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Pros and Cons of At-Home Fertility Tests

At-home fertility testing is a booming market. And why not? It’s so much easier to test, both male and female fertility, in your own home and it’s absolutely more convenient. But just how do these tests work and, moreover, how accurate are they at confirming fertility and predicting conception? Here we take a look at […]

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Common Sperm Disorders that Cause Infertility

There are more than a few conditions which cause male infertility. Among them; hormonal imbalances, retrograde ejaculation (semen ejaculates into the bladder) and erectile dysfunction. But the most common cause of male factor infertility is a sperm disorder such as low sperm count, abnormal sperm, low motility (movement) and the absence of sperm. Here we […]

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6 Tests to Diagnose Infertility in Men

When you’ve tried for twelve consecutive months to conceive and haven’t had success (or 6 months for women over 35) it’s time for an evaluation of your fertility. While some people still think of infertility as solely a women’s issue, male factor infertility is nearly as common as female factor infertility. Infertility impacts the lives […]

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10 Tests to Diagnose Infertility in Women

Infertility is a common issue for couples and individuals in the US. In fact, according to the Office on Women’s Health roughly 6.1 million women in the US deal with infertility (about 10%) during their reproductive years. Doctors identify infertility as an inability to conceive after 12 months or more of unprotected intercourse. For women […]

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8 Tips to Help Couples Cope with Infertility

Coping with infertility is a challenge for couples, to be sure. The diagnosis is a constant presence and just letting go feels impossible. Couples who suffer from infertility may find themselves growing apart, feeling blamed or many other not-so-good emotions that take a terrible toll on your relationship. But if you take the time to […]

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How PCOS Affects Fertility Treatment

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that impacts the lives of approximately 8%-13% of females of reproductive age. Many more females remain undiagnosed. Although much is unknown regarding PCOS there are certain symptoms those who suffer have in common.   What Causes PCOS? Doctors currently cannot identify an exact cause for PCOS. Because […]

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What Are the Types of PGT and What do They Uncover?

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a screening test that examines embryos created via IVF prior to their placement into the uterus. PGT uncovers many different genetic and chromosomal conditions that could gravely impact pregnancy and your future child. Here we take a look at just what kinds of conditions, and birth defects PGT uncovers. Before […]

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IVF and Hypertension During Pregnancy: What are the Risks?

In recent years, doctors noticed an uptick in cases of hypertension during pregnancy that followed IVF. As the number of those who take advantage of assisted reproductive technology goes up, so do the cases of hypertension in pregnancy for those patients. Is there a connection? What risk does IVF pose to hypertension during pregnancy and […]

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Male Infertility: Is Semen Analysis Enough?

When a couple suspects infertility they each go through some initial testing in a search for more information. Women usually start with a blood test assessing the hormone levels, and men undergo a semen analysis. But just what is a semen analysis, what does it assess and if there are issues, what comes next? Is […]

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Blocked Fallopian Tubes? Tubal Surgery May be The Answer

When you experience infertility, you want to know why. There are many factors affecting fertility, both male and female. There are just as many ways to overcome a diagnosis of infertility, depending on the root cause. For tubal factor infertility the cause most often relates to a blockage in the fallopian tube preventing the egg […]

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