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Could My Male Factor Infertility be Genetic?

Trying to conceive is a lot harder than it seems sometimes. Although the human race continues, it’s surprising how many things have to go right in order to become pregnant. One of the roadblocks to conception is male factor infertility. When your male partner’s sperm count is low, motility is off or there’s something not […]

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Birth Defects and Fertility Issues

Every four and a half minutes, a baby in the United States is born with a birth defect. The definition of birth defects is something which is a visible, internal or chemical abnormality in a newborn child. Very often the causes are genetic or chromosomal, however there are other causes, as well. Sometimes the reason […]

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Genetic Carrier Screening: I’m Healthy So Do I Really Need it?

For couples and individuals with a history of genetic disorders a carrier screening test brings peace of mind. Doctors typically recommend genetic carrier screening if you or your partner are at high risk for passing on certain diseases like Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis. Of course, you don’t always know whether you’re a carrier and not […]

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Determining How Genetics Affects Your Fertility

Genetics is of interest for many reasons. When you plan your future family, you wonder what traits your children may take from you, your partner and your other relatives. Will your daughter have your grandmother’s curly hair? Is your son doomed to inherit Uncle Charlie’s nose? Of course, it’s all in good fun, and your […]

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Should I Consider Genetic Testing Even Without Fertility Issues?

When you dream of your future family you don’t necessarily envision any problems. Pregnancy comes easily, labor is a breeze and you deliver a healthy beautiful baby. For many couples that’s true. But, in the United States, one out of every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects remain the leading cause […]

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Interested in Genetic testing? Learn What is Involved In The Process

For mothers-to-be, even the most textbook pregnancy is fraught with worry. When you add infertility into the mix, it becomes a real rollercoaster of emotions. Will my age cause a concern? Will the baby be ok? Will they experience any health issues? And on and on. The unknown can cause plenty of sleepless nights and […]

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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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Worried About Your Embryo? See How Embryo Testing Lays Your Concerns to Rest

When you’re undergoing treatment for infertility it can be difficult to put your fears to rest. After all, you’ve already experienced the frustration and heartache caused by roadblocks you’ve encountered along your journey to having a baby. You surely don’t want to come so far, only to find out there’s a serious threat to your […]

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Understanding PGT and What It Means for You

PGT, or Preimplantation Genetic Testing (formerly known as PGS) is part of the new terminology related to genetic testing of embryos for certain conditions, prior to implantation. This new term covers all tests performed to assess the viability and health of embryos. Prior to the implementation of this new term, you may have heard genetic […]

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Do I Need Genetic Counseling Before IVF or Becoming Pregnant?

If you are planning to become pregnant, or preparing to go through IVF, take advantage of genetic counseling. Screening and counseling for genetic risks is a way for you, and your partner, to understand what possible health threats you bring to the pregnancy, due to medical conditions that run in your families. Genetic screening can […]

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