The important link between mental health and fertility
Many people don’t realize that there’s link a between mental health and fertility. However, it’s important to find doctors who recognize this link. In this blog, I will tell you a little about our partners in mental health and acupuncture. I’ll also discuss our award winning research department, which make us different from other doctors who practice infertility.
Mental health and acupuncture for fertility
We recognize that fertility diagnosis and treatment can be stressful. Therefore, we work with Central Texas’ leading counselors who are there to help you every step of the way. We do not have a counselor on our staff. Our team recognizes that different couples have different needs. We want you to seek care from someone with whom you do connect, rather than someone with whom we think you should connect.
We also encourage the use of ancillary services such as acupuncture. Again, we work with the leading acupuncture specialists in the greater Austin area. We communicate directly with them in order to successfully integrate their recommendations into your treatment.
Research at TFC
The field of infertility is not static. Things change dramatically and rapidly. In order to keep us on the cutting edge, we established our own Research Department in 1995. Since that time, we have worked with every leading company in the fertility field in order to help develop and test medications, new treatment protocols, and new surgical techniques that directly benefit our patients.
These research studies – in addition to providing valuable information to the manufacturers and governmental agencies that oversee these studies –have enabled hundreds of our patients to receive free or low-cost treatment that has lead to the successful delivery of hundreds of healthy babies. Just as we provide comprehensive fertility diagnosis and treatment, we also perform comprehensive research. We help to develop the actual research protocols, we perform the research, we present our findings at national and international meetings, we publish our research findings in professional journals such as Fertility & Sterility and Human Reproduction, and we testify before the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to encourage the approval of beneficial products and treatments.
In addition to publishing our research in peer reviewed journals, each of our partners also write book chapters in the leading textbooks of infertility and IVF. Specifically, we write the chapters on Endometriosis and Adenomyosis, Sperm Evaluation, the significance of tubal disease prior to IVF treatment, and Unexplained Infertility. Our chapters are authoritative works. Other international fertility experts routinely refer them in their own publications. Much of our research has received national and international recognition, and our physicians are routinely asked to present our findings at major infertility meetings throughout the world. Only TFC conducts, presents, publishes, and has been recognized for outstanding research in the Central Texas area.
Contact us to learn more.