How Do You Choose the Best Blastocyst for Transfer?

How Do You Choose the Best Blastocyst for Transfer?

Many patients ask how do you choose the best blastocyst for transfer during an IVF cycle? A Day 5 transfer allows us to choose the best embryos for transfer more accurately. Embryos on Day 5 have reached what is called the blastocyst stage and have already started to differentiate into future placental tissue and fetal […]

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The Thyroid Gland Plays an Essential Role in Pregnancy

The Thyroid Gland Plays an Essential Role in Pregnancy

The thyroid gland plays an essential role in pregnancy. It makes hormones that enable your body to function. It also controls metabolism and plays a key role in the development of an early pregnancy. Maternal thyroid hormone works for the mother and the early fetus. The maternal source provides reinforcement until the fetal thyroid system […]

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Treatment For Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Treatment For Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

The treatment for recurrent pregnancy loss should depend on the underlying causes contributing to loss. Unfortunately, the precise cause for loss remains unknown in many cases and thus effective treatment modalities remain elusive. Many empiric therapies involving immunologic phenomena such as intravenous immunoglobulin, leukocyte immunization and even low dose aspirin therapy have been proposed, but […]

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Rheumatologic Medication Use When Trying To Conceive

Rheumatologic Medication Use When Trying To Conceive

Rheumatologic diseases are very common in all reproductive age women, including those who are attempting to conceive. These are diseases of the joints and ligaments which include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, psoriasis-related arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well as a number of less common diseases. Patients whose symptoms are not well controlled prior to pregnancy have an increased risk of […]

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How Do You Know If You Have Fibroids?

How Do You Know If You Have Fibroids?

Fibroids do not always cause symptoms, but how do you know if you have fibroids? The most common symptom caused by fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding. Other common symptoms may include: Prolonged periods Bleeding or spotting between periods Frequent urination Constipation Pelvic pain or pressure that does not go away Painful intercourse Lower back pain […]

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The Kind Words of One Infertility Patient Gives Light to New Hope

The Kind Words of One Infertility Patient Gives Light to New Hope

We help patients become parents. At Fertility Centers of New England, we are grateful to be a part of your journey. Every note, comment, photo and testimonial continually reminds us why we do what we do. We recently received a note from a patient we helped become a mother 21 years ago. May the kind […]

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Is it Safe to Have IVF During Covid-19?

Is it Safe to Have IVF During Covid-19?

Many fertility centers and other health care facilities across the country slowed down or ceased to see patients all together in March and April of this year due to the Sars Co-V-2 (Covid-19) pandemic. Patients and providers were appropriately concerned about what could happen with this pandemic and whether it is safe to have IVF […]

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Uterine Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Uterine Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

15% of women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss, that is three or more consecutive losses, have an anatomic uterine defect. Potential uterine causes of recurrent pregnancy loss can be divided into two classifications and are identified as either congenital or acquired. Congenital uterine defects are those that have been present since birth while acquired uterine […]

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Can Advanced Paternal Age Increase Chromosomally Abnormal Embryos?

Can Advanced Paternal Age Increase Chromosomally Abnormal Embryos?

Men’s bodies are constantly making new sperm cells but can advanced paternal age increase chromosomally abnormal embryos? In a large study published in the July 2020 journal Fertility and Sterility, no association of increased chromosomal abnormalities in embryos from men with advanced age was found. In this study of 3118 embryos derived from 407 male patients […]

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Infertility Treatment is Essential Medical Care

Infertility Treatment is Essential Medical Care

The World Health Organization (WHO) has for the first time acknowledged infertility as a disease. Over one in eight couples trying to conceive will have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. The World Health Organization Fact Sheet recognizes that infertility treatment is essential medical care. Here is an expert of the Key […]

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