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Treating Endometriosis

There are many treatments for endometriosis and the right one depends on the particular case, associated symptoms and desire for pregnancy. Consult your obstetrician-gynecologist or a fertility specialist, if you have endometriosis or have symptoms suspicious for endometriosis. The treatment can be observation, medical or surgical depending on many variables and individual circumstances. There is […]

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Should I test my embryos during my IVF treatment cycle?

Genetic testing has been in the news a lot lately. Unfortunately, a lot of what is being said and written is not accurate. While it’s quite a complicated topic, here are five facts that should give you a clearer understanding of the ins and outs of genetic testing, particularly as it relates to IVF. The […]

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How to Stay Positive on Your IVF Journey

 You just learned that your IVF procedure hasn’t worked out. You had been so hopeful, and now you’re disappointed. That is a normal feeling that many, if not most, women experience. There are many ways you can do to help you go forward. Know that this is just temporary. An unsuccessful IVF procedure is only […]

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Egg Freezing and Banking

Egg freezing, sometimes called cryopreservation, is a way to extend a woman’s years of fertility. The freezing of fertile eggs can be used later on to start a pregnancy through in vitro fertilization. Freezing eggs can be particularly useful to women who want to delay childbearing or women whose eggs could possibly be damaged by […]

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Should I test my embryos for BRCA gene mutation during my IVF cycle?

A recent announcement by Angelina Jolie has brought attention to BRCA gene mutation again and the increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. She announced her “double mastectomy” to minimize the risk of developing breast cancer in the future. In the near future, she will also announce removal of her ovaries to minimize the […]

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Failed IVF cycle: What’s next?

It’s frustrating to get the “negative beta” call from the IVF coordinator/doctor after taking injections for a few weeks, undergoing egg retrieval, and embryo transfer. Whereas most IVF failures are due to the abnormalities of the embryos transferred, other variables have to be carefully looked at prior to the next attempt. Both the embryo and the […]

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