Dr. Knocked Up

Dr. Ku (aka Dr. "Knocked Up") is a respected and compassionate Reproductive Endocrinologist, proud IVF dad, and Disney fan who knows firsthand that even miracles (and medicine) can take a little time!

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

This is my serious face (which I only break out unless it's a big deal). So lean in...Dr. Knocked up wants you to get in-knock-ulated! Protect yourself, protect your loved ones, protect your neighbors.

If you trying to get pregnant now or in the future, there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines, cause female or male fertility problems—problems getting pregnant. The CDC does not recommend routine pregnancy testing before COVID-19 vaccination. If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Like with all vaccines, scientists are studying COVID-19 vaccines carefully, however the benefits outweigh any of the risks.

In sum, get the vaccine. {mic drop 🎤}
Dallas IVF

This is my serious face (which I only break out unless it's a big deal). So lean in...Dr. Knocked up wants you to get in-knock-ulated! Protect yourself, protect your loved ones, protect your neighbors.

If you trying to get pregnant now or in the future, there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines, cause female or male fertility problems—problems getting pregnant. The CDC does not recommend routine pregnancy testing before COVID-19 vaccination. If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Like with all vaccines, scientists are studying COVID-19 vaccines carefully, however the benefits outweigh any of the risks.

In sum, get the vaccine. {mic drop 🎤}
Dallas IVF

Olympian Carly Patterson Opens Up About Fertility Struggles 09/01/2021

Olympian Carly Patterson Opens Up About Fertility Struggles

September is #PCOSAwarenessMonth.

Symptoms may include trouble getting pregnant, irregular periods, unexplained weight gain, and acne. In this article, I talk through the concern of #miscarriage as it correlates to this condition.

Click here to read: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/olympian-carly-patterson-opens-up-about-fertility-struggles/18643/

Olympian Carly Patterson Opens Up About Fertility Struggles One in every eight couples is diagnosed with infertility every day, according to doctors and during National Infertility Awareness Month, Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson shares her struggles with fertility.

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While it’s the best path to parenthood for some patients, in vitro fertilization (#IVF) and similar treatments actually account for less than 3% of #infertility services… and about (or approximately) seven-hundredths of one percent (0.07%) of U.S. health care costs. How is that for specific? “What’s the point, Dr. Ku???” The point is if you’re having #TTC concerns or have been diagnosed with a #fertilityissue, it doesn’t necessarily mean you HAVE to get IVF. So, don’t let that stop you from seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist.

Click here to get some more fast facts about #fertility: https://www.reproductivefacts.org/faqs/quick-facts-about-infertility/

While it’s the best path to parenthood for some patients, in vitro fertilization (#IVF) and similar treatments actually account for less than 3% of #infertility services… and about (or approximately) seven-hundredths of one percent (0.07%) of U.S. health care costs. How is that for specific? “What’s the point, Dr. Ku???” The point is if you’re having #TTC concerns or have been diagnosed with a #fertilityissue, it doesn’t necessarily mean you HAVE to get IVF. So, don’t let that stop you from seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist.

Click here to get some more fast facts about #fertility: https://www.reproductivefacts.org/faqs/quick-facts-about-infertility/

08/24/2021

Ku Quotes and SM Templates(4)

Diminished ovarian reserve is one of the fertility treatments that I specialize in. Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) describes a reproductive condition in which a woman has fewer eggs in her ovaries than other women of comparable age would. DOR can cause infertility in women or increased difficulty conceiving. It’s important to note that even with diminished ovarian reserve, there are family-building options to explore. These include ovarian stimulation, egg freezing (before egg quantity decreases), #IVF, and #donoreggs.

If you would like to learn more about DOR, please visit the Dallas IVF website by clicking here: https://dallasivf.com/health/infertility-in-women/diminished-ovarian-reserve/

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Let’s talk some numbers, shall we?

I know, I know… you were told there wouldn’t be any math! Still, #infertility affects approximately 6.7 million women in the U.S. That’s about 11% of the reproductive-age population. What does that mean? You are not alone and do NOT have to suffer in silence. The more you reach out, the more you’ll find a few of those millions to support and surround you. Whether it’s a support group, doctor, friend, or relative – many (too many!) can empathize!

Let’s talk some numbers, shall we?

I know, I know… you were told there wouldn’t be any math! Still, #infertility affects approximately 6.7 million women in the U.S. That’s about 11% of the reproductive-age population. What does that mean? You are not alone and do NOT have to suffer in silence. The more you reach out, the more you’ll find a few of those millions to support and surround you. Whether it’s a support group, doctor, friend, or relative – many (too many!) can empathize!

Timeline Photos 08/22/2021

August 22nd is #NationalRainbowBabyDay.

A rainbow baby is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in the first weeks of infancy. To all who honor this day, I sincerely hope your rainbow baby can represent joy after a devastating storm. ☔🌈

August 22nd is #NationalRainbowBabyDay.

A rainbow baby is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in the first weeks of infancy. To all who honor this day, I sincerely hope your rainbow baby can represent joy after a devastating storm. ☔🌈

Timeline Photos 08/20/2021

How sweet are these cookies?... and the patients they came from! 🍪

How sweet are these cookies?... and the patients they came from! 🍪

Timeline Photos 08/17/2021

Did you know that being underweight has as much impact on your #fertility as being overweight? Either weight extreme can affect ovulation, and if you’re not ovulating regularly, your chances of conception are lower. Talk to your primary care physician about your BMI AND a good Reproductive Endocrinologist about your #TTC options (I happen to know a very good one!) 🤗

Did you know that being underweight has as much impact on your #fertility as being overweight? Either weight extreme can affect ovulation, and if you’re not ovulating regularly, your chances of conception are lower. Talk to your primary care physician about your BMI AND a good Reproductive Endocrinologist about your #TTC options (I happen to know a very good one!) 🤗

Timeline Photos 08/16/2021

Sometimes, when I can't think of a good quote (which is rare), I um, "BORROW" from someone else's brilliant brain.

"Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. - Bethany Hamilton 🏄

Compassion, Communication, and persistence are vital to being a Reproductive Endocrinologist, Infertility specialist, and Reproductive surgeon. However, this particular quote reminds me of the common thread my patients share- they are courageous and determined!

Sometimes, when I can't think of a good quote (which is rare), I um, "BORROW" from someone else's brilliant brain.

"Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. - Bethany Hamilton 🏄

Compassion, Communication, and persistence are vital to being a Reproductive Endocrinologist, Infertility specialist, and Reproductive surgeon. However, this particular quote reminds me of the common thread my patients share- they are courageous and determined!

Timeline Photos 08/12/2021

Will I see you there?

I am so excited to be attending Midwest Reproductive Symposium international 2021 - Fertility Cosmos: Exploring Beyond the Known from Tuesday - Friday, September 21st- 24th on-site in Chicago (or virtual if you prefer.)

Click here to learn more: https://www.mrsimeeting.org/conference

Will I see you there?

I am so excited to be attending Midwest Reproductive Symposium international 2021 - Fertility Cosmos: Exploring Beyond the Known from Tuesday - Friday, September 21st- 24th on-site in Chicago (or virtual if you prefer.)

Click here to learn more: https://www.mrsimeeting.org/conference

08/10/2021

Ku Quotes and SM Templates(2)

IUI… Aye yai yai! Yet another acronym!

I’ll break it down for you: Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure in which male s***m is collected, prepared, and then directly inserted into a woman’s uterus to help her get pregnant. The goal of IUI is to increase the likelihood of pregnancy by placing s***m closer to mature eggs during ovulation, helping to overcome some causes of infertility. Due to its ease and affordability, IUI is often the first “line of defense” for #infertilityconcerns. IUI is also frequently used when donor s***m is necessary to achieve pregnancy. At Dallas IVF, our physicians perform all IUI procedures themselves rather than nurses.

If you would like to know more about IUI, click the link below: https://dallasivf.com/fertility-treatments/iui/

Timeline Photos 08/09/2021

My patients inspire me. Yes, you.

They go through such a roller coaster to have a child. The journey from infertility to parenthood can come with a complicated set of feelings. But it's the strength, hopefulness, positive attitudes, and smiles that my patients bring to the office every day always keep me equally as strong, hopeful, and smiling. My own family and personal struggle to have them also inspires me as my children give me hope for the future.

So for those on the rollercoaster, it's a ride but one you do not have to ride alone on.

My patients inspire me. Yes, you.

They go through such a roller coaster to have a child. The journey from infertility to parenthood can come with a complicated set of feelings. But it's the strength, hopefulness, positive attitudes, and smiles that my patients bring to the office every day always keep me equally as strong, hopeful, and smiling. My own family and personal struggle to have them also inspires me as my children give me hope for the future.

So for those on the rollercoaster, it's a ride but one you do not have to ride alone on.

Timeline Photos 08/05/2021

I am excited to be on the latest A New LIFE Podcast Episode: The Male Factor, Male Infertility Part 2 with Lori Metz, lcsw! We pick up the conversation about the #maleinfertility factor, a topic that truly needs more awareness and less stigma.

Hear about:

🎙️ Current research and findings
🎙️ The emotional, physical impact, and the toll it can take
🎙️ The significance of support, recognizing the need, reaching out

Click here to listen: https://lorimetz.net/2021/08/04/the-male-factor-male-infertility-part-2-with-dr-lowell-ku/

I am excited to be on the latest A New LIFE Podcast Episode: The Male Factor, Male Infertility Part 2 with Lori Metz, lcsw! We pick up the conversation about the #maleinfertility factor, a topic that truly needs more awareness and less stigma.

Hear about:

🎙️ Current research and findings
🎙️ The emotional, physical impact, and the toll it can take
🎙️ The significance of support, recognizing the need, reaching out

Click here to listen: https://lorimetz.net/2021/08/04/the-male-factor-male-infertility-part-2-with-dr-lowell-ku/

Timeline Photos 08/03/2021

Yes, if you are pregnant, you CAN receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. If you still have concerns, you may want to assess:

Your risk of exposure to COVID-19
The dangers of severe illness
The known benefits of vaccination
The limited but growing evidence about the safety of vaccinations during pregnancy

You also might want to have a conversation with your primary care physician or OB/GYN to help you decide whether to get vaccinated. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html

Yes, if you are pregnant, you CAN receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. If you still have concerns, you may want to assess:

Your risk of exposure to COVID-19
The dangers of severe illness
The known benefits of vaccination
The limited but growing evidence about the safety of vaccinations during pregnancy

You also might want to have a conversation with your primary care physician or OB/GYN to help you decide whether to get vaccinated. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. Learn more about vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html

Timeline Photos 08/02/2021

When looking for #fertilitytreatment, there are a lot of options... and an equally long list of acronyms. Sometimes learning the lingo can feel a bit overwhelming. Such as:

In vitro fertilization (#IVF)
Intrauterine insemination (#IUI)
Polycystic o***y syndrome (#PCOS)
Diminished ovarian reserve (#DOR)
Intracytoplasmic S***m Injection (#ICSI)
and the list goes on...

My advice is that it's important to have a provider that will take the time to explain both the lingo and your options to you until you feel comfortable. There's also this guide from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to help as well 👇
https://resolve.org/infertility-101/infertility-faq/infertility-acronyms/

When looking for #fertilitytreatment, there are a lot of options... and an equally long list of acronyms. Sometimes learning the lingo can feel a bit overwhelming. Such as:

In vitro fertilization (#IVF)
Intrauterine insemination (#IUI)
Polycystic o***y syndrome (#PCOS)
Diminished ovarian reserve (#DOR)
Intracytoplasmic S***m Injection (#ICSI)
and the list goes on...

My advice is that it's important to have a provider that will take the time to explain both the lingo and your options to you until you feel comfortable. There's also this guide from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to help as well 👇
https://resolve.org/infertility-101/infertility-faq/infertility-acronyms/

Timeline Photos 07/27/2021

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 📅

I will be speaking at this year’s Midwest Reproductive Symposium international conference in September. My hot topic will be things that begin with the letter "H": Healthcare and HIPAA. Stay tuned for more details!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 📅

I will be speaking at this year’s Midwest Reproductive Symposium international conference in September. My hot topic will be things that begin with the letter "H": Healthcare and HIPAA. Stay tuned for more details!

Timeline Photos 07/26/2021

If you are wondering if #fertilitytreatments are right for you, ask yourself these questions:

💙 Are having difficulty conceiving on your own?
💙 Don't want to continue waiting to see if you can get pregnant?
💙 Are in a same s*x relationship and need advanced technologies to have children?
💙 Wish to preserve your healthy eggs or s***m to produce a family in the future?
💙 Have had an evaluation by a fertility specialist that indicates treatments can help?
💙 Are you informed of the treatment processes, costs, time and other considerations?

If the answer is yes, please consider contacting me at Dallas IVF so we can walk through all of your options!
https://dallasivf.com/about/doctors/ku/

If you are wondering if #fertilitytreatments are right for you, ask yourself these questions:

💙 Are having difficulty conceiving on your own?
💙 Don't want to continue waiting to see if you can get pregnant?
💙 Are in a same s*x relationship and need advanced technologies to have children?
💙 Wish to preserve your healthy eggs or s***m to produce a family in the future?
💙 Have had an evaluation by a fertility specialist that indicates treatments can help?
💙 Are you informed of the treatment processes, costs, time and other considerations?

If the answer is yes, please consider contacting me at Dallas IVF so we can walk through all of your options!
https://dallasivf.com/about/doctors/ku/

Timeline Photos 07/25/2021

I'd like to wish the fantastic Louise Brown the FIRST of 8 million #IVFbabies, a very happy birthday! Thank you for being so open about your parent's path to parenthood and incredibly supportive of the #fertilitycommunity!

I'd like to wish the fantastic Louise Brown the FIRST of 8 million #IVFbabies, a very happy birthday! Thank you for being so open about your parent's path to parenthood and incredibly supportive of the #fertilitycommunity!

Timeline Photos 07/23/2021

Finding a doctor that's an excellent match for you, your partner, and your #fertilityjourney can be critical. First, you want to feel heard. Then, you want to understand all of your available options fully.

That way, you and your #reproductiveendocrinologist can decide the best way to move forward. When I see my patients, I want them to feel supported and empowered as we work together to build a healthy family!

Finding a doctor that's an excellent match for you, your partner, and your #fertilityjourney can be critical. First, you want to feel heard. Then, you want to understand all of your available options fully.

That way, you and your #reproductiveendocrinologist can decide the best way to move forward. When I see my patients, I want them to feel supported and empowered as we work together to build a healthy family!

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