Family Planning

Dr. Clay’s Story: Vasectomy Day

G7P2143. That’s what Nicole‚Äôs chart reads when looking at her (our) obstetric history. For those of you not used to ob/gyn shorthand, for us, it means seven pregnancies, two full-term deliveries, one preterm delivery, four miscarriages and three living children. As I sit here with an ice pack and recover from my vasectomy, it’s weird to think that just four years ago, I would have assumed this procedure was entirely unnecessary for me.

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Ask Sofia: What is the real difference between IUI and IVF?

Sometimes getting pregnant is more difficult than you hoped or anticipated. In that case, your pregnancy journey might include intrauterine insemination (IUI) and/or in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

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Ask Sofia: When should I update my birth control method?

Birth control will never be a one-size-fits-all prescription and with the many options available today, you might try various forms of birth control across the years.

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Child-free by Choice

Choosing to not have kids does not equate with a dislike of kids. Rather, the continued decline in the birth rate boils down to a variety of both personal and practical reasons in many cases. The number of babies born in the United States fell to a near historic low in 2018 and continues to decline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Ask Sofia: What is a family planning visit?

A hybrid of an annual visit and a prenatal visit, a family planning visit is ideal for those who are hoping to get pregnant in the next 6-12 months.

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Vaccines and Fertility

There has been a lot of discussion (and some confusion) about vaccinations this past year, particularly among those who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Clinic Sofia shared an article about the safety of the COVID vaccine for pregnant women that you can find here. In addition, we recently asked Dr. David Clay, who has a special interest in fertility management and has been closely monitoring the latest information related to the vaccine, to shed some light on the topic of vaccines and fertility and help to dispel some of the misinformation that may be online.

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We use Fairview Southdale Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital for labor, delivery and surgical procedures.

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