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What Affects the Odds of A Successful IVF

Successful IVF isn’t always a smooth endeavor. There are several factors which will impact the outcome of your procedure, some are within your control, like your habits and lifestyle, while others, such as age, and the type of fertility issues you’re dealing with, are not something you have control over. It can be frustrating, but […]

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Success Rate Statistics of IVF

IVF, just as any fertility treatment, is highly influenced by individual circumstances for success. What may work for one individual, or couple, may not work for another. Although the basic processes are the same, harvesting eggs and sperm, fertilization in a laboratory setting, implantation of embryo(s), or freezing for later use, there are many factors […]

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Conceiving Using Egg Freezing and A Surrogate

Some of the greatest advances in medicine have come in the area of infertility. Couples and individuals who, just a few decades ago, had no hope of having their own biological child now have some options to allow them to fulfill that dream. Medicine has opened the door for those who wish to start families, […]

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Do I Need Genetic Counseling Before IVF or Becoming Pregnant?

If you are planning to become pregnant, or preparing to go through IVF, take advantage of genetic counseling. Screening and counseling for genetic risks is a way for you, and your partner, to understand what possible health threats you bring to the pregnancy, due to medical conditions that run in your families. Genetic screening can […]

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I Have Fibroids and Infertility. Do I Need Surgery?

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow inside the uterus, in the uterine wall, or just outside the uterus. There are a few different types of fibroids, but all of them can cause pain, pelvic pressure, heavy periods that may last longer than a week, frequent urge to urinate, trouble emptying your bladder, constipation, and […]

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What is Sperm DNA Testing

If you have cause to question your fertility you aren’t alone. About 6.1 million women in the U.S. have issues getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the CDC. When a woman, or couple, experience difficulties in achieving pregnancy, they often turn to fertility testing in search of a cause. There are numerous tests you […]

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What Supplements Can I Use For Fertility

When it comes to your fertility you need all the support you can find. For roughly 9% of men and 11% of women, starting a family isn’t an easy endeavor. Infertility can be a difficult and costly issue to treat. Many factors may contribute to your inability to conceive, and ensuring your body is in […]

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Unexplained Infertility? What Is It and Why Does It Need Attention?

The journey to parenthood for many couples and individuals can be emotionally, mentally and financially exhausting. If faced with difficulties conceiving and no concrete answers as to why, it can become increasingly more frustrating and stressful trying to find a solution to start or grow the family you have been dreaming of. Unfortunately, this is […]

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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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