Another sneak peek pic! Here’s our new front desk.
If you are thinking about starting your fertility journey or if you just don’t know where to start, we would love to meet you!
FINA’s mission is to meet each patient with transparency and compassion at the unique place where they are in their fertility journey, and to offer the most up-to-date and effective treatment options available.
It’s official! We are pleased to announce that we will now be serving you from our new location, 808 Turner St SW, Huntsville 35801.
We’re only about 3 blocks from our previous building but we now have a clinic, IVF lab and surgery suite that is second to none in the region! Stay tuned for more pics! ✨
And if you’d like to make an appointment to start your fertility journey, you can reach us at 256-217-9613.💕
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!💕
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
-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.
“Okay so we’ve decided to pursue our options with fertility services. How do we get started? What should we expect?”
Great question! So you’ve done your research and realized that this might be a journey you’d like to take.
Your first step will be to schedule a consultation. Of course, we hope that means you choose to start your journey with us here at FINA! If so, you can request an appointment by calling us at 256-217-9613 or by submitting a request directly from our website.
Upon scheduling your first consultation, we will have you go to our patient portal and fill out some basic information about yourself and your history prior to coming to FINA. Completing this information helps us to be thorough and prepared to meet you in advance of your consultation.
We hope that you are starting to realize that this journey is one that you don’t have to take alone. We are here to walk through every step with you! ❤️
What is the best diet for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?
🌱 Anti-inflammatory foods, such as berries, fatty fish, leafy greens, and extra virgin olive oil, may help manage #PCOS symptoms and may reduce inflammation-related symptoms, such as fatigue.
🚫 Stay away from sweetened juice, starchy vegetables (such as potatoes, corn, and peas), sugary foods and drinks, and refined grains.
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!
The month of September🍂 is dedicated to raising awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Also known as the “perfect hormonal storm,” PCOS is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women and involves irregular function of the ovaries.
PCOS is caused by an imbalance in the hormones (chemical messengers) in your brain and your ovaries, and it usually happens when a hormone called LH (from the pituitary gland) or levels of insulin (from the pancreas) are too high, which then causes the ovaries to make extra amounts of testosterone.
Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t well understood, but may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
If you feel like you may be experiencing these symptoms, consult your gynecologist or primary care provider. Lab tests and imaging can be used to help determine if you have PCOS and which treatment may be right for you.🌸