Unexplained Infertility

Confused because you’ve been given the diagnosis “unexplained infertility”?

Did you know that 10-15% of all patients with infertility have their entire initial workup return normal?

However, this diagnosis was defined when imaging and genetic testing was not as advanced as they are today. This means that with a thorough workup, likely less than 10% of patients will have to settle for this diagnosis.

Even when facing obstacles, it helps to know what the problem is in order to know how to overcome.

For truly unexplained infertility, the most successful methods of treatment when this diagnosis has been reached is IVF or INVOcell, but superovulation with IUI is frequently attempted prior to IVF.

If you are looking for answers, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule your consultation. We are here to help!💕

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Signs of a Magnesium Deficiency

Did you know?

➡️ Women with PCOS are often deficient in magnesium.

➡️ If you have ever taken the contraceptive pill, it is also very likely that you are deficient in magnesium as the pill is known to deplete many nutrients.

➡️ Magnesium may also help pregnant women with muscle cramping, sleeping, and stress levels.

Here are some signs that you might be deficient in magnesium:
-Muscle cramping, pain
-Frequent headaches or migraine
-Anxiety, depression or irritability
-Elevated blood pressure
-Insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome
-Low energy level and/or chronically fatigued
-Memory issues, difficulty focusing, brain fog
-Painful menstrual periods or severe PMS symptoms
-Difficulty sleeping
-Brittle bones and development of stones
-Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
-Intense cravings for sweets, especially chocolate

Have you ever suffered from any of the symptoms listed above? It may be worth talking to your doctor about adding magnesium to your routine either through food or supplementation.

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Meet Dr. D!

It’s been quite awhile since we introduced you to our expert, so we thought we’d tell you a little about Dr. Davenport, or as we call him, Dr. D!👏

Dr. D moved to Huntsville in 2014 with his wife Kelly and four children. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he received his undergraduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He then successfully completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.

Dr. Davenport is a skilled surgeon, excelling in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and hysteroscopic surgery. He is the only reproductive endocrinologist in North Alabama who performs robotic tubal reanastomosis, and also the only REI in the region to perform testicular sperm aspiration/extraction for vasectomized/obstructed males prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF).

He has been actively involved in clinical research and has also authored several publications. Dr. Davenport has a love for teaching and lecturing.📚

But the most special thing about him?

He is passionate about providing excellent patient care and is committed to providing the most state-of-the-art solutions in all aspects of infertility and reproductive endocrinology.

Dr. D understands that infertility and hormonal imbalances are some of the most emotionally, spiritually, and mentally consuming issues that an individual or couple may face, and most patients appreciate his compassionate yet candid approach to problem solving.❤️

You’re one of a kind, Dr. D!

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Can Folic Acid Affect the Ability to Get Pregnant?

You’ve asked and Dr. D answered!

👉“Can folic acid absorption affect the ability to get or stay pregnant?”

Got a question for Dr. D? Let us know!

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Introducing INVOcell!

▶️ INVOcell
▪️What is it?
▪️Is it affordable?
▪️Who is it for?

INVOcell is a treatment option that allows egg fertilization and early embryo development to take place in the woman’s body, in vivo, while offering success rates that are comparable to IVF if patients meet certain diagnostic criteria.

FINA is the first and only clinic in North Alabama with this option, and the entire process is completed locally in our office, right here in Huntsville.

The costs of INVOcell are also lower than IVF. It requires a similar egg stimulation and retrieval process to IVF, but instead of incubating the early egg and embryo in our lab we place an FDA-approved intravaginal culture device into the woman. This allows her to be a natural incubator while the embryos grow. The embryos will then be removed, and an embryo transfer subsequently performed.

INVOcell is designed for young and healthy patients with infertility.

If you’re interested in more information about this option, check out our website or call to schedule your consultation. We would love to discuss with you further in order to help you determine if this might be the right option for you and your partner.💕

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How Affordable Is This Really?

Oftentimes, couples are hesitant to proceed with looking into fertility testing and treatment because of the worry about cost. However, you may be surprised at all the options that are actually available to you financially.  

Let’s take a look at some of the different categories of services and which financial options are available for each.

*Office Visits

At FINA, we will submit the charges for office visits, labs, ultrasounds, and procedures to your insurance company. However, for those services that are not covered by insurance, we try to make them as affordable to you as possible. In these cases, we bundle services together in order to discount the overall cost to you. Our staff will confirm what services are covered by your insurance, but we encourage all of our patients to verify their coverage as well.

If you do not have insurance or prefer that we do not file your fertility treatment with your insurance company, we offer cash pay packages for your visits. These packages are specific to the types of office visits, lab work, or procedures you may undergo. Our financial counselor will be happy to go over these costs with you.

*Medications

Fertility medications are sometimes paid for by insurance, but every policy is different. Our financial counselor will go over your coverage, if any, at the time you need medications.

Some local pharmacies carry fertility medications. However, these pharmacies may not offer the same discount as a mail-order pharmacy, but can oftentimes send your medications directly to your address overnight.

*Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Some insurances will offer partial or full coverage for IUI’s. If your insurance offers no coverage, we do have a cash package that will allow this option to become more cost efficient.

*In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) / INVOcell

As the need for more advanced therapies arises, we encourage you to double check with your insurance carrier to see which services are covered. In Alabama, only a limited number of insurance plans offer coverage for IVF or INVOcell. However, we do offer several packages along with financing resources for those patients without insurance coverage in order to make these options more affordable for you. Prior to proceeding with these services you will meet with our office manager to ensure your understanding of your options and costs.

Insurances Accepted at FINA:

+Blue Cross Blue Shield

+Cigna

+United Healthcare

+Aetna

+Humana

+Tricare