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9 Tips to Prepare Mentally & Physically for Your IVF Journey

It’s been said that IVF is a marathon and not a sprint. Sprints rely on quick bursts of energy and thought and are over in seconds. A marathon, on the other hand, is long, arduous and calls on a lot more inner reserve, both physically and mentally. You may think you can’t go on, but […]

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Common Misconceptions About Fertility Health, Debunked

You can’t always trust what you read on the internet or what you hear from a well-intentioned family member, friend, coworker or stranger. Those statements are never more true than when you question your fertility health. So many misconceptions float around that we thought it was high time to debunk the worst of them, explain […]

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Understanding How Hormonal Balance Impacts Fertility

Out of balance hormones disrupt your day-to-day life in many ways. Females may notice symptoms such as heavy or irregular periods, hair loss and vaginal dryness. Some of the conditions directly related to hormones experienced by both males and females are Acne: While usually caused by clogged pores acne also responds to hormone fluctuations. Hormones […]

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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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