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Category: In Vitro Fertilization

5 Insights About IVF Soon to Be Parents Want to Know Most

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a form of assisted reproductive technology used for treating infertility. When you’re diagnosed with infertility, you and your doctor address the issues and, if possible, examine your treatment opportunities. IVF is a common treatment for many issues impacting your ability to conceive. But, if you aren’t familiar with the procedure […]

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Can OTC Medications Be Harmful During IVF?

Those undergoing IVF do everything possible to ensure a successful outcome. For some people that means giving up certain vices like alcohol, coffee and fast food. Others may embrace the healthiest diet choices, switch to organic produce and give up any known inflammatory foods like red meat. But what about OTC medications? What do you […]

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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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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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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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4 Tips for Choosing the Right IVF Clinic

Choosing the right IVF clinic involves doing some homework. It certainly isn’t a choice you make without some research. Dealing with infertility is a multifaceted undertaking. There are so many factors you and your partner must consider. And while your physical health is a major part of your journey through infertility, you should consider your […]

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4 Topics to Discuss As a Couple Before Moving Forward with IVF

When you undergo treatment for infertility in order to conceive there are so many decisions and factors along the way. And it can be taxing even if the journey is a relatively smooth one. Going through the experience with a partner may take a toll on your relationship. That’s why it’s best you discuss things […]

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Understanding Fallopian Tube Factors Impacting Fertility

Fallopian tubal factor infertility occurs when there is a blockage in the fallopian tubes preventing the egg from meeting the sperm. Blockage of the fallopian tubes, accounts for 30% of infertility diagnoses. These cases range from complete blockages of the fallopian tubes to scar tissue that makes the tubes impassable. Depending on the cause, blockages […]

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