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Category: Fertility Treatment

Ready to Explore IVF? Do These 7 Things First

If you’re like most people, you reel a bit after a diagnosis of infertility. But then you begin investigating your options. One of those options, IVF, isn’t for everyone and, depending on your diagnosis, may or may not address your needs. But, for many couples and individuals IVF offers a successful option to grow their […]

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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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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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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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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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Can Uterine Fibroids Affect Fertility?

Uterine fibroids are very common among females of childbearing age, affecting 35%-77% according to the NIH. They are nearly always benign or non-cancerous, and many women have no recognizable symptoms alerting them to fibroids. Uterine fibroids don’t increase the risk for cancer of the uterus and for the most part uterine fibroids don’t have an […]

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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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