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Treatment Options for Male Infertility

Approximately 1 out of every six couples in the U.S. deal with issues of infertility. Infertility testing is recommended for those couples who have been trying for a year or more, unsuccessfully, to conceive a child. For women over 35, no pregnancy after 6 months of unprotected intercourse is cause for evaluation. While often misunderstood […]

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Fertility Dictionary by LA IVF

Learning about infertility, and the various ways the condition impacts your life, can be overwhelming. As you embark on the journey to grow your family through infertility treatment there are seemingly endless new words and terms being thrown your way. Decoding infertility terms is a task in itself, so we’ve put together a glossary to […]

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Failed IVF Can Be Devastating. Here’s What To Do Next

A failed IVF can be devastating for you and your partner. You may feel lost, at loose ends, and profoundly depressed. But, you aren’t quite ready to give up your dream of growing your family. What’s next for you and your partner? Every couple, or individual, forges a different path when dealing with infertility treatments. […]

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Tubal Reversal: Why It Isn’t for Everyone

For millions of women, tubal ligation-also referred to as having your tubes “tied”- is a wonderful option for long lasting birth control. No more worrying about contraceptives!  And tubal ligation surgery has an extremely high rate of success, meaning only about 1%-2% of women become pregnant in the years following their procedure. However, as life […]

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The Causes of Endometriosis and Its Impact on Your Fertility

The pain may begin subtly, so subtly, in fact, you may not realize anything is amiss. Your periods become a bit more “crampy”, sex is uncomfortable, and maybe you’re constipated, or have trouble urinating. Your menstrual flow may become much heavier, and, overtime you experience some excruciating pain. These are the symptoms of endometriosis. Unfortunately, […]

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IVF and Age Restrictions

“Age is only a number”, or so we tell ourselves. And for the most part it’s true. The old cliché “you’re as young as you feel” is quite applicable these days. People are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives, and, thanks to the advances in cosmetic procedures, there’s no need to let the signs […]

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It’s Not Necessarily You-It Could Be Him: Male Infertility

Infertility is a problem impacting the lives of 15% – 20% of the population in the United States. Infertility can affect couples of child-bearing years at any point, from 15-45, however it’s most common in couples over 35. While many may see infertility as a woman’s issue, that’s not the case. Studies show that infertility […]

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Ectopic Pregnancy: 6 Things You Need to Know

An ectopic pregnancy is devastating on many levels. The loss of any pregnancy packs an emotional punch, even one that is unviable. Additionally, an ectopic pregnancy can be a life-threatening event for the mother, and, depending on how early you find that your pregnancy is ectopic, your future fertility may be at stake, due to […]

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6 Things You Can Do To Minimize Fallopian Damage

Blocked fallopian tubes are one of the more common causes of infertility in women. The fallopian tube provides the path for ovulation, as well as the site for natural fertilization to occur.  Your fallopian tubes carry the fertilized egg on to the uterus for implantation and pregnancy. Should the path become blocked due to damage, […]

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Single Embryo Transfer: Why We Prefer This Method LA IVF

Those who experience infertility are accustomed to risks that surround pregnancy. Ensuring a successful pregnancy, and the delivery of a healthy baby can often seem too much to hope for. After all of the tests, procedures, hormones, and everything that goes into treating infertility, the most precious thing you can realize-conceiving and carrying a baby […]

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