What is An Endometrial Biopsy, and Do I Need One?
The female body is such an interesting and often complicated machine, especially when it comes to reproduction. All of the “components” must work together, and their assignments align just so fertilization of one tiny, little egg occurs, and it implants successfully into the uterus, which is supple and waiting to nourish and grow that embryo […]
How Does Perimenopause Affect Fertility
A woman’s biology, in particular her reproductive biology, is complex and often riddled with misunderstanding. The transition to menopause is one area, in particular, where confusion seems to reign. While technically menopause occurs when a woman goes 12 consecutive months without a period, there is an extent of time, from two to twelve years prior […]
What Does PGT Look For?
One of the most tragic experiences for couples trying to conceive is a positive pregnancy test, followed by a miscarriage. Pregnancy loss is devastating no matter when it happens, but it’s especially crushing for those dealing with infertility. And for those couples or individuals who opt for IVF as a path to parenthood a failed […]
I Have Low Egg Reserve. What Should I Do?
A woman is born carrying all of the eggs she will ever have, approximately one-two million. As she matures and enters puberty about one-third of the eggs remain. Unfertilized eggs collapse in the pelvis or the fallopian tubes each month and two weeks before the menstrual period begins. A fertilized egg implants 7 days after […]
Multiple IVF Failures: What Are the Next Steps?
Currently, IVF is the most successful infertility treatment available and the answer to overcoming many of the causes of infertility. In a controllably precise process your doctor stimulates the growth of multiple eggs using medication and then harvests the eggs. The lab fertilizes your viable eggs using your partner’s (or donor) sperm. Embryos develop and […]
Could My Male Factor Infertility be Genetic?
Trying to conceive is a lot harder than it seems sometimes. Although the human race continues, it’s surprising how many things have to go right in order to become pregnant. One of the roadblocks to conception is male factor infertility. When your male partner’s sperm count is low, motility is off or there’s something not […]
Determining How Genetics Affects Your Fertility
Genetics is of interest for many reasons. When you plan your future family, you wonder what traits your children may take from you, your partner and your other relatives. Will your daughter have your grandmother’s curly hair? Is your son doomed to inherit Uncle Charlie’s nose? Of course, it’s all in good fun, and your […]
What’s the Process for Same-Sex Male Couples Who Want to Have a Child?
As a same-sex male couple, you know your path to parenthood looks different than it does for heterosexual couples. Biology alone makes that obvious! But that doesn’t mean you and your partner can’t become parents. Through advanced reproductive medicine you do have options. Here’s a peek inside the process for same-sex male couples who want […]
The Best Method For Gender Selection
Planning a pregnancy is exciting. You probably think about your future baby all the time. Does she have her father’s eyes? Does he have mom’s hair color? Is your baby wrapped up in blue or pink? Obviously the health and wellness of the baby-to-be is the foremost concern of parents, but couples undergoing IVF for […]
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 […]