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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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Endometriosis: Signs & Fertility Implications

People generally recognize endometriosis as a painful and somewhat debilitating condition. Endometriosis often causes heavy bleeding and intense cramping in females of childbearing age. There are also other symptoms but it may surprise you that around 25% of those females who suffer the condition are asymptomatic, meaning they have no identifiable symptoms. Most couples receive […]

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How to Cope with Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Losing a pregnancy is devastating to the parent or parents to be. If you’ve been through it once you understand the sadness and emptiness that accompanies a miscarriage. But when you’ve experienced two or more miscarriages the hopelessness that accompanies the devastation and heartbreak is almost unbearable. About 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. […]

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Subtle Signs of Female Infertility

Many couples and individuals don’t suspect infertility until they try to conceive. Months and months of unprotected intercourse that doesn’t result in pregnancy raises suspicions. For those over 35, six consecutive months of trying to conceive with no result should prompt concern. Under 35? Twelve consecutive months of unprotected sex and no pregnancy should prompt […]

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Could My Infertility Be Caused by Genetics?

Our genetics are the roadmap of our heredity. Where did you get your big brown eyes? Why is your hair fine and straight? Who gave you those freckles? It’s all right there in your DNA. Your genes make you the wondrous, beautiful, and unique being you are today. But what about the not-so-great things? Things […]

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When to See a Doctor About Infertility

When you’re ready for a baby there’s a certain amount of trepidation and concern regarding your fertility. After a few months of trying only to have your hopes dashed yet again when your period shows up you might begin to suspect your fertility isn’t a sure thing. You may even decide to schedule an appointment […]

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What is ERA and Do I Need It?

There is no doubt each and every IVF journey is a unique one. Some fortunate couples achieve pregnancy after one or two IVF cycles. And for others it may take a few more tries before pregnancy occurs. Sometimes there are more than a few IVF cycles and still no success. When that happens, it is […]

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What is An Endometrial Biopsy, and Do I Need One?

The female body is such an interesting and often complicated machine, especially when it comes to reproduction. All of the “components” must work together, and their assignments align just so fertilization of one tiny, little egg occurs, and it implants successfully into the uterus, which is supple and waiting to nourish and grow that embryo […]

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Infertility in Females: 5 Possible Causes

It’s difficult to diagnose the causes of infertility in females as more often than not it relates to an underlying condition. Sometimes the odds improve when your doctor diagnoses and treats the underlying condition. Many times, medical intervention and assisted reproductive technology help couples achieve their goal of growing their family.   5 Possible Causes […]

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