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Free Online Webinar –How to Cope With Stress During Infertility Treatment

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Join us for our FREE online webinar, “How to Cope with Stress During Infertility Treatment,” presented by Dr. Irena Milentijevic, our licensed psychologist.

Did you know that:
• Stress has an effect on infertility?
• Being treated for infertility can be as stressful as a diagnosis of life threatening illness or death of a loved one?
• Many women feel not being able to conceive is the worst thing that ever happened to them?
Infertility can make you feel like you have lost control of your body and your life. Your family and friends just don’t understand what you are going through –especially the ones with children.

At the Houston Fertility Specialists we are here to show you how to deal with the stress that is caused by infertility … We can help you learn to relax more which may even improve your changes if conceiving.

This webinar is held online so you can attend from the comfort of your own home.

To register, click here.

 

FREE Donor Parent Support Group

(March 13, April 10, May 8 at 5:45 p.m.)

Are you considering using an egg or sperm donor to help you get pregnant? Are you already pregnant from the help of a donor? Did you become a parent through egg or sperm donation? If you find yourself in one of these scenarios, we can help!

Using egg or sperm donation can greatly enhance your chances of conceiving, yet it can create a flood of confusing feelings in the process. While you may be excited about the opportunity to conceive, you may also feel uncertain about not having a genetic connection with your child. You may also be worried about the implications this will have or is having on your child. Or perhaps you may already have a child who has been conceived through a donor and be worried about what to tell him/her about his/her genetic origins. You and your partner may also have a difference in opinion on whether to use a donor to conceive, which method to choose or how to tell your child.

Join our donor parent support group and discover:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of using a donor
  • Pros and cons of known versus anonymous donor
  • How to decide if donor conception is right for you
  • How to choose a donor
  • The potential implications of egg or sperm donation on your child
  • Learn from others who are also considering using a donor or are already pregnant and gather support
  • Sponsored by Houston Fertility Specialists, this group is FREE of charge and open to anyone who is considering or has become pregnant using a donor.

7900 Fannin St., Suite 4400

Click here to register with Dr. Irena.

 

FREE Infertility Support Group

(March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5 at 5:45 p.m.)

This support group is sponsored by Houston Fertility Specialists. Facilitated by Dr. Irena Milentijevic, our infertility support group can help you get the support you need when dealing with infertility. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone who is struggling with infertility.

  • Reduce your sense of isolation through professional and peer support
  • Reduce the stress that can come with infertility (and maybe even increase your chances of conceiving)
  • Develop the ways to manage the emotional rollercoaster of infertility
  • Discover how men and women often respond differently to infertility treatment and how this may impact your relationship
  • Discover how to get the most from infertility
  • Explore alternative options for having a family

7900 Fannin St., Suite 4400

Click here to register with Dr. Irena.

March 22, 2017 – Houston Gay Women’s Gathering – An Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy

 

Join us for a FREE event – Gay Women’s Gathering: An Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy – at the Montrose Center in Houston. A doctor, attorney, and sperm bank rep will discuss everything you need to know about working with sperm donors, legal safeguards for LGBT families during the Trump-era and medical procedures, like insemination and in vitro fertilization. Zika avoidance will also be discussed.

Dr. Yanett Anaya with Houston Fertility Specialists is one of the featured speakers.

Register here.

Complimentary Fertility Consultations in Katy

 

resizeWe understand what a difficult and personal journey it can be to struggle with infertility. Come have a conversation with us about how we can help you achieve your dream of having a family. We are offering new patients a complimentary consultation at our Katy office. Call us today to schedule your appointment. 713-512-7900.

Houston Fertility Specialists – Katy
Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza 2
23960 Katy Freeway, Suite 280
Katy, Texas 77494
713-512-7900

Providers at this location:
Erik C. Mazur, MD
Ertug Kovanci, MD
Yanett Anaya, MD

Welcome Dr. Yanett Anaya!

anaya_grey-background-headshotHouston Fertility Specialists is proud to welcome Dr. Yanett Anaya to our practice. Dr. Anaya is seeing patients at our offices in the Texas Medical Center and in Katy.

Dr. Anaya was born and raised here in Houston. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She then returned home to complete her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, where she was elected to serve as chief resident in her final year. Following her residency, she completed fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).

Dr. Anaya’s research interests include endometriosis and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Anaya has a special clinical interest in infertility, assisted reproduction, fertility preservation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, premature ovarian failure and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Anaya sees patients at the Fannin and Katy locations. She is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Anaya is proud to provide fertility services for the LGBT community.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Anaya, please call 713-512-7900.

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Houston Fertility Specialists le dan la bienvenida a la Dra. Yanett Anaya. Ella es nativa de Houston y domina el espanol. La doctora esta aceptando pacientes de infertilidad en nuestras oficinas de Katy y el Centro Medico de Houston. Llame al 713-512-7900 para una cita con la Dra. Anaya. Pregunte por nuestras consultas gratis en Katy.

Meet Baby Theo and Baby Jacob from Sunny 99.1!

You may have heard Sunny 99.1 Host Dana Tyson talk about baby Theo and baby Jacob on her show. These sweeties came to visit her at the studio! Listen to what their moms had to say about their experience at Houston Fertility Specialists.

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Carrie Bradshaw’s Testimonial

Anita Johansson’s Testimonial

Leslie Salinas’ Testimonial

Blue Cross Blue Shield

We understand there are Blue Cross Blue Shield patients who are currently looking for new providers. This is a friendly reminder that Houston Fertility Specialists are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and we would love to see you at all of our locations. Please call us at 713-512-7900.

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Free Webinar – Postpartum Anxiety: How To Recognize It and How to Cope With It

(Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m.)

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Did you recently have a baby? Do you feel worried and overwhelmed all the time? Do you have intrusive thoughts of hurting your baby? We have a webinar for you.

This webinar will reveal:

  • How to recognize signs of Postpartum Anxiety
  • Who is at risk of having Postpartum Anxiety
  • How are Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Different
  • How to cope with your feelings and overcome Postpartum Anxiety
  • Resources for new moms

The good news is that you can attend from the comfort of your home as it’s taking place online.

Click here to register or call Dr. Irena at 713.512.7783.

Presented by Dr. Irena Milentijevic, Licensed Psychologist

Important Information about the Zika Virus

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If you are trying to have a baby, your doctor or other healthcare provider can help you plan for a healthy and safe pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about:

• Your plans for having children

• The potential risk of getting Zika during pregnancy

• Your partner’s potential exposures to Zika

Protect yourselves from getting Zika from mosquito bites

Use insect repellent

• Mosquitoes that spread Zika are aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night.

• Insect repellent is safe and it works! Read the label and follow the directions.

Cover your skin

• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

Mosquito-proof your home

• Use screens on windows and doors. Use air conditioning when available. Empty containers with standing water.

Resource List:

Areas with Zika Virus: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-information
Facts About Microcephaly: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/microcephaly.html
Zika Virus and Pregnancy: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/index.html
Pregnant Women: How to Protect Yourself: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/protect-yourself.html
Zika Virus Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html
Zika and Sexual Transmission: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/transmission/sexual-transmission.html

For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/zika

FREE Donor Parent Support Group (September 19 @ 5:45pm)

Are you considering using an egg or sperm donor to help you get pregnant? Are you already pregnant from the help of a donor? Did you become a parent through egg or sperm donation? If you find yourself in one of these scenarios, we can help!

Using egg or sperm donation can greatly enhance your chances of conceiving, yet it can create a flood of confusing feelings in the process. While you may be excited about the opportunity to conceive, you may also feel uncertain about not having a genetic connection with your child. You may also be worried about the implications this will have or is having on your child. Or perhaps you may already have a child who has been conceived through a donor and be worried about what to tell him/her about his/her genetic origins. You and your partner may also have a difference in opinion on whether to use a donor to conceive, which method to choose or how to tell your child.

Join our donor parent support group and discover:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of using a donor
  • Pros and cons of known versus anonymous donor
  • How to decide if donor conception is right for you
  • How to choose a donor
  • The potential implications of egg or sperm donation on your child
  • Learn from others who are also considering using a donor or are already pregnant and gather support

Sponsored by Houston Fertility Specialists, this group is FREE of charge and open to anyone who is considering or has become pregnant using a donor.

September 19 at 5:45pm

7900 Fannin St., Suite 4400

Click here to contact Dr. Irena to register.

Free Webinar: How to Talk to Your Child about Donor Conception

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If you have a child that was conceived through a donor and you are not sure how to talk to him/her or her about his/her genetic origins we have a FREE webinar for you. The webinar will take place online on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. and you can tune in from the comfort of your own home. Presented by Dr. Irena Milentijevic, Licensed Psychologist for Houston Fertility Specialists.

The webinar will include:
• Current research on disclosure
• How children learn on their own by accident
• How to talk to your child in a developmentally appropriate way
• How to use children’s books to help you with disclosure

To register, please call 713-512-7783 or visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/3544002329015732996

Join our Free Infertility Support Group

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Is the stress of infertility getting to you? If so, come and join our free infertility support group!

We are here to help you. Come and join our HFS infertility support group and:

– Meet others who are going through the challenges of infertility
– Reduce your sense of isolation through professional and peer support
– Reduce the stress that can come with infertility
– Discover how to get the most from having infertility treatment
– Explore alternative options for having a family

Facilitated by our psychologist, Dr. Irena Milentijevic, the group is free of charge and open to anyone who is struggling with infertility. Give us a call to register at 713-512-7783.

Dates: Monday, September 12, October 3, November 7, December 5

Time: 5:45 p.m.

Where: 7900 Fannin Street, Suite 4400, Lobby

Houston Fertility Specialists Opens CyFair Location

Houston Fertility Specialists is proud to announce the opening of our sixth location in the Houston area. Dr. George M. Grunert and Dr. Ertug Kovanci are now accepting new patients at our CyFair office. Please call 713-512-7900 to schedule an appointment.

CyFair Office
11302 Fallbrook Dr., Suite 306
Houston, TX 77065

Houston Fertility Specialists Now Seeing Patients at New Katy Office

We are happy to announce that our 5th location in the Houston area has opened its doors to patients in Katy. Dr. Erik C. Mazur, Dr. Ertug Kovanci and Dr. George M. Grunert are practicing at this location. To schedule an appointment in Katy, please call our main number at 713-512-7900.

Houston Fertility Specialists
Memorial Hermann Katy Medical Plaza II
23960 Katy Freeway, Suite 280
Katy, TX 77494

HFS Katy Office

FREE Infertility Support Group (June 6, July 11 @ 5:45pm)

This support group is sponsored by Houston Fertility Specialists. Facilitated by Dr. Irena Milentijevic, our infertility support group can help you get the support you need when dealing with infertility. This group is FREE of charge and open to anyone who is struggling with infertility.

  • Reduce your sense of isolation through professional and peer support
  • Reduce the stress that can come with infertility (and maybe even increase your chances of conceiving)
  • Develop the ways to manage the emotional rollercoaster of infertility
  • Discover how men and women often respond differently to infertility treatment and how this may impact your relationship
  • Discover how to get the most from infertility
  • Explore alternative options for having a family

June 6 and July 11 at 5:45pm

7900 Fannin St., Suite 4400

Click here to contact Dr. Irena to register.

Webinar: How to Cope with Pregnancy Loss (Thurs. May 5, 2016 @ 6pm)

Are you grieving the loss of a baby due to a miscarriage or still birth? Has a failed embryo transfer left you feeling terribly sad?

Losing a baby at any stage of pregnancy is a profoundly traumatic experience for many women. Although it is a huge loss for you, it may seem “invisible” to you and your family and friends. They may not understand what you are going through. You may have to grieve alone. Your sadness may feel like it is out of sync from the rest of the world. This webinar will provide helpful information to help you understand your experience and heal more quickly.

This webinar will reveal:

  • Common grief reactions after miscarriage or pregnancy loss
  • How mothers and fathers respond differently to the loss
  • Why your friends and colleagues may not be sensitive to your experience and may not want to talk about it
  • Helpful suggestions to help you heal
  • Resources to help  you cope

Presented by our psychologist Dr. Irena Milentijevic, this webinar is FREE of charge and open to anyone who is struggling with infertility.

Click here to register for the webinar ‘How to Cope with Pregnancy Loss’ on Thursday, May 5 at 6:00pm CST. 

FREE AMH Testing During Infertility Awareness Week!

A blood test is now available to tell women, more easily than ever before, about their potential to become pregnant. This blood test, known as Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), helps doctors determine your chances of becoming pregnant now and in the future. FREE testing is now available at all Houston Fertility Specialists locations during National Infertility Awareness Week, April 25-29. Please schedule an appointment for the test by calling 713-512-7999. You can take the test while on the birth control pill or at any time during your menstrual cycle. Our doctors and nurses will discuss with you how AMH testing can indicate reproductive health. Get the information you need to plan for your future family!

Webinar: Managing the Emotional Rollercoaster of Infertility (Mon. April 25, 2016 @ 6pm)

Do you feel highly emotional and find yourself crying more than laughing? Do you feel you are not who you used to be since you’ve started infertility treatment? Are you so preoccupied with having a baby and you can’t focus on your work or things you used to love? If so, you have come to the right place. Infertility is emotionally taxing. It can cause you to feel as if you are on an emotional “rollercoaster.”

Come and learn:

  • The common emotional responses to not being able to conceive
  • The different ways in which men and women respond to infertility
  • How to regain control over your emotions and your life
  • New coping skills to manage your emotions

Presented by our psychologist Dr. Irena Milentijevic, this webinar is FREE of charge and open to anyone who is struggling with infertility.

Click here to register for the webinar ‘Managing the Emotional Rollercoaster of Infertility’ on Monday, April 25 at 6:00pm CST.

Webinar: Nurture Your Relationship During Infertility Treatment (Wed. April 27, 2016 @ 6pm)

Has infertility treatment taken over your relationship? Do you feel distant from your partner? If so, come and join our free webinar and discover how: men and women respond differently to the stress of infertility and how this impacts the relationship, to reduce the stress caused by infertility by communicating more effectively, and to charge your relationship batteries and make time for each other.

Presented by our psychologist Dr. Irena Milentijevic, this webinar is FREE of charge and open to anyone who is struggling with infertility.

Click here to register for the webinar ‘Nurture Your Relationship During Infertility Treatment’ on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:00pm CST. 

ZIKA Virus – the Basics

The spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has become a worldwide concern, with the World Health Organization declaring it a global health emergency on Monday. This is the first time the agency has used that classification since the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Here’s the latest on the virus, which has been linked to an alarming birth defect among newborns.

WHO Releases Recommendations After Issuing Global Health Emergency

The WHO has declared a global health emergency for the just the fourth time in the agency’s history due to the ongoing Zika outbreak. The organization is now releasing recommendations for countries facing a Zika outbreak, including new travel measures.

The recommendations include improving communications so that an affected community is reporting possible cases, increasing surveillance of Zika virus infections and taking measures to control the mosquito population.

Additionally, WHO has advised travelers be updated about the potential risks, but that trade between countries should not be disrupted by the outbreak.

CDC Issues Travel Advisory for Total of 28 Countries, Territories

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded travel advisories for a total of 28 countries and territories where there are reports of the Zika virus currently being transmitted from mosquitoes to humans.

The four new additions to the list announced Monday are American Samoa, Costa Rica, Curacao and Nicaragua.

The CDC has advised pregnant women to consider postponing travel to a country with ongoing Zika virus transmissions. Women who are thinking about pregnancy are advised to consult with their health care provider before traveling to countries with Zika virus transmissions.

What Does the Virus Do?

Common symptoms of the Zika virus include fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis, according to the CDC. Approximately one in five people infected with the virus show symptoms. Severe complications from the virus that require hospitalization are rare, according to the CDC.

The virus has also been associated with a rise of microcephaly birth defects in which an infant is born with an abnormally small head, which can cause significant developmental delays.

The CDC is also investigating if a rare paralysis syndrome called Guillain-Barre is related to the virus. The syndrome is an immunological reaction that can also occur after other viral or bacterial infections.

Updates on areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission are available online (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/)

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