U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola

Fertility Medicine
Springfield, IL
35 years experience male

Locations

SIU Fertility and IVF Center

Springfield, IL

Address

751 North Rutledge Street, Suite 0100, Springfield, IL
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
Show more

Practice website

Fax

2175453119

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Health Alliance Medical Plans

HealthLink

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealthcare

SIU Department of OB/Gyn

Springfield, IL

About

Bio

I am currently the Chairman of the SIU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology which is comprised of a dedicated group of healthcare professionals that provide health services to women in central and southern Illinois and united by a passion to enhance their quality of health through education, service and research. In addition, I am also the Medical Director of the SIU Fertility IVF Center a medical practice focused on helping couples with fertility problems achieve their dream of becoming a Family To this goal we are committed to the training of physicians and specialists in obstetrics and gynecology in a university based environment mixing the rigors of academia with the combined experience of university and community based training programs. Our Department provides an innovative curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology supported by master’s level medical educators, advanced surgical models in laboratory settings and an extensive mentoring experience that initiates with a six week pre-residency course followed by close supervision throughout the training period with incremental levels of autonomy as milestones are reached. We believe this leads to more experienced and qualified physicians to provide women’s healthcare and who will be capable of being certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We have initiated an exciting area of growth within the Department recruiting subspecialties in women’s health covering all the health care needs for women throughout their lifetime. In addition, our physicians serve as the perinatal center for central and southern Illinois, have new multi-disciplinary cancer and urogynecology programs and the most sophisticated and state of the art fertility center in the region. Our general Obstetric and Gynecology specialists are well versed in all aspects of women’s health needs and can manage the most complex of medical and surgical problems. We are proud to be part of a very dynamic medical community. I welcome you to our website and I believe that you will be impressed by the level of compassion, sophisticated quality of healthcare and education available within our department.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Fertility Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

377 Answers
678 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
GOOD!: They are quite good with a rate of over 75% to have a healthy child, keep on trying.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
PGD: Yes, but you need to do in vitro fertilization with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and for that you need to see a fertility specialist
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: All these are symptoms that patients complain on Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) but have not been substantiated by the company. My experience is tha... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: Not related to ovulation, something perhaps with skin like an infected hair follicle more likely.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
You may need help: If you have irregular periods you may not be ovulating regularly and it will delay pregnancy. Contact your gyn physician for an evuationn and treatmen... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
>15 Mill: According to world health organization (who) 2010 definition it should be >15 million, >50% motility, 4% or more morphology, volumen 1.5-6.5 cc.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: I have never had a patient say this before, but it would make sense that you would try to prevent a pregnancy while you heal mentally from a miscarria... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
>40: Yes, you do not have much time at age 42. You need a second opinion pronto! its important to have an evaluation for your ovarian reserve asap so you k... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
A balanced diet: No special foods, just a balanced diet is ok.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes they are, but a proper diagnosis is needed prior to starting them. I would recommend you look for a pediatric endocrinologist or reproductive endo... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Usually they are transitory, and need to repeat an us after your next period.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Short cycles are more likely to lead to lack of pregnancy, you may want to discuss with your md.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Normal: This is related to starting back on meds. Its ok just do not stop your meds for such a long time.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, you should consider emergency contraception if this happened within 72 hrs.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Cyst: Corpus luteum cysts can happen with a pregnancy or not. Its the area where you ovulated that has not resolved yet.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Too thick: You may still have not finished with your period and dr wants to make sure the lining is back to normal before starting. Nothing to worry and just a p... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: It may affect sperm, but why run any chances with getting pregnant. Wear a condom instead.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Normal: The placenta takes over the production of Progesterone on its own and no longer needs the HCG to stimulate production of Progesterone from your ovarie... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Pregnacare: Pregnacare are multivitamins containing 400mcg folic acid, zinc, vitamins b6, b12, iron, magnesium, vitamin d, biotin & copper, as well as the nutrie... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: With pcos your periods are irregular and so is your ovulation, therefore you can ovulate and become pregnant, but it will happen less often than the g... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, provided you have a normal sperm count, otherwise every other day may be better.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Protein: increasing the amount of protein in your diet will slow how quickly you digest food and therefore may help you with those feelings. If you adopt a die... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
90%: Ninty percent of couples will get pregnant in ayear.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Hormones: Changes in hormones (progesterone) will make your breasts tender.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: Probably not, however if unsure wait a week and repeat the test or better go to your mds office and ask for a blood pregnancy test.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Unilikely: Its unlikely with the scenario you picture, but any birth control method has a failure rate. When we calculate the failure rate for condoms, we look a... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Menstrual: These are menstrual symptoms and you may not be pregnant. Do a pregnancy test to find out. This may be your period and the embryo did not implant.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Chances for pregnanc: Sperm lives up to 72 hrs in your body so yes there is a chance you could get pregnant. If that is not what you want you may need to consider emergency... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Risk for pregnancy: Unlikely, since it takes two to three months to reestablish ovulation after having a baby. If you are breast feeding fully without supplementing food ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Rare: Pregnancies after age 45 are very very rare so probably not.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Fertile Period: Most people with ovulate 14 days before a period, and sperm lives in your reproductive track for 72 hrs (3 days) at the most. Your ovulation window is... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Reaction: This may be a reaction to the medications during surgery, medications you are taking now or the antiseptic solution used at the time of surgery most l... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Not reliable: The digital and urine ones are not as reliable since many variables affect how they work. The best is in blood, and therefore if that was done then it... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Ovulation: You just ovulated and in the luteal phase of the cycle you retain a lot of fluids. If it does not hurt then do not worry.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
It may affect implan: It may affect implantation by creating an environment suitable for embryo implantation two days before its supposed to, so it may reduce your chances ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Position: May be positional and it may increase as the baby grows. Look for different positions, try pillows between your legs or the sides and see if it helps... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: It will not affect it.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): The effect of depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) on ovulation can remain up to 6 months after your next scheduled shot. Once ovulation returns you ar... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely this happened, however you can have a miscarriage and have symptoms of being pregnant. Do a pregnancy test and if positive go see you md.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Varicocele: You may have a varicocele; please make an appointment with a urologist to examine you and see if that is the case.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Amh: Have they done an amh (anti mullerian hormone) test? It's the most sensitive to measure your ovarian reserve and predict fertility.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Could be: Could be, so go to your dr and ask for a urine analysis to make sure.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
C Luteum: It is a corpus luteum from ovulation or an early corpus luteum of pregnancy, hard to say, but this is physiologic and you should do a pregnancy test.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes this is normal and menses can last this long or more since this was an abnormal pregnancy.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Pregnacare: None, they are multivitamins containing 400mcg folic acid, zinc, vitamins b6, b12, iron, magnesium, vitamin d, biotin & copper, as well as the nutrie... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
6 mo: Its usually 6 mo but can take up to a year. So you are ok!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe: Not clear if you are actually ovulating with this hx; have you done ovulation predictor kits? If not you should and if not ovulation you may need medi... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Always a HPT: Always check first with a HPT, but most likely you did not ovulate this mo, and for the first few months its common when you go off OCP
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
No: We do not recommend a backup method anymore when taking antibiotics, you should be fine.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Ovulation Bleeding: Ovulation spotting is a result of a woman’s changing hormones during ovulation. As your cycle progresses, the growing follicle produces more estrogen.... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

10
Recommendations
499
Thank you notes
Nov 27, 2012
Dr Loret de Mola is a leader in the field of female infertility. His program's IVF success rate doubles the national average. At the same time, his program has the lowest single embryo transfer rate...Read More
Mar 17, 2013
I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Loret de Mola recently. We were in a small group meeting assigned to write questions for a book commonly used by Ob/Gyn residents in training as well as physicians in...Read More
Mar 1, 2013
Dr. Loret De Mola is an outstanding clinician, and also one of the world's authorities in reproductive medicine. I've known him nearly 15 years and we worked closely together in practice some years ba...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you! I'm assuming It is most likely related to my HSV 2. This is unusual as I have no other symptoms that I normally get with an OB.
HealthTap member
So if I ovulated it may show up as a faint + on a pregnancy test? We had a miscarrage a few months ago and got excited over this +.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have suffered with Gerd for years with a giant all hernia (sliding).

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Institute of Technical-Superior Studies of Monterrey, Mexico
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Residency

St. Luke's Hospital

Awards

Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Donald F. Richardson Memorial National Prize Paper Award., American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
ACOG/Ephraim McDowell Award for Scientific Excellence, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Affiliations

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Publications

Obesity and its relationship to infertility in men and women.
Impact of ovarian endometrioma on assisted reproduction outcomes.
Comparison of two culture systems for the in-vitro growth and maturation of mouse preantral follicles.
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less