Women Who Conceive Their First Child Through IVF

Women Who Conceive Their First Child Through IVF

When a patient or couple is pursuing fertility treatment, there is always an emphasis on success rates. Success rates for different clinics, success rates for different types of treatment, and success rates for different ages. As a specialty, we have always believed that women who successfully conceive through IVF once will have a favorable prognosis […]

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How Do You Know if IVF is Right For You?

How Do You Know if IVF is Right For You?

What is your chance of becoming pregnant naturally? When pregnancy is desired success is expected the first cycle trying. This can happen but for most people the chance of becoming each month of trying is only 20% per menstrual cycle attempt. This is the rate of natural fecundity. Infertility is defined as the inability to […]

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Waiting or Proceeding With Infertility Treatments During COVID-19 

Waiting or Proceeding With Infertility Treatments During COVID-19 

In these trying times, many infertility patients are contemplating waiting or proceeding with infertility treatments during COVID-19. Some patients are torn between wanting to get pregnant as soon as possible and not delay conception, especially those over 35 years of age, and yet they’re concerned about the additional stress of being pregnant during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Although […]

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Can I Trust a Home Pregnancy Test?

Can I Trust a Home Pregnancy Test?

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, much of medicine has become virtual. Patients are speaking with their healthcare providers over phone and video on a regular basis. Office visits are primarily reserved for blood work, imaging, and necessary procedures. Increased time at home has led many patients to ask, “Can I trust a home […]

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What is Luteal Phase Defect?

What is Luteal Phase Defect?

What is a luteal phase defect? The proposal of a luteal phase defect (LPD) has floated around infertility forums and research for years. The data supporting its existence remains thin. What is a luteal phase defect? It has been defined as “the condition where progesterone from corpus luteum is not sufficient to maintain endometrium and […]

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What is Ovarian Reserve and What Does it Mean?

What is Ovarian Reserve and What Does it Mean?

How many eggs do I have? The number of oocytes (eggs) a woman has reaches a maximum of approximately 8 million when she was a 20 week fetus. By the time that woman reaches puberty approximately 500 oocytes remain. Oocytes are lost every day in a process known as atresia. In some women this process […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy

The Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients and healthcare providers have wondered about the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes. On a daily basis, statistics and recommendations related to this virus continue to evolve. Overall, we have more questions than answers in terms of both maternal and fetal effects. Most of the available information […]

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Does IVF or Tubal Ligation Reversal Have a Higher Pregnancy Success?

Does IVF or Tubal Ligation Reversal Have a Higher Pregnancy Success?

If you are interested in having a baby but have had your tubes tied in the past, you can still get pregnant either by undergoing IVF treatment (which bypasses the blocked fallopian tubes) or by surgically reconnecting the fallopian tubes. This surgery for tubal ligation reversal is also known as reanastomoses. The goal is to […]

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Vitamin D Benefits Infertility Treatment and Could Help Fight COVID-19

Vitamin D Benefits Infertility Treatment and Could Help Fight COVID-19

Our fertility doctors have shared the many benefits of Vitamin D as it relates to infertility treatment, including how it may increase live birth rates, may reduce the risk of miscarriage, and what dose of Vitamin D for pregnant women is right. Now a new study is showing another possible benefit this supplement offers for the […]

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What is a Freeze-All Cycle?

What is a Freeze-All Cycle?

What is a freeze-all cycle? A fresh embryo transfer occurs in the same IVF cycle in which the embryos were created (a “fresh” cycle). Any embryos remaining following a fresh embryo transfer can be frozen (vitrified) for later use in a “frozen” embryo transfer (FET) cycle. Sometimes, instead of performing a fresh embryo transfer, all embryos […]

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