What to Expect With a Semen Analysis

What to Expect With a Semen Analysis

Male factor infertility is the primary cause of over one-third of cases of infertility amongst couples and is a contributing factor in as many as 35% of infertility cases. For this reason, one of the first tests offered to couples at the Fertility Centers of New England is the semen analysis. For most men, the […]

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What To Expect With an HSG

What To Expect With an HSG

One of the first steps of diagnostic testing of infertility is an evaluation of the uterine cavity. What to expect with an HSG, SHG, or hysteroscopy and how they differ is helpful to ease any anxiety. There are three essential components to reproduction: the egg, the sperm and a place where they can meet. The […]

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Can COVID-19 Be Detected in Human Semen?

Can COVID-19 Be Detected in Human Semen?

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients and healthcare providers have wondered about the impact of this virus on every aspect of human reproduction. On a daily basis, statistics and recommendations continue to evolve. There is still much to learn about maternal, paternal, and fetal effects of this virus including can COVID-19 be detected […]

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How To Get Pregnant With PCOS

Trying To Get Pregnant With PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a lifetime affair. What you should know about how to get pregnant with PCOS: What are PCOS symptoms? PCOS manifests often in the late teens early twenties often causing irregular menstrual cycles and elevated androgen (male hormone) levels. This hyperandrogenemia can manifest in unrelenting acne, hair loss upon the head and […]

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The Key to Understanding Male Fertility

The Key to Understanding Male Fertility

Approximately 40% of infertility is related to the male. The key to understanding male fertility is analysis of the semen. Semen samples can vary from month to month, or even day to day because it takes about 72 days for sperm to develop within the testicles. Unlike eggs, which are present since you were born, […]

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ERA Test May Increase Pregnancy Success in Frozen Embryo Transfers

ERA Test May Increase Pregnancy Success in Frozen Embryo Transfers

One of the most important factors for efficient success rates with embryo transfers is the synchronization between the embryo and the endometrium. There seems to be a short window (a few hours) for implantation of the embryo; this is primarily affected by progesterone production either from the ovary in a natural conception or progesterone supplementation […]

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Pregnancy Losses Are Most Commonly Chromosomally Abnormal

Pregnancy Losses Are Most Commonly Chromosomally Abnormal

Approximately 60% to 70% of pregnancy losses are most commonly chromosomally abnormal, whether as an isolated event (one) or recurrent which is considered to be two or more consecutive losses. What are the most common chromosome abnormalities that cause miscarriage? The most common chromosomal abnormality is Trisomy 16 which occurs in 26% of losses. Trisomy […]

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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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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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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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