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5 Infertility Treatment Challenges & Solutions

Trying to conceive with no success creates challenges for many couples and individuals. If after 12 consecutive months of unprotected intercourse you haven’t conceived (six months for females over the age of 35) you should schedule an appointment for a fertility assessment. The forthcoming diagnosis itself presents a challenge. Should your doctor determine you are […]

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The Ins and Outs of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): Procedure, Success Rates, and More

In the treatment of infertility, intrauterine insemination (IUI) offers an option when certain specific conditions are at the root of a couple’s inability to conceive. IUI also provides a way for those females who have no male partner, such as same-sex female couples and single females to fulfill the desire for pregnancy. People sometimes refer […]

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How to Know If Tubal Reversal Is Right for You

Tubal ligation (having your tubes “tied”) prevents pregnancy by tying, cutting or cauterizing your fallopian tubes thus preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Fertilization, and therefore pregnancy, cannot take place when you have a tubal ligation. In the US alone approximately 700,000 tubal ligations take place annually. The effectiveness rate, at 99%, makes this method […]

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Advanced Reproductive Surgery Questions, Answered

Advanced reproductive surgery is highly specialized and minimally invasive. Through the use of a laparoscope, your doctor assesses and addresses any abnormalities of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus. The primary goal of advanced reproductive surgery is to repair any same to those reproductive organs and restore normal function. With advanced reproductive surgery the laparoscopic […]

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The Power of Egg Freezing for Future Family Planning

Egg freezing or oocyte cryopreservation removes some of the stress from family planning and allows you and your partner to decide the right time for a baby. The reasons a female may opt for egg freezing vary. In the case of a cancer patient undergoing treatment that threatens their ovarian reserve or reproductive system egg […]

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Learn How to Use a Fertility Calculator

Fertility and conception rely on timing. For those females with regular or “normal” menstrual cycles, ovulation typically occurs mid-cycle. For example, if there are 30 days between periods,  you may estimate ovulation at 16 days after the start of your period. A 28 day cycle may indicate ovulation occurs at 14 days, and so on. […]

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How Tubal Reversal Works: Candidates & Options

A tube reversal is the procedure that reverses tubal ligation. A tubal ligation, also known as having your tubes “tied”, provides a permanent form of birth control for females. Sometimes those who’ve had a tubal ligation decide, for myriad reasons, do, in fact, wish to conceive at a later date. When this occurs, many females […]

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What You Can Learn About Infertility with Genetic Screening

Today doctors routinely suggest genetic screening to couples as part of their pre-pregnancy counseling. These tests screen both partners for more than 100 diseases and conditions. The conditions may impact your fertility, cause potential loss of future pregnancy by increasing your risk for miscarriage, or pose a threat of birth defects in your future child. […]

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Egg Freezing 101: What Couples Should Know

An increase in maternal age, not finding the right partner yet, health concerns and a whole lot of other personal reasons lead couples and individuals to egg freezing. Freezing your eggs is an opportunity afforded to females by modern technology and means that biological clock may not tick quite as loudly as before. However, there […]

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How to Know It’s Time to Seek Professional Fertility Guidance

When you’re trying to conceive and it just isn’t happening you may question your fertility. And as you consider the future fate of your ability to conceive you may wonder if it’s time you and your partner seek professional fertility guidance. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, experts recommend an infertility evaluation […]

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