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Category: In Vitro Fertilization

How to Cope with the 2-Week Wait Period After IVF

Yes, it happened! After weeks, months, or years of trying, you are waiting to see the second line on your pregnancy test, or to hear from your doctor that you are pregnant. During this time, you might find yourself anxious, nervous, excited, or tired. Finding coping strategies to relax your body and calm your mind […]

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Severe Male Factor Infertility: What Are Your Options?

Anticipating the growth of your family is exciting but trying to conceive without success is a frustrating experience. After one year of consistent intercourse (six months for women over 35) and no pregnancy, it’s probably time to check both partners’ fertility. Infertility impacts about 15% of couples of reproductive age. Your fertility can be compromised […]

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What are the New Trends in Fertility Treatment?

Some trends in fertility treatment gaining in popularity today rose out of months-long isolation and the tendency toward introspection. More couples are opting to put off pregnancy until realizing certain life goals. Single women who want children but haven’t found the right partner are deciding to pursue motherhood on their own. New treatment options for […]

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Should I Consider Freezing my Eggs?

Having a child is a highly personal decision. Planning when you have that child is equally personal. You and your partner, or you on your own, know timing is everything. As life and its demands intervene, you hit the pause button on starting a family. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate and as your biological […]

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Who Carries the Child in a Same-Sex Female Couple?

Every prospective parent faces a barrage of questions and concerns. When do we start trying? What will we name the baby? How do we make sure we’re ready? Can we afford a child? It’s only natural to experience concerns such as these and more. However, a same-sex female couple faces a unique question; who carries […]

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Does My Weight Effect My Fertility?

The journey to starting or growing a family looks different for every couple. Some couples conceive easily, and others try for months to years with no success. Infertility is an equally unique road to travel. Some diagnoses are easier to resolve than others. Body weight is a definite factor in a woman’s fertility. Both obesity […]

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What is the Process of Donating my Eggs

Women who are unable to produce their own eggs, due to a variety of conditions, including disease, treatment for cancer or ovarian failure, have the option of choosing donor eggs. If you’re a healthy, fertile woman interested in donating your eggs there are a few factors you must first consider. Additionally, the process isn’t as […]

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Undergoing Fertility Preservation Before Your Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis is devastating and very scary no matter what the circumstances. As you prepare for treatment and give your all to battling this disease your future fertility is likely low-priority. But, depending on where you at in your life, considerations for your fertility and goals for having children in the future are part […]

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What Is a Stillbirth? Could It Happen to Me?

Stillbirth, by definition, occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy. At that point chances are the mother has felt tiny flutters, kicks and movements indicating life. By 20 weeks and beyond most couples have seen the ultrasound images of their baby and often the images are much more vivid than earlier in pregnancy. They see […]

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Does IVF Increase the Risk for Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian stimulation is an important aspect of the overall treatment for infertility. The goal of ovarian stimulation is to harvest as many viable eggs as possible from a woman’s ovaries. By stimulating the ovaries to produce and mature a greater number of follicles/eggs, the odds of developing a healthy embryo for implantation, and thus a […]

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