“Good to Know” Fertility Education Series

Dr. Sandy Goodman and the staff of the Reproductive Medicine Group have created the following “Good to Know” infertility education video series to provide important information to patients of RMG, and the public about infertility procedures and tests.

In each video, Dr. Goodman will give an overview of the procedure and why it is completed.

Fertility Education Series by The Reproductive Medicine Group

Introduction to the "Good to Know" Infertility Education Series

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group located in Tampa, Florida introduces the “Good to Know” educational series for those undergoing or may undergo infertility treatment.

The video series will cover subjects including “causes of infertility”, “fertility testing”, “semen analysis”, and other items in which may play a factor when trying to conceive.

Causes of Infertility

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, FL discusses some of the more common reasons for infertility. Male factor fertility and female factor fertility causes are discussed and are equally just as important when determining the root cause of the infertility.

General Information Regarding Infertility

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses general infertility information including the fact that 15% of couples struggle to become pregnant. Also discussed is why they may struggle and what can be done to assist with the ultimate goal of conceiving.

Fertility Testing

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida explains the first steps in determining why a couple cannot conceive. This includes getting full and complete medical history and a physical exam of the patient.

What is a Semen Analysis?

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group discusses what exactly the endocrinologists are looking for during a semen analysis. This includes whether there is a sufficient number of sperm, how mobile the sperm are, and to make sure the sperm is not abnormal in size or shape.

Preparing for Semen Analysis

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses the semen analysis test and items to make sure are tested when getting a semen analysis test. Many semen analysis do not include all of the parameters needed to make a full analysis of the sperm when determining quality of the sperm.

Benefits of taking an HSG test at the Reproductive Medicine Group

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses what an HSG test is and the benefits of taking this test at RMG.

Why do I need an HSG test?

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida explains the purpose of the HSG test. The HSG test allows the physician to examine the uterine cavity and also check that the fallopian tubes are open.

HSG Test Results

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, FL discusses what the results of an HSG (Hysterosalpingogram) test mean.

Testing To Determine Fertility Potential

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses possible tests including blood tests (FSH Test) and ultrasounds (Antral Follicle Count) to determine a woman’s fertility potential.

Progesterone Level Testing

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses progesterone level testing. Progesterone levels must be tested precisely at the correct time to determine if ovulation has occurred as well as to determine that a sufficient amount of progesterone has been released to make sure the uterine lining is receptive.

Ovulation Disorders

Ovulation disorders occur in 15% of couples who are having difficulties becoming pregnant. Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group of Tampa, Florida discusses what ovulation disorders are and possible reasons for these ovulation disorders. These could include PCOS, poor diet and exercise, weight issues, and a low or depleted egg count.

Irregular Periods

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses the importance in tracking the menstrual cycle to determine if and how frequent ovulation is occurring.

Testing for Ovulation Disorders

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses the importance of having a menstrual period not only for fertility reasons but also for the overall health of a woman. If a woman is experiencing irregular periods, it is extremely important to be evaluated to determine the cause and to make sure that it is not due to an underlying issue.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Overview

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS. PCOS affects 5-15% of reproductive aged women and up to 50% of women who have it, have not been diagnosed. Dr. Goodman also covers the symptoms of PCOS and what options you may have in becoming pregnant.

PCOS Weight Management

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses PCOS and explains that it is a metabolic condition in women. She also discusses what can be done to help correct the effects of Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Biological Clock for Fertility

Dr. Sandy Goodman of the Reproductive Medicine Group in Tampa, Florida discusses the “Biological Clock” for fertility. She covers pregnancy rates as women age using their own eggs and also the option of using a donated egg to increase the chances of becoming pregnant if the woman’s own egg health is poor.