Back to School: Part 1 – The basics of biology for patients having IVF

Ovulation in nature In the days just prior to a monthly period, the pituitary gland at the base of the brain releases follicle-stimulating hormone, or FSH. From the thousands of follicles in the ovaries, a small group is recruited to grow while the vast majority, with their very immature eggs, simply remain at rest, awaiting […]

Ovulation prediction: A tool for the couple trying to conceive

Since few couples have intercourse every day, it is useful to know the best time to promote conception. A fertility app can estimate the “fertility window” based on your history of recent cycles. Basal temperature charting can help narrow down what to expect, but is out of vogue thanks to the widespread use of ovulation […]

Gestational Carriers for Men Aspiring to be Parents

By Dr. Joe Massey, MD In honor of Pride Month, we’re addressing the possibility for men to have a child or children through a gestational carrier, whether they’re partnered, married, or unpartnered. Egg donation All fertility clinics have access to eggs from a wide choice of egg donors. Often these eggs are frozen, and they […]

6 Things to Know about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Fertility

By Dr. Joe Massey, MD 1. Know what PCOS is Polycystic ovary syndrome is a classification for women who have a variety of symptoms related to menstrual disorders linked to lack of ovulation and resulting failed efforts trying to conceive (TTC). The syndrome revolves around excessive male hormones, known as androgens, being secreted by multiple […]

Everything you need to know about Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) in 2021

By Dr. Joe Massey, MD Are you struggling with infertility? We’ve compiled everything you need to know about intrauterine insemination, commonly known as IUI, which is the first line of treatment for many people who are trying to conceive. Figure 1 Intrauterine Insemination What is IUI? IUI is a fertility treatment that uses drugs to […]

Monitoring Cycles in IVF

By Dr. Joe Massey, MD You’ve had your new patient consult, been thoroughly evaluated, and made the decision to do in vitro fertilization (IVF). You’ve discussed your insurance and financial investment with your financial counselor at your IVF clinic. Your medication protocol has been determined, you’ve received your medication, and you understand how to use […]

Unexplained Infertility

By Dr. Joe Massey, MD What is Unexplained Infertility? Unexplained infertility can be a very frustrating diagnosis to hear from your doctor. A diagnosis is considered “unexplained infertility” when a couple has been trying to conceive without success for six months (woman is over 35) or one year (younger than 35) and has been through […]

The Cost of IVF

By Dr. Joe Massey, MD For those who have been trying to conceive without success, in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a miraculous treatment. There are a variety of other reasons people need to go through IVF, including special medical situations or being in a same-sex relationship. IVF has been refined over the past four decades to […]

Why Bundl Was Created

For the Bundl team, infertility is a personal issue. Each dedicated, compassionate founding member behind Bundl has directly experienced infertility, and the challenges and surprises (both good and bad) they’ve faced along the way are what lead to the creation of the company. Their goal was to offer others facing infertility some of the critical […]

Easy Ways to Support Your Body Through IVF

If you’re planning to start IVF soon, don’t wait until the treatment actually begins to start prepping and supporting your body for the big changes ahead. As you probably already know, IVF is no emotional or physical vacation. You’ll be making demands on your body that are far beyond an ordinary day, or even a […]