Does Human Growth Hormone Enhance Egg Quality During IVF?

Does Human Growth Hormone Enhance Egg Quality During IVF?

Ovarian aging occurs at different times in different women. Prior to perimenopause, usually by their late 30’s or early 40’s, most women enter a transition associated with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). Diminished ovarian reserve means that the number and quality of your eggs is lower than what is expected of your age. This means that most […]

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Which Protocol is Best With a Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycle?

Which Protocol is Best With a Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycle?

Frozen embryo transfer (FET) pregnancy rates remain outstanding. While there are many protocols in use, two of the most common protocols are medicated protocols and natural cycle protocols. Which protocol is best with a frozen embryo transfer cycle? Medicated vs. Natural Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycles Medicated cycles typically require less monitoring than natural cycles. Medicated […]

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Are Pregnant Women at Higher Risk of Getting the Coronavirus?

Are Pregnant Women at Higher Risk of Getting the Coronavirus?

COVID-19 has put life on hold for so many of us, but infertility patients should not have to waste precious time due to this pandemic. In recent months we have received many questions about safety and health regarding treatment and pregnancy risks associated with the coronavirus, such as, are pregnant women at higher risk of […]

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How To Know Your Fertile Days When Trying To Conceive

How To Know Your Fertile Days When Trying To Conceive

There are only a limited number of days during a woman’s menstrual cycle when sexual intercourse might result in pregnancy. Here are some important facts on how to know your fertile days when trying to conceive. Finding Your Fertile Window Finding your “fertile window” will increase your odds of a successful conception. Your fertile window […]

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Endometriosis and Infertility

Endometriosis and Infertility

Endometriosis is a common condition in women often associated with pain and infertility. It occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium) grows on the outside of it, mainly in the pelvis, ovaries and abdomen. Monthly hormonal changes can produce inflammation leading to pain and infertility due to the tissue itself […]

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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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Life Style Factors That Are Linked to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Life Style Factors That Are Linked to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Recurrent pregnancy loss is when there have been two or more consecutive miscarriages. While most miscarriages result from chromosomal, or genetic, abnormalities, there are life style factors that are linked to recurrent pregnancy loss as well as isolated loss. Life style factors that are linked to recurrent pregnancy loss  The exposure to three particular substances […]

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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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What Are The Chances of Having a Miscarriage?

What Are The Chances of Having a Miscarriage?

When a baby is desired, success is expected immediately. However, the natural chance of becoming successfully pregnant per month of attempting pregnancy called fecundity, is only 1 in 5 or 20%. Unfortunately, miscarriages are also common in the first trimester. Many of our patients ask what are the chances of having a miscarriage? What are […]

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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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