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Subtle Signs of Female Infertility

Many couples and individuals don’t suspect infertility until they try to conceive. Months and months of unprotected intercourse that doesn’t result in pregnancy raises suspicions. For those over 35, six consecutive months of trying to conceive with no result should prompt concern. Under 35? Twelve consecutive months of unprotected sex and no pregnancy should prompt […]

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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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Robots and IVF: The Case of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Conception occurs when the egg and the sperm meet, and the sperm penetrates the egg thereby fertilizing it, so an embryo develops. That’s basic biology and the way of reproduction. However, it doesn’t always work that way. Infertility makes conception difficult for about one in six people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. There […]

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Could My Infertility Be Caused by Genetics?

Our genetics are the roadmap of our heredity. Where did you get your big brown eyes? Why is your hair fine and straight? Who gave you those freckles? It’s all right there in your DNA. Your genes make you the wondrous, beautiful, and unique being you are today. But what about the not-so-great things? Things […]

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Will the Overturning of Roe Affect IVF?

In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn abortion rights law previously protected based on the Roe v Wade case of 1973 many concerns arise daily. For instance, how will the ruling impact treatment for infertility, especially IVF? Obviously, the overturning of Roe carries many implications that affect healthcare and reproductive […]

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How Can a Couple Prepare Together for IVF: 7 Tips

When you’re in the midst of your IVF cycle, the medication-fueled mood swings, daily injections and seemingly endless appointments, poking, prodding and laser focus on a successful cycle takes center stage. Not surprisingly the spontaneity of romance is set aside, and some couples feel the stress of the endeavor. Of course, the outcome is worth […]

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What Week are Most IVF Babies Born, and 11 Other IVF FAQs, Answered

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most common type of assisted reproductive technology used today. More than eight million babies have arrived since the first successful IVF baby, Louise Brown arrived in the UK in 1978. According to the CDC Assisted reproductive technology makes up 2% of births in the US annually. Thanks to IVF […]

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7 Helpful Practices to Calm Your IVF Anxiety

The overwhelming anxiety surrounding infertility and treatment for infertility is real. In fact, according to the NIH, roughly 20% of men and over 40% of women enter into their first IVF cycle with anxiety. That kind of stress sets you up for the more crippling depression and even takes a toll on your body to […]

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What’s AI got to do with IVF?

Artificial Intelligence or AI is all over the news these days. While it can’t do everything human beings do (yet!) some of what AI does is very impressive. For instance, AI helps teachers in the classroom by taking on rudimentary tasks and freeing up the teacher to work with students. AI can provide a menu […]

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When to See a Doctor About Infertility

When you’re ready for a baby there’s a certain amount of trepidation and concern regarding your fertility. After a few months of trying only to have your hopes dashed yet again when your period shows up you might begin to suspect your fertility isn’t a sure thing. You may even decide to schedule an appointment […]

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