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8 Foods That Can Help Increase Your Partner’s Sperm Count

The average ejaculation introduces 50 million sperm into your vagina. Of those millions only a few thousand make it into the fallopian tube. Those few hundred release an enzyme that clears the way for one sperm to swim all the way up the tube and fertilize the waiting egg. The fertilized egg then makes its […]

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Getting A Second Opinion for Infertility and IVF

When you receive a diagnosis of infertility the news can be devastating. For so long you imagined having children would be a simple endeavor and with the news that you or your partner have compromised fertility all of that becomes significantly more complicated. You need some time to digest your diagnosis and investigate your options. […]

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Navigating Your IVF Journey – Your Checklist Part 2

At this point in your IVF journey the appropriate tests have been performed and you and your fertility specialist have set a course for your IVF cycle. Your ovulation has been charted and recorded on your individual calendar and you will be prescribed medication that will aid your ovaries in producing several mature eggs at […]

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Immune Problems in Infertility

Dysfunction of the immune system can wreak havoc on your body’s finely tuned system of checks and balances. In the case of autoimmune diseases the immune system goes into overtime, and your body begins to attack, and destroy, its own healthy tissue. When your immune system is deficient your body’s natural defenses are compromised, and […]

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Considering IVF: What You Need to Know First

Infertility is not an uncommon condition. The inability to conceive naturally affects roughly 10% of the population in the United States. The majority of those couples, and individuals, whose fertility is compromised seek the help of a fertility specialist, and most will go on to conceive a child through the use of IVF. Because IVF […]

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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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Alternative IVF Protocols

There are many reasons and combinations of reasons why couples are unable to conceive through natural methods. Just as your fertility struggle is unique, so is your route to pregnancy. Thanks to ever-evolving advanced reproductive technology, there are several successful fertility treatments available. Depending on your fertility diagnosis your specialist will help find the right […]

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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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Solving the Mystery of Unexplained Infertility

A diagnosis of unexplained infertility can be frustrating, and defeating, for many couples. After seemingly countless tests and procedures designed to uncover the reasons behind your inability to become pregnant, you still don’t have an answer. What’s more, until you have an idea of the source of your infertility, you aren’t sure how to proceed […]

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