When to See a Fertility Specialist? 5 Important Factors to Help You Decide

When women are trying to conceive, often the first medical professional they consult is their gynecologist. For many women, the gynecologist may even be the only physician they have seen on a regular basis. How do you know when it’s time to consult a fertility specialist? A...
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Understanding Embryo Grading: Why It’s Important for Successful IVF

Many factors affect the success of an IVF cycle, but embryo quality may be the most important.  The majority of all miscarriages, about 60 percent, are caused by abnormalities in the embryo.  If you’re having IVF treatment, transferring the best quality embryos increases your...
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Thyroid and Infertility

Could Your Thyroid Be the Problem? If you’re trying to conceive and having trouble, you’re not alone! In a recent survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 10.9 percent of women 15 to 44 years old reported having fertility problems or were unable to...
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Board Certified or Fellowship Trained Fertility Specialist : What’s the Difference?

If you’re under 35 and have been trying to conceive for a year without success, or you’re 35 or older and have been trying for six months, it’s time to think seriously about getting fertility treatment. If you are 40 and have been trying for three months, or you or your partner...
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Advantages of Frozen Embryo Transfers Increasing: Fresh vs. Frozen IVF Cycles

IVF is a fertility treatment in which eggs are fertilized by sperm in the lab. The fertilized eggs grow in special incubators to the point where they have enough cells to be transferred to the potential mother’s uterus. In the initial IVF cycle after the woman’s ovaries have been...
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Grieving During Infertility

When You May Feel Grief and How to Cope Grief is the strong emotion you feel at a profound loss. It may be overwhelming sadness. Often you feel numb or unable to carry on as if life were normal. Most people think of grief as something you feel when you lose someone or something...
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Five Things to Know About Infertility Treatments

Take time to plan Before you decide to begin infertility treatments, it’s important to set out your plan and goals. It’s important to know how far you are willing to go with treatment – are you prepared to try medications but not ready to try surgery? Your opinion may change as...
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IVF Success or Failure – What If You Need a Second IVF Cycle?

Fertility treatment is now more successful than ever at creating families. As research is done and the fertility field gains more and more experience, more and more people are having success with IVF. If you’re starting IVF treatment, you’re probably excited, scared and filled...
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Quitting Fertility Treatment – 5 Clues That Can Tell You “Enough is Enough”

5 Clues That Can Tell You “Enough is Enough” Fertility treatment is an emotional rollercoaster. Every new IVF cycle brings hope that it will be successful and will be the beginning of your new family. Advances in assisted reproductive technology have helped many people become...
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Assisted Reproductive Technology and Birth Defects

Should You Worry About Risks? Ever since the first “test tube baby,” Louise Brown, was born 36 years ago, people have wondered if assisted reproductive technology, or ART, increases the risk of birth defects. There have been many studies done in the 30+ years since IVF, IUI and...
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