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Failed IVF? Ask an Expert

A failed IVF cycle can be devastating, and disheartening, for many. Certainly, it is a big financial commitment but, moreover, IVF requires a huge investment of time, heart, and hope. When your investment results in a failed IVF attempt you likely re-evaluate your next steps toward conceiving a child.   The Reality of IVF to […]

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Dr. Bayrak’s Approach to Complex Infertility Cases at LA IVF

Infertility is defined as an inability to become pregnant after a man and woman attempt to conceive for one year, through intercourse without the use of birth control. Infertility affects up to 15% of couples who try for one year in the late 20s and early 30s but the rate is higher in late 30s […]

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How You Can Boost Your Fertility Naturally

Often times fertility treatment and the quest to become pregnant seems out of your hands, as though you just need to let medical science and reproductive technology do their job. Seemingly, your only task in the process is to get to your appointment on time! Feeling a lack of involvement in something so deeply personal […]

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I Was Told I was Too Overweight to Have a Baby

Obesity is out of control in the United States, making us one of the unhealthiest nations in the world. According to the CDC, a study done in 2015 found 39.8% of American adults were considered obese, and 31.8% are considered overweight, including women of childbearing age. If your physician has told you your weight is […]

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What is The Best Fertility Diet?

When you’re starting, or adding to, your family, you begin to make healthier choices regarding your lifestyle. Wine with dinner becomes water, or non-caffeinated tea. Fruits and veggies begin taking the place of doughnuts and chips. You may change up your exercise routine, and opt for wholesome date nights instead of party-filled late nights. Many […]

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What Should You Do When You Are Not Able to Become Pregnant?

When you choose to become pregnant it can be an exciting, and sometimes scary endeavor. Like a well-choreographed dance you give up harmful vices, like alcohol, and opt for a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. You make note of your menstrual cycle, timing intercourse for that optimum period of ovulation. You may even attempt a post-sex handstand […]

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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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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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What to Do When IVF Fails

Although treatment for infertility is light years ahead of where it once was, there are no guarantees that these treatments, such as IVF, will work for everyone. In fact, just under 30% of IVF cycles actually result in babies, and for those women over 40, the numbers decrease. The end result of IVF may not […]

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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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