 minutes after intercourse improves the chance of getting pregnant. On the other hand, it won’t hurt your...
Answered by: Rebecca Matthews, PhD
Embryologist
Knowing the exact time to have sex when you are trying to get pregnant can sometimes be a mystery, especially if your cycles aren't regular. One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to know when to...
Answered by: Rebecca Matthews, PhD
Embryologist
If you are found to have a low sperm count, usually no specific treatment or cure is available (unless surgery is required, for example, for a testicular varicocele or tubal blockage). Your doctor...
Answered by: Rebecca Matthews, PhD
Embryologist
After the embryo transfer, you receive instructions before leaving the clinic. These instructions include what medication to take when your pregnancy test is going to be and any lifestyle...
Answered by: Rebecca Matthews, PhD
Embryologist
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