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Category: In Vitro Fertilization

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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IVF and Age Restrictions

“Age is only a number”, or so we tell ourselves. And for the most part it’s true. The old cliché “you’re as young as you feel” is quite applicable these days. People are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives, and, thanks to the advances in cosmetic procedures, there’s no need to let the signs […]

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Single Embryo Transfer: Why We Prefer This Method LA IVF

Those who experience infertility are accustomed to risks that surround pregnancy. Ensuring a successful pregnancy, and the delivery of a healthy baby can often seem too much to hope for. After all of the tests, procedures, hormones, and everything that goes into treating infertility, the most precious thing you can realize-conceiving and carrying a baby […]

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How To Take Control of Your IVF Treatment/ How to Stay Involved in Your IVF Treatment

Dealing with infertility makes you feel out of control. You have no say over your ability to reproduce, you feel lost regarding your plans for the future, as though you’ve been thrust, unwillingly, into your “new normal”. It’s easy to succumb to the sense that you are no longer in charge. Obviously, you do have […]

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6 Things You Need to Know About IVF Before Applying

In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is possibly one of the most widely recognized treatments for infertility in the world. The high success rate for IVF, combined with the ever-growing technology in the area of fertility, makes IVF one of the first courses of treatment for couples, or individuals, who are trying to conceive. The basics […]

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Should I Use Donor Eggs Or Try IVF With My Eggs?

Using eggs from a younger donor can contribute to IVF success and significantly improve a woman’s chances of pregnancy. This is because the age of the egg is, in many cases, a more important factor than the age of the woman (if considered separately than her eggs) in influencing the likelihood of success from IVF […]

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Alternative IVF Protocols

IVF is a constantly changing field that takes advantage of new research and technologies to help women overcome barriers in becoming pregnant. This has led to the development of a variety of protocols—processes or regimens—that IVF employs to help women, who otherwise could not, become pregnant and bear children. For many people, only when they […]

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What Can I Do After a Failed IVF Treatment?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has improved by leaps and bounds over the last two decades. It has been reported that IVF treatment resulted in 61,740 live births in the U.S. in 2012, compared to only 20,143 in 1998. But not all IVF procedures are successful. And if yours was not successful, you may not know […]

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How to Stay Positive on Your IVF Journey

 You just learned that your IVF procedure hasn’t worked out. You had been so hopeful, and now you’re disappointed. That is a normal feeling that many, if not most, women experience. There are many ways you can do to help you go forward. Know that this is just temporary. An unsuccessful IVF procedure is only […]

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Should I test my embryos for BRCA gene mutation during my IVF cycle?

A recent announcement by Angelina Jolie has brought attention to BRCA gene mutation again and the increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. She announced her “double mastectomy” to minimize the risk of developing breast cancer in the future. In the near future, she will also announce removal of her ovaries to minimize the […]

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