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Can the sperm be abnormal even though the semen analysis is normal?

If you and a partner have been trying to conceive but find yourselves facing difficulties, your doctor might have recommended a semen analysis. A semen analysis uses a number of criteria in order to evaluate male fertility and help determine any potential source of concern that may be causing your fertility struggles. It can sometimes […]

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What is Clomid? When Can It Be Used?

Clomiphene citrate, or Clomid, is an oral fertility medication that has been used to stimulate ovulation for more than 40 years. It is often prescribed for women that are not ovulating normally, or in combination with other fertility methods, such as assisted reproductive techniques (ART) or artificial insemination. How Does Clomid Work? Clomid is known […]

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Is Insemination Indicated In My Case?

For many couples and individuals of diverse backgrounds throughout the world, artificial insemination is a solution to make the family they have been dreaming of become a reality. Through insemination, a doctor can manually insert a man’s sperm directly into a woman’s uterus, fallopian tubes or cervix. Depending on the situation, the sperm may be […]

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Failed IVF: What Can Be the Cause?

For millions of people throughout the world, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a beacon of hope that making their dream of parenthood can become a true reality. No matter the circumstances that brought them to IVF, the journey can be a mental, emotional, physical and financial rollercoaster. While modern medical technology has increased success rates for […]

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How the World’s First IVF Baby Has Changed the Lives of Millions

Last month we celebrated the 40th birthday of the first In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) baby ever born in the world, Louise Brown. Since this historic moment, as many as 8 million babies have been born with the help of this revolutionary fertility treatment and assisted reproductive technology (ART). As the procedure advances, becoming more reliable with higher success […]

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Fertility Treatment Options for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

When a woman has experienced two or more miscarriages, it is referred to as recurrent pregnancy loss. Only about one percent of all women will ever experience recurrent pregnancy loss, but for those that do these repeated miscarriages are emotionally, mentally and physically devastating not only for her, but for her partner as well. Most […]

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What Are the Fertility Options for Women Over 40?

Whether it is your first child or a new addition to your family, making the decision to conceive after the age of 40 is both exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. Most women know that the chance of conceiving a healthy, viable pregnancy at this age is significantly more difficult, but that does not […]

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5 Things Men Can Do To Improve Sperm Motility

Being told you have low motility (sperm that struggle to make their way through the female reproductive system) may sound like it’s the end of the road when you’re actively trying to conceive; though, while low motility makes it more difficult to conceive, it does not mean it’s impossible. If you and your partner are […]

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OVARIAN STIMULATION AND IVF

1. CONTROLLED OVARIAN HYPERSTIMULATION (COH) IVF success rates are dependent upon the number of the mature eggs and healthy embryos available for transfer. A patient undergoing IVF is given fertility drugs for two reasons: (1) to improve the growth and development of her ovarian follicles in order to produce as many healthy eggs as possible […]

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Are my frozen embryos, eggs and sperm safe?

Are my frozen embryos, eggs and sperm safe? A common question of the week: The short answer is “yes” in most fertility clinics and storage facilities despite the recent major problems in two separate facilities regarding their storage tanks. Apparently, in both occasions, the storage tanks failed somehow or liquid nitrogen used to keep them […]

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