Taking a Probiotic May Help Embryo Implantation

Taking a Probiotic May Help Embryo Implantation

We are often asked if taking a probiotic may help embryo implantation? Recent studies have found that the gut microbiome may hold the key to treatment of some diseases and keeping other human diseases/conditions at bay. Our skin, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tracts are colonized with bacteria, virus and other organisms that seemingly go bump […]

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Nausea is a Clear Physical Sign That the Promise of Pregnancy

Nausea is a Clear Physical Sign That the Promise of Pregnancy

Nausea is pregnancy, for most. Initially, it is welcomed – nausea is a clear physical sign that the promise of pregnancy (and birth) is secured. But that validation turns quickly to a relentless truth for many. Although the symptoms resolve mid-pregnancy regardless of severity, it is only time that outlasts. And during this time, the […]

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ERA Helps Women With Repeated Implantation Failure

ERA Helps Women With Repeated Implantation Failure

Implantation of the embryo into the uterine endometrium is a highly precise, coordinated and orchestrated phenomenon. It is a symbiotic working between the embryo, as it is busily developing and its host for the next 9 months. Laying the foundation is critical to the success of the pregnancy. But what if the building permits were […]

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Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy

Nausea and Vomiting in Early Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy is common and severe cases called hyperemesis gravidarum occur in 3% of pregnant women. What is a safe remedy for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy? An effective anti-nausea medication called Ondansetron, better known as Zofran, has been used for decades. Earlier studies suggested that taking Ondansetron during early pregnancy […]

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What is the Right Time for an Embryo Transfer?

What is the Right Time for an Embryo Transfer?

ERA testing—It is time to pay attention to the uterus When a patient or couple begins an IVF cycle, we are always hopeful that success will be achieved the very first cycle. Despite excellent pregnancy rates, some patients may require more than one cycle to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Most failed cycles occur because the […]

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Can Inflammation Cause Lack of Ovulation?

Can Inflammation Cause Lack of Ovulation?

Can inflammation cause lack of ovulation? Inflammation is bad. The effects of inflammation are worse and compounding. The associations have been correlated to cardiovascular disease. But also we must consider other organs and systems, perhaps even more delicate. Insulin resistance and inflammation are now correlates. We know that impaired glucose tolerance not only boosts a […]

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Donor Insemination

Donor Insemination

Donor Insemination (DI) is performed by placing sperm form either an anonymous or designated (Identity Known) donor into the cervical opening (Intracervical Insemination, ICI) or into the uterus (Intra-Uterine Insemination, IUI) to help a woman become pregnant. Fertility centers most commonly use IUI instead of ICI with the monthly chance of pregnancy ranging between 8% […]

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Smoking Marijuana During Pregnancy

Smoking Marijuana During Pregnancy

The legalization of marijuana has enabled many entrepreneurs to open marijuana dispensaries.  A recent study found that nearly 70% of marijuana dispensaries in Colorado recommend cannabis products to manage nausea and vomiting often accompanying early pregnancy related morning sickness. Very few dispensaries encouraged discussion with a health care provider without the investigator’s prompting. Smoking marijuana […]

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Should Men Refrain or Repair Varicoceles That Could Cause Infertility?

Should Men Refrain or Repair Varicoceles That Could Cause Infertility?

Clinical varicoceles are common. They represent as a dilated grouping of veins and the added temperature imparted, or decrease in testicular vascular drainage are believed to affect negatively the testicular environment. This altered environment is believed to alter sperm parameters. Some may be symptomatic, affording men a dull, achy pain with intercourse.  Others, a common […]

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Stem Cell Therapy May Help Reverse Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Stem Cell Therapy May Help Reverse Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Early research shows that stem cell therapy may help reverse primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), which is also known as premature ovarian failure (POF). Using human bone marrow stem cells, investigators were able to induce regular periods in women who had stopped getting their periods due to POI/POF. POI/POF is defined as the loss of normal […]

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